Jon Daly has proven to be one of comedy’s rising stars, and much of his success is due to his character work in podcasts like Comedy Bang! Bang! Earwolf recently dropped a new Earwolf Presents for Daly and comedy fans everywhere: “Jon Daly's Rafflecast."
The “Rafflecast” begins with the awakening of Jon 4000, a University of Phoenix college radio DJ. Jon lists the recently-heard tracks on the radio, including songs by Jimmy Buffet with "I’m the Karl Rove of Music," Vampire Weekend with "Check out our Influences," the Jocks with "Nerds Suck," The Nerds with "We Like Tits," and Moby with “Black People Singing Soulfully Over Shitty World Music House Beats.”
Daly returns as himself for the next segment and explains he will do things on this podcast based on requests from people via his Twitter account: @jondaly. He will pretty much do anything asked of him. Case in point: 3 “hilarious” fans of his ask him to fellate himself, which he attempts (but fails) to do on air. Now no one better ask him to orally please himself anymore…it’s been tried. If the show goes to a regular series, we'll see how this ask the fans segment continues to fare. And how Daly survives.
During the next segment, Daly rants about the federal government shutting down California dispensaries via a Cypress Hill-inspired rap titled “Icky Icky, the Weed’s Too Sticky.” The music continues as Daly records a hilarious and well recorded Van Halen-inspired tune about “driving around” and “fucking.”
Daly then “pulls some strings” to have Mr. Freeze from Batman read Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice.” Next, Garrison Keillor comes on to celebrate “Jelloem laureate” Bill Cosby Bukowski's birthday. Keillor even plays a rare 1967 “jelloem,” recorded live in Café Scumbag all the way on the “Lower East Side of Los Angeles.” Finally, Daly does the seemingly impossible feat of re-enacting City Slicker’s II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold in 1 minute. It should be noted: Daly has never seen CS II.
This podcast is hilarious and highlights Daly’s genius in a new medium. I anxiously anticipate more “Rafflecast” episodes, and hopefully a regular podcast á la Daly’s fellow cracked-out partner, Brett Gelman’s “Gelmania.” I’m sure we would see more guests along with characters like Sappity Tappity, everyone’s favorite drunk English rollerblading Christmas Tree! Follow Daly on Twitter at @jondaly and catch him live all over Los Angeles.
You can listen to Earwolf Presents Jon Daly's Rafflecast here.