With ‘Hollywood Masterclass,’ Sean Clements Goes Solo But Remains Irreverent and Hilarious
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. This has been a very strange, rollercoaster month or so for fans of Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements’ feverishly adored cult podcast Hollywood Handbook. The Earwolf bad boys have been ... [Read More]
The ‘Deadpool’ Episode of ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Is Roughly a Million Times Funnier Than ‘Deadpool’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I finally caught up with the zeitgeist-capturing surprise blockbuster Deadpool for the Lukewarm Takes column on my website, and though I enjoyed it for the most part, it most assuredly did not liv... [Read More]
How Comedy Podcasts Are Evolving Into More Than Just Talk Shows
Marc Maron brews a warm cup of Just Coffee, walks outside to his garage to meet his guest, and the two sit down to talk about…well, whatever. That’s it. The simplicity and organic nature of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast, gives it an obvious appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
How Comedy Podcasts Are Evolving Into More Than Just Talk Shows
Marc Maron brews a warm cup of Just Coffee, walks outside to his garage to meet his guest, and the two sit down to talk about…well, whatever. That’s it. The simplicity and organic nature of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast, gives it an obvious appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
How Comedy Podcasts Are Evolving Into More Than Just Talk Shows
Marc Maron brews a warm cup of Just Coffee, walks outside to his garage to meet his guest, and the two sit down to talk about…well, whatever. That’s it. The simplicity and organic nature of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast, gives it an obvious appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
The ‘High and Mighty’/’Hollywood Handbook’/Joe Wengert Trilogy Is Three Episodes of Sublime Post-Modern Silliness
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport’s Hollywood Handbook has been in a fascinatingly meta, intricate and multi-layered groove as of late. Earwolf’s obsessively loved show-business satire... [Read More]
Chris Gethard and ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Transformed a Short-Lived Sitcom Into a Psycho-Sexual Mind-Fuck
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The Best Show inhabits occupies multiple layers of reality. The podcast exists both in the fictional universe of Newbridge as well as the real world, where Scharpling is a longtime broadcaster, TV... [Read More]
Chris Gethard and ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Transformed a Short-Lived Sitcom Into a Psycho-Sexual Mind-Fuck
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The Best Show inhabits occupies multiple layers of reality. The podcast exists both in the fictional universe of Newbridge as well as the real world, where Scharpling is a longtime broadcaster, TV... [Read More]
Before ‘Hollywood Handbook’, There Was ‘The Reality Show Show’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. One of the themes of this column is that in the right hands, anything can make for a great podcast. An exceptional podcast can even be about something as seemingly inconsequential and ephemeral as... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling & ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Made Anti-Comedy for the Ages
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The elaborate mythology of The Best Show has been lovingly established through the years to the point where Tom Scharpling’s revered comic institution is less a podcast than a sprawling fict... [Read More]