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.
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"Since growing the beard, I haven't stopped working. There seems to be a neverending number of maniacs, sociopaths, and sleazeballs that need a bearded greek to portray them."
- The League's Jason Mantzoukas in a piece he wrote for GQ about the pros and cons of having big crazy beard.
Something like a little less than one month ago, Patton Oswalt began to tweet his effusive praise of a show very few people had heard of. Like a virus, more and more people on Twitter began to speak the world of it, suddenly discovering that the half hour after Girls Sunday nights on HBO wasn't a test pattern, a talk show talking about Girls that just ends up being a conversation about Lena Dunham, or even a classic episode of Arli$$. Instead, they found a challenging, uncomfortable, intelligent, incredibly nuanced work that wasn't The Wire that is categorized as a "comedy," and featured a bunch of talented comedic actors. [...]
How much fun is this picture? So much fun! It's from the set of They Came Together and is the absolute best. Whoever is in charge of costume design for the movie deserves 12 Oscars. Of course, Jack McBrayer would wear a full cardigan and oversized khakis; of course, Ken Marino would wear camo cargo shorts; of course, Jason Mantzoukas would have a knee brace. With these plus the photos of Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler running through leaves, They Came Together is the most photogenic film in recent history. Check out more images below, one of which might feature a prosthetic penis. Can you spot it? [...]