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0202 Tracy Morgan

podcastThis week’s episode starts out with a discussion about how exciting it is when we post these podcasts and the post podcast ritual we partake in. Then the conversation turns to Kevin’s ongoing travels and the fun week Joel is looking forward to as it is Kite Week in the Nation.

Of course, the conversation turns to Kevin’s new “yo’ mama” jokes. We get really deep into the classic, timeless “yo’ mama” or “blonde” jokes. They also let language breathe and grow by changing the definition of “diverge”.kite week

Joel then digs into the Hat ‘O Comedians and pulls out Tracy Morgan! This brings up the big comedy question of girl’s names on boy comedians. This leads to the laugh and then follow up laugh rule of comedy. The discussion turns again, but this time they discuss The Fault in Our Stars film which was an unlikely comedy to come out in 2014. Christopher Guest and his Best For Show, Waiting for Guffman films are mentioned and diverge with comments on Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard. We touch on the Production King of Comedy: Seth Rogan and his lackie James Franco.

So, then the duo does “What If“, one of their most popular segments.

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0201 Richard Pryor

podcastWe start the year out with a bit of a different thing from last season. Kevin has left Joel in the lurch, so to speak, by deciding to do the 199 days of travel. This week he’s in the Westernmost Mountains. They talk about his Sherpa (Korojo), Joel’s photography website and other intriguing travel related things. Joel asks some stirring questions about New York City and how traveling there really is the only place a comedian needs to go as his/her pilgrimage.

Then we get into the comedian of the week as picked out of the Hat O’ Comedians! This week, as the title says, it’s Richard Pryor.  Before really getting into it, we discuss Mike Birbiglia’s rise to fame due to our support.

We let our students know that the Pry guy is dead, but he lives on in many other famous comedians’ voices and eyes: Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Eddie Griffin, Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, Bill Cosby. Basically all the black comedians. Who was the white version of Dick? Well, it was Gene Wilder in the Mel Brooks films.

Then we share a new segment: Kevin’s Klassic Kranks!

Joel also mentions his accidental podcast: voice memos.

We will be doing Give Us A Handle with Kevin and Joel, if you have a circumstation, let us know!

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S01E19 Tribute: Margaret Cho

podcastWe start the podcast with a sad message about the end of the semester of The JK Around podcast (season 1). We mention School’s out for the summer by Alice Cooper. It’s time for summer vacation! It’s time for recess.

We discuss the different climates in other parts of the world and how they don’t build very much character from whence to draw one’s comedy. We list many things that the Nation has which makes us richer of character.

Garry Shandling said, “As a comedian, you need to have something to pull from. You need to have life so you can pull comedy from it.” And we confirm that there’s no comedy in basketball, even in the film “White Man Can’t Jump”. And a city like New York is rich with Latinos, Delis and snow: it’s funny!

And then it’s time to draw the name: Margaret Cho!

Winner of the Last Comic Standing, she is a big, loud, scary, ambiguously female comedian! We discuss her subtle surprise comedy which comes from cultural stereotypes. What are they?

To set the stage for Cho’s comedy, we first discuss her rich heritage from the history of China to amazing Asian cuisine!

We get into the rich discussion of gender classifications. And how these things get confused with the various Asians with ESL speech. This leads naturally to an interesting discourse about bigotry and the moral slip and slide of various cultures. It’s hard to talk about these things without mentioning black slavery, so yes, they go there!

Cho wears a lot of make-up like Mimi from the Drew Carey show. To help understand Cho, we describe Drew Carey’s career and that of Wayne Brady! Using the genius of Wayne Brady, we can see where Cho gets  her depth.

Then we ground our students and John Travolta.

Then the gang describes some of the lovely gifts that they’ve received because of the show. This leads to honouring the brilliance of blond jokes. And then there’s a sneak peak into how the boys conduct their business meetings with Gil, their manager.

Assignment: Expose your arsenal to us on Facebook or twitter. Send us images and jokes that are inside your arsenal.

