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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 23, 2021

I'm Marc Hershon, and Happy Thanksgiving week to you. Our little feast for you with this Episode 280 is pretty neat although you ARE going to have to work a little bit for it, I’m afraid. More about that in a minute.

First, though, did you get a chance to hear the previous episode, #279, entitled “Three For The Road” and helmed by our every-other-weekly host, Tyson Saner? It was a doozy. A movie-induced, triple-banger of a show, featuring clips from Blood and Black Rum PodcastI Finally Watched, and Screen Drafts. You can still grab I from our homesite, at SucccotashShow.com, but also pretty much anywhere soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded. Like Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Amazon Music, Audible, and so forth.

For this week’s installment, I have a chat with comedian/writer/ producer/soundcaster Dana Gould. He’s written for The Simpsons, he wrote and produced three seasons of Stan Against Evil, a great little show on IFC which you can know find on Hulu, and the second season of a YouTube series he produces and hosts, Hanging with Dr. Z, in which he plays Dr. Zaius from the original Planet of the Apes movies now hosting his own TV talk show is about to drop next February. He’s been hosting his own soundcast, The Dana Gould Hour, for a number of years and, just a couple of weeks ago, a documentary comedy film that Dana made with Bobcat Goldthwait dropped on streaming, called Joyride.

We first got to know each other back in the glory days of the standup comedy boom in San Francisco in the 1980s and as he was just appearing at the Punch Line in San Francisco this past weekend, we got a chance to sit down and catch up.

Now I mentioned you were going to have to work for this episode and here’s what I mean: The audio quality of our interview is incredibly poor. We’d decided to meet at a North Beach café to have our chat, and there was music piped in they wouldn’t turn down, and loud customers nearby. So BIG apologies. I’ve done the best I can to even things out but it’s pretty hard to hear in spots. Hopefully the next time we chat it up, it will be in quieter surroundings.

That’s what's in store for this installment of the Comedy Soundcast Soundscast - the interview plus a spot from our mythological sponsor for their all-new Henderson's Holiday Pants. If you’d like to ream me out for the lousy audio quality of the chat this week, feel free to drop me a note at marc@SuccotashShow.com. I’ll try to do better!

Have yourself a scrumpdidliumptious Thanksgiving or at least the after-feast leftovers. Tyson is taking a well-deserved extra week off next week for some holiday family fun, so I will be here for Epi281 and a selection of comedy soundcast clips. Until then, enjoy yourself, wear a mask if you’re somewhere that calls for it, get vaxxed, if you eat too well, demand Di-Gel, and if anyone asks if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?!

— Marc Hershon