Podcast Pick of the Week: Superego

Check it out at gosuperego.com

This week’s pick is Superego: Profiles in Self-ObsessionSuperego is the brainchild of improv veterans, Jeremy Carter and Matt Gourley (along with friends, Mark McConville and Jeff Crocker).  It’s a sketch comedy show, featuring a cavalcade of odd characters, each demonstrating a different personality disorder.   Every skit is improvised and then edited down to razor sharp silliness.  And it’s addictively funny.

Listen to one episode of Superego and you’ll want to download all them at once.   Then you’ll listen to them one-after-the-other with feverish obsession, until you come out of your haze surrounded by tar-balled Internets.  Go ahead and laugh.  In the words of my favorite Superego character, Imogene Kanouse:  “This is going to happen.”

This podcast may be called Superego, but it’s pure unadulterated Id.

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Monkeybicycle

Monkeybicycle is usually good for a laugh or two or dozen and, despite its claims, rarely offers stories featuring monkeys or bicycles, and almost never both.

Here’s a piece that made me laugh from the first sentence through to the end by Tyler Stoddard Smith called, “A Post-Mortem on Our Art Heist.” This one is also not about monkeys or bicycles. What gives?

“Logistics – Nobody is really sure what this word means, but I can tell you this much, Joe: Logistics is not delivering an impromptu lecture on the “haunting shifts between representation and reality in Pistoletto’s Broken Mirror” while simultaneously attempting to enter the “fourth dimension” illustrated within the piece. You looked like an ass and what’s more, drew unwanted attention to yourself. It’s a heist, not a goddamned symposium. We’re all sorry you didn’t pass your Ph.D. orals, but get over it.”

I love it when pretentious fucks have enough self-awareness to mock other pretentious fucks, yours truly included.

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George Carlin

Somehow, I believe George Carlin understood that you can’t take it with you.

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Richard Pryor in Mos Eisley

From the Richard Pryor Show in 1977. Best line: “You in love?”

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