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'Superego' Season 4 Is Coming; Paul F. Tompkins to Join Group Full-Time

The popular improvised sketch podcast Superego hasn't released a new episode since the spring of 2013, but the group behind the show is finally bringing the show back. A fourth season of Superego is set to debut September 1st, with frequent guest Paul F. Tompkins joining the group full-time as a regular member alongside Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville. Superego Season 4 will also feature Neko Case as a guest star, plus returning guests Andy Daly, Tom Lennon, Colin Hanks, and more.

Launched in 2006, Superego has attracted some of the biggest names in comedy, including Patton Oswalt, Jason Sudeikis, John Hodgman, and more. During the show's year-plus hiatus, [...]

Classic 'Superego' Sketches Are Getting Animated Thanks to Nerdist

If you're a fan of animation and the hit improvised podcast Superego, Nerdist is launching a new weekly series that will take classic Superego sketches and give them the animated visual accompaniment they so richly deserve. New sketches will go live on Nerdist every Tuesday (with an initial run of five sketches) and will hopefully be one of many animated collaborations between Superego, Nerdist, and Mahlberg Studios. Here's a statement from Superego co-creator Matt Gourley:

We at Superego are thrilled to be teaming up with Nerdist for a wallop of a web series. Until now, our show has primarily been an audio-only experience, but with the addition of [...]

Watch a New Video 'Superego' Made for Adult Swim

The folks behind the hilarious podcast Superego made this animated video about James Bond and his boss M for Adult Swim, finally getting the bottom of the question, "How British is James Bond's boss?"

'Superego' Is Releasing a Country Rock Album July 2nd

The guys behind the excellent comedy podcast Superego are putting out their first album. Called Mount Us More, it's a comedy music album from their fictional outlaw country rock band, The Journeymen, led by Shunt McGuppin and Mutt Taylor. The record is set for release on Tuesday, July 2nd, and it's the first new material from the Superego  gang since their podcast wrapped its third season in March. Hard copies and digital downloads of the album will be available via the official website, Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon. I've had the chance to listen to some of the album, and it's really funny and full of good music too. [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

Last week the AV Club asked, “Are we nearing comedy podcast overload?” To which the writer not surprisingly asserted we were. I both entirely agree and totally disagree. Sure, there are more well-produced comedy podcasts than one would ever have imagined. The fact that there are many sustainable podcast networks (Earwolf, Nerdist, ACE, etc.) is particularly astounding. There is no shortage of good podcasts but there is a shortage of great podcasts. Just like television or movies or whatever, there is plenty of worthy content out there but the amount that is transcendent is always lacking. The same podcast overabundance argument could have been made six months ago [...]

Tom Lennon Runs a Christian Monster Museum in This New 'Superego' Video

Here's the latest video the comedy group/podcast Superego made for Nerdist, in which Tom Lennon voices a Christian man who runs a kids' museum called "God's Crazy Monsters," showing off frightening creatures created by God like dinosaurs, Rachel Maddow, and Toothful Jesus.

Andy Daly and 'Superego's Matt Gourley Are Hosting a New Podcast for Earwolf

Podcast network Earwolf announced a new show yesterday. Called The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, the podcast will be hosted by Andy Daly with Superego's Matt Gourley, who's also a producer at Earwolf, serving as his co-host. Each episode, The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project will find Daly and Gourley presenting audiences with a different pilot for a show submitted to Earwolf, like one by Daly's Comedy Bang! Bang! character Dalton Wilcox that they mention as an example. The show doesn't launch until February, but there's a half-hour teaser episode with guest Scott Aukerman up now.

Talking to the Guys Behind the Podcast 'Superego' About Their New Country-Rock Album

There's no shortage of great comedy podcasts these days, but one of the funniest ones going is Superego, an improvised audio sketch show created by Matt Gourley and Jeremy Carter. The show, which added members Mark McConville and Jeff Crocker early on, has developed a cult following since it began in 2006 and began attracting big-name guests from the comedy world like Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt, Jason Sudeikis, and Dan Harmon to name a few.

With Superego currently on hiatus, the gang is releasing a musical comedy album today called Mount Us More from their fictional outlaw country-rock band The Journeymen (led by Superego characters Shunt McGuppin [...]

Watch an Animated 'Superego' Video from Thing X

Here's a new animated video from the talented folks behind the excellent comedy podcast Superego, released by Thing X. It's about what may well be the wackiest cloud registry ever.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts

Are you totally psyched for the Super Bowl this Sunday? Who are you rooting for? The Giants? The Patriots? Or maybe the Giant Patriots with their star QB, Paul Bunyan Revere (sorry/you’re welcome)? I heard Tom Brady doesn’t listen to music to get pumped (athletes still say, “pumped,” right?) for a game — he listens to podcasts, comedy podcasts at that. Seriously, look it up. Ok, don’t look it up because I’m lying but what if I wasn’t? Wouldn’t we all feel cooler to know we share a hobby with that human action figure of a man? What do you think he’d listen to? Who talks about their hair [...]

Patton Oswalt Squares Off with General Zod in a New 'Superego' Video

Last week, Nerdist started releasing animated videos of sketches from the comedy podcast Superego, and here's the latest one featuring Superman villain General Zod (voiced by Chris Tallman) arguing with his legal defender (voiced by Patton Oswalt). This is the second of an initial run of five Superego sketches Nerdist is releasing, with the sketches continuing to drop every Tuesday.

Paul F. Tompkins Does a Great Impression of 'Boardwalk Empire's Richard Harrow

Here's a new video Paul F. Tompkins and some friends made for Funny or Die in which he plays the murder-loving, face mask-wearing Boardwalk Empire character Richard Harrow making an ad for his creepy murdering service. The video also stars Tompkins's wife Janie Haddad Tompkins and Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, and Mark McConville from the Superego podcast, all of whom are pretty great at playing old-timey weirdos.

Watch a Music Video for the New Album from the 'Superego' Guys

The folks behind the excellent comedy podcast Superego are releasing a comedic country-rock album called Mount Us More on Tuesday. Here's a music video for the first track off the album, a Jerry Reed-esque song called "Eighteen Wheels." It's an authentic-sounding song that manages to pack as many jokes in as their dense podcast usually does.

Watch a New Animated Video from 'Superego'

Here's a new animated video the guys from the hilarious podcast Superego made for Thing X, the newish comedy website from Adult Swim and a bunch of ex-Onion writers. It also features the voice of Rob Delaney. Hopefully, there are more of these to come, as Superego's style fits so perfectly with the animated format that it's a wonder Adult Swim or Fox ADHD hasn't hired them to make a show already.