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Episode 143 — Grammy Spectacular


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

Can I ask you a question? Are you ready for a star studded tribute to the most important Awards Show of the season? This year Comedy Bang Bang is paying tribute to The Grammys with guests like musical comedy legend "Weird Al" Yankovic, brilliant comedian Todd Glass, and Hollywood starlet Liza Minnelli. Get Grammy predictions from these industry insiders and listen to a thrilling game of Would You Rather? with a conclusion you'll never see coming. Enjoy!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:45 AM

This depiction of Liza Minnelli is exactly what I imagine she's like in real life.
I write inappropriate things on Twitter - @JuliaEveHays.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

Weird Al, always a font. Helvetica even.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:28 AM

I loved this episode so much. If not for only hearing their thoughts on Fred Stoller walking in the Grove. It seems like in 2012 all podcasts will be putting that segment into their show; just wait for "This American Life: Fred in 3 acts, Failing at Standup, Still living in an apartment, and going to an Apple store". If Kathy Griffin thinks she can win without the CBB bump, she is as delusional as Liza channeling Judy Galrand with her peanut brittle (out of context that sounds like a terrible Dennis Miller joke... let me rephrase that, any Dennis Miller joke).
I'm so glad that this was made in February, because that is only when the best podcasts can be made. If I heard that it was recorded in January, I would have disowned it, and would have hoped Earwolf would have burned all remnants and air/pod waves, then get there grammy nomination taken away- Milli-Vanilli style because their lies would destroy us. But I would hope that CBB would have one show taped during the year of Al-Pocalyse

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:28 AM

I'm pretty sure that Scott just misspoke, but Louis CK has never been on the CDR/CBB podcast, has he? I couldn't recall him appearing and can't find any indication here on Earwolf, but I just wanted to make sure that I didn't miss out if he had.

Also, Todd asking "Liza" about Arthur is one of the funniest things I have ever heard. And I'm very old.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:55 AM

Rooms are available in Weird Al's first apartment building. Call now!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:28 AM

Country Roads, take me home

To the place I belong,

West Virginia.. hysterical episode!



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

I have become a person who laughs out loud and claps his hands when he sees that Weird Al is on CBB this week, before even downloading it. At my desk.

That is who I am now.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:10 AM

I thought Amy Phillips got a little overshadowed last time she was on, but she was really funny in this episode. It'll be great to have more regular female character comics on the show.

Todd Glass and Weird Al are always great on the show as well.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

Wow, can't imagine a better lineup of guests... amazing!!

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

every time Al is on the show, man, it's just a joy. I can't think of a more fun, light hearted, positive guy.
aside from him being a staple of my childhood (and most of yours I'm sure), he just seems like the most genuinely nice guy in the world.

Todd was great too of course. I went and youtubed his standup for a while at work this morning.
and Amy's Liza character was a lot funnier than I expected.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:46 AM

Weird Al and Todd Glass? Not gonna lie I did shriek a little after I downloaded the episode and saw the guests. It did not dissapoint either.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

Fred Stoller + The Grove = OTP.
Take the Magna Carta, and throw it in the garbage.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

It's fun already! I love it

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

Also Scott and Kulap should totally be on the Todd Glass Show soon

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

What if Fred was walking around the grove while listening to this podcast?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

I couldn't help but feel disappointed by the lack of acknowledgment of the potential collaboration between Mr. Al and Dame Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber. I was lucky enough to be at the taping of the fantastic Alpocalypse tour and did not get to ask him how it was going.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

View PostPants Masterson, on 06 February 2012 - 06:40 AM, said:

I have become a person who laughs out loud and claps his hands when he sees that Weird Al is on CBB this week, before even downloading it. At my desk.

That is who I am now.

And I am a person who laughs out loud and claps his hands at the mention of Todd Glass on Comedy Bang Bang. If we shared an office, there would be a lot of clapter (the dreaded clapping and laughter combo!).

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:09 PM

Thus far, this is the best episode of 2012.

Al and Todd were great as usual. Plus, Amy Phillips had another solid appearance, although I prefer her Jennifer Tilly by a hair. (Probably because I like Tilly more than Minnelli)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

View Postjars, on 06 February 2012 - 08:27 AM, said:

every time Al is on the show, man, it's just a joy. I can't think of a more fun, light hearted, positive guy.
aside from him being a staple of my childhood (and most of yours I'm sure), he just seems like the most genuinely nice guy in the world.


Al was literally my introduction to listening to music, back in 1994/5 that's all I listened to, then I'd listen to the radio for hours on end trying to luck out and hear the originals of songs he had parodied.... oh, how life was so much more difficult in the days before MP3s and YouTube...

Amy as Liza was great, it was impossible not to picture the real Liza for the entire episode, so well done! Add Todd Glass to the mix and it's a trifecta of comedy bang bang gold B)