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  1. Shakesbeard

    Episode 66 — Cop Donkey

    Man, great episode. So much could be "best of"... I know it's often considered unprofessional to break and laugh, but I admit I get a HUGE kick when the group is so entertained that they can barely contain themselves. I loved the near-inability to finish that scene once the dragon lady appeared. Genuine laughter for the win.
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    CBBTV Season 2 filming in February?

    This is absolutely wonderful news. I'm a little surprised IFC waited so long to make it official. It would be a huge disservice to the world to leave this REVOLUTIONARY show at just a single season. Here's to hopefully many years of Comedy Bang Bang on TV.
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    Footloose (1984)!

    Kevin Bacon's angry dancing and smoking, a montage of teaching Chris Penn rhythm. Jon Lithgow. What more needs to be said! Oh, also the wonderful tractor chicken scene where Kevin Bacon only wins because he can't get his "foot loose" from the pedal. Super Meta.
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    Episode 65 — Computer Strength

    Yes. I most certainly would. When/Where and what's the best way to exchange or give you my information? Edit: Never mind. I got the e-mail from Julia. Thank you.
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    Episode 65 — Computer Strength

    What a wild response to this episode in general. The fact that so much discourse has been generated says a lot about the topic and the fans. With sybarite we get another first-poster with a lot to say on the matter. You're right, the media is SUPPOSED to be there to find and report facts, but when they all jump on the wagon to get the best sound byte from a fucking child, I mean ALL news outlets made a show of interviewing kids in a crazy insensitive fashion, that it in and of itself made it a clown show. I'd say it was part "news-searching" and part pandering. If it WAS just about finding and reporting facts then why were reporters stationed ALL day and continuing to report when no new information was coming? They repeated themselves and thought of ways to keep their ratings up. News IS entertainment, at least these days anyway and it's a shame. So instead of apples and oranges it's more like oranges and clementines. You missed the point and maybe you don't understand how comedy works for a lot of performers. It can be very different for a creator of comedy vs. a receiver of comedy. A good performer usually processes these things through the medium they know to achieve catharsis. The action of working through this in an act is a method of mourning for performers. I think it was brought up in the podcast that what if a painter did a piece based on Sandy Hook? Where do you draw the line? It's really all or nothing. and nothing is absolutely not a choice. They even said its not making fun OF the mass shooting, but all the wild and crazy bullshit, a lot of the variables, that surrounded it But you DO realize how ridiculous the caller's original statement was, right? "Hey, thanks for not talking about that thing you mentioned that you said you wouldn't talk about. That takes guts." (paraphrased) You contradict yourself here. Yes, it's an interplay between artist and audience. The caller IS entitled to his opinion, but you're arguing that Besser isn't entitled to challenge that opinion further. That's bullshit. I don't know about that. I can't speak for Besser, but I think you're wrong. Though you may be technically right in this case, you're wrong overall because obviously you haven't listened to i4h much at all. Otherwise you'd know that he does have a segment "Letters from Matt Besser's Dead Dad" where he mines comedy from the life of his father as a direct means of coping from something that personally affects him. I'm sure it's been cathartic for him, and it sure as hell has delivered some wonderful comedy.
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    Footloose (1984)!

    God, I thought (hoped) you guys were joking. Have you written five-star reviews for this film?
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    Episode 65 — Computer Strength

    I felt the exact opposite of the caller when that episode first aired. In fact, I commend Besser for doing something so "soon" and having it relate directly to the tragic events. I just remember a LOT of people/comedians saying things like "in respect for the tragedy and grieving families, we're not going to put out our comedy" or something very similar, and the kicker was that their comedy had nothing to do with the tragedy or could be perceived as even remotely insensitive, but the act and claim seemed just as insensitive to me. It upset me (now I sound like a jerk) that people were acting like the only response was to grieve, to set aside comedy, when really that's when we needed to laugh the most. For i4h to do it so soon (recorded the day after) and to deal directly around the events as some sort of... catharsis, was absolutely spectacular and I felt that episode to be in particularly good taste. I like your willingness to bring people on the show, and I would love to be on just to spitball or share discourse, but holy shit do I not want to take the path that would actually lead me to being on the show because I would have to piss Besser off or make a fool of myself. Fuck that press. Great episode this week, and though it may seem like the "Case Closed" segment may have overshadowed much of the show, I love that you immediately jumped into a scene after hanging up with the dude and ending on a hell of a funny, positive and high note. That sounds oddly specific, "all but two." Which 2 episodes are you referring to? Is one of them this one considering you said you hadn't listened to it yet?
  8. Always a fan of the improv scenes about improv
  9. Lindelof, Damon (total cheat, but still)
  10. I didn't find the discussion about money as "tacky" in the slightest, but quite fascinating. I've always been interested in how things work "behind the scenes" and could listen to you guys talk about it for hours on end. I was very surprised how quick that borderline hour-long discussion was up, because I was so immersed. I also have a bizarre fascination with funny people NOT "sticking to the funny" and talking about real shit that is important to them. Thank you for letting us get a glimpse behind the curtain, and I shall be looking forward to the next "Ask the UCB"
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    This isn't exactly "funny" but is just another bizarre twist to the Manti Te'o catfish saga. Manti Te'o Hoaxer (Roniah Tuiasosopo) tells Dr. Phil he was "deeply and romantically" in love with Te'o. Bonus points for a short audio clip of Tuiasosopo's voice as Lennay Kekua. The video sucks and is out of sync with the audio, but it shouldn't matter for just the audio's sake. http://youtu.be/l1I2r2f5E1s
  12. When the going get tough, the tough better pretend to cry too so that nobody knows whose story to believe.
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    Space Jam (1996)

    Was going to suggest this, but saw it already was, so BUMPing it for good measure!
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    Q&A w/ Paul Scheer Thread

    Well, what I was going to say was more of a statement but I'll phrase it as a question since this is a Q&A forum: Thank you?
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    Episode 64 — Blowjob Accident

    Oooh, that's a tough one. Bob has the incredible ability to go 0-60 in the blink of an eye, but Bobby O seems to run pretty high in general. Matt's laid-back voice/demeanor definitely make HIS yells a lot more special. Another sweet episode. It's hard to give constructive feedback when I love everything about the shows. I just wish I could stay on the ball when Matt tweets for one word suggestions. I always seem to notice a solid hour after he asks, which is when the podcast is typically over anyway.
  16. Man, JG is just rocking it. His laugh is so infectious. He needs to have only guests with the initials L.D. Leonardo DiCaprio Laura Dern Lou Dobbs Alright, fine, there actually aren't that many at all. BUT STILL!
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    Jeff Q&A

    First of all Jeff, I'd like to give you a compliment. Here is said compliment: I think it's great that you take the time out to respond to so many questions from the fans on the forum, no matter how mundane they may be. It's swell that there's somebody making the effort to communicate with us and maintain a good relationship with us, it goes a long way and it shows that you care. It certainly reflects your attitude and professionalism, even when just answering which foods you like. End of compliment. I got a couple questions for you, and you're probably backed up enough as it is so no real hurry. For "By The Way" I know I heard that Garlin already had previously recorded these conversations, so is his podcast a "limited run" so to speak where the podcast ends after he posts all the conversations he's already had, or do you know of any plan to have more conversations to continue on? Also, forgive me if this is obvious because I just haven't done the research, but is there a physical address you can give out for the Earwolf studios? I'd like to write and send out some physical hand-written fan-mail to a couple folks. And to follow that up, would each person have a separate 'area' or address to specify, or could I just send something into the main office with the person's name on it and trust that it will get where it needs to be? Thank you for your time and keep up all the wonderful work at Earwolf.
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    5 yr old loves & is jealous of Jerry Seinfeld http://www.youtube.c...bed/oVoR_ZMPgVE How to: Cat Massage http://www.youtube.c...bed/TnZhi5gaX8g Also, I don't know how to embed, sorry.
  19. It's a blessing in disguise, although the fake mustache is a dead giveaway.
  20. What a fantastic and strong episode. It came back full circle wonderfully so many times and I loved how "meta" it got toward the end with doing improv on doing improv.