Episode 232 – Solomon Georgio on Richard Pryor – …Is It Something I Said?

Solomon Georgio is hilarious and talks frankly about Pryor’s influence and what Pryor does best that all comics should aspire to.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
Guest: Solomon Georgio

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…Is It Something I Said on Vinyl

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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 under the provisions of fair use for the sake of commentary, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks.

Episode 148 – Rob Newhart

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It’s not often you get to talk to someone about playing their own father in a movie.  In 1992, that’s exactly what Rob did, for a cameo in “Heart and Souls.”  We discuss how that came about this week, as big fans of his dad, but we also discuss his own introduction to comedy by the likes of Richard Pryor and George Carlin, the former passed down from his father.  The album we’re holding isn’t discussed in this episode, but we are holding it for a reason – it has the first recorded mention of Rob’s name, in track one of side 2, in which Bob talks about becoming a father. Continue reading

Episode 117 – Wayne White on Richard Pryor – Wanted

WayneWhiteIf you don’t know Wayne White’s name, you owe it to yourself to go watch “Beauty is Embarrassing” immediately and feel bad that his name passed you by the millions of times you’ve seen it.  Part of Wayne and his work is in Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Beakman’s World, and the Smashing Pumpkins music video for “Tonight, Tonight,” just to name the three things that are quickest to name.  He’s a brilliant painter (see a tiny portion of a mural of his in the photo above) and comedy appreciator and mixes the two wonderfully with his word paintings, which he intends to simply entertain his audience.  He’s inspiring, insightful, and he likes funny shit.  Listen to why he picked this amazing double-album from Richard Pryor.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Wayne White

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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 under the provisions of fair use for the sake of commentary, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks.

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As a quick reminder, we’re on YouTube!  While you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry and BeyondPod, among (probably) others, we also have selected episodes on YouTube.  At the time of posting, it’s just episodes 1-3 (yes, the weirdest ones), but soon we’ll be uploading the best episodes, in order, starting with Episode 4, Richard Pryor’s …Is It Something I Said?   

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Episode 103 – Matt Gourley on Monty Python – The Final Rip Off

GourleyOne-quarter sketch group, one-quarter country band, 2 quarters comedy enthusiast, Matt Gourley joins us this week to talk about Monty Python’s The Final Rip Off, an important album for both of us.  We talk improv, sketch, and specifically Monty Python’s influence on his work with the amazing podcast/improv-sketch group Superego, which you probably already know comes back September 1st with new episodes and with additional Paul F. Tompkins’s.  I had a blast talking about this great double-album, which, while yet another compilation, might be the ultimate packing-in of the best of Monty Python, in terms of what works as audio-only sketch comedy.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Matt Gourley

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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 under the provisions of fair use for the sake of commentary, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks.

Episode 102 – Hal Sparks

IMG_20140722_181314This might be the first time I’ve interviewed someone for whom I once thought to honor by parodying their website.  But that was back in 1998, and he’s matured since then.  I got to sit down with Hal Sparks this week and talk about his influences, not to mention his unflinchingly high standards for stand-up as an art form and the people who perform it.  It’s refreshing as hell, and it’s a good time.

Also, if you would, check out the show I’m producing here in LA!  ‘The Last Five Years’ stars our very own Mike Worden as the lead, alongside the wonderful Laura Zimmerman as Cathy.  The last shows are July 25-27th at the Chromolume Theatre here in LA.  Come see us!

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Hal Sparks

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Go see Mike in “The Last Five Years” at the Chromolume Theatre in LA!

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 under the provisions of fair use for the sake of commentary, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Please subscribe to us on iTunes, follow us on Twitter and like us at the Facebooks.

For the curious – one of Hal’s old website pictures:
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And one from the defunct “NotHalSparks.8m.com”:
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I have zero idea what I was thinking.

Episode 55 – Andrew Bergman on Blazing Saddles

AndrewBergmanMy favorite film of all time is Blazing saddles.  In fact, there used to be a subway/bus poster for the film hanging where I now hang my LPs.  There’s plenty around Fort Awesome Studios to indicate my love for this film and anyone who had anything to do with it.  So, only a few months after getting to play Hedley Lamarr onstage, I was honored to speak with Andrew Bergman by phone from New York about my favorite film, which started from a kernel of an idea, turned into a novella that I desperately want to read, and became a classic, sparking off the career of my  favorite director.  I had a wonderful time, and Andrew was a super-classy, nice, insightful writer – everything you’d hope.  Enjoy.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Andrew Bergman

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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 under the provisions of fair use for the sake of commentary, and are intended to sell more albums, not to endorse Vinyl Piracy.  Follow us on Twitter or at the Facebooks.