Dec 22, 2011
Apologies in advance to anyone who believed me
when, during the last edition of Succotash - that
would be Epi15, that there was going to be a "regular" clip-heavy
version this time. As luck, the Fates and some long-ago reserved
vacation time would have it, I'm vacationing in Honolulu, Hawaii,
as I both record this epi and bang out this blog entry. Since,
therefore, I'm about 2400 miles from my beloved Studio P (and my
equally beloved executive producer Joe Paulino and his audio
magicianship), I'm opting to run an interview as the core of this
It's a great interview with a longtime friend
of mine, comedian/actor Jon Manfrellotti. You might
recognize him from his recurring roles on TV, either as Gianni on
Everybody Loves Raymond or as Manfro, the bookie from Men
Of A Certain Age. I talked to Jon about his standup career as
well as his acting work, then we also veer into his favorite hobby:
playing guitar. There are parallels between getting into a comedy
career and starting a podcast, as well as maintaining both, and we
hit on that a little bit, too.
In addition to the interview, I do manage to get in five
podcast clips and a Burst O' Durst, so it's like presents
under the tree. I even run 15 minutes over with this episode to
give you a little extra Succotash for the
Here's who's up this time
One of my favorite podcasts to come on the
scene this year is Seth Morris' character of Bob Ducca and
his short daily attempts to make life just a little bit better.
Check out Bob's Christmas wish list, then go catch him over on
Earwolf.com and on iTunes.
Podcasting is a great medium for audio sketches
and you'll find the folks behind theWrong Foot Podcast
stretching the envelope. They can be found at WrongFoot.net and on
We've featured Derek Sheen and
Douglas Gale before, but that's because they put out a nice,
consistent product when it comes to interviews and commentary. With
a comedy angle steeped in the Northwest, catch more at
DeliciousMediocrity.com and iTunes.
Host Caleb Bacon has cranked out the
episodes and features a mixed bag special of guests, ranging from
strippers and porn stars to comedians, actors and sports
celebrities. The clip we include here features adult film actress
Randi Wright talking about her antics on TV. Get yourself a free
pass at GentlemensClubPodcast.com or on iTunes.
In a previous appearance, these guys from
Australia's capital were only doing a rambling commercial - here's
an actual clip. I was recently interviewed by Jabs, one of
the Dheads, and you can catch that show and their others at
TheDheadFactor.tumblr.com and iTunes.
We finish off the show with our regular
feature, the Burst O' Durst, done up by politicomic Will Durst, who
spouts off on his own site at WillDurst.com and on Twitter as
@WillDurst - follow him!
You can also follow us, @SuccotashShow and, if you REALLY want to help a
podcast out, jump up our listing in the podcast section of iTunes
and rate us and/or click that li'l ol Donate button the
right hand side of the page...that one...right there. No,
no...THERE. We'd really appreciate it.
My New Year's Resolution is to deliver a
full-on clip-heavy episode of Succotash first thing in 2012.
Until then, however, get busy with Epi16 and please be sure to pass
— Marc Hershon