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On Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Cuz We Might Not Be the Young Ones For Very Long…

Haha, I still use that line of Neil's to this day. The Young Ones were huge in my youth too, probably the most quoted entertainment property between me and my friends as we cruised through our teenage years. Even my love of Motorhead ties back to discovering them when they played on The Young Ones.

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm 0

On Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Chris Morris and the Subversive Comedy of Brass Eye

It's been brilliant seeing Ianucci, and now Morris, starting to make a splash in the US. Nice write up.

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm 0

On A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts: The Bugle

Good call Joe, The Bugle is a delightfully British production. In a good way.

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm 0

On A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts: Jordan, Jesse, GO!

You nailed it Joe. Great write up of one of the best podcasts around in ANY genre.

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm 0

On A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts

Pretty nice write up Joe. I've spent a good 6-8 hours a day listening to podcasts for five years now and agree with most of your views. Marc Maron's WTF has really turned out to be something very, very special. Paul F Tompkins' show, at a mere two episodes, really didn't deserve a place on this list at all but I do enjoy it, and I think you really nailed what's good about The Sklar Bros show too. I was a listener to SModcast for maybe nine months back in 2008 before I realised pretty much what you've said here. I find Smith and Mosier likeable guys, but after a while I realised that they're just not funny or interesting enough to keep me coming back. As far as Carolla's show goes, I'd never listened to or watched any of his various projects before I stumbled onto his podcast (highly recommended, as it was, by Jesse Thorn of JJGo) and fell in love with the guy pretty much right away. I'm not in line with his politics for the most part but they don't bug me because he has this extraordinary improv-wired mind which lets him not just riff mercilessly on what seems to be literally any subject under the sun with what seems to be literally any type of guest under the sun. Even when he's on a "I've said this a thousand times" jag he somehow expresses it in a way that seems fresh and present and very unhacky to me.

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm 0