Episode 120 — Wild Horses
Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:47 PM
Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:58 AM
Also, today's Earwolf selection made my brain explode.
I'd say another guy in there would be nice, but it is refreshing to have more than one female on this show. Maybe throw Paul Rust in, I think his dynamic with Lauren is great. Nice to see Mary back for a second week in a row.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:14 AM
The comments on that article made me really sad.. "Women are just not funny" is one of the most upvoted comments..
Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:22 AM
I don't like the idea of telling people how to limit or produce their comedy, that is not anyone business except their own. There are plenty of funny women out there, that deserves their due, but that does not mean we should interfere with others art.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:10 AM
That being said that what the BBC is doing will ultimately hurt female comedians more than it will help them. This rule simply requires panel shows to have a female panelist. It's a rule that focuses on quantity and not necessarily quality. There's nothing to stop them from hiring a woman based solely on appearance as a ratings ploy. This could also dilute the market by leading aspiring actresses or people who just want to be on TV to try out for these shows since they HAVE to have a female. Thus you risk having someone that isn't talented simply trying to grab some face time.
Too long;didn't read: Seems more like a gimmick/ploy to grab a larger audience and make more money than it does an attempt to promote equality.
That being said I'm looking forward to giving this show a listen since Lauren is easily one of the funniest HUMANS (see what I did...because the show is called....ahhh forget it) in podcasting/comedy today.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:13 AM
One of the bigger problems is that this comedy panel show format is so prevalent in the UK. They're bland and cheap to make and they aren't even a good format for a lot of comedians, male and female. There's plenty of funny women here, but they don't necessarily shine when trying to come up with jokes on a topical quiz show.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:54 AM
Stephanie is always soooooo good. Crystal is now one of my all time favorite characters.
Brett: Women get smegma too.
Lauren: EW. FUCKING SHOWER. Everyone.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:44 AM
This episode wasn't one of my favs, but it may be because improv5humans is harder to do than improv4humans. Anyway, I didn't know about Wild Horses before this show. I think I'll check them out live.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:07 PM
This episode was a great Improv4Humans. Any I4H episode, or any Earwolf episode, with Lauren Lapkus is aces! She's in my Top 5 favorite guests on Earwolf podcasts. The last 2 episodes (smegma and human body/puberty) were effing amazing... spat water water all over my computer screen at work with the Smeg Cheese harvesting.