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Talking with Jackie Kashian About the Comedy Renaissance, Being a Dork, and Her New Standup Special

Comedian Jackie Kashian is a little bit of everything in This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, her hour standup special now out through Al Madrigal and Bill Burr's All Things Comedy. It's Kashian's first and chronicles everything from being a tough but terrified standup in Iraq to a book nerd with a love for grammar jokes and literary references to a video game designer's wife to a comedian who has worked the road for nearly 20 years. She's also fronted the best dork-centric podcast for eight years, opened many times for her friend Maria Bamford, and appeared on Comedy Central Presents, Last Comic Standing, and [...]

You Had To Be There #94: Jackie Kashian

This week, Nikki's just come up from a celeb-spiked Starbucks run and Sara's just come down from a hyperventilating Timberlake high minutes after the man announced that he's ready. Their guest, Jackie Kashian (@jackiekashian), is used to such obsession: every week on her podcast The Dork Forest, she invites guests to rant freely about their unique loves. The ladies leapfrog among topics, from the hotel room Jackie and Nikki shared on Last Comic Standing to the gym Nikki can't wait to quit, from the majesty of whale sharks to the pettiness of club owners, before finding a DF-worthy shared passion for Boggle. Pee is talked [...]

Jackie Kashian Has a New Standup Special Out Today for $5

Comedian Jackie Kashian has a new hour special that just dropped today. Called This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, it's available for $5, and is the first standup release from Bill Burr and Al Madrigal's podcast network All Things Comedy. Kashian is perhaps best known as host of the podcast The Dork Forest. She's also done standup on Conan and has performed a half-hour special on Comedy Central. This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux is her first hour special, following two albums (2007's Circus People and 2010's It Is Never Going to Be Bread).

Check out a trailer for the special below:

Paul F. Tompkins, Jonah Ray, Kurt Braunohler, and More Talk How They Spent Election Night

As if you're not already sick of hearing about the election, a bunch of great comedians called into Southern California radio station KCRW to share their election night plans. Here's a three-minute audio clip of comments from the comedians who called in: Jonah Ray, Cameron Esposito, Paul F. Tompkins, Jackie Kashian, Moshe Kasher, Kristina Wong, Tom Sibley, Will Weldon, Dana Gould, and Kurt Braunohler. I swear this is the last election post I'll write unless Louis C.K. or Dan Harmon punches Mitt Romney in the face or something.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Videogame Debate Club LIVE from New York Podfest

This week's episode of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is a LIVE edition from the NY Podfest. Jeff is joined by Adam Conover and Jared Logan to play Metagame (as previously heard on JRJRS), a game where all three contestants are asked the same question, and choose which of 5 different game titles they think is the best answer to that question. The one who gives the most convincing answer gets one point.

To decide who makes the most compelling argument special guests are welcomed on stage to judge a round each. The guest judges are Scott Weiner, an Applause-O-Meter in the form of Scott [...]