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Succotash Shut-In


Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched in 2011 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 booth announcer Bill Heywatt, engineer/producer Joe Paulino, associate producer Tyson Saner, musical director Scott Carvey, and booth assistant Kenny Durgis have kept the flame alive o'er these many years. In 2018, Hershon abandoned the host chair and anointed Saner to the position, with nary a notice from the legions of listeners. Typical.

Sep 22, 2020

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I’m Marc Hershon, your host for THIS episode 221 of Succotash Shut-In: The Soundcast Stimulus Package, entitled, “Guestin’ it Up with Pat Kelly & Peter Oldring”. More on our special guests in a moment.

Hopefully you caught our previous installment, Epi220, “Harvestin’ Early Fall Comedy Clips”, with my alternating co-host Tyson Saner. He featured clips from The Whaley Family Hour, You're Dead To Me, and 2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer. If you missed it, it’s not too late to catch it over on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, the Laughable app, and our very own homesite: SuccotashShow.com.

Now last time I was hosting, episode before last, #219, I played a clip from This Sounds Serious. It’s a true crime soundcast spoof of the first order, now in it’s third season. And I mentioned that I might be able to get the brains behind that bundle of comedy magnificence on this show. They have done been got, friend, and I am pleased to tell you that I have Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring as my special guests for this installment. I’m very excited. We’ll get into a lot of the stuff these guys have been doing and making funny since they were in high school. One of the shows they’ve done that makes me laugh hard is Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You…And You Can, Too. It’s a great send-up of motivational business dorks and Peter Oldring really nailed Dexter out of the gate. So I feature one of Dexter's patented "Thought Releases" before we get into the interview.

The interview runs about 45 minutes and we dig into some of the great techniques they've mastered when it comes to nailing certain tropes, cadences, and deliveries with their on-the-money spoofs. One of the first bits that caught my attention was Pat in this video from their This Is That program they've been doing for years in Vancouver.

This episode of Succotash is brought to you by our regular sponsors, Hendersons Pants - featuring their new Fancy Pants for Fops, and Trumpoetry.com.

If there are other soundcasts you’d like us to track down the hosts of and have them on the show, tweet or insta at us @SuccotashShow or call our tollful warmline at (818) 921-7212 and let us know. We’ll figure out how to tag ‘em, bag ‘em, and drag them in front of the Succotash Shut-In microphones.

Remember that my compadre Tyson Saner will be back on this very feed starting this upcoming Tuesday with a brand new episode filled with fun. Or at least some more comedy soundcast clips. And you can supply your own fun. Until then, please remember to wash your hands, wear a mask – yes, a mask…I’m talking to you – and please, pass the Succotash.

— Marc Hershon