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Thursday, December 17, 2009

On tonight's show - the guy from last night's show

It seems that the LA comedy podcasts all fish from the same pond. They all seem to have comedy regulars like Paul F. Tompkins and Chris Hardwick. Also Weird "Al" has become hip appearing on "CDR" and Doug Benson's movie show.

All these people are funny, but it makes the podcasts as limiting as the comedy shows. The hip comedy shows will have the same pool of comedians in LA. I guess it's about calling your friends and getting it done.

If Benson's show or CDR are the main stage of podcasts, then shows like "The Paul Goebel Show" are the open mic of podcasts. his shows feature new up and coming comedians he meets at the open mic. Some are funny and some are just fine. But it's nice to hear a different white male voice on the air once in a while.

This week a Todd Glass-less podcast of "Comedy & Everything Else" welcomes the Bud Light Golden Wheat of comedy (slightly less bitter than before) Marc Maron. On Marc's Podcast last week he welcomed hilarious comedian Andy Kindler. Just a Marc and Andy were guests on Doug "not now I'm talking up this chick" Benson on his funny podcast "I Love Movies." A week before that, Doug was on JImmy Dore's "Comedy & Everything Else."

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