I always marveled at the willingness of a guy as relentlessly sweet, intelligent and sophisticated as he to portray himself as an absolute moron or -- even better -- a complete asshole in front of the camera. Who else would insist we get a shot of him pretending to masturbate furiously to A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms? He was the king.
What podcasts did you listen to this week? Since I asked you that the first time, dear readers, I've heard back loud and clear that there are quite literally dozens of great shows out there that I need to get to know. But first, I want to highlight a few shows that portray where comedy podcasts are, where they came from, and where they may be going.
Comedian and writer Dave Hill, a favorite of New York audiences known for his Upright Citizens Brigade show Dave Hill Explosion, wrote a book called Tasteful Nudes, and he did a really great job writing it.