Assignment too: Treat us like the teachers and abuse us online. Send us rude jokes. “Put the gum under the desk” as Kevin said. Because this is a classroom. Be irreverent!

And then we do “What If?” What if Margaret Cho were the stinger on a bee? Would it destroy the comedy infrastructure?!

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S01E17 Tribute: Demetri Martin

podcastThe episode begins with Joel and Kevin suggesting that Prince could do a cool rock and roll version of their theme song. That gets Joel talking about hippity-hop and how he doesn’t enjoy the “music” or lyrics, but really loves the sexy videos they make to go along with those things.

Then the JK Around exposes their other exploits that go far beyond this comedy podcast. We discuss Kevin’s scoliosis.

And then it’s time to draw the name out of the comedy hat! From Chris Farley to Sam Kinison, we’ve had such great diversity on the podcast out of the hat so far!

Today’s comedian is: Marmaduke! But, apparently, we’re not allowed to celebrate a drawn animal comedian. Kevin argues that if we tributize Marmaduke, we need to tributize made up characters like when Ray Romano’s dad played Young Frankenstien by Mel Brooks.

Joel concedes to Kevin and this week’s comedian is: Demetri Martin! As an aside, Marmaduke has only one name like Madonna, Axlrose or Slash.

Demetri had a show on HBO called “Demetri Martin and the Special Things“. He was doing Drawing Comedy. We explain what that is. And then it comes out that all good comedy has its foundation in reality. All this points back to Marmaduke.

Then the duo discusses their hatred for certain sounds and textures. Joel doesn’t like chalk, Kevin doesn’t like typewriters.

The lesson turns to musical comedy which is something that Demetri practises in the discipline. But is he like Tenacious D? Or is he more like Folk music? Is he Arj Barker doing the Doggy Bounce? Is he anything like Flight of the ConChords (the Australian (New Zealand) version of us)?

They discuss the sparsity of his comedy atmosphere. How he doesn’t have a lot on his sets or tshirts… or expressions on his face (no one actually says that last one). A question for our students would be: Why the sparsity? What is the affect there? Joel’s question to the students would be this: If you look at the show of Pee-wee Herman, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, is that also funny?

Demetri was recently in the film “In a World…”, not to be confused with “The World, End of the World“. We were very upset that the Oscars snubbed comedy and Seth Rogan and his movie. We prove that we are connected in a comedic spirituality to Seth Rogan.

And then we do “What If?” What it Demetri Martin were sidewalk chalk art?

Assignment: Give us some drawings of Demetri Martin type sidewalk chalk art or any kind of art or painting. OR just post your favourite comic of Marmaduke on our Facebook or Twitter!

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S01E15 Tribute: Sam Kinison

podcastThe podcast cracks off on an interesting conversation about time, death, tragedy and comedy. They immediately turn the comedy plus time equals tragedy equation on its ear.

Then we reiterate what we’re doing with the show, interviewing amateur comedians in order to stay away from just discussing WHO the people are, but rather, WHAT they do (the comedy). TMZ can enjoy taking strange pictures of what these celebrities are eating, but we’re going to educate our students. This leads to discussing how the paparazzi are run here in the Nation, which is a sensible way of doing things. Hopefully America will bring these ideas in with Obamacare.

Assignment: How many comedians are in the hat (by sound alone)! Please guess on facebook or twitter! hashtag: favourite jellybean flavour.

And this week’s tributee is announced: Sam Kinison!

The tribute unfolds first with his iconic beret, that special look that Sam had. This was his “calling card” (we go to great lengths to describe what that is). He’s in good artistic company with Van Gogh and the guy from myth busters. Yet, other people might imagine Sam in the same camp as a director, a French person, a mime or someone who rides a tandem bicycle.

Is Sam an angry comedian like Lewis Black or Louis CK? Maybe there’s something different. Kevin explains what that might be.

