Entries in graham elwood (2)


Los Angeles Kickstarts a Podcast Festival

Los Angeles is working its grassroots comedy magic of late. On the heels of the successful LA Riot Comedy Festival kickstarter campaign, Comedy Film Nerds' Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini are heading up their own campaign to fund a Los Angeles podcasting festival.

The Los Angeles Podcast Festival (www.lapodfest.com) is set for October 12-14, 2012, in Santa Monica. They're proposing to have a slew of live recordings throughout the weekend along with a few comedy shows. The festival doesn't specify whether it's all comedy or not but the early listed participating shows are mostly comedy. No surprises there. I'm excited to see how the event develops if it secures the necessary startup funds.

Click here for more information.

The announced participating shows so far:

WTF With Marc Maron
Never Not Funny
The Todd Glass Show
Comedy Film Nerds
Walking The Room
The Dork Forest
The 40-Year-Old Boy
The Minivan Men
For Crying Out Loud

Check-out their announcement video below:


Podkatz Picks Up Steam

Podkatz, the weekly chat show from hosts Dan Katz and Carlos Hererra, is gaining guest momentum of late. Recent guest highlights include Jimmy Pardo, Graham Elwood and Matt Belknap (A Special Thing, Never Not Funny). Deep cuts from this year also feature two quality episodes with young upstart comedian, Little Esther. While their usual run of comedian and non-comedian guests help get things going, Katz and Hererra's laid-back banter remains the core of the show.

Currently in it's fourth season, Podkatz continues to smooth over its rough edges, creating a show that mixes the low key conversation among friends with the fun and obnoxiousness of those friends' strong personalities. Bonus points for their continued development of the conversational riff. Much like their unofficial podcast uncle Never Not Funny - Dan Katz moonlights as Never Not Funny's hapless and semi-helpful on-air intern - Podkatz's best moments our when the hosts and guests comically latch on to a topic. New episodes plop on Mondays, with the duration hanging out near 60-minutes per episode.

Click here for the latest episode.