Jason Nash Trying to Find Out How to Be a Man This Time From Jim Gaffigan
Jason Nash Tries Once Again to Find ‘How To Be a Man’, This Time with David Koechner
Jason Nash’s web series for GQ, How To Be a Man, is still trying to find those key ingredients to really achieve the peak of manhood talking to mostly comedians. The answers have varying levels of success, sometimes, to the hazard of Nash as the host.
GQ Asks Jason Nash to Ask Andy Richter How To Be a Man
We’re not quite sure if there are going to be more of these, but we’re sure hope that Jason Nash goes out to find manly advice from such manly men as Andy Richter for GQ and then find out something else he wasn’t really looking for.
I wrote about the WTF with Marc Maron podcast for GQ’s comedy issue in July. It ended up as an iPad-only bonus and I’ve had the PDF forever but am just now remembering to share it with you guys. I was so thankful to have the opportunity to write this (what up, master editress Lauren Bans!) and even more so to be able to hand a printout of the piece to Maron in person at his last Bell House gig in Brooklyn. Marc more openly gracious than I had any right to expect.
Hope you dig the piece. Maybe clicking it will make it bigger/more readable? [Edit: No, it won’t. Boo.]
Morning Debriefing 7/19/11
1) Paul Scheer’s NTSF:SD:SUV was interviewed by AOL TV and there’s a preview available on iTunes!!! Don’t miss the premiere this Thurs. at 12:15AM!
4) The Comic’s Comic pointed out yet another random joke stealing accusation today. Hey people excited to be whistleblowers only for the sake of being a whistleblower, realize that there are plenty of incredibly creative and imaginative people not just in comedy, but the entirety of the entertainment industry, and that the possibility of someone coming up with very similar to what someone else came up with is very likely. In fact, it happens every single day.
If I had a nickel for every time I nearly had an aneurism when I read a log line for movie that just sold that’s basically what I’ve spend the better part of a year writing or hearing a similar joke that’s on an extremely esoteric topic to one that I have by a much more famous comedian than me, well, I would never ever work again. There’s a reason several intellectual property cases get thrown out every year because they are baseless and more often than not, the accusers care less about what they’re creating and more about the end result of trying to get rich quick.
Our advice: Think very carefully before you throw around the label of a “joke thief” around because it’s very hard to get rid of even if has no foundation in fact.
6) Kurt Braunohler’s World Wide of Animals: Seahorses. The funniest show about animal facts that did absolutely no fact checking whatsoever.
7) Amazing print comedy magazine RE:COM that’s distributed NATIONALLY is looking for photos from comedy happenings in the LA area. E-mail hi-res (300 dpi or better) pics to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
10) Don’t know what photobombing is? Here’s an almost too perfect example from Ken Jeong in GQ (or from model Kate Upton depending on how you look at it)
12) Jesse Miller has a new client!!! (it’s his brother, Troy Miller, and he’s hard as hell with a Bo Staff)
14) ON THE HORIZON
The 3rd Annual High School Talent Show @ Hot House Thurs. July 21st 9PM FREE (invite only)
Super Serious Show One Year Anniversary @ Smashbox Studios Thurs. July 21st 7PM $10 presale/$15 at door
Don’t Stop or We’ll Die LIVE @ UCB Theatre Sat. July 23rd 10PM $10
One Last Try for Comedy (Show) @ Fake Gallery Thurs. July 28th 8:30PM FREE
15) COMEDY CRAWL
The Good Luck Show @ Good Luck Bar 8PM FREE
Two Thumbs Way Down @ Nerdist Theater 8PM $10
Pizza Party Comedy @ Westside Comedy Theater 8:30PM $8
Comedy Bang Bang @ UCB Theatre $5 (stand by only)
Nick Thune & Friends w/Maria Bamford & Harland Williams @ Largo at the Coronet Theatre 9PM $20
Holy Fuck @ Downtown Independent Theater 9PM FREE
16) OPEN MIC RUN
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE TOKYO @ SEÑOR FISH 422 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA/Sign-up 6:30PM/Starts 7PM/6 min./first come, first served/no purchase necessary
LIBRARY A COFFEE HOUSE 3418 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
WESTWOOD BREW CO 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood, CA/Sign-up 7:30PM/Starts 8PM/lottery/first come, first served/no purchase necessary
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 8PM/first come, first served/$4 min.
WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER 1323-A 3rd St., Santa Monica, CA (in alley between 3rd St. Promenade and 4th St.)/Sign-up 9:45PM/Starts 10PM/lottery/$1 cover
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5 min./multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee provided
17) Was asked if I was human last night because of constantly overloading my plate with work by somehow finishing it? To be honest, I had a moment of doubt of whether I was indeed human or not. Even at this moment, there is a twinge of uncertainty only dismissed by the fact that it’s almost 1PM when I posting the Morning Debriefing.
THE COMEDY BUREAU/@thecomedybureau
Morning Debriefing 7/17/11
1) Why can’t we have something like the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival here in LA? This sounds pretty fantastic and maybe you should donate to the cause…
4) So Kristen Wiig is the voice of Babs in this slightly disturbing reboot of Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network and will produce and star in a suicide themed comedy that focuses on a woman who fakes suicide to gain the attention of an ex-boyfriend. We like this dark comedy streak by Wiig and hope it continues.
5) Remember when David Lynch used to do the daily weather? We’re surprised Lynch didn’t go the route of Rick Shapiro and his frequently posted and out of order Morning Meditations from Our Lady of No Thought Depot.
6) One of the more important things to note about GQ’s current “comedy” issue out on magazine racks now is that no one would know if it’s an issue about comedy if GQ didn’t tell anybody.
7) ON THE HORIZON
Jamie Kilstein-One Night Only @ Steve Allen Theater Mon. July 18th 8PM $10
The 2 & 45 @ All Star Lanes Mon. July 18th 8PM FREE
8) COMEDY CRAWL
Matt Besser: Enter the Hot Chicks Room @ UCB Theatre 6PM FREE
ASSSSCAT @ UCB Theatre 7:30PM FREE
Re-Animator: The Musical @ The Steve Allen Theater 8PM $30
A Gentle Evening With Josh & Don IV @ Fake Gallery 8:30PM FREE
French Toast @ Taix 8:30PM FREE
Top Story Weekly! @ iO West 9PM $5
Louis C.K. Working On New Shit During An Evening of Disjointed Comedy @ Largo 9PM $20-Sold Out
Power Violence @ The Complex 9PM FREE
Set List @ Flappers Burbank 9PM $12/2 item min.
Celebrity @ UCB Theatre 9:30PM $5 (stand by only)
Shitty Jobs @ UCB Theatre 11PM $5 (stand by only)
9) OPEN MIC RUN
PALMS 8572 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/lottery
SAL’S COMEDY HOLE 7356 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA/Starts 6PM/$4 min./first come, first served
NERDIST THEATRE 7522 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (back room of Meltdown Comics)/Sign-up 7:15PM/Starts 7:30PM/lottery/30 spots available/no purchase necessary
TSUNAMEDY @ TRIBAL CAFE 1651 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)/Sign-up 8PM/Starts 9PM/first come, first served/mixed mic
MARTY’S/THE OPEN MIC 7351 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (walk up Martel past Big Mama’s and Papa’s)/5PM to 11PM/$5/multiple sets allowed/bottled water and coffee available
10) As reporting of Carmeggedon continues, people are calling the 405 the main freeway in LA. That’s bullshit. The 10 gets no respect? If you want a real Carmeggedon shut down the 10 freeway between the 405 and the 110. (I obviously drive too much and think about these things)
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