Then the team gets into a very interesting conversation about long hair on a boy. This was forbidden from 1983 to 1995 in the nation. Of course, Sam lived in that place of rebelliance. We discuss Kevin’s history of long hair and a beautiful Old Yeller-type memory.

We then discuss “black comedy“. Ice Cube‘s “Friday After Next“, Shakespeare‘s “Measure for Measure” or Blake EdwardsPink Panther film (and Leo DiCaprio as Inspector Clouseau) “Blood Diamonds“. Is Leonardo sacrificing his comedy career for Oscar?

Then we talk Ben Stiller at the Oscars with his Secret Life of Walter Mitty (originally with Danny Kaye). Okay, maybe you’ve got Sean Penn to replace Owen Wilson, but still don’t be so desperate for an Oscar. Take a lesson from Lego Movie 2014. Please give us a bit more Zoolander!

We want to see Zoolander and Mr Angry from Mystery Men. Or the Avengers and Zoolander! Captain America and Zoolander! Will Ferrell should get some Zoolander in his Anchorman movie and he could reprise the role of Magneto. Forrest Gump 2 and Zoolander… or Zoolander 2!

And we don’t need Owen now that we have Matthew Mcconaughey. Shanghai Nights? No thank you. Although, we do like Jackie Chan.

So, Sam is described as a Wham Bam Thank You, Ma’am Bowie-esque impregnator of comedic ideas. Which will explosively come out of you like in Alien. Ridley Squat should email us for a Zoolander Alien movie which will rival Prometheus.

Then we do “What If?” What if Zoolander could travel to any point in time and space?

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S01E13 Tribute: Chris Farley

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We open the episode discussing the throwback to the silent film era! The days of Charlie Chaplin when they used title cards to describe emotions. You’d be watching Journey to the Center of the Moon and music would be the indicator as well as a title sign. We discuss the importance of musical indicators. (That’s all in the first 2.5 mins! Very dense episode!)

Then Kevin makes an error in how we’ll be posting this episode, but that highlights the new way we’ll be coming up with our tributees! Very exciting development.

Before we completely reveal this, we describe Joel as a Tim Heidecker and Kevin as Eric Wareheim. They give their full names so that they can go out and work independently from the J/K Around.

Then we tell our students how we’ll be coming up with their tributees which will show how well we know comedy and comedians off the cuff (and out of a hat). We mention Wanda Sykes and Frank Caliendo as comedians we both have fought for in the past.

We honour the greats with the hat: Abbott and Costello, Sonny and Cher, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges.

First Assignment: Not really sure if Cher ever wore a bowler. If so, tweet us the picture or post it on our Facebook page!

Our new direction is so exciting because, ever since we completed our 7 Trials of Hercules, we have now proven ourselves to be honorary PhDs of Comedy. Which we would probably get from Russia Oxford, Swedish Oxford or Nicaragua Harvard or Oxford.

The comedian we’re tributizing is Chris Farley, the fat, dead comedian. He became famous through Saturday Night Live (which is now called SNL). We give a brief history of the show from when it almost began with Chaplin and Buster Keaton to when Laurence of Olivier‘s son (Lawrence Michaels) began it officially in the 70s. This was the Vatican for the greats of comedy: Steve Martin, Steve Buscemi, Steve Albright, Jane Curtin, Dennis.

Eventually we start discussing Farley’s movies, starting with Beverly Hills Ninja which was a comedy remake of Kurosawa type films. That was very brave, but appropriate because in America everyone is obese! We talk about Fat Pride which got big in the 90s (hilarious joke) and the blessing that fat comedians in Farley’s time died before they were alienated by the decline of Fat Pride and growth of the health nut: John Candy, Chris Farley, John Belushi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bernie Mac.

We talk about the big question: Chris Farley, nude or not nude. Joel tells a story about seeing Farley dance for Chippendales with Kevin Nealon and Fabio or Famio?

