The Perfect Double Tribute: The ‘B*A*P*S’ Episode of ‘The Flop House’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. There are certain incontrovertible milestones in podcasting. These include landmarks for the medium like President Obama’s appearance on WTF, Comedy Bang Bang’s 500th episode, Har... [Read More]
The First-Ever Episode of ‘Comedy Death-Ray’ Is an Embryonic Look at a Future Comedy Institution
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy Bang Bang recently celebrated its 500th episode with a star-studded extravaganza befitting such an auspicious milestone. Over the course of 500 episodes, host Scott Aukerman and his gu... [Read More]
The First-Ever Episode of ‘Comedy Death-Ray’ Is an Embryonic Look at a Future Comedy Institution
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy Bang Bang recently celebrated its 500th episode with a star-studded extravaganza befitting such an auspicious milestone. Over the course of 500 episodes, host Scott Aukerman and his gu... [Read More]
When ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’ Revealed Glynn Washington’s Fascinating, Too-Strange-for-Fiction Backstory
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. In times of trouble and turmoil, I have found comfort and solace in the soothing, eternally reassuring voices on NPR. I don’t know how to drive, so I do not listen to NPR while driving ... [Read More]
The Aleister Crowley Episode of ‘The Dead Authors Podcast’ Is Devilishly Funny
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Live podcasts can be a tricky beast, particularly when they’re taped at music festivals, as tends to be the case these days. A studio is a controlled environment but a live taping invol... [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]
‘Classic Showbiz’ Tells the Fascinating Story of Forgotten Gay Comedy Pioneer Ray Bourbon
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff’s ambitious history of American comedy The Comedians is essential and invaluable in no small part because it does not profess to be authoritative or exh... [Read More]
Jesse Camp and Mike Denied Hijacked ‘Going Off Track’ in a Bizarre, Morbidly Fascinating Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Former MTV personality Jesse Camp is the ultimate Warholian cult celebrity. At one point Camp had the profile and popularity to command a million-dollar recording contract for a hair metal debut f... [Read More]
Anne Heche and Onur Tukel Thoroughly Embarrassed Themselves on a Morbidly Fascinating Episode of ‘Doug Loves Movies’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. As readers of this column perhaps know by now, I am a fan of podcast episodes that begin pleasantly enough but quickly devolve (or evolve, depending on your perspective) into crazed psychodramas f... [Read More]
‘Analyze Phish’ Took a Sharp Turn Towards the Tragic in the Painfully Intense “Hollywood Bowl” Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When I was a guest on Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman’s Analyze Phish podcast Harris invited me to be part of the gang when they saw Phish perform at the Hollywood Bowl. I wasn’t abl... [Read More]