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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.

Nov 17, 2020

Welcome, listener, to Epi229 of Succotash Shut-In, the Soundcast Stimulus Package! I am your every-other-weekly host, Marc Hershon, and I switch off this vaunted position with the inimitable Tyson Saner. Last week he presented Episode 228 where he fanned out an array of comedy soundcast clippage, from shows that included Of Course You Realize THIS Means PodcastCave Crew Radio, and The Malliard Report. You can still plug that installment into your ear holes at our homesite,, or any number of soundcast distribution points on the web, including both Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, @Laughable, iHeart Radio, YouTube, and places like that.

For this episode, I am once again pushing the mounting stack of clips I’ve gathered off to the side for a second week in a row in order to welcome back a favorite guest of the show as well as a beloved talent from television, film, and the comedy stage — none other that Dana Carvey. Whether you know him from his tenure on Saturday Night Live with characters like The Church Lady, Hans & Franz, or Garth from Wayne’s World, his standup specials, his short-lived self-titled sketch show on ABC, he remains one of the funniest, most potent comic minds of the last 3 or 4 generations.

And, as luck would have it, we have him as our guest coming up in a just a moment. Now, I didn’t get him in a studio or even in a nice quiet place to chat, or even on a Zoom call. What you’re going to hear is a casual conversation that I recorded over Skype via Dana’s cell phone as he was driving this past Monday afternoon down California Interstate 5 from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

As often happens on that stretch that I so lovingly have referred to over the years as The Kessel Run, his cell signal dipped out between transmission towers so we lost a few minutes. You’ll know when that happens because I have inserted a commercial from our longtime fake sponsor, Henderson’s Pants. In honor of Dana’s visit, we’ll be advertising their “Hooray for Hollywood” pants and, when you hear that, you’ll know that we’ll pop back to the interview in progress.

Tyson Saner will be back in the saddle next week with Epi230 and a trio of comedy soundcast slips, and I will be back the week after that with PROBABLY my own collection of clips unless another interesting guest pops up on my radar…and there are actually a few floating around I’m slated to talk to in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, if you’re in the United States like me, best wishes on getting through this post-election madness, the worsening COVID crisis, and probably the weirdest Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims and the Native Americans first sat down for dinner. Please remember to wash your hands, wear a mask, and don’t be a dick or a baby, or a dickbaby, when it comes to following local rules and regs for dealing with the corona virus. And while you’re hunkered down, if some quarantined friend asks if you’ve heard any good soundcasts, please remember to pass the Succotash!

— Marc Hershon