Debate Assignment: Was it funnier when Farley was packed into that little outfit or when he took off the outfit? OR when he was taking OFF the clothes?

Then Joel tries to talk about the “Van down by the River” sketch, but Kevin refuses. Why?

He tries to distract the conversation by talking about the Folger’s Commercial.

Was he even in Wayne’s World 2? Dana Carvey, Mike Myers.

If you’ll remember Married With Children with Freida, who appeared in an SNL skit. That’s when things finally get serious… sometimes taking the magic out of comedy gets personal.

Then they bring to light an important tenet of the discipline: subtle comedy zappers. You’d see it in the sketch about adopting an adult.

And then we do WHAT IF? We ask, “what if Chris was a part of speech?”

Assignment: What are some nouns we could put in a hat?

Scholar Assignment: What is “Shalom” or “Farley Well“? Is it a greeting? What’s that called? Namaste? May Chris Farley be unto you?

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S01E11 Tribute: Jerry Seinfeld

podcastWe open the podcast reminding our students about the ongoing, very late Garfield meme assignment. Then we talk about the Sunday funnies and how our government is keeping down the strong liberal and conservative voices of heavy hitters like Doonesbury. But this episode hopes to enlighten the listeners and make them red with passion like Sam Kinison or Satan.

We then introduce our tributee: Jerry Seinfeld! He is the people’s comedian with the Midas touch! They discuss the days of the gold rush, heading down to Texas to get the black gold (Texas tea) and getting their hands dirty (and souls dirty) with black gold.

Of course, Jerry Seinfeld is a huge fan of Superman and actually worked with him on some commercials for Mastercard. Is this a moral choice? Should these two titans be selling themselves to capitalism? It just makes logical sense that if you can do good with comedy, you can do bad with comedy. Kevin cites the Flintstones and the Jetsons being on both polar opposites of that coin.

Early-on assignment: Why are the Jetson’s evil because of technology or why are the Flintstones evil and the Jetson’s are not (in 500 words or less)? On Twitter or Facebook.

So, then it’s revealed that MAYBE Jerry and Superman were doing those commercials to save Lois Lane or something? Maybe the plot was thicker than a simple right or wrong question. It may have been an evil plot designed by Lex Luthorington. Of course, that leads to talking about Jerry Seinfeld’s personal marriage relationship life.

The duo discuss his show Seinfeld and how important that was to bring Jerry’s speech, perspective and jokes onto the couches, into the ears and minds of the world! And it’s made the world a better place. Where Jerry walks, the grass grows. He was asked to leave New York City because of that.

Then they gush for a bit about how great Jerry’s work is. Rocky is the eye of the tiger then Jerry is the eye of the bite (comedy, laugh, funny)!

The conversation turns to the Zach Shade episode in which we mention the Chinese bit of Jerry’s. This is something in the common vernacular like yada yada. Could Jerry have turned his comedy into gold like Rumpelstiltskin turned straw into gold? It started quotidian (aka quoted) and now it’s colloquial. So what’s the value? Has the value been sucked out of it? These are some deep questions the team deal with.

We talk about the Jewish heritage from the holocaust to Jerry being a Moses who lead his people out of Egypt, freed them from Pharaoh and turned the water into blood, sent locusts and then frogs to eat those locusts.

And then we do the “what if” segment! What if Jerry Seinfeld was greed?

Assignment: What if “what if” was actually a thing focused on “what if”? Help us with “what if”. What do you want to hear from the “what if” segment? Give us an example of a good “what if”!

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S01E09 Tribute: Ricky Gervais

podcastThis podcast gets off to a great start with us reminding our students what we’re actually doing: taking the magic out of comedy. We take care to remind out listeners that we all could die every day and, most importantly, this year, so make the most of it!

We talk about what comedy is in a few rich metaphors from Lego to Music, citing Brian Wilson and his Sweet Vibrations being not unlike a good joke vibration: Rabbi walks into a bar, type joke.

