Hitting Play

11
Jan

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Kevin Bacon Wears a Blue Button Down Shirt and Black Boots

Join Scott and Shawn as they breakdown and review "Kevin Bacon Wears a Blue Button Down Shirt and Black Boots", the season five premiere of the hilarious absurdist talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!" Listen as they detail the show's interesting history, from its beginnings as the Indie 103.1 radio show "Comedy Death Ray Radio", running concurrently with the Comedy Death Ray stage show, to being adapted into an amazingly creative talk show that ran for 110 episodes on the Independent Film Channel. They'll talk about the very talented and very funny Weird Al Yankovic, making his debut as the show's third bandleader/announcer in this episode. They'll also talk about the episode's special guest, Kevin Bacon, and even play a little Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon of their own! So pour yourself a glass of green water, hold on to your gold, and laugh along with us! 
 
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19
Oct

Am I Right?? (w/ Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson)

Join Scott and his very special guests, hosts of the hilarious Canadian Comedy Award nominated radio show "Am I Right??", Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson! Evan and Jesse are usually in Calgary, but for this conversation, they are strewn about Canada with Jesse angrily sitting on a park bench in Vancouver while Evan enjoys a coffee at the airport in Edmonton. Listen as they discuss some memorable moments from the long run of their radio show. From hilarious returning guests like Andy Kindler and Tom Scharpling, to teaching Norm MacDonald about Twitter, and other times the interviews did go as planned. They'll also ramble on about Pop-Up Video, Del Amitri, and so much more! This episode was a blast! So grab your headphones, and get ready for this continent spanning conversation! 

Listen to the return of "Am I Right??" here: http://cjsw.com/program/the-throwback-am-i-right/ 

Or check out their archives on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/RxbRt.c 

And don't forget to donate to CJSW's annual funding drive! 

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10
May

Tom Goes to the Mayor: Glass Eyes

Join Scott, and um, a familiar guest, as they review "Glass Eyes", a hilarious episode of the Adult Swim animated cult hit, created by Tim and Eric: "Tom Goes To the Mayor"! Listen as they discuss how Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim mailed copies of their funny videos to their comedic idols, and how one recipient gave them their big break. They'll also talk about the original pitch for the show, why this episode had to be rewritten numerous times, and the complicated absurdity of this episode, which required Tim and Eric to make a chart in their office. From community spirit, shopping, and food, to barrel goats, archery, and glass eyes, this one has it all. So sit back with a hoogie, protect your eyes, and enjoy the show! 

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28
Mar

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and More (w/ Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore)

Join Scott and his very special guests, Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore, as they discuss some recent big moments in their lives and careers. Listen as they talk about working with the great Tom Scharpling on "The Best Show" and its podcast "The Half Hour of Power" as well as being extras in The Best Show's Adult Swim special "The Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: We're Newbridge, We're Comin' To Get Ya!". Kristen also talks about her recent appearance in Natasha Rothwell's episode of the Netflix series "The Characters", and takes us through the exciting and strange experience of winning $20,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" There's also a bunch more talk about The Best Show, Cape Cod, and Supermarket Sweep! So sit back, lock it in, and let it be your final answer! 

Follow Kristen Bartlett on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kristencheeks 
Follow Jason Gore on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sonicdork 

Listen to The Best Show at: http://www.thebestshow.net/ 

Subscribe to The Best Show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-show-tom-scharpling/id949658944?mt=2 

Buy the Newbridge Adult Swim special on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/OVjp4 

Follow The Best Show on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bestshow4life 
Follow Bridge & Tunnel on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BandTComedy 

Watch Kristen in Natasha Rothwell's episode of "The Characters" on Netflix! 

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22
Mar

One Crazy Summer (w/ Graig Murphy)

Join Scott and his very special guest, standup comedian and WEEI Whiner Line Hall of Famer Graig Murphy, as they discuss one of the greatest (and underrated) comedic films of the 1980s: One Crazy Summer! They'll start by recounting their past experiences as award winning callers to The Big Show's Whiner Line, once one of the most popular sports radio segments in Boston, and their very different reactions to trying to tell jokes to a large, local celebrity filled crowd. From there, they discuss the other major thing they have in common: growing up constantly watching One Crazy Summer. Listen as they discuss the masterful writing and direction of Savage Steve Holland, the great animated rhino sequences, the many Cape Cod locations at which it was filmed, the hilariously absurd sight gags, subtle jokes you may missed, and why the rules of the Nantucket Regatta are apparently rarely enforced. From the great casting of John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, Curtis Armstrong, and Joe Flaherty, to the possibility of the sequel "One Epic Fall", they cover it all! So sit back, grab a garbage bag sized popcorn, and listen for the jingle. 

