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Paul F. Tompkins Announces His New Earwolf Podcast 'Spontaneanation'

At long last, Paul F. Tompkins has his very own Earwolf podcast premiering next month. Tompkins revealed on Twitter last night that the new podcast, called Spontaneanation, will debut on Earwolf Wednesday, April 1st then premiere new episodes every Monday and will consist of longform improvised stories inspired by real conversations with guests. Tompkins also advised fans not to get worried about the April 1 release date with this trustworthy guarantee: "April Fool’s pranks are BENEATH ME." Listen to the teaser for Spontaneanation above.

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 [...]

The Wompler Files: A Guide to the Expanding Universe of Marissa Wompler and Friends

Many a character has been born and honed in the hallowed halls of Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. Among the best are Don DiMello, Mike the Janitor, Cuban crooner Victor Diamond and his manager, Tiny. And of course who can forget the incest-prone music moguls knows as the Bachelor Brothers?

Hell, it’s quite clear that one of the most appealing aspects of the podcast, and to a larger degree, Scott Aukerman’s career, is his ability to nurture the inclinations of his comedian friends. Zach Galifianakis was quoted in The New York Times as saying Scott has been “kind of a den mother to comics for years.” But chief among [...]

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.

Scott Aukerman on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Season 4 and Saying Goodbye to Reggie

The one thing we do know about Reggie Watts’ replacement on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is the new sidekick will be a human being.

That is all the offbeat talk show’s host and creator Scott Aukerman is willing to divulge in the wake of news that Watts, Comedy Bang! Bang!’s bandleader for the past three seasons, is leaving in March to become bandleader of the new Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.

We’ll still have plenty of Watts and Aukerman’s hilariously awkward banter to enjoy in the first half of Comedy Bang! Bang! season 4, which premiered last week. And Aukerman promises a remarkable mid-season sendoff.

After that, [...]

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.