hypnotizingchickens, on 18 August 2014 - 02:15 PM, said:
his consistently awesome appearances on CBB and i4h almost make me want to check out Guy Code... has anyone here ever watched it? it's titular conceit has always kept me from checking it out, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong for comedy's sake.
I saw about 3 minutes of it before Gabrus became an Earwolf staple and couldn't stand it (although I saw a Gabrus-less segment).
Regardless, keep gettin' dem checks Gabrus.
I think I need to say Gabrus a few more times. Gabrus.
hypnotizingchickens, on 16 August 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:
I could definitely see your point having not listened to it, but she's very timid the entire conversation... if I remember correctly, she had just put together a book on their relationship so I guess you could say she had an agenda of some sort, but it felt genuine. it's been awhile since I listened to it so I can't speak too specifically on how much of Mitch's reputation took a beating, but he was in a very bad way towards the end so there's really no avoiding that fact...
hell yes, Harmontown is awkward city and I love every second of it! I'm almost caught up... the sporadic audience interaction adds a lot to how weird it can get, but sometimes the most painful moments involve the people who are supposed to be on stage... especially after the tour.
(...I'm looking at you, Jeff)
Oh I forgot about her writing that book. I know she is responsible for getting the third cd out, and has been trying to do something with his movie Los Enchiladas... But I assume most of the money for those things goes to his family since they weren't married. Whatever.
Yeah he was losing it at the end. I've heard bootlegs of a bunch of shows right before he died and he was gone. He'd just stop talking at times, forget punchlines, mumble. Pretty rough. I tried to see him on that tour, but I couldn't get a ride (it was an hour away and I was 15). It was in the earlier part of the tour and he was supposedly still great that night.
Semi-related: I was going to see Carlin live, but he cancelled the show to go to rehab. Then he died.
I saw Amazing Jonathon was playing a few hours away from me about 2 years back and decided last minute to not go. Now he's retired and his heart is giving out.
Moral of the story, see everybody while you can!
I made a point to see Norm MacDonald, David Cross, Seinfeld, and Brian Regan and they all were awesome.
I haven't listened to Harmontown totally sequentially, so I've heard runs of episodes at various spots. One of the things that kept me from being a fan for so long was the audience interaction. I wasn't expecting it when I first clicked. Pretty sure it was an Adam Goldberg appearance that made me put the podcast on the back burner for so long, but I'm not sure.
if you like awkward, wait til you get to Pittsburgh!
Haha I shotgunned all of the tour episodes over the last week and a half so I've heard Pittsburgh. I actually didn't think that was as odd as Phoenix because they were just being so honest and talking. It definitely wasn't hilarious, and people definitely felt weird about it (hence the e-mails Erin got).
It probably didn't phase me as much since I've been really into listening to deeper and philosophical conversations with comedians lately, more than the typical Maron type interviews. Duncan Trussell's podcast has been fun for that too, and Harmon's first episode on there might be my favorite podcast ever that wasn't just going for laughs (CBB / I4H / Andy Daly PPP).
Also, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer is one of the GOAT SNL sketches in my book. So great.