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30
Nov

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Shaving (w/ “Morgan Freeman”)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Aqua Teen expert "Morgan Freeman" (wink, wink) as they breakdown The Shaving, a classic episode of the funny and surreal Adult Swim animated series Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis: Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Listen as they talk about the onion-like creature voiced by The Best Show's host Tom Scharpling, how the show's creators pitched the show a little differently, and the shocking reveal at the end. Also, Scott talks about the origin of the characters Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, "Morgan" talks about his own experiences about watching this episode, then this episode finishes with a shocking reveal of its own! It's the weirdest episode of Hitting Play yet! 

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26
Oct

Archie Comics and Howard the Duck (w/ Veronica Fish)

Join Scott, Kevin, and Jaron, as they welcome to the show a very special guest: Veronica Fish! Veronica is a super talented comic book artist whose work can be seen in (among other titles) "Archie" (Vol. 2) written by Mark Waid and Marvel Comics' "Howard the Duck" relaunch written by Chip Zdarsky! Listen as Veronica recounts the series of events that quickly led to her getting to draw some of comics' most beloved characters, how she feels about working with some of the best writers in comics today, and what is actually involved for an artist in turning script pages into completed pages in a limited amount of time. They'll also talk about their experiences with the Archie-verse, Veronica's awesome paintings, and their favorite episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. This episode is really fun and interesting, so get yourself an expensive cup of hot chocolate, sit back, and learn how your favorite comics are made! 

Look for Veronica's art in issues #5 and #6 of "Archie" (Vol. 2) and issue #2 of "Howard the Duck" (Vol. 6) and Look for her variant covers for issue #2 of "Jughead" (Vol. 2) and issue #2 of "Howard the Duck" (Vol. 6)! And more in the future! 

Check out Veronica Fish's work: http://www.veronicafish.com/ 
Follow Veronica on Instagram: http://instagram.com/itsveronicafish/ 

Follow Jaron on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Bonnaventure 
Download Bonnaventure James' EP "Not By A Mile" on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/OxYE6 or Bandcamp: http://bonnaventurejames.bandcamp.com 

Follow K1 on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OneWallCinema 
Check out Kevin's work: http://www.onewallcinema.com/ 
Check out One Wall Cinema on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/k1posterchild 

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7
Sep

Flight of the Conchords: Mugged (w/ K1 of One Wall Cinema)

Join Scott and special guest Kevin (AKA K1 of the movie riffing group One Wall Cinema) as they discuss the hilarious comedy about New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo: Flight of the Conchords! Listen as they detail the history of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement's work, from their early days touring with the Wellington comedy troupe "So You're a Man", to their great BBC Radio 2 series, to this HBO series, and the projects rumored to lie ahead. They'll breakdown some of the lyrical variations of songs in this episode, explain the brilliance of their musical wordplay and subtlety of their comedic delivery, and tell you why this is a show you should track down and watch. So check it out, and if you don't like it: Why? W- Why? W-why? Be more constructive with your feedback!

Check out K1's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OneWallCinema 
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16
Mar

Rock, Rot & Rule (w/ Tom Scharpling and the FOTs)

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott for this special episode as they pay tribute to The Best Show and discuss a greatly underappreciated piece of comedy, the Scharpling & Wurster classic: Rock, Rot & Rule! Learn the history of The Best Show and the one phone call that started it all. Joining in the discussion and calling in with some favorite Rock, Rot & Rule and Best Show moments of their own, are fans, favorite callers, and even Tom Scharpling himself! (Oh, and Jon Wurster contributes one word too.)

A big thank you to everybody that called in and contributed to this episode:
Andrew, Dan, Daniel, McDavis, Nathan, Elizabeth, Sasha, Steve, Dave, Andy, Nick, Linnea, Bonnaventure, Wally Wackiman, Evan, and last but not least Mr. Tom Scharpling! You guys rule!
 
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