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Plop of The Week: The Bugle

Our favorite comedy show/episode submitted to this week's Splitsider Week In Comedy Podcasts is The Bugle's rapid-fire Qaddafi riffing session offered up by comedians John Oliver and Andy Zaltman. The recap:

Man, every week, The Bugle could easily be the podcast pick. It’s that good. That consistent. The Bugle receives bonus points for its stick-it-to-the-man credentials. Basically hosts John Oliver (Daily Show hero supreme) and Andy Zaltman take turns being bad ass. The latest edition of Oliver and Zaltman political satire features a spirited “F*ck-You-Logizing” of Qaddafi, the recently deceased and deposed Libyan leader. Zaltman wonders when the “unconfirmed reports” will cease. There’s excitement for Elton John’s newest Qaddafi rendition of “Candle In The Wind.” Oliver recaps all of Qaddafi’s Bond villain traits. The guys question whether the “International Society of Fugitives” will downgrade Qaddafi’s final sewage pipe hideout. Oliver proposes the glory of the inevitable Qaddafi final-hideout-turned-tourist-attraction, complete with sewage pipe themed trinkets for kids. Zaltman also gleefully reads off taunting RIP tweets from other despots. Coming off his recent stand-up appearance in Orlando, Oliver also intros the show with an enthused takedown of the kids’ paradise. This includes Oliver’s joy/sadness at witnessing zombie smoking breaks at the Halloweened-out Universal Studios. The guys also squeeze in a quick UK-sports news round-up (AKA dumping on the French). Another week, another inspiring rapid-fire session of Oliver and Zaltman’s savage and breezy comedy.


The full list of shows making the Spitsider cut:

Making It with Riki Lindhome #15 - Ben Schwartz
The Nerdist #134 - John Hodgman
Who Charted? #47 - Jimmy Pardo
The Bugle #169 “Captain Crazy Corks It”
Mike and Tom Eat Snacks #39 "Banana Cream Pie"

You can check-out the full Splitsider post here, complete with everyone's recaps/reviews.

Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 7


Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz, Splitsider's intrepid digital comedy reporters, released another strong Top 5 Comedy Podcast list. The heavy hitters won the day, or week, this time around. At the start of the month, The Pod F. Tompkast and Superego plop new episodes - it's pretty much a make-shift comedy combo available on the 1st of the month. Tough luck for other shows releasing episodes early in the month. Good luck for comedy fans, however.

Comedy Bang! Bang! #112 - featuring “Weird” Al Yankovic, Paul F. Tompkins
Pod F. Tompkast #12: Live - featuring Jen Kirkman, Judy Greer
The Smartest Man In The World:  Dogs
Superego #3:5 - featuring John Hodgman, Andy Daly, Erinn Hayes, Julie Klausner, Paul F. Tompkins
WTF with Marc Maron #188 & 189 - featuring Christopher Titus & Nick Thune

The not-quite-Top-5-worthy mentions are Doug Loves Movies (featuring Tom Lennon, Ben Garant and Samm Levine) and a bonus Comedy Bang! Bang! #111 (featuring Harris Wittels, David Guy Levy and Brett Gelman).

Check-out the full Splitsider Top 5 Show recap here.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: June 9th


Yesterday Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz released their weekly Top 5 Comedy Podcast list for Splitsider. We're not in full agreement with their choices, but we're still down with the podcast family getting some love. Definitely some stand-out episodes chosen. Earwolf continues to win hearts with its ever growing catalogue of great shows. New York comedy and more impresario, Julie Klausner, keeps paving her podcast way with strong outings. Plus, John Hodgman keeps being John Hodgman and that's nothing to take for granted. The chosen ones:

Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca
Comedy Bang! Bang! (featuring John Mulaney/Nick Kroll)
How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner (featuring Julieanne Smolinski/Mike Snacks)
Judge John Hodgman
Who Charted? (featuring Andy Daly)

Honorable mention recognition went to WTF with Marc Maron (featuring Brian Posehn), Doug Loves Movies (Samm Levine/Kevin Pollak/Ali Nejad), Glitter In The Garbage (Sarah Baker/Ian Gary), and Sklarbro Country (Pete Holmes/James Adomian).

Check-out the full Splitsider post here.


Superego Photo Fun With John Hodgman and Paul F. Tompkins

Looks like another fun Superego is in the works. Yesterday, the show posted this fun photo of the great John Hodgman and Paul F. Tompkins. Looks like it's a behind the scenes shot from a recent show recording. Podcasting and comedy worlds colliding. Enjoy.