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Episode 126 — Godzilla with Laser Nipples


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

The fantastic stand-up/improviser Kurt Braunohler rides the waves to the calming shores on today’s Sklarbro Country! Kurt tells us about his fascination with creating sketches in the dark with Kristen Schaal, his on the fence bit of still being breastfed at the age of 5, and how he almost chose a life as a surfer over college. Kurt also shares his favorite segment from his game show Bunk, makes up a story during Quick Hits, and we call up Richard Branson as he makes his final preparations for the apocalypse. If you live in San Francisco, it’s not too early to pick up tickets to see Randy and Jason at Cobb’s Comedy Club on January 18-20 and in Portland at Helium Comedy Club on January 24-26. Don’t forget to tune into the United Stats of America Season 1 Marathon 12/26, 6pm - 12am EST on H2. Henderson and hugs to all!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

hey guys,
i finally registered as an earworlf 'personality' and wanted to say how much i enjoy your show. although, i don't follow sports quite so much anymore because i come from a city that lives vicariously through its football team (pittsburgh steelers), i still enjoy your sense of humor and guests, so i try and never miss an episode. anyway, the real reason i finally got around to establishing myself on your forum is so i could commend you for your sensitivity towards the tragedy of sandy hook elementary. the fact that you opted out of reporting a story that had little relevance to the recent tragedy in connecticut in comparison to your counterparts of 'improv 4 humans' shows your exceptional moral value as humans and i thank you for your sensitivity. sure, anything can be funny in a certain context and with due time, but i felt the show that besser and his guests put on just less than 24 hours after one of the worst tragedies in american history was rather tasteless. i tried getting through their whole episode, but found myself tapping the square box less than half way through based on the lack of compassion they obviously possess as heartfelt individuals. i know they tried using that episode as a comedic 'challenge' against gun control, but feel they really missed the mark. perhaps, i should be expressing these views on their forum, but i don't care to cause a ruckus amongst their fans. i really just want to say that i respect you guys as comedians and more so as sympathetic individuals. i'm somewhat surprised earwolf allowed their episode to float along the sound waves, but regardless am glad to have heard your show afterwards. keep doing what you're doing and consider me a fan who appreciates humor in the right light. like my boy mccartney says...

all the best,
dave

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Oh, how I wish I could laugh maniacally like Richard Branson.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

View Postprestonsinfield, on 21 December 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

hey guys,
i finally registered as an earworlf 'personality' and wanted to say how much i enjoy your show. although, i don't follow sports quite so much anymore because i come from a city that lives vicariously through its football team (pittsburgh steelers), i still enjoy your sense of humor and guests, so i try and never miss an episode. anyway, the real reason i finally got around to establishing myself on your forum is so i could commend you for your sensitivity towards the tragedy of sandy hook elementary. the fact that you opted out of reporting a story that had little relevance to the recent tragedy in connecticut in comparison to your counterparts of 'improv 4 humans' shows your exceptional moral value as humans and i thank you for your sensitivity. sure, anything can be funny in a certain context and with due time, but i felt the show that besser and his guests put on just less than 24 hours after one of the worst tragedies in american history was rather tasteless. i tried getting through their whole episode, but found myself tapping the square box less than half way through based on the lack of compassion they obviously possess as heartfelt individuals. i know they tried using that episode as a comedic 'challenge' against gun control, but feel they really missed the mark. perhaps, i should be expressing these views on their forum, but i don't care to cause a ruckus amongst their fans. i really just want to say that i respect you guys as comedians and more so as sympathetic individuals. i'm somewhat surprised earwolf allowed their episode to float along the sound waves, but regardless am glad to have heard your show afterwards. keep doing what you're doing and consider me a fan who appreciates humor in the right light. like my boy mccartney says...

all the best,
dave d'incau jr. (dinko)



Well not to call you out or be mean but it seems like you joined the forums more to hate on improv4humans than commend the Sklars. I think Besser wouldn't of made that episode if he didn't have compassion for the incident. I know that it is going to offend some people but I just think your getting the wrong idea on all this. Also, I don't think earwolf is the kind of company that would sensor people. Which is why I think you have the right to express your views and maybe do it on their forum You could get in a reasonable conversation with people and not just attacked like you might think. Now then I totally respect the Sklars for not doing the story and have nothing against them but I just felt the need to defend improv4humans.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

hey pongo,
i suppose you're right in regards to this not being the forum to bring up my feelings towards that episode of improv4humans. i didn't join to bash them, but i suppose the issue got me motivated enough to want to discuss it and i choose the wrong place to do it. i'll take my thoughts there and appreciate you 'calling me out'. thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

View Postprestonsinfield, on 22 December 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

hey pongo,
i suppose you're right in regards to this not being the forum to bring up my feelings towards that episode of improv4humans. i didn't join to bash them, but i suppose the issue got me motivated enough to want to discuss it and i choose the wrong place to do it. i'll take my thoughts there and appreciate you 'calling me out'. thanks for the heads up.


Ya sure you seem like a fine guy and I'm just glad you didn't take it the wrong way. Also, I'm just glad you decided joined the forums and encourage you to get active because I doubt anyone will attack in this overwhelmingly positive forum.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:11 AM

I haven't listened to this episode yet, but I found this video on youtube and I had to share it somewhere:

Jason (I think) wearing a bowling shirt and a wallet chain in 1999.

I know it's kinda boring to make fun of old fashions, but on the other hand, look at those rolled up pant legs and those chunky plastic watches. And that soul patch. hee hee.
Their set kills tho.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for the mention guys. It really touched me. I can honestly say that nothing has made this process easier than being able to break away from the mounds of paperwork and meals brought to us, to listen to Earwolf. Jeff and I had a really nice email exchange, but I mention some of what I said to him here. We fight (AND WIN) against things like the tragedy in Sandy Hook and loss in general, through creation. You both create beautiful, wonderful humor that makes the world of millions of people better. I was a brighter, happier person at the end with my mom because of jokes I heard through you all.

To pass along a little fun, at the end the funeral home came for my mom. We carried her out through her garden and placed her into the back of their vehicle. My sister stood next to me, clutching her teddy bear that our mother gave her as a baby. We watched them pull away and through the tears of everyone I turned to the group and said, "That's the way mom would have wanted to go. In the back of a sensibly priced Dodge Caravan."

There was a pause, then everyone laughed. We carry on, because we must, but I carry on with a smile because I know this world is a wide and wonderful place, and it's a little wider and a little more wonderful because of the Sklars, their fans, and the people that help them get on the air.

Thank you. From me, and Linda HENDERSON.