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    Episode 442 - Atlantis Dire Warning

    Ming is a character that Rowley did for many years live at the Groundlings. He was in various sketches in different formats- sometimes it'd be a normal sketch and other times it'd be an interactive improv where Ming was a life coach and he talked to the audience, etc. etc. It's worth nothing that at that specific theater, you have to produce several sketches a week with new 'big' characters every week and they encourage you to use any tool you can to create a character- pick a piece of wardrobe, a voice, a physicality, etc. and try and turn it into a character. In that fast-pace process, sometimes it can wade into murky waters when the character shows ethnic or flamboyant traits. It gets murkier still when you do a ethnic/flamboyant voice or behavior and the audience goes wild for it. Some performers will cut something if its problematic even though it gets a great reaction and other performers will double down on it. Stand ups have a similar problem when they're trying to write new material quickly- some cut jokes that don't fit their worldview, others will keep anything that gets a consistent laugh. With all that said, the incarnation on CBB seems to be just an irregular and specific accent or cadence for Rowley to use while riffing. Without knowing that it's a remnant from an actual character or seeing Rowley perform it (he has a Jim Carrey-like rubber-face when performing), it is pretty much a voice which I can see as being insensitive/offensive/confusing.
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    Episode 258 — Yoke Jams

    Now that NNF is FREE (!!!) can someone give me a time stamp for the Seth Morris/J Pardo talking Bill Callahan convo? Thanks!
  3. I think UCB will do just fine despite the marketing angle of that new independent improv workshop. There are a lot of people who don't get on Harold teams or who decide to socialize in other improv communities and these smaller workshops give them further opportunities to keep doing what they love. Also it would be hard to start a new school or workshop that used the exact syllabus as UCB or other established theaters. If someone was that into the philosophy of a specific theatre they would likely stay at that theatre and not open a new school.
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    Episode 114 — Surfing Rainbows

    I thought this was a great episode. Some of the feedback on here is just weirdly mean and ugly though. Howard & Kulap seemed to have a great, positive time despite some of the strongly worded concerns in this thread.
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    Podcast Hosting

    I am using Libysn as a host and using Feedburner to manage my feed into iTunes. One thing I noticed however is that my statistics on Libysn are WAY WAY different than my stats on Feedburner. My Libsyn stats show about 10X more activity and hits than my Feedburner stats. Is there a way to look at these to figure out an accurate idea of what the stats are?
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    Podcast Hosting

    Huge thanks, guys!
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    Podcast Hosting

    Hey bros. Are there any good "pro" hosting options beyond LibSyn? I'm looking to host & release a weekly show and I'm having trouble finding a host that beats LibSyn's $15 a month plan features. Google's results lead to some shabby looking podcast sites that look like they haven't been updated since 2007. Any indies or coming-up hosts that look promising?
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    Episode 81 — Super Bowl Roast

    Randall, Jason. Let it be know that I found your jokes to be exaggerated and heightened. Your other segments in past episodes where you relayed that week's current events without bias, editorial opinion or comedic augmentation were much better and factually accurate. I implore you, as a fan, to return to your previously established level of journalistic integrity. Sincerely, A Big Comedy Fan With a Great Sense of Humor
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    Audio Questions

    Right now Amazon is selling the Tascam DR-40 (normally around $200) for $162.15. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NACC6M/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details The list price says $188 but there is a limited time 15% off discount on checkout. I snagged this in a heart beat after haggling with about 7 different eBay vendors who wouldn't go below $175. One guy offered it to me for $172 and said it was "the lowest price on the planet for this item". Oops!
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    Audio Questions

    Thanks, Jonny. I was thinking of using a laptop for live sound cues/music instead of adding those extra sounds in post. I haven't been able to pinpoint the exact name of the equipment that connects the laptop to the mixer or if all that is needed is a specific type of cord.
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    Audio Questions

    Very interesting alternative! I don't mind buying them. Just mainly wondering if there is a particular quality that separates the $15-20 brand names I've seen from the $5 anonymous unbranded options on eBay. Also wondering if mics, mixer & digital recorder are all the components needed to record. Some things I've read also discuss an interface to connect the mixer to a laptop but unsure if that is needed.
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    Audio Questions

    Hey dudes! I've been shopping for equipment for my upcoming podcast and need some advice on some accessories. So far I have: 5 Shure SM58s Behringer 1204FX Mixer and I'm going to buy a Tascam DR40 digital recorder I was able to get all those for about 65% of cost via eBay. My question is about pop filters and mic desk stands. Are there any pop filter brands/models you suggest? I've seen a few online that are very affordable but have mixed reviews. As for mic desk stands...I've seen some stands in the $15-30 range new and I've also seen stands being sold separately as bases and mounts for 3 to 4 times the cost. I'm trying to keep overhead low and would appreciate some advice on a good stand. Thanks for bearing with my questions! Excited to get everything together and start recording. L