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In this week’s issue of the TYF! podcast, we talk to Clara Bizna$$ of Brooklyn hip-hop trio Hand Job Academy. Liam and Clara discuss hip-hop, being taken seriously as a hip-hop artist, mental illness, suicidal depression, and audition to be a Princess at, and working as a cartoon in, The Happiest Place On Earth. It’s a truly riveting conversation, and you’re gonna like it.
You can buy Hand Job Academy’s debut album, #IKEAMonkey, at http://handjobacademy.bandcamp.com
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at Le Poisson Rouge, downstairs Gallery
158 Bleecker St
7:00pm // $5.00
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! LIVE TAPING!
with Janeane Garofalo
and Sarah Goldstone
Come out to the first of our regular monthly tapings of the TYF! podcast at the small Gallery space in the bar below Le Poisson Rouge.
My guests will be:
Janeane is a comedian, actress, and activist, whose many film and television appearances include Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, 24, The Larry Sanders Show, and many many others. Her standup credits include HBO and Epix specials, and more TV appearances than you can count on your fingers and toes.
SARAH GOLDSTONE & MATT SUCICH
Sarah Goldstone is NYC-based pianist, keyboardist, violinist and vocalist. She currently performs with Alex Winston, Matt Sucich, Germans, AM to AM, Firelights. She also plays classical piano, teaches piano and writes scores for film.
Matt Sucich (pron: Sue-Sitch) is from Astoria, Queens. He writes songs. He plays them with a guitar. He sings them with his voice. Sometimes he sleeps, but most times he’s awake. “Equal parts Lord Huron, Paul Simon and M. Ward, Sucich establishes his own voice on the playful, island flavored, ‘The Lonely Dreamer.’” Bruce Warren, WXPN-FM
Gilbert Gottfried at The Gathering of the Juggalos.
See him live at TYF! in NYC on August 5th. All the info is in here.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED’s five best Howard Stern Show Appearances
A couple of years ago, Gilbert got in trouble for making jokes on his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/realgilbert) about the tsunami that hit Japan. And whatever you think aboutmaybe the timing of that joke, long-time fans of Gilbert, and especially of his many classic appearances on the Howard Stern radio show, know that treading the fine line of political correctness has never been the man’s forté. In fact, that’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to have Gilbert on TYF! There’s nothing like a live show where literally anything can happen; and in that spirit, we offer Gilbert’s five best appearances on the old Stern Show.
Just a note: when I say these tread the line of good taste, I mean they trample on it like a herd of elephants and destroy it. You have been warned:
GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. ABE HIRSCHFELD
(see link above)
Abe Hirschfeld (not to be confused with Al Hirschfeld of celebrity caricature/Broadway theatre fame) was a real NYC character; an immigrant who made millions developing parking lots in Manhattan. His NY Times obituary provides some of the highlights of his public career, including his two-week term as publisher of the New York Post and his offer of one million dollars to Paula Jones to get her to drop her sex harassment suit against Bill Clinton.
When he was released from prison after attempting to hire a hitman to rub out his business partner, he called into the Stern show while Gilbert (“I can’t believe that they lock people up for murder!”) is sitting in. The result is gold.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. JERRY SEINFELD’S ANSWERING MACHINE
On his recent appearance on WTF with Marc Maron (www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_320_-_gilbert_gottfried), Gilbert discussed his early days in standup, and how he would spend 20 minutes just doing impressions of the (then obscure) other comedians at the club. One of the impressions he did was of Jerry Seinfeld, and he described how it would drive Seinfeld crazy.
When Jerry Seinfeld cancelled on the Stern show without warning, they call and have the show on his answering machine. Gilbert’s “Jerry Seinfeld Jr.” impression gets a lot of work here.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. AMY HECKERLING’S BABYSITTER
Gilbert went to have dinner with Amy Heckerling (director of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless) and her babysitter picked him up and gave him a ride, and long story short, offended the woman so badly (with his endless Holocaust jokes) that she called into the Stern show for years to yell at him. Here’s her first appearance, where she calls into the show, and then the show call Gilbert to wake him up.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED & SAM KINISON VS. THE BOUNDS OF GOOD TASTE
Gilbert and Kinison sit in on the news, and discuss the stories of the day… which includes Ryan White’s funeral.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. KRAFT FOODS
Gilbert discusses getting fired from a lucrative Miracle Whip commercial gig after a previous appearance on the Howard Stern show.
BONUS HALLOWEEN-THEMED PICK:
DRACULA GOTTFRIED GOES ON THE STREETS TO INTERVIEW BLACK PEOPLE ABOUT OJ