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Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, was launched 12 years ago (April, 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 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.

May 27, 2021

Greetings, friend. This is, indeed, Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, Episode 254, and vaxed, taxed, and maxed, I am your every-other-weekly host, Marc HershonI’m in the Big chair here at Succotash every other week. Which means for last week, Epi253, Tyson Saner was holding down the fort. He featured three comedy soundcast clips, including Corridor CastLet's Chat! with Chris Revill, and Blank Check with Griffin & David. What’s that you say? You missed it?! Never fear, you can still catch it wherever fine soundcasts are streamed and/or downloaded, including Apple & Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, YouTube and hard to belief but our own homesite:

As for what I have in store for you this week, I shall not hold you in suspense any longer. We’ve got fun-sized chunks from Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, The Amazing Nerd Show, I Shake My Head, and Who’s Right? This episode is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants, who are reissuing the very first pair of specialty jeans that we advertised on this show 10 years ago: Henderson’s Turtleneck Slax!


Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
One of my favorite go-to comedy soundcasts is Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast. Gilbert's always got amazing guests and they always end up wandering down the most bizarre and wonderful sidetracks during the conversation. Sidekick Frank Santopadre helps to goad Gil and his guests back onto the main path (although he’s sometimes the one steering them into the weeds.) They recently had comedian Jeff Altman on and, if you don’t know Jeff, there was a point in time, back in the 1980s, when he was everywhere. In this clip, Jeff and Gilbert talk about the Comedy Store in LA and about how Jeff’s friendship with David Letterman began.

The Amazing Nerd Show
Onto our second Amazing show of the show, and we know it’s amazing because it’s right there in the title: The Amazing Nerd Show. Hosts Christian and Damon cover a lot of territory each episode because there’s a lot – across film, comic, horror, video games, wrestling, and more to nerd out about. In our featured clip, the guys watch the trailer for the upcoming GI Joe Snake Eyes movie and then both pretty much rip into it.

It’s time for a word from our sponsor, Henderson’s Pants, and as I mentioned up top, this was the very first product that Henderson’s Pants advertised with us back in 2011: Their celebrated Turtleneck Slax!

I Shake My Head
Here’s the second soundcast this episode that has its home over on the Podbean Network, and it’s one we’ve clipped before, back in Epi188 a couple of years ago. I Shake My Head is hosted by a couple of friends, Lisa Gibson and Samantha Sperling, women in their early 50s – they’ve been doing the show so long that in the About section of their website it, they’re described as being in their late 40s – and they converse about pretty much any topic that suits their fancy. In this clip, Lisa reveals to Samantha that she believes she has become a vegan, or at least a baby vegan.

Who’s Right?
The last clip out of the bag this episode is from Who’s Right? with Anthony and Doug, a show straight out of Kansas. It’s also the third soundcast in a row where I cannot find last names for the hosts. I’m not sure what that means. I do know that these guys kick around a lot of topics. I love the blurb for their show up on Apple Podcasts: “Doug and Anthony tackle big issues and wrestle with the ramifications that come from doing no research.” Kinda tells you everything you need to know. In this clip, they get into whether ‘tis nobler to vax or not to vax…or to just lie about having gotten the jab at all.

That's the steaming helping of Succotash in store for you this week. I hope you get enough. If not, I heartily welcome you back next week for some more tasty snippets that are being carefully curated, even as we speak, but my cohort and co-host Tyson Saner. Until then, if someone should happen to approach you and ask if you’ve heard anything good lately, won’t you please pass the Succotash?

— Marc Hershon