Episode 107 – Nate Bargatze on Jerry Seinfeld – Im Telling You For The Last Time

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Nate Bargatze is both hilarious and thoughtful, so I was excited to cover Jerry Seinfeld’s “I’m Telling You For the Last Time” again with him.  Also, he has a show at Largo in LA tonight.  Go see him!

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Nate Bargatze

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Buy “This Is Spinal Tap” the soundtrack

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 106 – Mark McConville on This Is Spinal Tap – The Soundtrack

McConvilleMark McConville is now the second member of the Superego team to drop by Fort Awesome Studios, and we cover a mutual favorite album – the soundtrack to This Is Spinal Tap.  It’s always a special pleasure to not only cut in music clips, but to speak to the musically educated and skilled about mixing music and comedy.   Mark was awesome, and so is special guest Eilon Paz, author of the book “Dust & Grooves,” which chronicles his interviews with fascinating vinyl collectors – his interview is after the closing the theme as a bonus.

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

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The Journeymen

Buy “This Is Spinal Tap” the soundtrack
Article about the recent vinyl re-issue of the album (SPIN)

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 105 – Dave Waite on George Carlin – A Place for My Stuff

Dave WaiteDave Waite‘s comedy album Hotdoggin’ comes out tomorrow, August 12th on Stand Up! Records.  Today, he talks about one of his favorite albums, chosen at random from a few contenders – George Carlin’s A Place for My Stuff, which was a ton of fun to revisit.  Stand up mixed with sketch is hard to do right, and while Carlin does, it’s easy to see why few people have done it right since – namely, it’s hard to be that brilliant as a stand up and then also spend the time to translate your unique voice into sketch.  Awesome stuff.

On a sad note, the world lost Robin Williams today.  Listen toward the end for two clips from my favorite Robin Williams film, Good Morning, Vietnam.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Dave Waite

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Buy “A Place for My Stuff”

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 104 – Elan Mastai on The McKenzie Bros – The Great White North

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His film What If?, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan opens in limited theatres today, and nationwide Friday, August 15.  Elan Mastai is Canadian, and isn’t afraid to change his accent to subvert the US and take it over.  Again, his film opens today.

He also picked an awesome, self-referential, super-meta comedy album from 1981 – Bob and Doug McKenzie’s (aka Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) “The Great White North.”  It’s a piece of punk comedy that, like all successful punk things, got super popular.  Unlike some punk, though, this still has legs.  Enjoy, and check out What If?

 

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Elan Mastai

What If?
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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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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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The Journeymen

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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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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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Episode 101 – Brendon Small on Steve Martin – Lets Get Small

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Metalocalypse and Home Movies’ own Brendon Small drops by at his own place to discuss “Let’s Get Small” for, somehow, only the second episode in our show’s history to cover it.  This time, we’re talking to a musician and comedian, so we discuss both sides of the Steve Martin coin, and also comedy and music nerdery.  This episode is the second in an unofficial and unintentional mini-series, following Dave Hill on “Wild And Crazy Guy” a few weeks back – two awesome comedian/musicians talking about Steve Martin’s insanely influential best works.

Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Brendon Small

BrendonSmall.com
Buy “Let’s Get Small”

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 100 – Matt Lieberman Interviews Jason about his 1999 album Shoestrings – with Guests James Urbaniak and Alex Salem

Episode 100Matt Lieberman (Sourcefed, Afterbuzz, friend of the show) made the kind offer to interview me for our hundredth episode.  I assumed that meant “talk about my collection,” when what Matt had in mind was much more sinister – he wanted me to talk about my own comedy album from 1999.  Talk about myself though I might like to… do… I was reticent, but it was a fun trip down memory lane, and it’s nice to remember your first major, completed project and see that it had a place, somewhere, among other things.  James Urbaniak and my Drinking Game buddy Alex Salem were there for emotional support and unexpected, but welcome, analysis of my (with Dan Gomiller) ridiculous album.

A quick thank you also to the people who have made these 100 episodes possible, besides our awesome guests: Mike Worden, Jen Smith, Dan Gomiller, Dan Schlissel, Josh Mills, James Urbaniak, Jeremy Guskin, Mike Preister and many more folks have given of their time and resources to help make this show something I’m quite proud of.  Thanks for listening, boeau’.

Host: Matt Lieberman
Guest hosts: James Urbaniak, Alex Salem
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guests: Jason Klamm

Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour (Podcast and Archive)
Getting on With James Urbaniak
Viewers Like You (featuring Alex Salem and Matt Lieberman)

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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