Episode 30 – Live from UCB
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Years-after-the-fact-notes by Darryl Asher
Live from UCB Theater in Hollywood
First use of new intro:
I don’t know how to talk to real human beings anymore
Now wait a minute!
I don’t know where he went, and he had a gun!
You are a haunted house
Oh my god!
Live on tape from the corner of Movie Star and Dicey, it’s the fastest hour in podcasting. This is Never Not Funny.
Brand new intro is already wrong, Jimmy says, since they are at the UCB Theater in Hollywood
Matt thinks it’s still accurate
Jimmy thinks this is weird and awkward
11:00 pm show – Dracula is here
Intro: Michael Schmidt
Intro: Producer Matt Belknap
Late start due to tech
More feedback than the dining room
Jimmy’s wedding band was a 22 piece
Shiela E and her musical family
Mike brings too much water to every show
Danielle will be on episode 32
Matt decided windscreen colors – PRODUCER POWER!
TJ Markwalter, show fan, told Jimmy Funny Money was an adequate game show, and he did an OK job hosting
Mike’s Spalding Gray reference gets no response
Jimmy: “Live in the now… Ellis Paul, I wish he was my friend”
Sammy Hagar confetti gun
37, 38 people here
Mike loves the word “lanyard”
Callback to Jimmy giving his fax machine to the gardener
Jimmy reminds Matt he’s not a performer
Jimmy goes to Office Depot for his paper goods
Jimmy’s G-Force pen lets him do crosswords in bed
Jimmy only does easy crosswords
Celebrity Fit Club with Ant and Tina Yothers
Studio 60 train wreck
Jimmy’s Craig Ferguson set airs the same night as this show, but you can see it right here:
Jimmy’s Penn and Teller Sin City Spectacular didn’t air
Jimmy followed Monique “I’m in the Shields and Yarnell Suite”
Alan Arkin was on the same Ferguson
Jimmy is anti Glengarry Glen Ross now that everyone likes it
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night
Matt and Jimmy have been listening to old episodes
The fake band name bit is “comedy gold”
Back to the Office Depot story
Jimmy went to buy an easel for his Match Game show
Weasel / easel / holocaust talk
Mike had a Diary of Ann Frank pop-up book
Paul Goebel is laughing on mic
Another shot at the Office Depot story, but another detour too
Mike and Karen went to TGIFriday’s in Woodland Hills and saw roaches on the table
Matt agrees that TGIFriday’s is going downhill
Cacophany of Flair – opened for Yes in 84
Back to Office Depot easel story
Wooden easel has no price in computer
Mike buys clothes at “the fat guy store” Casual Male
More Jimmy’s gardener talk
Mike refused to buy stuff because they wouldn’t spell his name right in the computer
Jimmy and Danielle were at Macy’s – it’s the legendary shoe throwing story!
Jimmy throws his shoes because he got ignored
Matt’s wife is usually the one involved in retail drama
Mike Schmidt: The Assassin!
Mike didn’t know they called him The Assassin
Matt: “You guys having fun?” to audience
Matt is not a performer, as Jimmy keeps reminding him
Matt sets it and forgets it
Ron Popeil and infomercials
More talk about Jimmy’s Ferguson appearance
Mike has a new haircut from Floyd’s – play pool while you wait! Mike apparently wanted a stripper to cut his hair
Jimmy was in a band called Mind’s Eye after Rainbow Bridge – very briefly
Rush lyrics – pretentious and inscrutable
Long time listener, number one fan, never been on the podcast yet, please welcome Paul Goebel, the King of TV
Paul has been wanting to be a guest from day one
Paul has his own podcast, on the Handheld Comedy Network
Talking about Paul’s family
Paul and kids saw Monster House in 3D while hired hands moved him into a new house
Paul’s podcast is much lower tech than Never Not Funny
Goebel’s take on Studio 60 and Sports Night
Goebel loves every one of Never Not Funny’s six jokes
Goebel likes the fake band name jokes
Thanks Paul Goebel!
Next guest: Scott Aukerman!
Scott is the first returning guest, but not really
Jimmy describes Scott’s clothes
Jimmy vomited on Scott’s Never Not Funny appearance
Scott is seeing She Wants Revenge because her sister bought four tickets
Scott is still on the hook for two tickets even though Kulap is in Laos
Scott invited the rest of the world before thinking of Jimmy
Scott ended up not going, and neither did his sister
Scott didn’t have to pay his sister back
Mike went to Sammy Hagar with Pat Francis
Jon Lovitz opened for Sammy Hagar – 45 minute set!
Lovitz just started yelling his Subway ad catch-phrase EAT FRESH!
Then Lovitz did bad song parodies on the piano about Bob Saget being gay
Giving away a Never Not Funny and Special Thing Fun Pack for the person who came longest
Two winners: Christopher from San Luis Obispo
Christopher is a music writer and architect assistant
Christopher’s brother is Timothy aka T-Bone
Timothy is an oceanographer
Next winner: Mike (and Robin) who quit is job helping underprivileged children because his boss was a jerk who didn’t know Lincoln was murdered
Mike is in a Bakersfield improv group called Black List
Robin is a radio DJ
Might have to do another live show!
Thanks for coming!
Next time, onnnnnnnn the podcast!
-Notes published 04/12/17 by Darryl Asher, Podcast Show Notes Pioneer, Official Curator of Never Not Funny Show Notes, Former Magician, Shout-out Recipient