Another Comedy Show Episode 9 is here. We sat with Anthony Jeselnik, who is very funny. A quick summation of his work, courtesy Google:
“Anthony Jeselnik (born December 22, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian and television writer. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but currently resides in New York City, New York. He earned a BA in English Literature from Tulane University, then moved to Los Angeles. He has performed stand-up on television programs such asLate Night With Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and Last Call with Carson Daly. Jeselnik also had a Comedy Central Presents special that premiered on January 16, 2009.
Jeselnik worked as a writer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for the show’s first season and often appeared in the show’s comedy sketches. After working on Late Night for a year, he left the show in March 2010 to focus on performing stand-up comedy and other future projects.”
He also has a new album out (artwork above) called “Shakespeare”.
Take a listen to the show, either here on the site or search iTunes for “Another Comedy Show”.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It’s up! Episode 8 of Another Comedy Show with comedian David Cope!
http://anothercomedyshow.podbean.com/ to stream directly or
to open in iTunes.
It was great to talk to David, who is one of the hosts of Hot Soup in NYC and has performed at Bumbershoot, Sasquatch and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Check it out.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
An original song by Max Barth.
put up by Maximilian on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I lost the contest. Oh well, fuck them. Now I'll go back to doing standup for free until someone wants to pay me.
In other news, here's a sketch:
Ryan and I wrote it, and Max and I are in it. So are old people.
Thanks for watchin',
A sketch Joe & Ryan wrote, and Max directed and Joe & Max are in.
put up by Maximilian on Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I got to the next round!
Please vote! This round is almost over.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Please vote for me in this standup contest! I can win $100! It really doesn't take long I promise!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Well, Britney Spea-- sorry, Miley Cyrus, just released her new music video, wherein she dresses like a slutty peacock and comes as close to showing her boobs as a seventeen-year-old legally can. I must strain to hold back every ounce of testosterone and anti-establishment fire in my body to say this, but I'm not sure I approve. I just about never get offended by anything, but I think today I almost know what it feels like. I felt so dirty after watching "Can't Be Tamed." I work at a summer camp, and there are so many young girls whose innocence (innocences?) I value greatly, and today that was completely shattered. Most of them are huge Miley Cyrus fans, and would defend her to the death. Miley Cyrus was supposed to be the one who would break the norm, and be a good influence. She wasn't a whore, but she also wasn't an unlistenable, somber indie poet. It seems like every female artist these days strays one way or the other. Miley gave us hope and didn't deliver. She's like Obama's Afghanistan policy.
Why couldn't singers like Miley Cyrus separate their kid-friendly personas from their more adult ones? Comedians do it all the time. George Carlin had no problem separating "7 Dirty Words" from "Shining Time Station." Richard Pryor had no problem separating his on-stage persona from that cute family movie where a white guy buys him at a toy store (um...). So how 'bout it, Pink-- I'm sorry -- Miley? Put the slut dance on MTV, and on the side continue selling songs about going to the mall to seven-year-olds.
For one thing, her progression as an artist, that is, the narrative of her musical career, is inconsistent. It doesn't really make sense. Her last hit song was "Party in the USA," a song about the struggles she faced as a Hollywood outsider. As you know, she started at the bottom with her country star father and supporting role in Big Fish. But I digress. Her last hit song was "Party in the USA," where she struggled to fit in, and now suddenly she "Can't Be Tamed" and she's literally a whore. Also, she's some sort of bird or something. A bird you're supposed to want to fuck I guess.
But Miley assured Ryan Seacrest (I really seriously watch this shit) that "the video is not about being sexy, or who can wear less clothes...[Sex] is not the premise. It's about explaining the song and living the lyrics." What are the lyrics, you ask? First verse:
"For those who don't know me, I can get a bit crazy
Have to get my way, 24 hours a day
'Cause I'm hot like that
Every guy everywhere just gives me mad attention
Like I'm under inspection, I always get the tens
'Cause I'm built like that
I go through guys like money flyin' out their hands
They try to change me but they realize they can't
And every tomorrow is a day I never planned
If you're gonna be my man, understand
I can't be tamed..."
The actual content doesn't bother me so much as the Rumsfeldian divide between her words and actions.
But the most disappointing thing to me about Christina Aguiler-- I'm sorry -- Miley Cyrus' new direction is that, musically, this song is fucking terrible. It's no more terrible than most of the dreck on the radio, but it's absolutely no better, and she's clearly not putting a lot of work into this anymore. I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Miley Cyrus, but I think she's more talented than a lot of other celebrated "musicians" around these days, and her songs usually don't sound the same as everything else. "The Climb" actually sounds like a legitimate song. But things started to go downhill when she put out "Party in the USA," (which, by the way, she didn't write, nor has she apparently ever heard a Jay-Z song, let alone "moved her hips like 'yeah'" to one). And now it seems like she has just ripped a page right out of the Britney Spears playbook on this one.
Lady Gaga became a stripper so people would notice her and she could release good music. Miley Cyrus did the opposite.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I missed my first class today. It started at 1:10. I woke up at 1:50.
The reason for this is that I was up until 4 at a movie shoot. My lines were "I bet Voldemort has a huge cock" and "Half a dick?" I stayed up all night and missed class for two throw away dick jokes. That's what's going on with me.