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Elizabeth Laime knows all too well that all good things must totally come to an end. Her flagship podcast, Totally Laime, is winding down its five-year run with a final flurry of episodes, the last of which will drop on January 23rd. It's shaping up to be a fond farewell that won't leave fans of Laime and her cohost/husband, Andy Rosen, completely empty handed, considering that a mini-empire of Totally spinoff podcasts are still going strong. We talked to Laime about how luck, laziness and low expectations can somehow be the perfect recipe for success.
Well, it's the final countdown. How are you feeling?
You know, I'm pretty excited. [...]
"The joke I used to do is I'd say 'You know, there will be a time when I realize that it can't be as good as it used to be, and that I don't have the focus or the passion to do it in the same way, and that the quality will suffer, and then three years after that I'll leave.'"
- Lorne Michaels comments on his SNL departure plans in an in-depth podcast interview with Bill Simmons, which covers everything from the creation of SNL to the early '80s years to Michaels's thoughts on recaps and reviews in the internet age.
In Amy Poehler's recent Reddit AMA she was asked to comment on her rap skills and had this to say: "Well, you know, look – do I think I'm the best in the game? No. But do I think I'm one of the best? Absolutely." All the proof you need is in the above compilation of Poehler's freestyle raps from Comedy Bang! Bang! that was recently uploaded to YouTube. From Paula Deen to dieting in America to butter pecan to bitches, Poehler's got a rhyme for everyone, and they're all equally delightful. (via Uproxx)