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.
Here's living comedy legend and Breaking Bad's sleazy lawyer Bob Odenkirk reviewing sleazy local lawyers ads with Julie Klausner for Vulture. Odenkirk and Klausner's commentary on the commercials is funny but can't top the ridiculousness of this awesome ad.
Here's a new Vulture video in which rival podcasters Chris Hardwick and Julie Klausner become rival Pictionary players. And don't worry, it's pop culture pictionary, so you won't be forced to hear/watch things that aren't pop culture-related for even a second.
Here's an hour-long interview with Portlandia duo Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from last year that was just uploaded online today. The discussion was moderated by serious moderator Julie Klausner and recorded at the Paley Center last year. Armisen and Brownstein talk in depth about the show, music, and how Saddam Hussein brought them together.
Here's a new Funny or Die video written by Julie Klausner, Alex Scordelis, and Jake Fogelnest in which Klausner plays Shula Von Hollow, the Stanley Kubrick of internet cat videos. Maybe some of you will finally show more respect for cat videos now that you know how much work goes into them and how they impact people's lives.
This Sunday at 9, MTV is premiering four back-to-back episodes of a brand new sketch show called Hey Girl. Head written by Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week) and directed by Michael Showalter, Hey Girl is coming from a network with a pretty good track record for sketch comedy (The State, Human Giant) and it features a talented all-female cast that includes Sara Schaefer, Shelby Fero, JC Coccoli, Sasheer Zamata, Ali Wong, Emily Axford, Esther Povitsky, Laura Willcox, and more.
The very funny Julie Klausner has a new young adult novel, Art Girls Are Easy, coming out on e-book tomorrow and in print next month, and Jezebel has an exclusive excerpt from it, which you could be reading right now instead of this sentence if you clicked on that link.
Comedian and author Julie Klausner announced today via Twitter that her second book, a young adult novel about an all-girls arts camp called Art Girls Are Easy, is coming out May 7th. Klausner, who writes for Billy on the Street, hosts the podcast How Was Your Week? and authored the 2010 memoir I Don't Care About Your Band, also mentioned that an excerpt of the book would be available on Rookie later today. Amy Poehler blurbed Art Girls Are Easy, writing, "Read everything Julie Klausner writes and listen to everything Julie Klausner says. She is hilarious, wise and smarter than you. She has a way of [...]
Julie Klausner's excellent podcast How Was Your Week celebrated its 100th episode today with The Best Show on WFMU's Tom Scharpling serving as the episode's first guest. Maximum Fun mastermind Jesse Thorn also dropped by to serve as Julie Klausner's Mike Birbiglia and interview her about her experiences hosting the show. It's a milestone for one of the funniest, best podcasts going.
Here's a video that comedian, writer, and podcaster extraordinaire Julie Klausner made for her How Was Your Week live show, in which she, rocker Ted Leo, and producer Chris "Spoony" Spooner visit a fashion event for redheads. It's the funniest video of a comedian and her friends visiting gathering of redheaded people you'll see all week (I don't know what your week entails; I just figured it was safe to assume).
The Bitter Buddha, the documentary centered on comedian Eddie Pepitone (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), kicks off a week-long run at NYC's Cinema Village tomorrow. Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) is hosting a live Q&A with Pepitone himself after the 7pm screening tomorrow. Get your tickets here if you want to experience Eddie Pepitone's oddly sweet and poetic rage in person.
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