Episode 62 — Fame
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:12 PM
At least I live on the west coast.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:51 AM
I'm still laughing.
Who in their right mind would want to harm Scott? That's nuts.
Also, I think my all-time favorite Martha Kelly bit is her "Break-Up Letter to Food"...funny stuff. It's a shame the Crackpot Comedy Tour didn't become a comedy documentary or a web series or something. It would have done well.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:24 AM
His most notorious lie was when he said something along the lines of, "So I was walking around the con and bumped into MIKE who was inbetween books at the time. And he wanted to do some creator-owned stuff and he showed me this sketch of his new character. So I'm looking at MIKE's work and I was like, 'you know, I think you really got something here. This Hellboy character could be something really cool.'" "GROAN THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. WHY DON'T YOU TEACH US SOMETHING FOR A CHANGE?"
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:52 AM
They're amazing, check them out. Les Claypool is a huge fan of theirs and covered a few of their songs.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:57 PM
Another note on the mask thing - There actually was an episode of Futurama a few weeks ago about a super-famous award-winning actor who always wore a paper bag over his head!
I thought it was a little weird that it took them over an hour to acknowledge that Kyle is in a relationship with someone who is significantly more famous than anyone on this show, but it would have been really weird if they didn't mention it at all. Then again, I guess it was really weird that they didn't acknowledge that Scott is in fact The World-Famous Scottabot.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:06 PM
If we're lucky, they'll skype and maybe we'll get some Mack Truck Toilet Flush!
Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:14 AM
I was reminded of the two years I spent in England when I discovered they have a whole set of "famous" people most Americans have never heard of! I had to learn who these "famous" people were, their back-story, etc. It showed me that fame was so relative.
A year or so ago, I stopped listening to the Howard Stern Show and started listening to comedy podcasts and again discovered a whole new group of "famous" people, namely the "alt-comedians". I had never heard of Tig, Kyle and David (or Aaron) then, but now they are HUGE celebrities to me. Fame really is in the eye of the beholder.
I was very bummed to hear about Scott's negative experiences with being stalked and harassed (but happy to hear he's paid off one of Kulap's boobs). There is definitely a negative side to fame in this day and age.
A friend of mine is a great guitarist who has performed with many of the world's biggest acts (including Julian Lennon!). My friend told me about English singer Robbie Williams who is a HUGE star in Britain, but mostly unknown in the US. He said after their show, he was able to walk out into the crowd and the streets unbothered, but Williams had to sneak out in a limo with blacked-out windows and spend the rest of the night alone. Williams is wealthy, but has no freedom, due to his fame. Sad, in a way.
I agree with the PB guys that the level of fame they have is maybe about the best as they are mostly known by fans who love their work and don't want anything from them.
Welp, that's been comment.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:18 AM
I have a horrible story about ‘I know you’!
Five years ago I took my nephews up to a park in outer Denver. An older African American man came up to me and just smiled. I knew his face, I couldn’t place it…then I could!
“Cookie! Coach cookie! I haven’t seen you since middle school football! How are you?”
He just stared at me.
I sighed deeply, “You aren’t Cookie are you?”
“I bid on the vending machine contracts at your company last week. You met with me for about two hours. We toured all the buildings you own. Good to see you again.”
My older nephew just stared at me and said, “Nice.”
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:27 AM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:32 AM
Just needed to clear that up for some reason.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:10 PM