On this episode: Olmec from Legends of the Hidden Temple shills for life insurance, Mitch has a points system for Facebook, Crazy Eddie does whatever his cousin tells him, Malvo wanted to grow up and be a deer, adults try to play Star Wars, DadzBop, the mysterious three-day hangover, and Springtide Cryonics Institute promises you'll stay Forever 29. Plus, voicemail RSVPs for our 30th birthday.
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Left Handed Radio is written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Matt Little, Anna Rubanova, and Brett White with Will Hines, Mike [...]
Interviews by Matt Visconage.
Improv was doomed with a semantics crisis from the start.
When long-form improvisation began to flourish as its own art form under comedy guru Del Close in Chicago in the 1980s, “improv” referred to The Improv, a popular chain of stand-up comedy clubs in dozens of cities around the country. The Palm Beach Improv, for example.
When I used to intern at an improv theater in Hollywood, it wasn’t uncommon to find a couple who wandered in from the street, expecting to see a guy with a microphone, telling jokes. Television shows like Whose Line Is It, Anyway? helped audiences distinguish improv from stand-up, [...]
Elaine Carroll's Very Mary Kate web series, in which she plays both of the Olsen twins as they navigate life as former child stars and current multi-gajillionaires, is amazing. And despite pumping out two episodes a week for CollegeHumor these days, it hasn't seen a dip in quality. I think it's because she isn't afraid to turn the focus to her guest performers regularly, be it spot-on Philip Seymour Hoffman and Woody Allen impressions or Will Hines' awesome professor, such as this episode. She's creating a world around these characters — a very weird world — and it's very fun to keep checking in with it.