That brings us to our tributee: Ricky Gervais! A chucklebucket!

We start by discussing how much he laughs constantly on his podcast and in other media. His podcast was so huge, which makes us wonder why our podcast hasn’t reached the Vatican in Rome?

This leads to a discussion about Ricky’s atheist philosophy. We discuss our views about absolutism and relativism and how closed minded Ricky is toward all the various religions, including science. Of course, we talk about the red frogs of the amazon which, Joel explains, may have actually been man-made and have nothing to do with science as seen in the documentary “Unnatural Histories” on the BBC.

We talk about Gervais’ great fame, even greater than He-Man currently.

Joel admits to being an Antagonist and Kevin explains that he’s an omni-theist, which is an expensive undertaking. We talk about the many religions in the Nation: Muslims, Jews, Christians, Children of Q, Children of Slew (based in the Hindu religion). These things are all important for stereotype jokes.

But could Ricky’s religion jokes just be a Sarah Silverman type rip-off which goes against what he even believes? Maybe he’s a subversive Christian. He just drinks, masking his pain and making fun of Karl Pilkington‘s round head.

Ricky Gervais is the Inspector Clouseau of comedy, the character written by Blake Edwards. Joel explains why, as Bugs Bunny says, he’s a maroon. His shows Extras, Derek, Life’s Too Short, stupid twitter pictures, saying stupid things about Mike Birbiglia… he’s a bumbling idiot.

But he did do something good: The Office. It’s a story of David Scott working at Wornham Mufflin, selling paper. What a brilliant concept! Selling paper? Sticky Tack maybe, but PAPER!? Nobody buys paper. It was as brilliant as when ER came on the scene in the 90s. And there is another show in America which all takes place in a paper company with Steven Carrell.

Oh, and we compare him to the Inspector Gadget.

The conversation turns to Derek. A show that parodies Rosie O’Donnell‘s retard movie. Not Matilda or Harriet the Spy, but Riding the Bus with my Sister.

Rosie is like Nike pumps, never out of style, swinging on vines like Curious George. She had her own talk show and even on Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Larry David. She was also in Fatal Instinct.

They reveal the industry term they could’ve used in Tropic Thunder:don’t go full Rosie” (instead of the line Robert Downy Jr. said). Or when the girl in Precious went fat black Rosie. Or What’s Eating Gilbert’s Grape where Leonardo DiCaprio went young white Rosie, with the mom character being Jabba the Hutt Rosie.

This week’s assignment: Write us a joke on Facebook that might be difficult to understand if you’re not IN on it.

And then we do “what if“: What if Ricky Gervais were a detective? Would we still have an Evan Almighty? Or Bruce Almighty for that matter? Or Anchorman 1 or 2? Or the Get Smart remake? This question leads to the whole WikiLeaks story because of bumbling American spies.

Should Julia Louis-Dreyfus be in Mary Almighty? Or should it be Jennifer Aniston? That’s just a final little quiz.

Remember Alan Alda said, “if it bends it’s funny, if it breaks it’s not funny, it’s maudlin“.

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S01E07 Tribute: Bill Cosby

podcastWe start by teaching about surprise in comedy (breaking the dialogism) to our students.

We get right into to talking about our tributee because we learned from our mistake on the Sarah Silverman episode, to stop taking so much time NOT talking about them. Today we tributize a true, classic legend Bill Cosby!

We talk about his penchant for talking about simple things like family and friends. Even if you’re lost in the mall, that can be funny.

Then Joel breaks the dialogism by confusing Bill Cosby for Bing Crosby. But he doesn’t stick to the joke because it’s too silly. Kevin mentions the hard C and K sounds again and they wonder if the “R” in “Crosby” softens the comedy of the “C”.

Right off the top contest: If a consonant follows a hard C or K, does that soften it? Do some consonants not soften it (in a comedy way)?

