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They Should Have Their Own Show

Five People Who Should Be Podcasting

Comedy podcasting is a beautiful thing. It's the second coming of the radio golden age. Not since the days of Little Orphan Annie have our ears feasted as they do now. And yet, my hunger will not be sated! Some of the funniest people on Earth have taken it upon themselves to fill me with laughter on a weekly basis. And I thank them from my very soul. Yet, there are those who refuse to answer the siren song of sweet lady pod. I compiled a list of five such offenders. I've also pitched a show idea or two, so there are no excuses.

Rob Corddry

The man hardly needs an introduction. If the only credit to his name was “creator of Childrens Hospital,” it would be more than enough to demand your attention. Comedy podcast fans already heard him in the wild. I personally listened to his guest spots on Comedy Bang! Bang!, WTF with Marc Maron and Fitzdog Radio. My favorite attribute of Corddry's is his ability to say horrible things with conviction. My idea for his podcast capitalizes on this trait.

The Pitch: It's called, Rob Corddry Argues With... and the blank is filled in with the name of episode's guest. At first look, Corddry would appear to be yet another comedian chatting with his peers. In reality he would be playing the world's worst interviewer. Not only would he be the devil's advocate, but he would go out of his way to insult and belittle his longtime friends and colleagues. I'm not interested in another interview podcast. I want Rob Corddry to make people cry.

Maria Bamford

Photo by Celeste EcholsI don't laugh longer, or more consistently than when Bamford is on stage. Her effortless use of characters and ability to subvert expectation make her a comedic force always worth watching. A great example of her character work can be heard on this early episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! and her candid conversation with Marc Maron makes her episode of WTF one of my absolute favorites.

The Pitch: It's called Waking Up With Maria Bamford. Each morning Bamford records her earliest thoughts. Perhaps she recalls a dream, talks through some anxiety or even describes her preferred method of egg poaching. The bottom line: everything Maria Bamford says is interesting. I'm just requesting she share her mornings with us. Or at least a prerecorded version of those mornings. I understand it sounds a tad voyeuristic, but that doesn't mean it's a bad idea.

Thomas Lennon & Ben Garant

Successful screenwriters and comedic performers, Lennon and Garant will someday rule Hollywood, if they don’t already. Until then, they should be podcasting. Co-creators of The State, Viva Variety and Reno 911!, creating a great podcast would be an easy bet for the duo. This is further evidenced by their joint appearance on The Sound of Young America and this recent episode of Doug Loves Movies. Both are hilarious. Yet, it's their career as screenwriters that could set them apart from the pack.

The Pitch: Each week, Lennon and Garant regale the audience with tales of Selling Out - the show's title. Anyone who has heard them talk about their Hollywood career knows the dichotomy of shame and pride they feel about the films they've written. Herbie: Fully Loaded may not be high art, but it still takes hard work to get a movie made. Their recently released Writing Movies for Fun and Pofit is the starting off point for this show. Their insight into the film industry, coupled with their self-deprecation would no doubt result in a show worth a listen.

Dave Foley

Some of my greatest childhood memories include watching Kids In The Hall and News Radio with my dad. This is, in no small part, due to the input of my favorite Canadian, Dave Foley. I'm sad to admit he fell off my radar for a while, that is, until his recent appearance on WTF. Now he's back and he's finally trying his hand at stand up! Why not give podcasting a shot? I cannot imagine a world in which Dave Foley is a bad broadcaster. I can't, and I won't.

The Pitch: In this alternate reality, scripted podcast, Dave Foley has decided to become the world’s most polite bounty hunter. With the help of his best friend, a talking dog voiced by Rob Riggle, he'll track down and catch the USA's most dangerous bounty heads armed with nothing more than his wit. Criminals of all persuasion are not match for Dave Foley: Bounty Guy.


The AV Club: Podmass 9-15

The A.V. Club released another podcast round-up via their great Podmass post late last week. As usual, comedy shows garner a lot of ink from the contributors.

Tom Scharpling goes guestless on the recent comedy-packed episode of The Best Show On WFMU.

Comedy Bang! Bang! #108: Pussy CPR features Rob Corddry and Erinn Hayes talking Childrens Hospital and a lively James Adomian appearance as American Apparel's founder, Dov Charney.

On How Was Your Week #14: Our Congressman In His Underpants, Julie Klausner has an almost weighty conversation with Eugene Mirman and some quality pop culture talk with Michelle Colins.

Talk of "air conducting" and lively critiques from Hodgman on Judge John Hodgman #28 The Battle Of The Baton.

Comedian Jen Kirkman stops by for some podcast therapy and laughs on Mental Illness Happy Hour #12.

New Daily Show correspondent, Al Madrigal, leads the charge on the tory-packed Never Not Funny #902.

Check-out the full Podmass post for more reviews on the past week's shows. Might as well start off Monday catching up on some quality shows. Or at least the show recaps.



Earwolf Weekly Update: June 13

David Koechner *Photo by Mandee Johnson - www.mandeejohnson.comThe Earwolf team has another slew of great episodes coming your way this week. According to their weekly newsletter, some of the guest highlights include:

Matt Walsh guests on How Did This Get Made? as Paul Scheer and company discuss the lows of The Love Guru.

Comedy Bang! Bang! features visits from Childrens Hospital's Rob Corddry and Erinn Hayes, along with James Adomian debuting a new character.

David Koechner talks charts on Who Charted?

Get the full scoop on this week's shows and other Earwolf happenings from the full Earwolf newsletter here.