Posts tagged as jake fogelnest

Sketch Anatomy: Jake Fogelnest on 'The State's "Taco Man"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Jake Fogelnest, who has written for Funny or Die, Billy on the Street, Hulu's Difficult People, and Netflix's upcoming and warmly anticipated Wet Hot American Summer prequel series. On top of all that, Fogelnest also has a new Ben Stiller-produced show in the works at IFC tentatively titled [...]

10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

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 [...]

Talking with Jake Fogelnest About the Movies and Shows He’s Alone in Liking

Everyone has at least one movie or TV show they enjoy that no one else can stand, whether it’s a guilty pleasure or something the rest of the world is just wrong about. I recently rang up Sirius Radio host and Twitter luminary Jake Fogelnest to talk about the pieces of pop cultures that he enjoys that everyone else seems to hate.

Jake Fogelnest’s a busy guy, splitting his time between hosting his own indie rock show on Sirius, his webcam show on Stickam, his hilarious and wildly popular Twitter feed, an equally-bitchin’ Tumblr, and at least a couple fake Twitter accounts. In the [...]

Studio 60 Characters' Twitter Ghostwriters Finally Unveiled

So the New York Times ran an article today about how Twitter is "a virtual workshop" for "performers and writers up and down the comedy food chain." The Times, ladies and gentlemen, is always on the cutting edge of new trends. But amid the anecdotes about comedy writers who got their jobs through Twitter is a pretty cool story about the improvised creation of the joke Twitter accounts for the characters from Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The Onion's head writer Seth Reiss started Tweeting as Matt Albie four years after the show aired, and other characters were soon created by people Reiss didn't [...]

David Wain's Porny Inspiration

Jake Fogelnest was on this week's Hype Men podcast, and he talked about an infamous scene in Wet Hot American Summer. This is a pretty amazing story: “The funny thing is, it’s based on a true story. I found out after the fact. I was at Sundance Film Fesitval with Wet Hot American Summer cast, and David Wain calls a bunch of us into this condo and says, ‘I want to show you something, I want to show you something’. He puts in a tape of a young boy masturbating. That was the young boy at his summer camp that had actually taped himself jerking off. And David put [...]

Jake Fogelnest Is Developing a Scripted Comedy for IFC

IFC is teaming up with Jake Fogelnest for a new show. The network announced today that Fogelnest — who is a writer on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Billy on the Street, and upcoming Hulu series Difficult People — is creating and writing a new scripted comedy tentatively called Start Making Sense with Ben Stiller on board as an executive producer. The series follows a man named Jack "desperately clinging to his fading relevancy as a best-selling author and his son, Shane, basking in popularity by expressing his teenage angst in 140 characters or less. As these generational voices collide they must navigate new waters [...]

It's That Episode 36: Jake Fogelnest, Ampethamines, and 'Family Ties'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Jake Fogelnest (The Fogelnest Files, Squirt TV) joins Craig to talk about the Family Ties episode where Alex P. Keaton gets addicted to amphetamines. Join Jake and Craig as they talk about TV drug education, discuss the problem with "just saying no," and reveal why the author of Twilight should send a cease and desist letter to heroin dealers.

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Watch Chris Gethard Bully Poor Jake Fogelnest in This Real Estate Music Video

Comedy videos might be considered the scrappy, comes-to-school-with-wet-hair jealous younger bully to music videos' cool older kid. But sometimes a music video earns even comedy's begrudging respect. This one, directed by Tom Scharpling and featuring Chris Gethard, Jake Fogelnest, Gabe Delahaye and Leah Giblin, is pretty funny for a music video. Now give me your lunch money and don't let me catch you trying to sit on the swings at first recess again.

Jake Fogelnest Pens Spin's Great Ode to Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster and The Best Show

As part of the Patton-Oswalt-edited comedy issue of Spin magazine, there's a lengthy profile of Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster and The Best Show penned by Jake Fogelnest. It is really excellent! For both Friends of Tom and those unfamiliar with The Best Show and the fictional town of Newbridge, it's a great look at the genesis of the show and why it's so unique, even in today's podcast-saturated world. Here's a taste:

My entry point to The Best Show was the same as that of many other longtime fans — a self-released 1997 cassette called Rock, Rot & Rule, a 45-minute phone interview between Scharpling and [...]

Watch Fred Armisen Try Out to Be Lead Singer of The Flaming Lips

Here's a new Funny Or Die video in which Fred Armisen auditions to take over as lead singer of The Flaming Lips and takes the band through several genres of music. Written by Andy Bush, Jake Fogelnest, and Jake Weisman and directed by Bush, it's one of four videos that The Flaming Lips made with Funny Or Die for April Fool's Day, including a trailer for a Michael Bay disaster movie based on their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a video of them being encouraged to sell out by a record exec played by Jon Daly, and the entire 45-minute studio session of Flaming Side of the Moon, an [...]

Talking with Jake Fogelnest about His New Earwolf Podcast 'Fogelnest Files'

If you like satellite radio, cheeky Twitter/Tumblr antics, and watching people yell at tweens, then you probably already know who Jake Fogelnest is. If you don’t like any of those things, but you do like podcasts, then you’re gonna wanna figure out who he is real fast because Jake Fogelnest has a brand new podcast debuting this week on the Earwolf network that’s ready to finally be the one thing your picky self actually likes.

I’m not used to describing new podcasts because most podcasts are generally pretty similar to each other (insert host’s name here chats with his/her friends about whatever's on their minds), but comedian/DJ/social media luminary [...]

Revisiting the SQUiRT TV Epilogue, Ten Years Later

Jake Fogelnest just posted to a his Tumblr a documentary he made for MTV back in 2005 about restarting SQUiRT TV, the public-access-turned-MTV show he hosted from his bedroom at 14. It features a whole bunch of funny people disappointing Jake, including Jimmy Fallon, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Richter, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, and Sarah Silverman, and one person spraying him with Mace. And Friendster! Because it was 2005.

Twitter Is For Strokes' Lovers, Or How The Internet Isn't All Bad

When you're hunched over your computer 24 hours a day like I am, eyeballs drying into golden raisins as you tweet and Tumbl towards a future where we're controlled by our overlord Mark Zuckerberg's new puppy, it's hard to remember that sometimes the internet is downright adorable. For example, this past weekend, the Twitter addictions of Jake Fogelnest and Questlove helped two Strokes fans survive 55 hours in the freezing cold. Mental survive counts; one would argue it's the most important survival of all. After Jake tweeted about their adventures of patience in the SNL standby line, incredibly dedicated Strokes fans Emily and Molly managed to hear [...]