Day: November 25, 2014

My Pod Week: Week ending 11/23/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! I WAS THERE TOO (Aliens with Ricco Ross) 1986 was a great year for movies. Top Gun, The Fly, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Crocodile Dundee, Pretty In Pink, Back To School, and Howard The Duck (my mom made us leave the theater at the first sight of duck tits and I’m still bitter about it). Sci-Fi heavyweights...

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Seth Rogen’s Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving, animated for Funny or Die

Poor Seth Rogen. He’s Jewish and Canadian, which means he doesn’t get to celebrate Thanksgiving. Wait. That’s not right. That cannot be right, can it? Somebody tell Rogen the good news, please! In the meantime, here is an animated short starring and written by Seth Rogen talking about how his family didn’t quite celebrate Thanksgiving like your family did. Roll the...

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ABC gives rookie sitcom “Cristela” full-season order in same week Alonzo releases first stand-up CD

Amid all of the carnage of cancelled rookie sitcoms this fall, finally some good news, and it’s for a stand-up comedian sitcom, as ABC has granted Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela a full-season order. Congrats to all of our #Cristela cast and crew for a full-season pickup! http://t.co/bdtMcW3vQl pic.twitter.com/kWdImLa7yB — Cristela (@CristelaABC) November 25, 2014 The only other rookie sitcom on primetime network TV this fall to receive a “back-nine” order: Blackish, also on ABC. NBC’s Marry Me earned a five-episode extension from its initial 13-episode launch. The other new sitcoms all halted production at 13 episodes and/or already are off...

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