Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

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On episode 281 Nick and Lottie’s I Think You Should Leave addiction is enabled and encouraged by Kevin, Jared and James from That’s a Chunky podcast (an ITYSL show). We focus on representations of gender in ITYSL, with the show “punching sideways” on gender – challenging the behaviour of other men. We discuss how gender is portrayed in the sketches: Instagram, Game Night, Jamie Taco and Coffin Flop. Also covered is neurodiversity, introversion and empathy amongst ITYSL fans. We had two ITYSL discussions with That’s a Chunky and you can check out the other discussion, covering gender and the politics of the ITYSL fandom, plus Australian versus US comedy and references, on their show. Also make sure you follow/subscribe to their show on your favourite podcast app, plus follow James on Twitter @ITYSL_memes!

Instagram sketch image from @nbaleave on Twitter.

This episode is wrapped up by briefly indulging Nick’s Andy Kaufman obsession, focusing on connections between Kaufman and ITYSL. For more on this, Kevin recommends the video The Other Tim From Allentown as an example of Kaufman-esque comedy from Tim Robinson and the book Andy Kaufman Revealed! Best Friend Tells All by Bob Zmuda and Matthew Scott Hanson. You can also check out a Twitter thread with ITYSL fans discussing the issue.

For those who found us through That’s a Chunky, if you want to check out some of our other episodes beyond our last three that have all been ITYSL-focused, an episode that is in a somewhat similar Q-Zone is Episode 267: Bo Burnham, Performance and Content Creation – ‘Part of Me Needs You’, as there are also themes regarding art, social commentary in comedy etc on that show.

Music:

ITYSL music from series 2 (Netflix), Alien by The Interrupters.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

Nick’s tweet on ITYSL and Duolingo.

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Nick and Lottie continue their obsession with I Think You Should Leave, a sketch comedy show on Netflix. We discuss some of our favourite sketches from series 1 and 2, creating and/or listening to political versus apolitical podcasts and some of our contributions to the ITYSL fandom. Lottie’s memes cover pinkwashing (specifically corporate co-opting of queer movements) and Nick’s are on Duolingo – see here and here. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can check out our last episode ‘What is this Reggie? The Politics of I Think You Should Leave’, which is climbing up the “global comedy chart”!

The sketches we discuss are piece of shit (our combined favourite series 2 sketch), photocopier (one of our biggest agreements in our series 1 rankings, Nick loves this one, Lottie not so much) and Laser Spine Specialists (our combined favourite series 1 sketch). Here are our combined series 1 rankings, going from our least favourite down to our most favourite:

29. Christmas Carol

28. Garfield house

27. New Joe

26. Motorcycles

25. Wilson’s toupees

24. Fenton’s

23. Lifetime achievement award

20. Choking

20. Baby shower

20. Both ways

18. TC tuggers (2 parts)

18. Honk if you’re horny               

17. Instagram

Nick putting together his ITYSL series 2 rankings…on a serviette!

15. Chunky

15. The man

14. New printer

13. Hot dog guy

11. Which hand

11. Baby of the year

10. Game night

9. Pink bag

8. Has this ever happened to you

7. The day Robert Palins murdered me

6. Bozo (2 parts)

5. Nachos

4. Gift receipt

3. The babysitter

2. Focus group

1. Laser spine specialists

You can see our individual rankings of series 1 sketches as a comment on our blog progressivepostings.wordpress.com. You can also join in our Twitter thread discussing and debating our series 1 and 2 rankings.

Plugs for more on ITYSL:

For those I Think You Should Leave fans who have found us, thanks for listening and hopefully you don’t think we’re pieces of shit! You can subscribe/follow our podcast on your favourite podcast app to be notified of future episodes and you can also sign up to follow our blog on the left of this page to get an email when we put out a new episode. If you want to check out a previous episode that has some ITYSL references, a good episode to start with might be Episode 273: This Episode is Problematic! Cancel Culture and Disposable People.

Clips:

Dangerous Nights song from series 2 of ITYSL (Netflix), Blue Dolphin Burned Down by Dangerous Nights Crew, Panic Attacks in Paradise by Ashnikko, Mr. Brightside by The Killers, Series 1 of ITYSL (Netflix).

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

I love this show, yes I do!

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Nick is joined by fellow super-fan Lottie to discuss the sketch comedy show I Think You Should Leave (Netflix). We discuss the politics of the show, focusing on Lefty politics in the fandom, gender and representation. We also cover some of our favourite sketches from Season 2, including Can’t Drive (our biggest disagreement in our rankings), Brian’s Hat (Lottie’s favourite) and Gimme Dat (Nick’s favourite).

Also covered on the episode is Season 1 versus Season 2 of ITYSL, the Billy Bob Thornton interview that inspired the Detective Crashmore sketch and the Andy Kaufman connection with ITYSL fans – for more on Kaufman check out the movie Man on the Moon and the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix).

See below for our combined rankings of all of the season 2 sketches (ranked from our least favourite at the top, down to our combined favourite at the bottom) – you can see our individual rankings on our blog progressivepostings.wordpress.com:

21. Mars restaurant

21. Capital room

21. Tammy Craps

21. Triples are best

20. Little buff boys (2 parts)

19. Claire’s Ear-Piercings

18. Massive dumps

17. Can’t drive

15. Calico cut pants

15. He can hit

14. Blues Brothers

13. Can’t skip lunch (2 parts)

12. Big wave

10. Ghost tour

10. Tables

9. Karl Havoc

8. Coffin flop

5. I’m not paying

5. Dan Flashes (2 parts)

5. Jamie Taco

4. Gimme dat

3. Detective Crashmore (2 parts)

2. Brian’s hat

1. Piece of shit

You can join in the Twitter thread where we debate the best sketches from season 1 and 2.

Clips:

Various clips from season 1 and 2 of ITYSL (Netflix), Details of text messages emerge in Mark McGowan-Clive Palmer defamation hearing – 7NEWS.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy– hopefully our music is in your Q-Zone! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

Image from Myq Kaplan’s podcast Broccoli and Ice Cream: https://broccoliandicecream.libsyn.com/

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Comedian Myq Kaplan gives advice on finding time for ice cream (things you want to do) among the broccoli (things you have to do). He discusses how he makes time for the things that are important to him, including creativity, activism and much more!

This discussion is also available in video format here and embedded below:

Recommendations from Myq:

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown.

Boomerang for Gmail.

Recommendation from Nick:

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen – also available as an audiobook.

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Clips:

Dollar SignsHi, Anxiety’, Zach SherwinCircumcising Wolverine’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.