Morning Debriefing 2/23/12

1) The Humor section at your local bookstore just got a shot of life with Steve Martin’s The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten: The Tweets of Steve Martin and Sara Benincasa’s Agorafabulous: Dispatches From My Bedroom (that’s gotten quite the reviews at Laughspin and the Spit Take)

2) Last night on late night, Jay Larson educated folks on how to deal with bullies on Conan. Tonight, there’s almost no way that Paul Rudd being on the Daily Show won’t be a whole mess of fun (Comedy Central 11PM)

3) Jonah Raydio. That’s right Jonah Ray has a new podcast all his own

 JONAH RAYDIO -I’m starting a new podcast. It’ll be like a radio show. I’ll be playing music, telling stories, interviewing people, etc. There will also be a segment called “You gotta be shitting me!”. In that segment I will go to a bar with somebody, have some drinks, and have them tell me about the time they shit their pants. Classy. -The music I will be playing will be stuff that I think more people should hear. Or just stuff I really like. -If you are a musical artist and want me to play your stuff, here’s what you do: -OPTION A (the preferred option):  Send me a physical copy of your record/cd (artwork encouraged) and some info about the music to:   JONAH RAYDIO   c/o MELTDOWN COMICS    7522 Sunset Blvd   Los Angeles, Ca 90046  -OPTION B:  Email to send MP3s or links to your music.  DISCLAIMER: You have to be the representative or creator of the music you send. By doing so, you will give me complete permission to play anything you send me on JONAH RAYDIO which is part of the NERDIST PODCAST NETWORK.

4) While we are ALL excited for the Oscars this weekend, let us not forget the Spirit Awards on Saturday, especially since you can chat with Chris Gethard during the whole thing.

5) Gaby Dunn is a comedian in NYC and was sexually harassed by a heckler. Not that heckling is really OK at all, but what this guy did is especially not.

6) Two fun/short interviews: DJ Douggpound chatted with Jonas Polsky about DJ’ing and comedy and TJ Miller with Serial Optimist about his latest music video.

7) The Los Angeles Podcast Festival has been officially funded on Kickstarter and will, thusly, happen! However, if you’re still in the donatin’ mood, the Creek and the Cave still needs your donations

8) After reading and laughing with Amy Dresner’s recounting of trying to get sober in Ashland, OR after trying to get sober in LA, we just want to give her a hug.

9) Another episode of Clip Cup perfectly sums up comedy on the Internet better than anyone ever, especially with having Chris Hardwick.

10) I would love to write jokes here, not because it would be peaceful and serene, but I wouldn’t be distracted by the people obviously looking at me thinking, “Pssh, another loser writing in a cafe. REAL ORIGINAL, KID. Good luck with WHATEVER." 

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