We talk The Cosby Show which featured the incredible Madeline Kahn. We figure she’d be a huge fan of our show because she has a great comedy sensibility. They talk her career with Mel Brooks and in What’s Up Doc with Barbara Streisand. Babs is a comedian, singer and everything else (booty not with-standing).

Then they wonder which was The Bill Cosby Show and just The Cosby Show. Which one was Madeline in? She actually took voice lessons. And they speak of the amazing way she said “Howard” in What’s up doc (show clip).

She died of ovarian cancer, it was such a loss, but The Cosby Show did a tribute episode.

They continue talking about Madeline which evolves into Young Frankenstein and then Gene Wilder. What a genius of comedy! He created the true Willy Wonka personification from the Chocolate Factory, something Johnny Depp couldn’t do. That was probably Tim Burton’s fault. Wilder was as funny as Steve Martin‘s wild and crazy guy! Other Wilder films: Funny About Baby, The Producers, Hear No Evil/See No Evil and Blazing Saddles.

They talk more about Madeline Kahn and her “I’m so tired” performance.

Then they discuss how brilliant Mel Brooks is with his period pieces: Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs (future period). He’s Gandalf the White, not Gandolf the Grey: He’s a wizard of comedy. Thank you Mel!

Then they get into the meat of the lesson discussing “long form comedy”, the Star Wars joke, Lord of the Funny (Rings), Back to the Funny (Future), Terminator of Comedy, Funny (Fast) Furious Five or just funny franchise. They share metaphors to help the students understand what long form comedy is.

The question arises, WHEN does comedy come from? Childhood, prepubescence, adolescence, teenage years and early twenties?

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That’s when Bill Cosby’s signature SIT DOWN comedy is brought up. Sitting in a cigar with a big ole leather chair in his mouth. As if we’re right there in his living room (metaphorically, atmospherically). This is a lesson Mike Birbiglia took to heart, he also doesn’t try in a similar way.

Then, as we often do, we get deep and discuss Bill Cosby on Spy vs Spy and ask “Did he ever grow up from that”? Why does he only talk about himself as a kid? How has Birbiglia matured so much. Why does Bill wear those sweaters? Does he suffer from those artistic quirks as the consummate professional he is?

And we chastise those comedians who just make fun of Bill’s pudding pops because he’s as 2 dimensional as Tony the Tiger who is the Tiger in your tank, the Eye of the Tiger and the tiger upper cut in street fighter two.

Then they get into short form comedy. Steven Wright is the perfect example of short form comedy. They nail a couple of his most famous jokes. Concise one liners. They also mention Mitch Hepberg, the modern Wright. He was always so high on drugs that he was addicted to. But we don’t celebrate drugs on the podcast.

Then we talk about Eddie Murphy and his 80s stand-up. Bill wasn’t a big Eddie Murphy fan because Eddie Murphy was vulgar. Joel compares Madeline Khan to David Bowie. Yes, irreverency is funny, but George Carlin already broke down those barriers of swears with his dated “7 words you can’t say on television” bit. It’s old news. There’s no need for swears any more.

It’s only now that Murphy is doing timeless family comedy with the Klumps, Pluto Nash, the Klumps 2 (Getting Klumpy!!). Whereas his old stuff has a date stamped on it. It’s no longer current. It’s no Dr. Dolittle. Rex Harrison would agree! What Rex did with Dr. Dolittle was way better than what Murphy did with RAW.

This week’s other contest: Try your own long form comedy, post it on our page, email us. Write us a long form comedy joke. Tweet it in many different tweets and we may read it!

And then we introduce a new segment: What if?! We contemplate “what if” Bill Cosby was something else. What do the boys come out with?

USE YOUR IMAGINATION! Picture yourself in Cancún, watching the buffalo, whales, Super Bowl or bufferfloat.

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S01E05 Tribute: Sarah Silverman

podcastToday’s episode begins with wasting time talking about the alphabet and Kangaroo Jack, comedy film. This film is loved by Liberals and Conservatives from Australia to all around the world.

After we reintroduce ourselves to the students, we draw attention to the hard C or K sounds again in the podcast. We use Jack Black as an example. Joel highlights rappers caring about consonants and syllables and the Blue Man Group who use many rap-like energies.

Kevin offers a glimpse into his journey into the universe of music! He listened to Mr. Queen. But where is the K or hard C sound in Bohemian Rhapsody? They take the magic out of that song.

Then we talk silly voices: Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Frank Caliendo and the master, Dana Carvey! He’s like a comedic wet blanket or a wonderful wet dream.

But there is a warning for our students, to use this power (hard Cs or Ks) responsibly, like Superman‘s grandpa told him, and share these things with the muggles as they say in Harry Potter.

The two reminisce about the origins of the JK Around Podcast, the little argument that started it all. Then Joel also mentions the country of Jkarta in India.

We then discuss improvements we might make to the podcast based on the episodes about Russell Peters, Louis CK and with Zach Shade. We discuss housekeeping, vacuuming, cleaning toilet and cleaning out your bathtub.

Then we discuss our skitches. They’re a hybrid of sketches and skits. This may or may not be poetic, but that’s for the scholars to decide. Kevin mentions his love for the Encyclopedia de Nationannica: History of the Nation. Joel talks Wikipedia and his collection of Encyclopedia Browns.

We talk about our dream to get Dan Aykroyd into 5 or so of our skitches, but he’s so hard to reach! Dan, if you’re reading this, use the contact page and hit us up! You’ve set yourself up with that incredible name. You’re no casually comedic Bill Murray. Get out of your Taiwanese, Buddhist mountain and come back and do Ghostbusters 3! We talk about Dan playing tennis in the Capitol City.

That’s when the conversation finally turns to our tributizee: Sarah Silverman. We talk “Jesus is Magic“, her first and only comedy special. They talk refreshing your browser with F5. Joel questions her decision to use the name of Jesus in her title. Was that cheeky then? Was that sacrilegious? Kevin mentions God is Dead by Christopher Hitchens and The God Confusion by Richard Dawkins.

Once again, Paul Blart Mall Cop comes up, but this time with fellow genius film: Son of the Mask 2!Sarah Silverman

We talk about Sarah and controversy, that big ol’ sandpit in the middle of the Amazon or Fire Swamp from Princess Bride. We make sure that Kevin realizes that the movie wasn’t a documentary, it was a re-enactment or dramatization of true events. We can all be saved through the grape vine and be shown out of controversy.

We discuss religion and the children of Quarthmon, Quarmensain, Quarnon, Quarthmore, Quarmen, Quarmar, Quarninn, Quarnyani-anin and Quarfar (or Q). Then we discuss abortion. It’s either killing a child or not. Does life begin at failed contraception? The good news is, everyone is right! This is absolutism (relativism) in that everyone is absolutely right: Pentecostals, Anglicans, Baptists and Japanese.

Then we talk about how funny Sarah Silverman is and how that’s not debatable, but that it is, yet it isn’t depending on how you feel about it. Your call! Then Kevin shares a quote about her not liking unfunny people telling her where the funny is.

Then we talk “who is funny?”. We know scientists, mimes and tennis players aren’t funny, but Patch Adams was and he was a doctor! Beverly Hills Cop was funny and he was a cop! The people that organize TED Talks, the government and censorship. Everyone can share the hard laughs and sounds.

Then we fast forward to the newest Sarah Silverman version: Jash. Basically, her YouTube channel. She’s doing comedy with Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Michael Cera and Reggie Watts (from Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman). We decide to be a part of Jash. We offer long, amazing skitches not unlike Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Back to the Future 1, 2 and 3. We offer our tome of comedy. The Iliad meats JK Around. It’s Shrek 3 meets Dog Day Afternoon. We’re like Looney Tunes!

Then we talk more about all of our exciting projects in the pipeline for our students and everyone.

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Have a great week! Class dismissed.