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Episode 198 — Aren't You Glad


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:04 AM

Aren’t you glad that the Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross and Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith are making their Comedy Bang Bang debut!? That’s not all, Sarah Silverman joins us to sing some of her telegrams and author Cam Billmoth reads an excerpt from his new book Letters To Mom. Plus, we play a heated game of Would You Rather? and Ron treats us to a song from his new album “Forever Endeavour.” Check out the full video of today's episode at youtube.com/earwolf!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Classic CBB blunder: letting the only genius singer/songwriter of our generation sing one song. "Secret Heart?" "There's a Rhythm?" "Strawberry Blonde?" I'm going to have to dock you points for that....

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

Loved this episode! Amy Phillips knocks it out of the park every time she appears on the show.

View PostVampiresVampiresVampires, on 04 February 2013 - 12:29 AM, said:

Classic CBB blunder: letting the only genius singer/songwriter of our generation sing one song.

If Jeff Mangum heard you say that, he would rightly smash a guitar over your head, and retire to his cave somewhere in the Adirondacks to brood for another 15 years.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

The Youtube Video Podcast Network thing is a good idea but there's a fatal flaw-- when it streamed live on Thursday night, it seemed like most people had trouble with the buffering. Based on the live comments and decreasing number of viewers after two minutes in, the buffer issue wasn't solely a problem on the user end due to a slow connection. As you know, timing is everything in comedy, so when it pauses every six seconds, it becomes unwatchable.
I'm not complaining, I just wanted to bring this to the attention of the Earwolf management to see if it could be corrected in order to increase viewership. I appreciate all the quality entertainment produced by this fine network and I guess I'll just continue to listen to CBB on Monday mornings like a normal person.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

Sorry, might be a dim question but when do the archived videos go up on the youtube site? I only seem to be able to view 3 minute clip.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:45 AM

Hey guys, I don't want to alarm anyone, but has anyone ever seen Bob Odenkirk and Jeffery Ross in the same place at the same time?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:02 AM

Are only some of the live episodes getting archived on Youtube? I can't find this show or the Who Charted from Sundance anywhere. Are they anywhere? Or are they nowhere? They've gotta be somewhere. Where?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:17 AM

I'm also baffled by what's being uploaded to Youtube and what's not. If there's video of this I need to see it!
The only thing I like as much as Sarah Silverman is someone doing an over-the-top impersonation of Sarah Silverman. It's eerily accurate, in a shouty way of course.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

Amy Phillips' Sarah Silverman "character" was pretty spectacular. Does this mark the first time that a performer has done an extended impression of someone who actually appears on the podcast in real life?

Hopefully this is all just paving the way for a triumphant Paul F. Tompkins (as John C. Reilly) and John C. Reilly (as John C. Reilly) episode of Comedy Bang Bang. It's not outside the realm of possibility, right?

Right?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:19 AM

Not just this video is missing but I guess there was an episode of CBB from Sundance with Little Gary? That's the one I really want to see, at least we have the audio for this one.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

That Little Gary Sundance episode was great! I thought that the crowd not being mic'd actually worked well with it. After all part of Lil G's charm is that most people hate him.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:25 AM

I really though it was the real Sarah Silverman until I saw she wasn't a guest! I wasn't really listening at the top of the show when Scott did the intro. She did sound a little more shout-y than the real Sarah, but that's obviously intentional as part of the caricature. Great job by Amy Phillips!

About the videos, I was looking for them too, especially the who charted. I had actually saved the YouTube vid shortly after it was on because I missed the live feed, but the video was missing a good chunk of the beginning, and started in the middle of one of the charts, so I was hoping for a complete version.

Maybe they don't have a full version, so that's why it isn't available. Or maybe these particular live episodes are being saved for release as future podcasts, and they want to release the audio and video at the same time.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

That Silverman impression was spot on. Really impressed with Amy Phillips. Definitely should have her back. Another great Campbell appearance too. Still think the self-aware teenager was the best though.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Yes! Amy Phillips!
Her impressions are just uncanny. It took me five minutes to realize that she wasn't actually Silverman (didn't see the video version, obviously).

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Hi, guys! The full video episode will be posted to YouTube.com/Earwolf soon!

Also, we were aware and very bummed about the buffering issue in the first segment of Thursday night's live stream. The good news is, the video crew figured out what caused it, and fixed it! This is something new for Earwolf, so we really appreciate everyone's patience and support on this!

P.S. Getting live fan questions was super fun! Let us know if you have any other ideas of how we can get fan participation on our other upcoming live streaming shows!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Amy Phillips was fantastic. For me, this one was a tie with her Liza Minnelli impression for her best CBB appearance.

Jeff Ross was an interesting fit on CBB. Hopefully he went out and bought some Ron Sexsmith albums after the show.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

Awesome episode. Amy Phillips and Neil Campbell were fantastic.

Also, maybe it's just me, but at points Jeff Ross sounded like a less raspy Bob Odenkirk. He should work on an impression and come back and play him! They should do a podcast with the real Sarah Silverman, Amy Phillips doing her impression of Sarah Silverman, the real Bob Odenkirk, and then Jeff Ross doing an impression of him.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

Fun episode, but I don't know if I like the new live/video option for the show. It seems to alter the established rhythm/format too much. Audio sounded a little different too

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Amy Phillips is wonderful.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

View Postgregm5s7, on 04 February 2013 - 09:55 AM, said:

Fun episode, but I don't know if I like the new live/video option for the show. It seems to alter the established rhythm/format too much. Audio sounded a little different too


Yeah I was thinking that last week with Rusty, BCB and Heidecker. It feels like there's a lot more pressure to perform because it's live. Sometimes the "theater of the mind" is better than actually seeing it. That said, I do like watching the performances and it's something I thought would be cool for a while, but think perhaps it should be more sporadic. I don't know if that's actually the plan rather than doing it every week, but just a thought.