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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.

Nov 9, 2021

I am Marc Hershon, your soundcast sommelier for Episode 278 of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. For the uninitiated here’s the deal: Most of the time on this show we feature clips from comedy soundcasts harvested from all over the internet, and we tell you where to find them. Occasionally, however, we’ll have a chat with a comedy soundcaster or other show biz-related folks, and that’s what I have for you today – a visit with an old friend of mine and a funny new voice in the world of animation, special guest Peter Kim.

Before I get into his bona fides and our conversation, I wanted to see if you caught our last show, Episode 277 with the co-host I share this feed with, Tyson Saner. We called it “Two Nights & A Bite” and Tyson featured clips from Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies Night with Alison and Maude (& Tom), Saturday Night Live Afterparty, and Anxiety Bites. If’n you want to check it out, it’s available everywhere fine soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded, including Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Soundcloud and our own homesite at SuccotashShow.com.

(Psst: You can visit our website and check out the blog entry that accompanies each and every episode of Succotash in order to find links to the shows we feature as well as to the social media feeds of the hosts and guests of many of those shows.)

As far as this episode’s guest goes, let’s set the table for Peter Kim. We cover a lot of his journey in our convo but I first met him when he was a student in an improv comedy class I was teaching in San Francisco. He busted out and helped to start a whole new improv thing there before jumping across the country and into the scene in New York. From there he headed for the improv homeland of Chicago and immersed himself in Second City which was a whole experience and unintended adventure in itself. He also started a soundcast with Eunji Kim, The Ajumma Show, which we have featured on Succotash. And then he shunted to Los Angeles and started getting some parts in TV. Just this month he made his debut voicing the character of Benny Choi, a 13-year-old kid in the posh Fairfax district of LA in an Amazon Prime cartoon called Fairfax.

Check out the trailer Fairfax here.

Thanks to Peter Kim. Thanks to Bill Heywatt, our announcer. And thanks, most of all, to you. You and your ears. Without you listening, we are nothing.

Next week Tyson will be back with a clutch of soundcast clips for Epi279 so in the meantime be as good as you can be under today’s stressful conditions. Remember to take a deep breath every once in a while. Get vaxxed or boosted. Slap on a mask when you should. And remember: If anyone ever asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, please remember to pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon