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Elizabeth Laime and the Lessons Learned From Podcasting

Elizabeth Laime knows all too well that all good things must totally come to an end. Her flagship podcast, Totally Laime, is winding down its five-year run with a final flurry of episodes, the last of which will drop on January 23rd. It's shaping up to be a fond farewell that won't leave fans of Laime and her cohost/husband, Andy Rosen, completely empty handed, considering that a mini-empire of Totally spinoff podcasts are still going strong. We talked to Laime about how luck, laziness and low expectations can somehow be the perfect recipe for success.

Well, it's the final countdown. How are you feeling?

You know, I'm pretty excited. [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Ian Black's and Michael Showalter's 'Topics' Joins Earwolf

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.

Topics with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter – The Little Things

ZOE: The Michaels [...]

Talking to Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements About Their Podcast 'Hollywood Handbook'

Chances are if you’ve ever admired a television program or were moved to tears by a film, you’ve appreciated the virtuosity of Hollywood A-list it-boys Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements. Last October, the two entertainment prodigies decided to unlock the golden gates of Hollywood to John and Jane Q Public, and reveal their previously confidential industry expertise by launching Hollywood Handbook, a podcast on the Earwolf Network that aims to help listeners achieve their showbiz dreams. In three short months, Hollywood Handbook ascended from the new podcast on the block to weekly must-listen status with its endearing mix of subtle charm and subversive comedy. After exchanging countless emails [...]

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' For a Third Season

IFC has renewed podcast-turned-surreal talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! for a third season, host Scott Aukerman announced over the weekend. The news was first made public at New York Comic Con, and was confirmed on today's episode of the podcast with guests Bob Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys. Like the second season, the show's third year will feature 20 episodes, split into two 10-episode chunks.

It's not an enormous surprise, since the TV production arm of Aukerman's Earwolf empire is set to produce The Embassy for IFC, which will star James Adomian. The cable network has a first-look deal with Earwolf Productions, and Earwolf will continue to develop [...]

IFC and Earwolf Are Developing A New TV Show Starring James Adomian as Multiple Characters

In addition to announcing a Garfunkel and Oates TV series this morning, IFC also released info on a new TV project co-created by and starring James Adomian, produced by the new TV wing of Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich's podcast network Earwolf. Called The Embassy, the potential series is being written by Adomian and Aukerman and it's set in the Washington, D.C. embassy of a fictional country called Costa Verde, following a hacktivist who's trying to be granted asylum. Adomian, who's best known for his excellent character work on Aukerman's podcast Comedy Bang Bang, Childrens Hospital, and his IFC web show Maron in Space, will play multiple characters [...]

Talking to Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter About Their Podcast 'Topics' and Other Stuff

In the increasingly competitive world of comedic podcasting, earning the title of "must-listen" can be quite challenging. With an abundance of engaging options available to occupy your 9-5, a discerning ear is essential to remain up-to-date on the very best in audio entertainment. Earwolf, arguably the industry’s leading tastemaker in comedy podcasts, recently added the sophisticated humor of frequent collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter to their all-star roster by agreeing to host their previously independent podcast, Topics. A comedy podcast set in the non-traditional world of intellectual debate, Topics eschews a number of traditional podcasting norms to create a droll, uniquely entertaining experience certainly worthy of [...]

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter's Podcast 'Topics' Joins the Earwolf Network

Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter's podcast Topics has joined Earwolf, the podcast network announced this week. The show's latest episode debuted today on the Earwolf website alongside select back episodes.

Topics, which began as an independent podcast last summer, features frequent collaborators Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter having a straight-faced pretentious conversation about a different subject each week. Black's previous podcast, Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, which he co-hosted with Tom Cavanagh, was released via the Nerdist podcast network but has not debuted a new episode since May. In addition to Topics, Earwolf also recently added Jimmy Pardo's long-running podcast Never Not Funny and debuted [...]

'Never Not Funny' Is Joining the Earwolf Network and Will Be Free Now

Jimmy Pardo's long-running comedy podcast has joined the Earwolf network, Pardo and co-host Matt Belknap announced on the latest episode of the show this week. Never Not Funny has been on a pay format for years now (with only the first 20 minutes being available for free), but future episodes will be entirely free now once the show debuts on Earwolf on January 30th. There will still be a pay option for an additional weekly episode and for video of the Earwolf episodes.

Started in 2006, Never Not Funny was one of the earliest comedy podcasts and helped get the ball rolling on the comedy podcast boom that [...]

Earwolf Launches a New Podcast from Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport

Podcast network Earwolf started up a new show this morning. Called Hollywood Handbook, it's a fake behind-the-scenes look at life in Hollywood hosted by TV writers Sean Clements (Workaholics) and Hayes Davenport (Eastbound & Down). The first episode features New Girl's Jake Johnson as a guest. This is Clements and Davenport's second show for Earwolf. Their first, the reality SHOW show, began last November and ended its run last month. Earwolf launched another new podcast, Eban Schletter's Fantastical Musicorium, last month and is expanding into TV development and production after signing an exclusive deal with IFC.

'Mr. Show' Composer Eban Schletter Has a New Earwolf Podcast

The absurdly talented Eban Schletter, who's served as a composer on Mr. Show, The Pod F. Tompkast, SpongeBob SquarePants, and countless other projects, has a new podcast debuting on the Earwolf network today. Called Eban Schletter's Fantastical Musicorium, it features Schletter going through his back-catalogue of songs he's composed for comedies and other shows that have never seen the light of day and just generally showing off how great he is at making music for TV.

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman Are Launching a U2-Themed Podcast Next Week

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman have combined their love for U2 into the ultimate superfan Adam Scott Aukerman and are launching a new U2-themed podcast on Earwolf. The podcast, called U Talkin' U2 To Me?, will see Scott and Aukerman discussing all things U2 in correlation with the band's newest album due out this summer. The show will be released every Wednesday beginning next week, but you can listen to a nearly two-minute preview over on the Earwolf website now, in which Adam Scott tells the tale of going to the 1983 US Festival at just 10 years old and meeting Steve Wozniak, who Scott insists was "pretty [...]

'The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project' Lives Up to Lofty Expectations

In the ever-expanding universe of comedy podcasts, few people are held in higher esteem than Andy Daly. Whenever I’m asked to provide a recommendation for someone looking to become better acquainted with the overwhelming world of improvisational podcasts, I suggest one of Daly's classic appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang! Those episodes deftly showcase the pinnacle of comedy podcasting while, at the same time, serving as a fairly accurate barometer of an individual’s comedic sensibility. It’s possible you may enjoy other comedy podcasts if you don’t find Daly’s frequent appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang! amusing; it’s just not probable. The news that Daly would attempt the intricate transition from guest [...]

Andy Daly and 'Superego's Matt Gourley Are Hosting a New Podcast for Earwolf

Podcast network Earwolf announced a new show yesterday. Called The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, the podcast will be hosted by Andy Daly with Superego's Matt Gourley, who's also a producer at Earwolf, serving as his co-host. Each episode, The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project will find Daly and Gourley presenting audiences with a different pilot for a show submitted to Earwolf, like one by Daly's Comedy Bang! Bang! character Dalton Wilcox that they mention as an example. The show doesn't launch until February, but there's a half-hour teaser episode with guest Scott Aukerman up now.

Talking to Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich About Earwolf's New TV Production Arm

Big news in the comedy world went down yesterday when cable network IFC announced that they have a new first-look deal with the comedy podcast network Earwolf, host to popular shows like How Did This Get Made?, Sklarbro CountryWho Charted?, and Comedy Bang Bang, which has already served as the basis for the popular IFC show of the same name. Earwolf's first TV project is a show they're developing at IFC called The Embassy that stars Comedy Bang Bang fan favorite James Adomian (who'll be playing multiple roles) as a hacktivist seeking asylum in the Washington, D.C. embassy of a fictional country called Costa Verde.

I talked to Earwolf [...]