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You Made It Weird - Rob Corddry
SCOTT: Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine) makes it weird with Pete Holmes this week on [...]
Pete Holmes brings the same high-energy approach that defines his standup act to his podcasts, almost daring his interview subjects to match his candor in the conversation. And it works; most guests get caught in Holmes’s wake and find themselves admitting as much or more about themselves than he does.
Holmes often jokes about “stealing” Marc Maron’s podcast format, which is true to the extent that they both do in-depth interviews with comedians. The similarities really end there, though, because Pete Holmes and Marc Maron are two very different comics and conduct very different interviews. In the 100th episode of You Made It Weird, in which Holmes had his [...]
Pete Holmes has a new stand-up album coming your way real soon. Called Nice Try, The Devil, the album drops May 14th and is available for pre-order now. Holmes, the host of the popular Nerdist podcast You Made It Weird, was recently made the host of a new TBS late night show, debuting this fall after Conan. Nice Try, The Devil is his second album after 2011's Impregnated with Wonder. The album cover (to the left) makes it feel almost like he purposefully chose one that Marc Maron would give him shit for.
Pete Holmes's excellent interview podcast You Made It Weird is about to hit a major milestone: its 100th episode. For the big episode, Holmes is copying Marc Maron once again by having another comedian interview him, choosing Chelsea Peretti for his 100th wheareas Maron opted for Mike Birbiglia for his 200th. Holmes has requested, via Twitter, for fans to submit questions for Chelsea to ask him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully, Marc Maron will submit some questions teasing Pete Holmes for copying him because that's always the best. Also, when is Holmes gonna take in a bunch of stray cats already? That's something that should have happened by now.
“Backstreet’s back, alright!” And by that I mean me, I’m back, alright. I’m sorry I missed last week’s column but I was on the frontlines of South by Southwest covering the war on people not listening to podcasts. This year there were so many live podcasts at SXSW – Comedy Bang! Bang!, Doug Loves Movies, Risk, Who Charted?, Kevin Pollack Chat Show, etc. x1000 – that locals started referring to the festival as Pod by Podcast (which, come to think of it, didn’t and still doesn’t make any sense). Nonetheless, I had to leave Austin (more like South BYE Southwest, amirite? yesiam – oknoiamnot) to report back on all [...]