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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.

Aug 11, 2020

Greetings, friend. If this is your first time here, welcome. If you’re a repeat listener, welcome back to Succotash Shut-In, the Comedy Soundcast Stimulus Package. I’m your every-other-weekly host, Marc Hershon, trading places in the Big Chair with Tyson Saner.

Did you catch his most recent show, Epi214, last week? He featured slips from three shows: "TalkyBox Podcast", "Facial Recognition Comedy", and "Subterra". You can still catch the episode, either on our homesite or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, the @Laughable app, Google Play, iHeart Radio, and more.

THIS, however, is Episode 215. I usually like to come up with some kind of linking theme for the clips I share with you. Last time we were together, in Epi213, I played four Australian-based soundcast clips with the help of Jason McNamara who host the still-on-hiatus Dhead Factor from Canberra, Australia. This time around, I have a quartet of clips from four shows that feature stand-up comedians as the hosts. Okay, maybe that’s not a stretch – there are a LOT of comics doing their own soundcasts these days, particularly in the midst of COBID-19 shutting down comedy clubs and other live venues. But that just means we can do that one-trick pony again sometime.

The shows I have in the queue this time around include 2 Dumb 2 Tame with Mia PinchoffLewis Black’s RantcastStop Me If I’ve Heard This with Art Krug and Susan Rice, and Sunday Papers with Greg Fitzsimmons and Mike Gibbons.

In addition, this episode of Succotash Shut-In is brought to you by Henderson’s Pants Air-Cooled Culottes and Trumpoetry.com.

Hold your earbuds tightly to your ears – I’m about to fill those delicate, pearly shell-like headholes with steaming hot clips!

CLIPS

2 Dumb 2 Tame
2 Dumb 2 Tame is hosted by comedian Mia Pinchoff. From the homesite notes come this description: “Every episode Mia will attempt to answer a question - a dumb question - because ‘there are no dumb questions’ is the dumbest statement she’s ever heard. There are dumb questions but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be asked. She’ll do the asking so that you don’t have to get judged up the anus for not knowing everything or knowing all the wrong stuff at the wrong time or all the right stuff… never. She’s asked “What was it like watching Indian Matchmaking with my Indian Husband?” Our clip concerns some deep information about her ability to hold super-spicy food.

Rantcast
Famous for his bitingly funny commentary on The Daily ShowLewis Black Also has traveled the country to deliver the funny. Our clip comes from one of his more recent episodes in which he features a portion of his performance at the Fox Tucson Theater back in February, before this whole mess got serious. Are clip has him riffing with the crowd.

Stop Me If I’ve Heard This
Our next clip comes from a show by two comedians from the Pacific Northwest. Stop Me If I’ve Heard This features Art Krug and Susan Rice. I don’t want to say they’ve been around awhile but I knew from WAY back in the day, when I used to run The Comedy Underground in Seattle in the early 1980’s. In a recent episode they get into what reality looks like in “quarantine time”, how the concept of time is being perceived now, and our clip is from a chunk of their convo where they’re talking about how they cannot believe this is reality.

Sunday Papers w/Greg and Mike
Want a comic roundup on the week’s news for your ears? Listen no further that Sunday Papers comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and TV writer Mike Gibbons.  We’ve been big fans of Greg’s Fitzdog Radio soundcast for years – he’s still doing it, BTW - and Mike was often hanging out there. Now they are taking a breaking by ripping on each other to rip on the news. (Well, there’s still a lot of ripping on each other going on.) The clip we have, from a recent episode, is the two guys ripping on the motorcycle crowd that rolled into Sturgis, South Dakota, with no regard for social distancing.

There you go. See? That didn’t hurt a bit. Thanks for stopping by to grab a helping or two. On your way out, if you’d hit the review bar over on Apple Podcasts, I wouldn’t mind a new 5-star review and a writeup if you enjoyed what you’ve heard here. And, until we meet again, please tell your friend and please, pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon