Monday, October 29, 2018

Succotash Clips Epi180: Trickin' 'n Clippin'

Saluton. Estas mi, Tyson Saner. Welcome to Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast - The podcast that dares to call itself a soundcast and features clips of comedy soundcasts from all around the internet because well, that's generally where soundcasts are stored and, ultimately, found and clipped by yours truly.

It's late October but not yet Halloween as I write this. Even so, if you celebrate Halloween I'd like to wish you a happy one early because the next episode of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast will post afterwards... truth is I'll probably wish you a "Happy After Halloween - Pre -Thanksgiving" when the time comes because "reasons".

Coming up later in the program, we've got clips from: H3 Podcast, How To Be A Person, Threedom, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, Hollywood Handbook, and Good One: A Podcast About Jokes.

We've also got a double dose of raging moderate Will Durst's Burst O' Durst segment. This edition of Succotash is brought to you by Henderson's Hallo Pants and (This epi features Yours Truly doing a recitation from our too-new-to-have-developed-even-a-hint-of-patina sponsor's website.)

Are you ready?  If not, remember that you can hit that pause button if needed... it's one of the beautiful things about a soundcast: the choice of when to listen... and choice is important, is it not?

Just as it's MY choice to leave that pause there.

All right, let's go.

H3 Podcasts
h3h3Productions (often shortened to h3h3 or simply h3) is a comedy YouTube channel produced by husband and wife duo Ethan and Hila Klein. Their content mostly consists of reaction videos and sketch comedy in which they satirize internet culture. In addition to their main channel, they run a secondary vlog channel by the name of Ethan and Hila and a third channel called H3 Podcast. We've clipped from Epi84 from September 12th, 2018, in an episode featuring guest Bill Burr. In this clip Ethan, Hila and Bill discuss having children and the All Things Comedy network (whose comedian-based podcast content has been frequently featured on Succotash The Comedy Podcast Podcast (including About Last Night with Adam Ray and Brad Williams, Bertcast from comedian Bert Kreischer, and Skeptic Tank with Ari Shaffer.

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called "a national treasure," talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history. Our clip  is from Epi 220 from last August, when Gilbert and Frank welcomed an old friend, legendary comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, and it features the telling of an encounter with Donny Osmond and includes a brief bit about actor and war hero Charles Durning.

The three hosts of Threedom coming together were described by Succotash executive producer Marc Hershon as "The Voltron" of soundcasting in his recent review of this very episode. (This Week In Comedy Podcasts, After all, when you consider that Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus and Paul F Tompkins abandoned their regular formats to focus on the basics of being funny with each other, it's the ultimate podcast powerplay. (Sorry to use the "p" word.) This clip features the trio discussing the  philosophy of optimistic nihilism.

Hollywood Handbook
An insider's guide to achieving your showbiz dreams, Hollywood Handbook is from two A-List it-boys who are living theirs. Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements provide an exclusive VIP backstage pass into Tinseltown politics, answer questions from unsuccessful listeners, and bring in famous guests to discuss their craft and how they became what they are — famous. We've clipped from an episode featuring their visit with Patton Oswalt from back in July, with a segment that raises the question of whether or not certain animated rodents exist in a shared universe.

How To Be a Person
Comedy writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show, The Onion, Marvel) and Jess Dweck (The Tonight Show, Late Night) invite fellow comedians, writers, and other interesting people to teach them how to be normal human beings. The clip we harvested is from Epi 148 from May, called "How To Reheat Pizza and Get Airline Miles". It features guest Samantha Ruddy, where they talk about Montreal's "Just For Laughs" comedy festival, being multilingual and, as advertised, how to reheat pizza.

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
Just as titled, Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about…well…jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian plays one of their jokes and then break it down with host and Senior Editor Jesse David Fox. Nick Kroll is the guest in our clip from the recent October 8th episode, entitled "Nick Kroll's Big Mouth Shame-Filled Dirty Talk". David and Nick delves deeply into the psyche of the comic's childhood self and how it influences the aforementioned animated series Big Mouth.

And with that, we bring this late October edition of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast to a close. I appreciate your taking the time to listen. I hope you've enjoyed the selection of comedy soundcast clips, and that perhaps you'll choose to listen to us again and/or seek out the full episodes of any or all of the soundcasts sampled here. (Just click on the show titles featured in the blog to be whisked off to their homesite.)

Perhaps me from the future has some idea of those things because me from the present has absolutely NO IDEA. :)  So until next time, Be decent to each other, Happy Halloween, get out and VOTE for pity's sake and, if you wouldn't mind doing us a solid, could I possibly ask — nay, gently implore you — to please, pass the Succotash?

— Tyson Saner

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Succotash Clips Epi179: Equinoxin' in Autumnal Style

Saluton, estas mi: Tyson Saner. Welcome to this early October edition of Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. Yellow, brown and orange are the colors associated with this time of year, colors also reflected in the corn, bacon and carrots that are often core components of the dish for which this program is named.

Without succotash, this show might have been called something very different...perhaps Hodgepodge,  Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, Everything Stew...

I'm sorry, I've just been informed that the core components for a  succotash consist of sweet corn, (ok, got THAT one correct) with lima beans...which are neither brown nor orange. I'm also being informed that tomatoes, green or sweet red peppers, and okra might be other ingredients in a succotash...

Carrots aren't listed in the Wikipedia entry for succotash - although there is a photograph that shows a succotash with carrots...and one with some kidney beans but no detectable bacon...  Oh, but apparently, according to Wikipedia, "in some parts of the American South, ANY mixture of vegetables prepared with lima beans, and topped with lard or butter is called succotash. I can see where the bacon would stand in for one's non vegan additional fat/flavor component...


