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Conan Isn't Impressed by Jimmy Pardo's 70s References

Jimmy Pardo made his now annual appearance on Conan last night to plug his Pardcast-a-thon, but he and Conan mostly talked about Jimmy's son and his sweater and his lack of 21st century references. Check out the rest of the interview below, where Conan and Jimmy debate whether Jimmy should finish a story he just started.

Jimmy Pardo's Pardcast-a-Thon Raises Over $114,000 for Smile Train

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 Is Hosting His Fifth Annual Podcast Marathon for Charity

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 [...]

Inside Never Not Funny's 4th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon

When the podcast boom first materialized, at the forefront stood Jimmy Pardo’s ‘Never Not Funny,’ a new type of show consisting of merely a few friends sitting around a table chatting through live microphones. Sure, it sounded simple then – a recorded conversation – but it would soon become a format to be duplicated time and time again to the well-known shows of today.

‘Never Not Funny’, a weekly podcast (or Pardcast) hosted by the comic and his producer, Matt Belknap, features a different guest each week along with the others “around the room,” as Pardo puts it. Today, six years since it’s birth, it remains one of the [...]

Talking to Jimmy Pardo About 'Sprezzatura', 'Never Not Funny', and Combining Structure and Improv

Jimmy Pardo's comedy is aptly-named. His long-running and much-beloved podcast Never Not Funny is one of the most reliably excellent podcasts in a medium filled with mediocrity. That show is characterized by a loose, stream-of-consciousness style that is carried over into Pardo's new album, Sprezzatura. The word, which dates back to the Italian Renaissance, is defined as "a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it." I recently got a chance to talk to him about why he doesn't release more material and why comedy track names are always terrible.

So I [...]