Let's connect the comedy dots a little. All five performers below are hilarious on Twitter and/or on the stage. They also bring the comedy in full force to their podcast appearances.
Alec Sulkin: one of a handful who has totally mastered Twitter
Brendon Walsh: one of the best touring standups on the scene today
Jesse Miller (aka Andre Hyland): he puts on a hilarious live talk show in Los Angeles, a tone of superstar potential
Todd Barry: voice of 3 of the best comedy albums in the last decade, simply one of the funniest people alive
Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger): the anti-comedy king
Maybe you know their work. Maybe you don’t. Either way don’t miss the chance to really get to know them. Well, at least in that “podcast” sort of way. Here are some not-quite lost episodes worth checking out.
Alec Sulkin, Sklarboro Country #59
The Sklar Brothers talk to Sulkin about the validation he receives on Twitter, his friendship with Seth MacFarlane and how growing up a Red Sox fan shaped his entire worldview.
Brendon Walsh, WTF #210
Walsh talks about growing up the son of a fireman, getting into a fight precipitated by someone pouring beer in his hat and tricking a Los Angeles neighborhood into thinking a new Whole Foods is opening up.
Jesse Miller/Andre Hyland, The Gentleman’s Club #74
The guys talk Bengals football and Reds baseball, hollering at girls on a Rascal Scooter in a Vons parking lot and his burgeoning career as a talent agent (clients include Daryl and Tanya Starlet).
Todd Barry, Who Charted? #42
Listen to Barry’s impression of dubstep music, his distaste for anything popular and his hatred for seeing movies in a crowded theater.
Gregg Turkington/Neil Hamburger, On Cinema
Listen to Turkington and Heidecker discuss Ghostbusters, The Shining and Run Lola Run. In this anti-comedy show, the two “film buffs” aren’t sure when the movies were made, if the movies won any academy awards or what happened during the movies. But, they sure are fans of these classics.