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Tuesday
Mar202012

Marc Maron: WTF Podcast

If you're like us, and work at your computer for hundreds of hours at a time, you probably need to take periodic breaks from music and put on some good old talk.  Do yourself a favor and open iTunes and find yourself the Marc Maron podcast "WTF".

He has an INSANE all star list of guests, everyone from: Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapur from the Office), Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt from Parks & Rec), Nick Lowe (celebrated singwriter and musician), Weird Al, Fred Willard, Donald Glover, EVERYONE.  You will laugh your ass off, you will learn a ton, not just about these people and their work, but about infinite subjects, and you will find out about a ton of great film, comedy, music, whatever that you may have been missing.

This comes HIGHLY recommended by us.  But hey Marc, when's the Ken Jeong episode?

Wednesday
Feb292012

Would you watch this?

Stevie Ryan has a tv show premiering March 4 on VH1 at 11pm.  It's called Stevie TV, and from the trailer it looks like satire of some pop culture nonsense to the fullest.  If you're familiar with Stevie Ryan's youtube phenoma then you know she's a natural performer, but from the looks of the trailer it looks like she's on a whole new level.  Ripping on toddler beauty pageants, real housewives of whereever, mtv reality faces, or countless pop stars could be the antidote to all that nonsense.

There's even an appearance from Katrina on Maury Povich, a character that has grown to some popularity online.  She's as hilarious as she is outrageous.  That seems to be the aim of the sketch comedy show, a little bit ruthless, definitely clever.  The truth is I know would not watch most of the shows she's satirizing, but I think I will watch Stevie Ryan make fun of what people watch and why they keep going back for more.

Out of all the people on the internet and all of their unique contributions, this might be one of the coolest.  With over 40 million views on her channel, this could be the beginning of the Stevie Ryan takeover.  Either way it is amazing to see someone who is talented work so hard and do well. 

-@yahohyah

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Wednesday
Feb152012

Dear Friends, Love Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a cool dude.  We love him, we hope you do too.  Enjoy this letter he wrote you.

February 15, 2012

Dear Internet Friends,

Inspired by the brilliant Louis CK, I have decided to debut my all-new hour stand-up special on my website, Jimgaffigan.com.

Beginning sometime in April, “Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe” will be available exclusively for download for only $5. A dollar from each download will go directly to The Bob Woodruff Foundation; a charity dedicated to serving injured
Veterans and their families.

I am confident that the low price of my new comedy special and the fact that 20% of each $5 download will be donated to this very noble cause will prevent people from stealing it. Maybe I’m being naïve, but I trust you guys. Besides who would want the karma of stealing money from wounded Veterans? Come on you guys. How dare you even think about it?

I know I am taking a risk here. People I respect have advised me to take the safer, more traditional route with the premiere of the special. However, I am incredibly motivated by the courage of Louie to offer his fans direct access for a low price. Buyers of my special can be assured that their money will go directly to feeding and raising my four children instead of a giant corporation. I will self-produce a high quality special with all new material that will be incredibly easy to download and then you will own it. Forever. For $5. Roughly the price of five packs of Ramen Noodles. And believe me my special is going to be much better than five packs of disgusting Ramen Noodles. Gross.

Not going with a big corporation means I wont have any advertising. There will be no bells and whistles or billboards but maybe you can help. If you like the special, tell you friends to download it too. That’s the best kind of advertising anyway.

I must admit that I have not felt this excited and nervous since I first tried stand up over 100 years ago. It’s humbling to take a risk that you are not sure will work. You don't know if a joke will bomb unless you try it.

If no one buys the special or if lots of people steal it then I suppose I will lose a lot of money and have egg on my face. But then again I have four kids so I am always losing money and usually have egg or some kind of food on my face so it might just feel normal.

Let me know what you think.

Your Best Friend,

Jim

@JimGaffigan
Facebook.com/JimGaffigan
Jimgaffigan.tumblr.com

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