Day: May 31, 2011

Earwolf network expands again, adding The Apple Sisters and Bob Ducca to its podcast rotation

Earwolf debuted a new online home page and design over the holiday weekend, and this week welcomes two new additions to its rotation of comedy podcasts: The Apple Sisters, plus Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca. Each Monday, The Apple Sisters — Candy, Cora and Seedy Apple — bring you all of the great radio shows from the 1940s to help support the boys of WWII. Their first episode, "Our First Time," will learn you all about the girls "and their favorite firsts," as well as a visit from an extra special guest, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca (aka Seth Morris), described as "Earwolf's stepfather," comes complete with plenty of life lessons to share. Earwolf says Ducca will contribute daily insight Mondays-Fridays, unless something new comes up in Ducca's life to distract him. His first episode, "Hand Putty," is online now. The redesign also includes two new features: Yourcast, wherein other podcasters can buy listings in the directory to support Earwolf while promoting their own shows; and On Tour, wherein fans can find out when and where the many performers in the Earwolf network will be performing at a venue near them. Welcome videos from both new podcasters after the jump! Get to know them, in case you're not familiar with them already…  ...

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In other news from before Memorial Day Weekend…

In case you missed it because you were holiday weekending or I was planning and executing a move of The Comic's Comic HQ (now conveniently located in the heart of New York City's comedian's comedians: Astoria, Queens), here are some things that happened in the world of comedy last week. And what did Lisa Lampanelli do to gay men this time that made her have to pay up big time? Let's recap the rest of the comedy news… Comedy Central will have an online presence at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in what has traditionally become the muddiest, hippiest part of Tennessee each June. ComedyCentral.com gains exclusive rights to distribute stand-up performances from the fest, happening from June 9-12, 2011, including a three-hour show on the final night, "Comedy Central Live @ The Bonnaroo Comedy Theater" at http://www.comedycentral.com/bonnaroo. Spike TV announced the network would reward Jim Carrey with "The Funniest M.F. Award" at this year‚Äôs ‚ÄúGuys Choice‚Äù bash. Previous winners include Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and most recently, Chris Rock. The telecast tapes June 4 and airs June 10 on Spike at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Lisa Lampanelli had the last laugh on the Westboro Baptist Church, which recently sent its membership out to protest and picket her show earlier this month in Topeka, Kan. Lampanelli pledged to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis for...

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