Episode 8 – Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (w/Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin)

Episode 8 - Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (w/Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin)

It didn’t take long for Richard Pryor’s work to crop back up on Comedy on Vinyl, which is mostly due to popular demand.  Not only is “…Is it Something I Said?” still our most-downloaded episode, but two of my favorite comedic minds specifically said they needed to talk to me about this one.  And I do mean to me, folks, as Live on the Sunset Strip is, sadly, fairly new to me.  But not to my detriment – there are some amazing moments on this album, and it clearly had an impact on this week’s guests – Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin.

It’s an interesting change of pace for Richard Pryor, if only spurred on by what he took as the necessity to talk about a very public drug problem.  But by 1982, and this album, he’s clearly learned a lot, and his comedy shows it.  Equally mature and child-like (as all of his stories have some innocence peeking through, Live on the Sunset Strip takes is also of a rare breed of film, given the popularity of the concert movie of the same name.  It’s a brilliant piece of work that you need to listen to.  But first, listen to us tell you why.

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guests: Mike Preister and Jeremy Guskin

Comedy on Vinyl is recorded at Fort Awesome Studios in beautiful downtown Burbank.  The samples played in these non-commercial (see: free) podcasts are used without permission, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Follow us on Twitter or at the Facebooks – also, we finally have comedyonvinyl.com, which is almost designed and up.  But not quite.

Official Richard Pryor Site: http://www.richardpryor.com/ 

Buy “Live on the Sunset Strip” on vinyl: http://goo.gl/pNC0x

Comedy on Vinyl Live! A Tribute to Phil Hartman! A FREE show is on Saturday, September 17 in Hollywood – http://goo.gl/99yRb

Jeremy plays a bad guy in the upcoming NBC mini-series “Blackout” soon!

Thank you,

Jason Klamm

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Baby Episode #1 – No Album This Week

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Hey Everybody!  A big thanks to all of you who have been listening to us comedy nerds as we regale you with our development as comedy people.  This week, no album, but for good reason – we’re all very busy.  That said, we have some awesome things in store, so please check out this week’s episode.  And tell your friends!

Thank you,

Jason Klamm

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Phil Hartman Tribute 9/17 in Hollywood!

Hey All!

Comedy on Vinyl Live!The first live episode of Comedy on Vinyl – a tribute to the late, great Phil Hartman – will be three things:

1) FREE!

2) In a theatre on Melrose Ave in Hollywood.

3) One week before what would have been Phils’ 63rd birthday.

No, it’s not multiple-choice.  It’s all of the above.  Go to the Facebook link below to RSVP now!  We will have people who knew Phil, people who have worked with him, and people who just watched from afar – like your hosts.

The Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157524954329886

Please tell your friends.  We can’t wait to see you there!

– Jason Klamm

Episode 7 – Cheech and Chong: Big Bambu (with guest Bob Wiltfong)

Episode 7 - Cheech and Chong: Big Bambu (with guest Bob Wiltfong)

If it wasn’t for this album, the 70s arguably wouldn’t have been the 70s.  Before “pot culture” and “pot humor,” there were two brilliant sketch comedians who also talked a lot about pot.  Those guys were Cheech and Chong.  I wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for Cheech and Chong – my first attempts at audio comedy, at 13 – if a bit rough – were just Dan Gomiller and I doing our version of Cheech and Chong, sans the drug humor we couldn’t relate to.

Luckily, we aren’t the only squares upon whom the indelible mark of Cheech and Chong’s humor was left.  Enter Bob Wiltfong, the man you’ve seen as Nationwide Insurance’s World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World and as a version of himself on The Daily Show.  His earliest memory of Cheech and Chong was “Sister Mary Elephant,” the star track from this album.  Bob joins me this week from the Second City Theatre in Hollywood to discuss the comedy of two of the last comedians to really use the comedy album as an art form.  Even if they were talking about getting stoned a bunch.

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guest: Bob Wiltfong – Bob on Facebook

Comedy on Vinyl is recorded at Fort Awesome Studios in beautiful downtown Burbank.  The samples played in these non-commercial (see: free) podcasts are used without permission, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Follow us on Twitter or at the Facebooks – also, we finally have comedyonvinyl.com, which is almost designed and up.  But not quite.

Official Cheech & Chong Site: http://www.cheechandchong.com/

Buy “Big Bambu” on vinyl: http://goo.gl/g8Bb2

Jason co-stars as Charles De Mar in “A Drinking Game: Better Off Dead”: http://adrinkinggame.com

Bob co-stars in “The Dad Show” at The Second City Hollywood: http://goo.gl/MWRxP

Bob’s Nationwide Spots: http://www.youtube.com/greatestspokesperson

Thank you,

Jason Klamm

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Episode 6 – The Firesign Theatre: Dont Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (with guest Jeremy Guskin)

Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the PliarsNot stand-up.  Not sketch.  Just pure comedy.  The Firesign Theatre are, luckily, indescribable.  You owe it to yourself to find any of their comedy.  They have released 22 albums since the 70s and this is, frankly, their third.

This particular episode forgoes the convention of being clip-heavy, or even clip-light (there’s just the one, really) as we had a lot to talk about with this week’s guest, the incomparable Jeremy Guskin.  You’ve seen him all over your television screens, possibly asked him to leave, and then realized he was so real you thought he was in the room with you.  THAT is how good he is.  And this week he tells us how inspirational and confoundingly hilarious The Firesign Theatre is, and how important it is to him as a comedic person.

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer/Contributor: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guest: Jeremy Guskin – Look at his tweets

Comedy on Vinyl is recorded at Fort Awesome Studios in beautiful downtown Burbank.  The samples played in these non-commercial (see: free) podcasts are used without permission, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Follow us on Twitter or at the Facebooks – also, we finally have comedyonvinyl.com.

Official Firesign Theatre Site: http://www.firesigntheatre.com/

Buy “Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers” on vinyl: http://goo.gl/CJ3tv

Jeremy and Jason co-star monthly in “A Drinking Game”: http://adrinkinggame.com

Mike is in “A Few Good Men”: http://goo.gl/DhXIl

Thank you,

Jason Klamm

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