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Know Your Guest: 5 Funny Podcast People

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.

Neil Hamburger & Todd Barry *Photo by Nate "Igor" SmithAlec 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.


Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcasts: July 21


Again, large personalities win the day in Jesse Fox and Joe Berkowitz's Splitsider Top 5 Comedy Podcast list this week. Earwolf's reality achieves its first bit of acclaim, along with The Long Shot and You Had To Be There (two shows with some of the best co-host chemistry) also making welcomed appearances on the list. The Top 5 include:

Earwolf Challenge Week 2 - featuring Jimmy Pardo, Jason Sklar
The Long Shot #320 - featuring Jack McBrayer
Who Charted? #33 - featuring Marc Maron
WTF with Marc Maron #193 - featuring Richard Lewis
You Had to Be There #25 - featuring Kurt Braunohler, Todd Barry, Mike Daughty

The other Splitsider favorite episodes for the week include Totally Laime #76 (featuring Paul F. Tompkins), The Gentlemen’s Club #103 (featuring Paul Rust) and Pop My Culture #48 (featuring William Zabka).

Check-out the full Splitsider recaps here.