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10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration [...]

By Roger Cormier

Exciting Things Are Happening for Jesse Thorn’s MaxFunDay Today

Today is MaxFunDay, the first ever one-day pledge drive for Jesse Thorn’s podcast network, Maximum Fun, which hosts a ton of amazing shows like Bullseye, Judge John Hodgman, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Risk!, and more. Jesse Thorn and friends are [...]

By Bradford Evans

John Hodgman Says the World ‘Might Not End’ This Year

"Here we are, now approaching my predictive date for the end times, December 21, 2012, which is of course not my date, but the one the Mayans have been threatening us with for a long time. And as far as I can tell, it’s very disconcerting, but [...]

By Bradford Evans

Patton Oswalt on Romney’s Dog-Like Qualities

"Romney is money’s bitch. He’s ambition’s bitch. He’s success’s bitch and he’s victory’s bitch. And, like those particular sort of pampered dogs you see in the laps of the very rich, he yaps and snaps and snarls at the everyday mutt. He’s [...]

By Jesse David Fox

MaxFunCon Is Heading East

MaximumFunCon, Jesse Thorn's annual weekend of well-dressed, bookish comedy is getting an east coast version. From October 26-28, Maximum Fun fans will gather for a weekend of comedy, classes, activities, and merriment in the sure to be [...]

By Jesse David Fox

John Hodgman Wrote About The Mountain Goats

"And I can report that if you are standing in the basement with John Darnielle and wondering how he survived this far, to stand happy in this heavenly basement, you may look down at the hand-painted album of songs you are holding and realize [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Jesse Thorn Discusses How To Build a Podcast Empire

"Podcast empire" might read like an oxymoron to some but those some are just being regular morons. Over the last couple of years some major podcast networks have blossomed like Nerdist, Earwolf, and ACE. Jesse Thorn's Maximum Fun predates them [...]

By Jesse David Fox

This John Hodgman Backstage Tour Is Almost Like Being at SXSW

Come one, come all, to the tour of the glamorous accomodations at Esther's Follies comedy show at SXSW. A vegetarian option will be provided. John Hodgman is your tour guide, and there may be run-ins with Kyle Kinane, Kumail Nanjiani, Todd [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Maron, Hodgman, Schaal, Birbiglia, Schumer Top SXSW Comedy Lineup

The SXSW comedy lineup is here, and incidentally, it's almost exactly the same as the invitation list for my dream wedding! (It's only missing Jughead from Archie Comics and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's characters from Wedding Crashers, [...]

By Hallie Cantor