Comedian hosts humorous roundtable
Comedian Dana Gould has perfected the comedian podcast.
Breaking the form of forerunners like the Nerdist, the Adam Corolla Show and Penn’s Sunday School, Gould makes his show a production.
A roundtable discussion with fellow comedians Eddie Pepitone, Steve Agee and others loosely revolves around a topic. Notable topics include apocalypse, manliness and sideshows.
The discussion is punctuated by short vocal skits. Political Talk with Two Guys from Boston is just that — two guys with the thickest of Boston accents talk about current events as only two guys working at a heating and air conditioning company can.
Gould has a brilliant comedic mind. He wrote for the Simpsons, among a few other television programs. He knows how to put a show together, and he puts this podcast together.
Most impressive is his extensive knowledge of all things entertainment. He works in profiles of movies most of us have never heard of. If we’ve heard of them, we’ve probably never seen.
Interestingly, he has a severe obsession with Planet of the Apes.
The podcast touches on a number of topics outside the entertainment realm. Gould and his compatriots talk about how their parents treated them — most of it wasn’t very good — and how they are treating their children now.
Gould talks about the racism of growing up around Boston, or about the stuff his psychiatrists talk about. It’s all stuff that makes comedians great.
The Dana Gould Hour is fairly new, starting last spring. He doesn’t have the prolific guests like other podcasts do. It’s essentially contained to the standard folks, so it can get a little old listening to the same people every episode.
On the other hand, it is monthly. This adds to the production value — they have time to make it awesome — and it adds to the excitement when a new episode comes out. I eagerly await the Tweet that tells me a new episode is up.
In short, listen to the Dana Gould Hour. It’ll improve your day, if nothing else.
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