Without succotash the show would just be called "The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast"... Except no, that's not entirely accurate either. Without the creation of this soundcast by former-host-now-Executive-Producer Marc Hershon in collaboration with Joe Paulino, Bill Heywatt, and Scott Carvey, there wouldn't be a Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast, and I wouldn't be talking to you about it right now. There might not even be the term "soundcast" which was coined by former-host-now-Executive-Producer Marc Hershon. It's hard to imagine. It's nearly as hard to imagine as it is - for me at least - to imagine a succotash without bacon. Ahh, bacon...


This epi of Succotash has a selection of fresh ingredients,  snippets of audio goodness from Adult Sh1t, Jeremiah Wonders, Blank Check with Griffin & David, Jordan, Jesse GO!!, You're Making It Worse, and WOMP it UP

In addition to clips we've got a Burst O' Durst from raging moderate Will Durst...a seasonal selection of advertisements from Henderson's Pants AND and selected reading from

By the way, if you Google "succotash recipe" — first of all, congratulations on being able to spell both those words, "recipe" is the one that always gives me trouble — and second of all:  many of them seem to include bacon. So that might explain my idea of what succotash is supposed to contain...through a sort of digital morphic resonance I suppose.

Before we get to the clippage, leading the charge tonight is "The Bobsled Run", this episode's B o' D from political comedian and social commentator Will Durst.


You're Making It Worse 
Although ​performing ​stand-up comedy ​was what initially united ​Eliot, Brent, and H. Alan over 10 years ago​, it’s their ​openness ​(​and ​sense of humor) about feeling ​totally ​lost ​and disconnected from the gay community that’s truly bonded them. ​On YMIW, ​the hosts get down and dirty, exploring the ​good, bad, and ugly ​tropes of contemporary gay life, often the stuff that no one -- especially ​​​straight people -- discuss for fear of being labeled homophobic. (Don’t worry. ​They’ll do that for you.) Our clip is from a recent epi from August 2, 2018 with guest renaissance woman Mamrie Hart (and her beloved lap dog Beanz) talking BDE: Big Dick Energy.

Blank Check with Griffin & David 

Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. We've clipped the epi entitled "Running Scared with Paul Scheer" from March 11th of this year. One of the hosts of the How Did This Get Made? soundcast, Paul picked a favorite film from his youth: 1986's underrated buddy cop movie Running Scared.

Adult Sh1t
Buzzfeed's Kelsey Darragh and Kate Peterman give their unfiltered take on life as they know it. From diva cup maintenance to maybe not going home with that guy even though he's got the whole Eminem 8 mile vibe ("wait, are you into that s**t??"). They hope you can, if not learn from their mistakes, at least laugh at them. The podcast where they f*ck up so you don't have to. The clip featured on our show is from the
"Hannah Hart Talks Mental Health" episode from February earlier this year and features a bit of talk about different types of meditation with America's Sweethart, Hannah Hart, to talk about (*drumroll*) mental health!

Jeremiah wonders...
Jeremiah wonders... is a weekly podcast where Jeremiah Watkins interviews guests with some of his favorite original characters and impressions. You never know who's going to call in! Brody Stevens is featured in the clip we have, having appeared in their episode 34 just a couple of months ago in August, and features some "Between the Bits" discussion following an improvisational phone call with "Larry Bird".

Jordan, Jesse GO! 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a raucous, vulgar and warm-hearted romp that will probably leave you a better person. And will certainly make you dumber. Our clip is taken from their Epi548, "Deez Nuts Woof Woof" with guest Ben Blacker. From September 11, 2018, it features a selection from the "birthday party talent show" section of this soundcast's episode. (A little Succotash trivia: Ben was a guest on this soundcast WAY back in 2012, in our Epi37 with OG host Marc Hershon.)

WOMP It Up! 
Slather cream cheese all over your Digiorno and get ready to get WOMPED cause everybody's favorite intern, Marissa Wompler (Jessica St. Clair) is throwing on the cans for her brand new school project podcast Womp It Up!. Her teacher/mentor/co-host/former sniper, Charlotte Listler (Lennon Parham), will be there to DJ and divvy out love advice. Plus other special guest stars. Get a front-row seat to the madness of the Marina Del Rey lifestyle! We're snippin' a clip from their "Live from Largo w/ Jason Mantzoukas, Matt Walsh, Brian Huskey, Lauren Lapkus" show, from May 15th, 2018.


Thus concludes this early autumn edition of Succotash, The Comedy Soundcast Soundcast. In the words of Johnny Mercer, "A winding country lane all russet brown" if you will of selected sounds from folks all over the Comedy scene taking time out from appearing onstage (except, in this case that clip of "WOMP it UP!" which was very much onstage...literally some might say if they were to be using the word "literally" in the correct fashion...) taking time out from appearing onstage or writing or making video content for YouTube or perhaps their own website to, presumably sit with some other people, have a conversation, record it and post it on the internet.

If you liked any of what you heard and it leads you to seek out any of the Soundcasts featured on this program so that you can spend more of your time listening to people have these conversations then my job has been done correctly. I may never know.

I'll talk to you in a couple weeks, until then please visit visit to see links to some other projects I'm involved with and please frequently visit our homesite for the blog posts for each episode which includes links to all the shows we feature, plus the archive of every episode we've done. Be decent to each other and, whether or not you like bacon, could I possibly impose on your kindness the eenciest teenciest bit more and ask you to please Pass The Succotash?

— Tyson Saner