Alison Agosti stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about writing for Late Night with Seth Meyers, doing punch up, hiking, Felicity, sketch comedy, her relationship with her parents, dogs and so much more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone (click here to see the JMOEs from this episode).
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September 12, 2013 at 12:12pm
Hey I was on this podcast for teens!
HEY TEENS welcomes the hilarious Alison Agosti (@AlisonAgosti), Hey Teens Intern Josh Briggs (@JaJoshBriggs) and Hey Teens mascot DENZEL THE DOG (not on twitter) to the show. Alison, an advice columnist for The Atlantic, comes by to talk about Spuds MacKenzie, fucked up clydesdales, growing up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, high school reunions, hot moms, dumb guy urban myths and MORE! Also, be sure to contribute to issue #2 of the HEY TEENS ZINE. The subject is MESSING WITH AUTHORITY - heyteenspodcast.com for more info!
Farticus, camp for gay dogs, and tips for getting out of a speeding ticket. Guests: Alison Agosti (The Atlantic, UCB’s New Money), Lauren McGuire (NPR’s Wits, UCB’s New Money). Hosted by Justin Michael and Jacob Reed, produced by Eric Martin.
I got to guest on one of my very favorite podcasts! Give it a listen, yeah?
When Hüsker Dü covered the classic Byrds song “Eight Miles High,” it was the first time that casual listeners were able to understand what the band was trying to do, because they were able to compare and contrast the clean sounding, popular song to the distorted, faster version the Dü put out. Suddenly the Minnesota band’s sound made sense and was more coherent and pleasing to the ear, which helped paved the way for their fanbase to multiply. The Wits recurring sketch “Mad Men Show” is John Moe’s “Eight Miles High” – when a Mad Man says “I have a problem with my brain feelings,” and when the Peggy Olson explains that she now works at her “own idea factory” (spoiler), a casual listener can understand how Moe and his writers Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Alison Agosti, and Lauren McGuire manipulate English to make it incredibly funny, mostly with taking things to their literal extreme, ignoring the definite article, while utilizing proper and effective sketch comedy beats. Michael Ian Black fit right into the show that works like a warped and much funnier Prairie Home Companion, where he continued to prove he’s at his best when playing anyone with any authority, notably as a dad telling his son that babies really do come from storks, or as a snob-hating slob cop. Black and Newman’s duet on a theme song for Michael Ian Black: Frontier Dentist, and the ad copy for Hemingway Pizza are two of the funnier things you will hear from a podcast this year.
February 25, 2013 at 12:08pm
Doug sits down with writer/comedian Alison Agosti (The Atlantic, MTV, UCB Theater) to talk snakes, sweatpants and a crappy boyfriend.
Here’s the grossest podcast I’ve ever been on, because I love the sound of my own voice.