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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jon Daly as Oscar Wilde on 'The Dead Authors Podcast'

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. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Dead Authors Podcast – Jon Daly

ROB: No historical writer is quite as perfect to be a guest on The Dead Authors Podcast as Oscar Wilde, and it would [...]

Jon Daly Turns Dumb Joke Prompts to Comic Gold on 'Set List'

Here's the newest episode of the improvised standup series Set List featuring Kroll Show's Jon Daly, who has to riff on pun prompts like "blow jog" and "of corpse" then turns into a very ditzy "pretty pretty pretty pretty comedienne" alter ego whose entire family died in a triple murder-suicide all thanks to the concept of escalators.

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]

The 11 Best 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Characters and Impersonations

And so here we are, the day of the second season premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, the television show based on the funny podcast and former live showcase of the same name. Scott Aukerman and company have managed to take the successful, idiosyncratic style of humor from one medium to another, so much so that IFC is trusting them to put twenty new episodes on the air this season, twice as many as last year. But while some of the characters and impersonations have found their way to the small screen, the element of letting the listener's imagination run wild along with the routines, not to mention the much [...]

Jon Daly's Bill Cosby Bukowski Returns to Sell You the jPhone

Here's a new Funny Or Die video starring Jon Daly (Kroll Show) as his character Bill Cosby Bukowski – a combination of sweater-loving comedy icon Bill Cosby and boozy author Charles Bukowski. Bill Cosby Bukowski is now shilling Jell-O's new smartphone, the jPhone Lime, because that's exactly what the real Bill Cosby would be doing if he were fused with Charles Bukowski.

Jon Daly Looks Back on His Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank

"It … sounds like what they would actually do, if you’re just casually listening to it. If you listen closely, it makes no sense—in an aggressive way. But it’s not far away from it—like if you listen to the Chili Peppers, they are just ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-dong [laughs]. I have respect for them. I hope they weren’t insulted by it. I mean, anytime you’re making fun of someone, that’s a possibility. I think they would agree though that they kind of deserved it. Chad Smith from the Peppers tweeted it out with the message 'hahahaha,' so he liked it … What I wanted was to be invited into the band to sing. [...]

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

Kenny G Is Jon Daly's New Imaginary Friend

It's been over three years since Jon Daly had his epic pool party with imaginary friend Fabio, and in this sequel for Funny or Die he rings in 2014 in smooth jazz style with none other than Kenny G. Because why have a bunch of chicken fights with beautiful women and Fabio when you can get a priceless saxophone lesson?

It's That Episode: Jon Daly, Bill Cosby, John Daly and Ed Hardy Condoms

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.

Jon Daly (Kroll Show, Betas) joins Craig for a special commercial episode of "It's That Episode." Bill Cosby gulps down New Coke, Golfer John Daly grips it and rips it, and Christian Audigier sells condoms. You'll learn about the time Jon filmed a sketch with Audigier and you'll hear a lot about Andre Agassi's wig filled tennis career.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, stream the full episode below, or listen on Sirius/XM Radio, Channel 406, [...]

What to Expect From the Promising 'Kroll Show'

Comedian Nick Kroll’s new sketch series for Comedy Central Kroll Show officially premieres tonight, but it feels like the show has already been airing for weeks. Kroll’s characters – both new and old alike – have been floating around online since the show’s announcement two summers ago, giving viewers plenty of time to familiarize themselves with the man’s many talents. Favorites “Bobby Bottleservice” and “Rich Dicks” (with Kroll’s right-hand-man Jon Daly) make cameos in early episodes, along with several new faces. The show moves briskly from character to character, trading dialogue exposition for glossy, self-explanatory title cards, and rarely leaves a second of airtime without a visual gag. [...]

Brett Gelman and Jon Daly Have a Dark Neighborly Dispute in "Little Neighbors"

Here's a web video called "Little Neighbors" starring Brett Gelman and Jon Daly and made by Video Lou, a fictional character created by Alessandro Minoli and Sean Donnelly who makes videos in his van and is the mind behind the recurring TripTank sketch "Jeff & Some Aliens." If you appreciate the perfect mix of funny, bizarre, disturbing, and things created by fictional characters, crank up the volume because this video was made for you.

Jon Daly's Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank Is a Thing of Beauty

If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]

Talking to Jon Daly About 'Betas', 'Kroll Show', and Being Friends With Kenny G

As a longtime improviser, Jon Daly has entertained countless UCB audiences, been featured on sketch series like Human Giant and Kroll Show, and created such memorable Comedy Bang! Bang! staples as Bill Cosby Bukowski and Mall McCartney. As 30something programmer Hobbes on the new Amazon comedy Betas, Jon Daly has thus far purchased a robot vagina, carried around a frozen dead cat in a bag, and bared more skin than any given character on Game of Thrones. One of those sets of achievements may not sound as impressive as the other, but Daly imbues his burnout Betas character with genuine pathos, and has quickly established himself as the strongest [...]

Jon Daly Will Star in the Amazon Pilot 'Betas'

Jon Daly, a regular actor and writer on Comedy Central's Kroll Show and the host of the Earwolf podcast Rafflecast, has been cast in the lead role in a new comedy pilot from Amazon, Variety reports. The show is called Betas, and it's one of several comedy pilots online retailer Amazon is developing in hopes of turning some of them into its first comedy series. Daly will star as Hobbes, a guy in Silicon Valley trying to raise money for his app called "BRB" so that he can move on from his ex-wife and reward the quartet of computer geeks who coded the app. The show [...]