Episode 134 – Jim Hamilton on Woody Allen – Stand Up Comic

Jim Hamilton

This week, a guy I wish I’d discovered much sooner stops by to discuss a guy I wish was still as funny as he once was.  Jim Hamilton is one of the few consistent one-liner comics out there (you should listen to his album “Poems About the Ocean” ASAP, the cover of which was designed by friend of the show Dave Kloc and the entirety of which was released by other friend of the show Matt Belknap’s AST Records), and he wanted to talk about one of his earliest favorite albums that not only influenced him, but caught him by surprise.  No shock, but we talk about The Moose joke again, because it’s the best.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Jim Hamilton

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Episode 133 – Jackie Kashian on Lenny Bruce – American

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The Dork Forest‘s own Jackie Kashian stops by to talk about Lenny Bruce’s hit-and-miss American, that does happen to contain a mutual favorite sketch.  Yes, a stand-up album seemingly mashed together with oddly different-sounding performances and also a sketch.  Still, worth a listen for a couple bits.  Jackie talks first hearing this album and how Sam Kinison screaming at her got her interested in stand up.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Jackie Kashian

JackieKashian.com
The Dork Forest Podcast
Buy “American”

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Episode 132 – Tess Barker on Katt Williams – Its Pimpin Pimpin

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The awesome Tess Barker of the hilarious Lady to Lady Podcast stops by this week (and by this week, I mean several months ago, due to some crappy technical issues) to talk about Katt Williams.  We have a ton of fun talking about how Katt’s comedy hits home with Tess and why she quit acting to concentrate on stand-up.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Tess Barker

TessBarker.com
Buy “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’”

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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Episode 131 – Mark Miller on Robert Klein – Child of the 50s

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This week, with author Mark Miller, we revisit Robert Klein, this time covering the fantastic “Child of the 50s.”  Mark talks about his love of comedy, and starting out in stand up in San Francisco, and moving on to writing for Carol Burnett, Jimmy Walker and Dana Carvey, to name a few.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Mark Miller

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Buy Mark’s Book “500 Dates”
Buy “Child of the 50s”

Also, don’t forget to check out friend of the show Rob Kutner’s Kickstarter for his 4-issue comic book series “Shrinkage!”

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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Episode 130 – Joseph Scrimshaw on Frank Sinatra – The Tea Break Monologue

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Joseph Scrimshaw is an hilarious gentleman with a seemingly odd choice for this week’s discussion – Frank Sinatra’s “The Tea Break” monologue from the 1966 album “Sinatra At The Sands.”  Not only is this Sinatra doling out some well-honed bits, the monologue’s honesty and the atmosphere it creates were important moments for Joseph in discovering what works for him on stage.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Joseph Scrimshaw

JosephScrimshaw.com
Joseph on BandCamp
Buy “Sinatra at the Sands”
Listen to “The Tea Break” on Spotify

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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Episode 129 – Matt Belknap on Steven Wright – I Have A Pony

BelknapMatt Belknap co-founded AST Records and co-hosts Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo.  We talk about how Steven Wright started Matt off on a world of live comedy, doing stand up, producing comedy, and break down Steven Wright’s not-quite-one-liner style.

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

AST Records
Never Not Funny
Buy “I Have A Pony”

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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Episode 128 – Kliph Nesteroff on Dick Davy

NesteroffKliph Nesteroff is one of the great comedy historians of today, for the same reason he picked a comedian you haven’t heard of.  Dick Davy has all the lasting strength of many of the great comedians from the late 60s you already know, which made this a really fun discussion.  Kliph’s book “The Comedians” comes out this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited to read it.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Kliph Nesteroff

Kliph’s Blog at WFMU
Buy “Stronger Than Dirt”
Buy “You’re A Long Way From Home, Whitey”

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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Episode 127 – Will Byrne on Billy Crystal – Mahvelous

WillByrneWill Byrne runs the fantastic Military Moments podcast, and comedy runs in the family (Will was his brother Steve’s.stand-in on “Sullivan & Son”).  He picked Billy Crystal’s only album, a snapshot of the 80s, catch-phrase-comedy, and how a comic mixed stand-up with the most zeitgeisty characters I’ve heard on an album, yet.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Will Byrne

The Military Moments Podcast
Buy “Mahvelous!”

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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Episode 126 – Margie Mintz on Mike Birbiglia – Two Drink Mike

MargieMintzMargie Mintz is funny, insightful, and organizes some great shows in LA.  This is a wonderful episode where we talk about her influences and her personal approach to comedy.  We also talk about Mike Birbiglia for the first time on the show, and while we tend to resist albums that never got a vinyl release, this is truly a solid album, worth talking about and re-listening to.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Margie Mintz

MargieMintzComedy.com
Buy “Two Drink Mike”

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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