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 Complete Man’ Offers a Masculine Take on the Poisonously Sexist, Old-Timey Awfulness of Yesteryear
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I was such a big fan of The Complete Woman, Amanda Lund’s brilliant satire of 1950s and 1960s-style institutional misogyny and cultural repression, that I not only wrote about it for th... [Read More]
Marc Maron Presents Classic Showbiz with Kliph Nesteroff: A podcast miniseries
Find out what happened to Allan Drake, one of several Mob-connected comedians in mid-century America. His connections got him huge gigs at The Flamingo in Las Vegas and the Copacabana in New York. Those same connections would destroy his life and keep his name from reaching the history books. Hear f... [Read More]
Episode #136: Scott Aukerman
Scott Aukerman got his first big break as a writer/performer on the HBO cult classic, Mr. Show with Bob and David. But he’s responsible for many more big breaks, not only as host of the Comedy Death Ray and Comedy Bang Bang live shows at M Bar and the UCB Theatre, but also as host […] [Read More]
Andy Daly Stars in Howl’s New Four-Part Podcast ‘Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy’
Andy Daly is starring in a brand new podcast on Howl. Titled Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy, the four-part series stars Daly as the titular character in “a mix of true story and tall tale, featuring movie star and divorce ranch proprietor Hoot Gibson, the Rat Pack, and many other special guests fro... [Read More]
‘Runaway Brains’ with Ken Jennings and Weird Al Is a Demented Satirical Novel in Podcast Form
The podcast service Howl launched not too long ago with the entire Earwolf and WTF back catalog, an abundance of comedy albums, and some ambitious mini-series dedicated to experimenting with the podcasting form. The idea is to reel audiences in with wildly popular podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang, How... [Read More]
The Sly Howl Mini-Series ‘The Complete Woman’ Is a Pitch-Perfect Satire of Regressive Gender Roles
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Howl, the subscription-based podcast service, is perhaps the biggest gamble and experiment of the podcasting revolution to date. The absorption of Wolfpop into the Earwolf stable suggests that not... [Read More]
Jemaine Clement’s New Podcast ‘The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium’ Premieres Next Month
Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement has a brand new podcast premiering on premium subscription service Howl next month. Titled The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium, the scripted podcast stars Clement as Lord Joseph Banks and is written and produced by Duncan Sarkies, ... [Read More]
Episode #17: Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin
Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin have been friends of mine for years, and together, they have a new podcast miniseries, Words of the Years, on the new podcast app, Howl. You probably saw Kaplan performing this summer as a contestant on America's Got Talent. In 2010, Kaplan also made the final f... [Read More]
Going Hollywood: Meet Zach Sherwin
Photo of Zach Sherwin by Mindy Tucker People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover ... [Read More]