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Marc Hershon

Podcast Reviews: No Pressure To Be Funny AND You Made It Weird

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Each month the show's creators, Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell, stir a pot of lively discussions featuring journalists and comedians. This month it's Hal Cruttenden, Michael Deacon, Jo Jo Smith and first-timer James O'Brien (who normally serves as the host for the show.)

Podcast Review: Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Chris Rock and John Cleese

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

The guests that pass through the portals of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn run the gamut of show business and the conversations can get serious. Still, given the host's comedy connections, no one would debate that his show counts as a comedy podcast.

Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

Podcast Reviews: Grabbing Lunch and Picking Favorites

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Eschewing a cardinal unspoken rule of traditional radio, "Thou shalt not eat on the air", Grabbing Lunch's Matt Knudsen tucks into the midday meal at different restaurants and chats amidst the clatter of tableware and the chatter of nearby diners.

Podcast Review: Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time PERIOD

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.14.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Podcasting is fast becoming the busman's holiday of choice for comedians burning downtime between gigs. Case in point: Denzel Washington is the Greate...

Podcast Review: I Was There Too, Matt Gourley With Guest Paul F. Tompkins

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

How many podcasts can one man do? Or make that TWO men in this case of the debut episode of I Was There Too, a brand new show on the brand new Wolf Pop spinoff from the Earwolf network.

Podcast Review: Thrilling Adventure Hour -- Jefferson Reid, Ace American

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

There are so many fun segments included in the entirety of the Thrilling Adventure Hour as a live stage show that pretty much everything that gets shaved off to become podcast content is hilarious.

Podcast Review: Chewin' It with Kevin & Steve

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Do you ever find yourself thinking "I wonder what those Broken Lizard guys with the funny movies like Super Troopers and Beerfest are doing?" Ponder no longer.

Podcast Review: Affirmation Nation With Bob Ducca

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Bob Ducca is back! No word on where he's been since calling into his own show, Affirmation Nation, more than two and a half years ago from a truck sto...

Podcast Review: Fendando & Greg's Daily Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The absence of music makes the show move superfast, at a pace "regular" podcasts would be hard-pressed to match. What Fernando and Greg may lack in podcast quirkiness is more than made up for with caffeinated, high energy, radio hijinks.

Podcast Review: Greg Proops Film Club

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The Greg Proops Film Club is a monthly show, a sort of film companion if you will, featuring Proops in front of a live audience that has gathered to watch one of his favorite movies.

Podcast Review: The Louie Anderson Podcast, Epi5: Robin Williams Remembered

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Louie Anderson has a solid, decades' long foundation as a headlining comedian, in addition to his other resumé items, such as game show host, TV gues...

Podcast Review: 'Modern Day Philosophers with Danny Lobell' with Guest Shecky Greene

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

We've lost some of our great comic minds lately - this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the life and times of a comedy icon who is still quite lucid in his 80s, before it's too late.

Podcast Review: Mohr Stories with Jay Mohr

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

One of the treats of a comedy podcast hosted by a comedian who often has other comedians as guests is that it is frequently funny. That's probably the...

Podcast Review: Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

In the world of comedy podcasts, there are actually very few that talk about how to do comedy. And, while Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane isn't an instructional "how to" course about improvisational comedy, there is a lot to be learned -- and some laughs along the way.

Podcast Review: Bad 4 Business with Jerry Ferrara

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

If you're a fan of HBO's late series Entourage, you probably have been lying awake nights wondering, "Whatever became of the guy who played Turtle?" R...

Podcast Review: Harmontown Epi110 with Dana Carvey (and Tenacious D)

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The podcast known as Harmontown is writer/show runner Dan Harmon's little corner of the world (along with Community and Rick & Morty and their attendant fan bases.)

Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Nanjiani's fanboy excitement is palpable at times as Haglund spins out tales from behind the scenes of the episode. And there are a few Easter eggs revealed that fans of the show never knew to look for before.

Podcast Review: Judge John Hodgman: Hunter-Gaveler

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Some of the most fun in these episodes is after the judgement is rendered, when Hodgman and his bailiff, Maximum Fun's Jesse Thorn, are relaxing in chambers with a stiff drink, smooth jazz, and a few followup cases to comment on.

Podcast Review: WTF Episode 514 - The Amazing Johnathan

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It wasn't my intention to cover Marc Maron's WTF podcast so soon after the last time but that's before I knew he was going to have the Amazing Johnathan on this episode.

Big Brother Brands

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Marc Hershon

Such companies exist in every industry. But what factors -- besides their seeming unquenchable desire to acquire other companies -- make us think that they are exhibiting Big Brother-ish behavior?

Podcast Review: The New Phil Hendrie Show

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

What's so new about The New Phil Hendrie Show, especially if it's already up to Episode 157 as of Monday this past week? The fact is that Hendrie is now a podcaster as opposed to being a broadcaster, which he was since 1973 when he got his first terrestrial radio gig outside Orlando, Florida.

Movie Review: I Am Road Comic

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been four years since comedian-turned-commercial-filmmaker Jordan Brady used the low-budget documentary I Am Comic to give us a glimpse of what the world of stand-up looks like from the inside

Podcast Review: WTF with Marc Maron and Guest David Huntsberger

Marc Hershon | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

When Marc Maron started the WTF podcast, his guests were mostly friends from the comedy world and some other comedians he didn't know so well. Now that he's passed 500 episodes, he's run through a lot of people.

Podcast Review: It's That Episode With Craig Rowin

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It's been awhile since It's That Episode with Craig Rowin moved from the now-defunct Splitsider Podcast Network to the Nerdist Network. So high time t...