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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.

Oct 18, 2022

Hello, listener-friend! It’s me, Marc Hershon, executive producer and every-other-weekly co-host of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. You’re here for episode 326 and so am I, where we have special guest Dana Carvey returning and we’re going to talk about his new soundcast that’s just about to drop…but more on that in a moment.

In case you missed last week’s Epi325 of the show, hosted by my unparalleled every-OTHER-weekly co-host Tyson Saner, it was an fantastical half-hour that included a triple shot sampling of soundcasts — in a show entitled “They Can’t All Be Comedy" — from the likes of Word In Your Ear, Going Deep, and Bubble. And see, that first one on the list – Word In Your Ear – that’s a music-oriented soundcast. Because, although we tout ourselves as “THE Comedy Soundcast Soundcast”, sometimes we let ourselves stray from the format because that’s what we do. If that pisses you off, you can go listen to…oh, that’s right. There is no other Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. So enjoy!

As I was saying, my special guest this week is none other that Dana Carvey. You know him from his year on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the short-lived-but-amazing The Dana Carvey Show, Garth from Wayne’s World, The Master of Disguise, comedy specials, and from here – Succotash – where’s he’s been a recurring special guest since we first started in 2011. Heck, he was our very first guest back in Episode THREE. In our chat I say that he last visited us a couple of years ago but, in reality, it was just back in February of this year. And now he’s back!

And for a special reason. Last time he was on he was talking about the soundcast he’d started with fellow SNL alumnus David Spade called Fly On The Wall. Where they interview guests who were either part of the SNL cast or crew, or else were hosts, or musical guests. It’s been doing REALLY well and they’re not only going to do another season of those shows but there might even be a spin-off companion show to that.

But, not satisfied with slicing off that corner of SoundcastLand, Dana is working with his sons, Dex and Tom, and their friend Julian, to create a scripted comedy soundcast. It’s called The Weird Place, and it’s a Looney Tunes tweak of a kind of Twilight Zone concept and it’s going to be dropping very soon. On Halloween day, to be exact.

We talk all about it. So here’s what I’m going to set the table. First, we’ll play a little one-minute teaser that they’ve done for the show. Then I’ll play an ad from our fake sponsor, Henderson’s Pants and their Deathly HalloWear. And then we’ll go right into my chat with Dana.

Sound good? Let’s go…

If you’d like to follow Dana on his socials, he’s @DanaCarvey on Twitter and @TheDanaCarvey on Instagram.

Remember to catch our action next week for Episode 327 and your erstwhile host Tyson Saner, right here in this very same feed.

In the meantime, if you find yourself struggling to get free of the swamp reeds, the mud and the skeeters while drowning in the fetid waters of Lake Okeechobee in Florida, a giant gator coming at you with jaws agape, and somebody whizzes by on one of those swamp boats with the big fans on the back shouting, “Have you heard anything good lately?!”, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon