Originating in 2005, The NashvilleStandUp Podcast was one of the very first comedy podcasts around. We were doing this so early in the game that the domain “ComedyPodcast.com” was AVAILABLE for sale and purchased by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden for $8.
The N’Sup Podcast was, at the time, the ONLY comedy podcast in iTunes where a panel of comics sat around being jackasses, ripping on each other, playing clips from live shows, doing phone interviews with comedians.. and originated the now famous (and often imitated) Iron Comic comedy competition. A highlight of these old shows was a phoner from Patton Oswalt.
Many of the early episodes originally aired live as “The NashvilleStandUp Radio Show” on X-Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. A later GarageBand produced revival of the show was short lived, but set the stage for the sketch-based Mangy Dog Radio Hour Whoop Dee Doo, which continued for 49 episodes and spawned one Greatest Hits cd.
Today, if you search for the NashvilleStandUp Podcast in iTunes or at NashvilleStandUp.ComedyPodcast.com/ you’ll find all of those old episodes PLUS new video clips of individual sets from the last few N’Sup Showcase @ Zanies shows.
NashvilleStandUp will be adding more clips over time. Also, we’ll add the audio tracks from all of the old N’Sup cd’s produced at the Truth, Beauty & Goodness shows in Ashland City & some other old recordings we’ve got sitting around in the archives. We’ve got unlimited server space and bandwidth, so we can leave these things in that spot forever.. so, comics, if there is anything of yours you find that you DO NOT want online just let us know and we’ll take it down.
Legend has it that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim mailed Bob Odenkirk an unsolicited demo dvd of their videos packed with an invoice, charging him for the package as an attempt to get his attention. The ploy worked, and it wasn’t long before Odenkirk helped the duo produce “Tom Goes to the Mayor” (a very odd, hilarious cartoon) for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Tom ran from roughly 2004 to 2006, when TIm & Eric began working on their new show “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” – a very odd, hilarious sketch comedy show that has featured guest appearances from John C. Reilly, Neil Hamburger, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt and many more wonderful people. The show uses cheesy editing and crappy effects to link together surrealistic, satirical anti-humor with public access-style music acts, fake commercials and poop joke weirdness to make what they refer to as “the nightmare version of television.”
Tim and Eric have taken the show on the road for their second multi-city tour leading up to the airing of their one hour special on December 5th 2010, called “Tim and Eric’s Chrimbus Special.”
The live show line-up includes Tim & Eric’s band, Pusswhip Banggang:
..and America’s Funnyman Neil Hamburger:
I’m just going to assume that you’ve already stopped reading this and bought your tickets.. if you haven’t.. I’ll just let Tim & Eric pitch you the show themselves:
Tim & Eric Awesome Tour Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010
w/ Neil Hamburger & Pusswhip Banggang
December 3rd, 2010 @ 9pm
1 Cannery Row
Patton Oswalt calls in for an interview; Cesar Cervantes stops in to hang out and play some of his stand-up; Also in the studio: Chad Riden, Jesse Perry, Ryan Williams, Rob Haynes, Justin T, Corey Reppond and Chris Loyd. Unfortunately, the second hour of the show has been lost.. so if you missed the live webcast, you’ll never hear the phoner from Joel T Wilson and Leslie Nash or Chris Loyd interviewing homeless people in downtown Nashville. Way to go.
The standup of Patton Oswalt, Tim Northern, Mitch Hedberg, Jim Gaffigan, Keith Alberstadt and Ryan Williams.. in the studio, comics Chad Riden, Rob Haynes, Corey Reppond and Chris Loyd. In the news: Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor, and the new smut laws in Nashville. Plus: Kenneth the Youth Pastor prays for our souls; NashvilleStandUp.com’s robot – The Announce-A-Tron 4000 Automated Entertainment Solution does some standup; Ryan Williams calls in and makes Jesus cry; Chris Loyd does a live remote from downtown Nashville interviewing homeless lunatics.