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Succotash


Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 11 years ago 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 with co-host Tyson Saner, booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have been keeping the flame alive o'er these many years.

Jul 12, 2022

Hello, friend! And thank you, Bill Heywatt! ‘Tis I, Marc Hershon, your every-other-weekly host of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. And not only is this episode slated to actually drop on time for the first time in weeks – at least on my watch. My illustrious co-host, Tyson Saner, always clocks his epi's in on time — but I am now safely ensconced in Studio N, my “Nerd Nest” in my new digs in Grass Valley, California. Still working on soundproofing and the little bells and whistles to make this really come together, but it’s a process, you know?

Speaking of Tyson, which I was just doing, I’m hoping you caught his most recent installment, AKA Episode 312, entitled “Nothing in Common”, where he featured a trio of comedy soundcast entries which had very little to do with one another, other than the fact they were comedy oriented. They were: No Cover - Live from Savage Henry Comedy ClubGag On This…Podcast, and In Bed with Nick and Megan. I said “were” but may as well have meant “are”, since you can still avail yourself of said episode, fetchable at Apple or Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, YouTube, Amazon Music, Audible, Podchaser, PodBay, and on our own humble little homesite at SuccotashShow.com

This week, I have pulled together four shows to clip, all under a common theme. I’m calling this episode “Let’s All Go to the Movies” because I’m selected a quartet of comedy-oriented movie review shows. In the past we’ve featured soundcasts like How Did This Get Made? and the Film Threat soundcast with friend-of-the-show Chris Gore. I ventured out into the Soundcastiverse and found shows we haven’t featured yet, which means you’ll be hearing snippets from But Is It Good?, Forever Movie Boys, Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong, and They’re Just Movies.

In addition, we’re brought to you this week by Henderson’s Pants wildly appropriate Hooray 4 Hollywood Slacks. Plus, we get back into sharing your social media handles when I dip into the TweetSack a little later in the show.

CLIPS 

They’re Just Movies
I’m going to start with a soundcast called They’re Just Movies because they did a review recently of Lightyear, that Buzz Lightyear movie which I haven’t seen yet. This soundcast is hosted by a “small group of nerds” as they call themselves, which includes Riley Murdock, David Gauthier, and James Strieb. Their collective reviews around the film featuring a different flavor of Buzz Lightyear than we’ve seen featured in the Toy Story movies are little light on the kudos, yet they don’t out and out trash the film – to put a positive spin on their take, they start out talking about what they liked about it.

Forever Movie Boys
A trio of Australian guys host the Forever Movie Boys soundcast. The funny things is that there are three of them BUT the logo for their show only features two caricatures. Although there IS a kernel of popcorn hovering between the two, so maybe that’s the third guy? And, as is often the case since we started doing Succotash 11 and a half years ago, no trace of any names for the hosts. At least not on the web. Maybe they mention it during the show but I missed it. Anyway, in advance eof them wanting to catch the new Elvis movie by Baz Luhrman, they treated themselves to a bit of a culty classic the week before it opened: Bubba Ho-Tep. It seems like they didn’t quite dig it…

But Is It Good
Our third movie review related comedy soundcast is called But Is It Good” – no question mark in that title, if you were wondering – and its hosting by Hunter Callahan and Zack Olson. We’re just going to pop back a couple of weeks when the hosts welcomed guest Robert Clough in to discuss Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the way-too-long anticipated sequel to the second Ghostbusters movie. They all kind of dug it but there were some issues…

Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong
When you’re gambling it’s usually a good idea to cover your bets. I get the feeling that’s what’s going on with our last review for a show called Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong. That’s because it’s a soundcast that’s also produced in conjunction WITH Rotten Tomatoes. According to the show’s description , hosts Jacqueline Coley and Mark Ellis “go deep and settle the score with some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made.” Helping them tackle an overview of all six Jurassic Park movies is actor Andrew Guy.

We have reached the end of our designated time together for this week. Tyson Saner returns next week in this very same feed to bring you Succotash episode 314. Most likely clips but it could be a chat or maybe a mixed combo plate special. Who knows?!

If you want to check out my Vulture soundcast reviews, the column I contribute to has been renamed This Month in Comedy Podcasts and my June one is still up. I reviewed a recent entry from our old pals Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi with their We Got This soundcast and that’s over on Vulture.com.

Other than that, if you find a discarded cellphone in the street and you pick it up, then it rings, you answer it, say, “Hello?” and a voice at the other end asks if you’ve been listening to anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon