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Succotash


Celebrating 10 years this year, Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched with the idea of promoting comedy soundcasts in what was then a marketplace still trying to find its way. By featuring short clips of shows being produced by funny folks both known and unknown, we like to feel that we maybe had a little tiny, eeny weeny, itsy bitsy bit to do with helping to ignite the torch of soundcasts across the globe! (But then we've always had a rather high opinion of ourselves...)

Original show host and executive producer Marc Hershon, along co-host Tyson Saner, booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have kept the flame alive o'er these many years.

May 18, 2021

Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner and welcome to Succotash! I'm your every-other-week host for this episode which happens to be #253. Last week in show #252, show creator Marc Hershon had a chat with none other than Wayne Federman, who has been studying the history of comedy for quite some time now. In fact, he has a book out called "The History of Stand-Up: from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle", which you can find on Amazon or by clicking the link on the show's archive blog at www.succotashshow.com.

There is a podcast companion (more-or-less) to the book also called "The History of Standup" and I clipped it back in December of 2019 for episode 198 of Succotash. I also listened to every episode of that particular soundcast that had been released at the time. Comedy, after all, has been one of my favorite subjects for a very long time. I encourage you to check out that episode, last week's episode, and pretty much any episode from the past that you have time for…

But this week, I've got a fresh trio of clips for you. I've selected some snippets from the soundcasts Corridor Cast, Let's Chat! with Chris Revill, and Blank Check with Griffin & David. I've also got a Henderson's Pants advert for their new Air-Cooled Culottes, just in time for the hot, sticky, summer months ahead. After all, what would Succotash be without a word from our faithful, longtime fake sponsor?

CLIPS

Corridor Cast
"The official podcast of YouTube's Corridor Crew" isn't really much of a description. What I can say is that this soundcast is, basically, if you like what Corridor CrewSam, Niko, Wren & Jake — do on YouTube and you always wondered what it was like to just listen to the peeps there chatting about stuff at length rather than the smaller bits that you get of them in the huge volume of excellent content on their channel that focuses on featuring various types of Special Effects, and other visual arts including animation and stuntwork - both bad and good - in all parts of the world wherever visual arts are created and mostly available to the public at large. They also do many short films featuring an extraordinary level of creative use of CGI, often video game-themed but not always. One of my personal favorites is called Dubstep Guns. Anyway, the clip I've selected is from a recent episode released in April of this year, Epi89 - "Wren's Broken Collar Bone & Sam's Lockdown".

Blank Check with Griffin & David
Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. I first clipped this soundcast back for Succotash Epi179 in October of 2018. The clip featured in this episode is from April 24th, 2021, entitled "Ishtar with Clint McElroy". I definitely have a soft spot for this film. The opening always makes me giggle.…I'm about due for a rewatch on that, too.

Let's Chat! with Chris Revill
Lets Chat! With Chris Revill is a conversational exploration of subcultures. Host Chris Revill uses his behavioral health background and pop culture obsession to connect with guests from the world of punk rock, podcasting, and pop culture. Let’s Chat! Has been featured in Vulture, Huffington Post, and has been in the top 100 comedy podcast on Apple Podcasts. Our clip is from April 5th of this year and features guest Chris Gethard of the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast.

I wanted to mention that I recieved my 2nd vaccination shot a few days ago and was fortunate enough to have minimal side-effects. I also changed my appearance significantly earlier today because…why not? I've been sporting a Van Dyke under my mask that only my wife and son and maybe my mom once and anyone who follows my Instagram @revt23 were able to see for over a year now…and the hair on my head really went for it too, mostly as an addition to what was pretty much a COVID Van Dyke…I had a COVID Ponytail as it were. Both of those things sound really awful out loud and they don't look so good on the page either…and ultimately I was tired of them. I filmed the whole thing and my two-year-old son Jareth was there as it was happening because I get really freaked out thinking about him getting freaked out about things, so in my head it's like he was maybe going to be like "Why does Daddy look different" or worse yet "Who is that?"…and it's hard to say whether it would have made a difference or not but I am glad I did it anyway.

Other things I am glad about is that recently the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people will most likely be OK if they don't wear masks and want to get close to other people. That means I can hug my at-risk family members now and not worry about killing them…so THAT's nice. Having to do with that, the only thing I worry about is the people who aren't vaccinated, who never wore masks or socially distanced and now we won't be able to tell them from the vaccinated people who are choosing not to wear masks in public. It's the worry that one who has active empathy for their fellow human beings has. Also, I think about death all the time so there's that.

Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and please share the show with others because it really helps us out as does subscribing to us, retweeting us, and writing reviews when and wherever that's applicable. It's what we mean when we ask you to "Please…Pass the Succotash".

— Tyson Saner