On last night's Pete Holmes Show, Doug Benson dropped by and told Pete the story about the first hug they ever shared because Pete doesn't remember it. They also discussed Pete's personality on Doug's podcast, Pete revealed his unawareness of Gullver's Travels, and then there was some dancing.
TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration of comedy podcasts. Some shows try to incorporate some of the DNA of their pods to the small screen, like Comedy Bang Bang and The Nerdist, while standups like Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, and Pete Holmes have parlayed their numerous hours behind podcast mics into late night hosting gigs. Maron, premiering tomorrow, would never have become a reality if it weren't for his years hosting WTF with Marc Maron, the popular interview podcast that [...]
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.
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The Earwolf Challenge, the weekly contest to crown one amateur podcast as the Earwolf network's newest show, is barreling towards it dramatic conclusion with only three podcasts left in the running following today's installment. The Challenge began the week with Totally Laime, Left Handed Radio, Little Dum Dum Club, and Bob and Dan Cast as its four remaining shows, but one was eliminated after giving what the judges deemed this round's weakest performance.
Host Matt Besser has been toying with his approach these past few shows, injecting more energy into his opening salutations and addressing web commenters' who've been bitching and moaning about how the show operates. The Earwolf.com [...]
Doug Benson's great live show The Benson Interruption, in which he invites comedians to come perform while he sits on stage and interrupts them whenever he pleases, is being produced as a TV show for Comedy Central. It debuts Thursday, October 28th at midnight, which is soon! The initial run is for six 30-minute episodes.
Based on the popular live show of the same name, The Benson Interruption features comedian Doug Benson sitting on stage and interrupting his friends’ performances. Why? Because the show isn’t called “The Benson Sits Quietly and Doesn’t Bother Anyone,” that’s why. Benson’s guests – some of the biggest names in stand-up and improvisational comedy [...]