Time Out names Doug Loves Movies, SuperEgo Live "don't-miss live podcasts"
Time Out June 2013
Comedy shows in LA: 10 don't-miss live podcasts
by Danny Lobell
Some of the best comedy shows in LA are found at live tapings of these comedians' podcasts, where improv is given a whole new meaning.
Fortunately for Angelenos, it's not hard to find a favorite stand-up act or improv troupe performing at a local comedy club. But live tapings of podcasts provide a whole new way to catch local comedians. Free from the format of traditional comedy shows, these funnymen and women and their equally witty guests get to riff on hot topics of the day, delve into absurdist philosophy and shock and awe with extemporaneous (and sometimes x-rated) tales.
Walking the Room
Doug Loves Movies
Comedian Doug Benson hosts this film afficionado's dream podcast, in which he and guests—including comedians, actors, writers and directors—geek out about movies new and old. Tune in to hear rousing bits like "the Leonard Maltin game," which is similar to Name That Tune except instead of using songs, Doug reads descriptions from the Leonard Maltin movie guide, a definitive text by America's famously benign film critic. The show, which has been on for almost five years, is hosted regularly at UCB; Doug suggests sneaking a beer in to enjoy while you watch.
This sketch comedy podcast is presented by improvisors Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville and Jeff Crocker, and comprises comedy routines "loosely framed in a pseudo-psychological series of Case Studies presented by the Superego Clinic for Analytical Psience." Which basically means that these guys do whatever the hell they want onstage—the whole show is improvised, and includes sound effects and music cues to set the mood, whatever that mood happens to be. Guests such as Patton Oswalt, Rob Delaney and Paul F. Tompkins occasionally join the mix for a full-on comedy onslaught.
Last Week on Earth
The Adam Carolla Show
Nobody Likes Onions