Jesuits thought they staged the suicide of Robin Williams to perfection. But Robin shared his heart with Gail from heaven to tell his version of events. The Jesuits threaten death to journalists who dare expose their murder of Robin Williams. Those, like Gail, who have the courage to report the truth, they try to discredit or silence. Gail's story matches the evidence gathered from Church of Gail forensic teams. Church of Gail is where Robin lived.
In this episode of Limelight, The Lakers-loving, joke slinging Sklar Brothers take us into the world of failure. Comedians from Rooftop Comedy clubs from across the country bring us material that touches on all aspects of failure…from failure as a child to failure as a parent, it’s all there.
Sometimes the steamiest of evenings plunge us, rather suddenly, into very hot water. On this episode, jacuzzis and orgy tents tempt two storytellers into situations where they're in too deep, and they need to find a way out before they get burned. This episode features two astoundingly funny live stories, curated by Dan: "Jacuzzi Party" by LeClerc Andre Darguin for Bad Date Great Story, and "Plan C" by Kate Willett for Bawdy Storytelling.
In this episode of Limelight, its all about the awkwardness of life. Host and comedian Beth Stelling, of Jimmy Kimmel and @Midnight fame, takes us on a jocular journey to Rooftop Comedy clubs across the country where we hear tales of awkwardness and not fitting in.
Let's get it on, with a little help from our friends. In these two stories, middle school friends clue each other in to the world of sex and romance - from new uses for internet connections to first kisses to Ryan Phillippe to lesbian smut. Hosted by your trusty guide Dan Savage, this episode features "Sarah and Christina" by Daniel, from True Story, and "Awkward Intentions" by Isaac Oliver, from The Soundtrack Series.
In these three live stories, guys try various methods to woo the girls of their dreams - from bad Russian pickup lines to peeing the bed to eating only pizza for a summer. Dan recommends pretty much none of these strategies....but the results are surprising, hilarious, and sweet. This episode of Hot Mic features "A Virgin in Kazakhstan" by Keith Mellnick for SpeakeasyDC, "The Girl of My Wet Dreams" by Isaac Fitzgerald for Bawdy Storytelling, and "Felicity" by Brad Lawrence for RISK!
In this episode, TJ Miller, comedian and star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, introduces us to some of his fellow stand-up comedians and their best stories about clueless people. Recorded at Rooftop Comedy clubs across the country, these stories are sure to give you a chuckle. And be advised, if you have clueless people in your life don’t listen around them, they probably won’t get it.
First timer, eh? Well, listen up! In this episode of Limelight, Ron Funches takes us to comedy clubs around the country to hear comedians talk about their first times. The joy, the terror, the body hair?
What happens when people are attracted to you - or reject you - for just one quality? A comedian and a singer tell funny, thoughtful stories about how they've been put in a box, and how they're climbing out. Plus, Dan shares his thoughts on objectification and labeling. This episode features "Rice Queen" told by Joel Kim Booster for RISK!, and "Hot Top" by Courtney Act for Don't Tell My Mother!
Daniel Steinbock, who helped found True Story, talks about how casual recordings of friends telling stories became a podcast that's been downloaded millions of times. This episode features A Suspicious Man in Wingtip Shoes," which Daniel's friend Adam told at a True Story party in a living room somewhere in the Bay Area."
What's at stake when you tell stories about your family? How do you decide what to reveal about the people you love? Comedian, installation artist, actor, and storyteller Moses Storm talks with David Crabb about his very unusual upbringing as part of a traveling made-up religion, and what it's like to share stories about his fascinating but painful past. This episode features "Homeschool Dropout," which Moses told at Don't Tell My Mother! in Los Angeles.
Acquired Tastes is a celebration of life's extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, and handmade shoes; discusses the proper color for a stretch limousine; and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress.
What makes you quake in your boots? In this episode of Limelight, comedienne Aparna Nancherla travels around the country to visit comedians discussing their greatest fears.
Two men go way out of their comfort zones in order to please, and here's what happens: oompa loompas, dominatrices, ski masks, and more. Plus, Dan shares his own story about a certain not-so-nice leather bar in Amsterdam. This episode of Hot Mic features some of the wildest live stories told around the country, including "Bad Sex with a Crazy Person" by Joe Klocek for Bawdy Storytelling, and "Oompa Loompas in Amsterdam" by Derek Hills for Story League.
The Adventures of Munson & Murph details the misadventures of special agents, Munson and Murph, who work for an unidentified organization simply called The Bureau. These bumbling detectives attempt to function in a world they barely understand, while trying to solve crimes that nobody has committed. The two inept sleuths remain relatively clueless as a simple mystery unfolds around them and eventually solves itself.
This collection from husband-wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg includes five audio programs - over six hours of audio entertainment!
What to do when your creatively-acquired porn gets stuck in the VCR? How to deal with a mother who bursts in during your sexual experiments? How can intense orthodontia make a situation less awkward? To find out the answers, just listen to this show, which features some of the best live stories about sex from around the country - and helpful commentary from Dan Savage. This episode features "Suffering My Sex Positive Mom" by Moshe Kasher for Don't Tell My Mother!, "The Backstabber" by Kumail Nanjiani for RISK!, and "Cheryl Wears Jeggings" for SpeakeasyDC.
Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins, and, of course, an offering plate. Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity's Sacred Cows.
"Voice of a god"
The grandson, son, and brother of Pentecostal preachers, Roger Scott Jackson became a full-time writer-actor after working at more than 100 jobs, including shoeshine boy, fish gutter, taxi driver, bartender, reporter, and teacher (English, speech, and debate). He says, "Though Brother Sam is not strictly autobiographical, he is fabricated from my own experience, which is to say, I start by telling the truth, then heap on lies."
RISK! host Kevin Allison describes how he came to co-found one of the most popular podcasts in the country, and why it centers around true stories that feel risky to tell out loud. This episode features Not for Nothing, a story that Night at the Museum screenwriter R. Ben Garant told on RISK!, which includes 400 hits of acid, a live dinosaur, and a new beginning.
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.
"Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.
"Devout Fan Disappointed"
Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Read by the author in her inimitable style, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures - like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill - and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.
"Good entertainment for airplane rides"
From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah’s television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish, you’ll love The Bedwetter.
"Adequate but not great..."
If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.
"Like a Cast of Thousands"
Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.
"Yes, he curses"
Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness", the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers - they've all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.
"Money Grab… Chelsea Owes Me a Credit!"
Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.
"Love it - weightier than you might think"
Dave is opinionated. Dave will give you his opinion whether you want it or not.
If you're one of those people who loves a good rant then this audiobook is for you. Dave rants about everything you can think of including: Jeremy Kyle, Britain's Got Talent, Botox, ITV, Easy Jet, Losers, HR Departments. So if you have a bee in your bonnet or even a chip on your shoulder, don't do yoga or tantric breathing, simply read The World According to Dave.
"Bollocks - I Had To Look Up the Definition, Oh My!"
In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.
If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.
"Material that exists on other books."
The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring collection.
Si shares stories of the more than 25 marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he's since quit smoking).
"Audible's description inaccurate"
"You’re not doing it right." Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now—on the eve of his 40th birthday—he is finally beginning to wonder why. As a husband and father living in the suburbs, Michael asks the questions so many of us ask ourselves at one point or another, including "How did I end up here?" The answers are painstakingly detailed in this, Michael Ian Black’s debut memoir.
"Funny, Heartfelt, and Honest"
Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades.
"Good enough to listen to over and over"
LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"I Wish There Was More"
From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....
"Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you."
As a thank you to those who have loved the stories and supported him for so long, Tucker has gone back through his massive archive of material one last time, culled out what you might call the "best of the rest" and arranged it here, in Sloppy Seconds, like an audiobook version of deleted scenes. Unlike most deleted scenes, however, these don't suck. So enjoy.
Let the world's funniest sportsman tickle your funny bone with quirky homespun stories and whimsical perspectives on life. Patrick F. McManus gently pokes fun at the oddities of sacred institutions like friendship, marriage, and even hunting and fishing. Soon his crazy theories start making sense, and you know you've crossed the border into McManus country, where life is a little lighter - and much more amusing.
"Positive, clean, funny stories - brighten your day"
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.
"Sloppy, dull, partisan"
Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All Men Are Created Equal, seduced by the fluting tones of manor-born privilege? At last, Anglophilia explained - in American, thank you.
"Failure to achieve objective."
Motherhood is absolutely hilarious if you're not too exhausted to notice! These writings feature funny, blogging moms who chronicle motherhood from a uniquely contemporary perspective. From labor pains to potty disasters, weight gain, holiday mayhem, teen angst, empty nest syndrome, home renovations and even colonoscopy exams, See Mom Run is the perfect prescription for today's harried parents!
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in over 200 movies and television shows. He has played everyone from Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day to Sandy Ryerson in Glee. He has amused thousands with his true stories on The Tobolowsky Files at Slashfilm.com and iTunes. Here he shares some homespun philosophy and more true stories that prove tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll are often the most humiliating and almost always the most enjoyable.
Chances are you've been there before: On an awkward first date where you find yourself stuck playing 20 questions with a person who has broccoli stuck in their teeth, or the one who shows up so on-the-rocks wasted that they end up passed out in their bowl of clam chowder before the main course arrives. All My Friends Are Engaged is a collection of dating disaster stories, packed with witty and relatable answers to the age-old annoying question of "Why are you still single?"
The best-selling author of A Chip Off the Old Black, Black is the New Green, and many more is black for another round of gut-busting stories and essays. This time round, Arthur Black turns his critical eye and warped funny bone to the world beyond Salt Spring Island, lambasting the amateur ballplayer who sued because the sun was in his eyes, the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.
These four short biographical stories of teenage delusions mainly recount the early days in actor, film director, and writer Griffin Dunne's life. Whether he's filling someone else's shoes in a new job, trying to impress an older girlfriend, or attempting to get noticed by a President, Dunne's stories are sure to engage and entertain.
Demonstrating once again why he is one of Canada's most loved jokesters, Black masterfully captures the laughter that often bursts out of the seams of everyday life. From an unexpected drag race to a Google search for a picture of the illusive "Arthur the Meek", you just never know when a regular day is going to turn into comedic genius. Black provides uproarious insight into uses a matador might have for a teacup, mango, or simply some paper towel....