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Comedy 101 Radio Playlist 7.18.19

A fun show this week.
No blocks, just a straight ahead, no frills,
your Mama might be listening, where the
hell are my pants?! type of show.
There were very few casualties.
Only a little blood was drawn.
Mine, I bent down to pick up a dropped
item and banged me noggin’ on the
control board.
I wish I was kidding.
It was interesting to play some of Emo Philip’s
early material from the mid 80’s.
It was really slow and methodical, not the quicker
paced Emo that is currently on display.
Still brilliant but almost too slow to be enjoyable.
I can’t help but think that this is done by artists
that don’t have enough material to fill out a
full show, slow it down and stretch it out.
An eclectic compilation, tried and true…

I Might Be Cheap…But I’m Not Broke- Rik Roberts
Shimmer- The Not Ready for Prime Time Players
A Fine How-Do-Ya-Do- Emo Philips (s-up)
My Boomerang Won’t Come Back- Charlie Drake
Friggin’ Guys-“Pol Pot”- The Cowards
Laughing Wife- Craig Shoemaker (s-up)
Dragon- The Four Postmen
Random Commercials- Josh Harris
Keep Portland Weird- Tyler Boeh (s-up)
Slaw Lane- Kip Addotta
Arguments- Rich Shydner (s-up)
How Sweet to Be an Idiot- Neil Innes
Bronx Brothers Book Review- Synaptic Anarchy Playhouse
The Olympics- Paul Nardizzi (s-up)
Fred- Rodney Carrington
Uncle Lar’s Laugh Factory- Travesty Ltd.
Flying- Ric Ducommun (s-up)
You’re a Bunch of Stuff- The Simpsons
Monolithic Oil Commercial- Bob Dryden
Debt- Tom Ryan (s-up)
My Little Hamster- Manny Cardoza
Save the Whales- Tony Hendra
The Louvre- Zoltan Kaszas (s-up)
California Kid- The Beat Farmers
Hole in the Ego- Ken Nordine
Humble Origins- James P. Connolly (s-up)
Crazy- Tracy and the Hindenburg Ground Crew
Shi Tsu- Jeremy Taylor
I’m Not a Doctor- Dom Irerra (s-up)
Wrong- Eugene Chadbourne
Tower of Crud- The Congress of Wonders
California- Daniel Tosh (s-up)
Rap Like a Pirate- Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew
Sulu’s Day- The Cab City Combo
Nope- Demetri Martin (s-up)
Randee, Either Way It’s Fine With Me- Ducks Breath Mystery Theater
Goofy Golf- Mack and Jamie
The Freeway Makes You Mean- Michael Loftus (s-up)
Directions- Mike Cross
Superpowers- Mike Baldwin (s-up)

What I Used to Do All Night

A real treat from the Reverend Billy C Wirtz!
He’s teaming with the award winning bluesman
Victor Wainright on keyboards.
A live version of an older person’s lament.
They both toured together for a while, and they killed.
I’ve been playing Billy for years on the show, one of the
best novelty song performers I have in my library.
Turn the sound up just a little, the volume is a bit low.
Who’s your granddaddy?

Focus Group

Kurt Weitzmann is a very talented fellow.
He’s been a stand-up comedian, producer,
actor, and playwright.
Some of his comedy sketches are as good as it gets.
This is off of his 2003 “Talented” recording.
Dark, very dark indeed…

The Notebook

Zoltan Kaszas is a very funny stand-up comedian.
I started playing him on the show about a year ago
and he really fits right in.
He’s snarky, has lots of spunk, and his timing is excellent.
And he has great hair!
I am jealous.
To be fair, his material is always interesting and quite good.
I wouldn’t go canoeing with him dressed to the nines though…

Hammer Safety

With the Amoeba People!
These three guys are a hoot, they’re also as smart
they come, one’s a teacher and the other two are
interested bystanders, all from the planet Crouton.
They beam science based musicality back to their
home planet for data extraction and betterment.
Don’t take their jocularity lightly, they do the research
for whatever scientific endeavor they are involved with.
A lot of it is tongue in cheek, but all is enjoyable and
quite entertaining, not to mention educational.
I’d love to see them in concert, their groupies are a
bunch of geeks, dressing in short sleeved white shirts,
dorky black wire rimmed glasses, and narrow ties.
I’d go just to see THAT!
But I’m a little odd anyway…