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.
Julie Klausner's excellent podcast How Was Your Week celebrated its 100th episode today with The Best Show on WFMU's Tom Scharpling serving as the episode's first guest. Maximum Fun mastermind Jesse Thorn also dropped by to serve as Julie Klausner's Mike Birbiglia and interview her about her experiences hosting the show. It's a milestone for one of the funniest, best podcasts going.
Let’s just say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Julie Klausner and Ted Leo duet the incredibly creepy Bryan McKnight song “How Your Pussy Works” with a 6 foot cat dancing back up. If you were at The Bell House this past Wednesday for the third live installment of Klausner’s hilarious podcast “How Was Your Week,” then you know exactly what I mean. And yes, we will get back to the six-foot cat on stage.
It’s been a few months since I covered the last HWYW Live for Splitsider and I wanted to find out from Julie before Wednesday’s event why she originally brought the show to the [...]
Last Thursday, deep in the heart of Brooklyn, comedienne and writer Julie Klausner invited about 300 people to join her in the famous snack nest. Klausner brought her hilarious weekly podcast “How Was Your Week” to the Bell House stage for a second time and as the Gowanus Grounddog predicted — something magical happened.
Klausner, whose “HWYW” podcast was chosen as Splitsider’s best of 2011 for her strong guest choices, did not disappoint with Thursday’s lineup. She was joined by the fabulous Sandra Bernhard, writer, producer and WMFU’s hilarious Tom Scharpling, comedian Joe Mande, musician Ted Leo and the very special surprise guest and snack nest correspondent This [...]
Here's a video that comedian, writer, and podcaster extraordinaire Julie Klausner made for her How Was Your Week live show, in which she, rocker Ted Leo, and producer Chris "Spoony" Spooner visit a fashion event for redheads. It's the funniest video of a comedian and her friends visiting gathering of redheaded people you'll see all week (I don't know what your week entails; I just figured it was safe to assume).
Here's comedian, writer, and podcaster Julie Klausner making what we hope is the first of many appearances on The Today Show this morning, sitting down with Today's Willie Geist, who gets in a nice Keith Richards slam. Klausner is on the show as an emissary for New York magazine's entertainment blog Vulture, introducing the Today Show audience to Vulture's Approval Matrix. It's part of a new gig Klausner has with Vulture that involves her making weekly original videos for the site and also appearing as the public face of Vulture on TV as needed. Comedians and morning TV haven't always gone together well (Letterman's 1980 morning show [...]
Jim Gaffigan was sure on a lot podcasts this week – hot podcast. (That flawlessish joke was in reference to Gaffigan’s famous hot pockets bit. It's legit super famous, the type of bit that anyone who reads this site would probably know, so if you didn't get it, you must not be reading this site, which begs the questions then, where are you? What are you reading? Why has this parenthetical lasted so long?) He was on them all to promote his released directly online comedy special, which speaks to podcasts’ ascension as a valuable place for promotion (see also: Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair). It [...]
I'm listening to it now, and so far Julie Klausner's interview with Joan Rivers is adorbs. Hear the "sweet Jewish great-aunt" riff on Passover, Hollywood Squares and her documentary as a part of Klausner's How Was Your Week? podcast. It'll make you want to call your relatives…and yell at them for not being comedy legends.
Comedian and author Julie Klausner announced today via Twitter that her second book, a young adult novel about an all-girls arts camp called Art Girls Are Easy, is coming out May 7th. Klausner, who writes for Billy on the Street, hosts the podcast How Was Your Week? and authored the 2010 memoir I Don't Care About Your Band, also mentioned that an excerpt of the book would be available on Rookie later today. Amy Poehler blurbed Art Girls Are Easy, writing, "Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you. She has a way of [...]
Here's a new video Julie Klausner made for her How Was Your Week? live show, in which she, rocker Ted Leo, and producer Chris "Spoony" Spooner take a whiskey and whittling class in Brooklyn. Try to guess whether or not a couple hours of whiskey-fueled woodworking causes Julie Klausner to lead the group in a spontaneous rendition of Alanis Morissette's "Hand in My Pocket" or if it makes her recite Outback Steakhouse slogans. The answer might (not) surprise you.
In response to a couple comments we got last week, we scoured the nation to find contributors to make our podcast crew more motley. And you know what, we nailed it. The hope is this column will grow to reflect the entire wacky wide world that is the American comedy podcast landscape. If you feel like we missed something, let us hear it — nearly as many people will read the comments as will the text. Was Bobbing for Johns with Jonathan Roberts your absolute fave this week? Let us/the world know. (Please don’t mention Bobbing for Johns this week, we feature it too often, also I made it [...]
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