Jimmy Pardo, host of the podcast Never Not Funny is set for his the Fifth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon, the annual podcast marathon he does to benefit the charity Smile Train. The event will take place from noon to midnight PST on Friday, November 29th, with Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Andy Richter, Doug Benson, Joel Stein, and Phil Hendrie scheduled to participate, along with Pardo's co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis.
Started in 2009, the annual event has attracted past guests like Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Jon Hamm, and more. Past Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over $300,000 for Smile Train, an international charity that repairs childrens' cleft palates. The event [...]
Standup and Conan audience warm-up guy Jimmy Pardo will be taking Andy Richter's place as sidekick on the TBS talk show tonight and tomorrow night. Richter will be busy for the next two days filming a pilot for a Fox game show called Step Up that was announced this morning, so Pardo will be temporarily bumped up to handle his Conan sidekicking duties.
Pardo has been working as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's tapings since he was made host of The Tonight Show in 2009. When O'Brien jumped to TBS, Pardo came with. He prefers to be called the show's "opening act" instead of "audience warm-up guy" because [...]
Comedian Jimmy Pardo's Pardcast-a-Thon, his fourth annual 12-hour live comedy marathon to raise money for the charity Smile Train was held this past weekend in Los Angeles, and the result was an overwhelming success. Smile Train is an organization that provides free corrective surgery for children with cleft lip and palate, and this year's Pardcast-a-Thon raised over $114,000 for the cause, more than doubling the amount collected last year. Pardo had 25 guests during the show, including Conan O'Brien, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Rob Corddry, Scott Aukerman, and more. Video of the entire 12-hour event will be released on demand via Dailymotion in December, with [...]
Jimmy Pardo, host of the Never Not Funny podcast, longtime Conan warm-up comic, and all-around good guy, has a new web series, Write Now!, debuting on the Nerdist Channel this week. Based on his popular live show of the same name, Write Now! sees Pardo assembling a group of professional comedy writers to write material for him live on stage, passing him index cards of jokes that he's seeing for the first time as he reads them. In the first episode, Pardo's guest writers are Frank Sebastiano (SNL), Laurie Kilmartin (Conan), and Ed Lee (Are You There, Chelsea?). Whoever writes the "Joke of the Night" wins $50. If [...]
"We’re all kind of using the same guests," said Jimmy Pardo of comedy podcast hosts, before announcing an upcoming Never Not Funny with guests Marc Maron, Todd Glass, Adam Carolla and Chris Hardwick. Just kidding! Further opinions are aired in this article about the seriousness of comedy podcasts, from John Hodgman's notion that podcasts can't rightfully be called comedy "when you’re weeping” to Pete Holmes' point that the vast array of content means that listeners can expect podcasts to suit their ever more specific needs. Now there's a fun thought experiment: what is your specific, personal dream podcast? Mine would be the male trio of Stella plus [...]