The F Plus is a group made up of a dozen or so people who live in various parts of North America and refer to each other by absurd pseudonyms. It’s a big group that sometimes thinks of itself like a “family”, and like any dysfunctional family that drinks, the real bond that keeps them together is a shared sense of hostility thinly masked in humorous asides and derision. Fortunately, reading things on the internet has proven to be a helpful outlet for these impulses.
August 23, 2011
The challengers have three-and-a-half minutes and no introduction to get our judges on board. How will they fare when Matt, Jordan Morris, and Kulap Vilaysack “commentate” on their mini-episodes? Learn who makes the bottom three and who is going home tomorrow on The Earwolf Challenge.
August 22, 2011
With the competition now cut in half, we return to a trusty old challenge: Concepts and Content. Only it’s a little bit different this week: They can’t pull from the archives, and they don’t get to introduce the clip! This week’s coaching session takes on a different tone as Matt emphasizes marketability to the contestants. We’re taking your suggestions to heart so leave feedback on the Earwolf forums and join us tomorrow as we bring in guest judges Kulap Vilaysack and Jordan Morris.
August 17, 2011
We started the competition with ten podcasts and after today we will have whittled it down to five. Hear how the chat shows fare and if the sketch shows proved themselves in today’s elimination episode. Leave your comments here on the forum and on our Facebook page.
August 16, 2011
Our guest judges for the week are Tig Notaro and Seth Morris. Seth has written, performed, and directed many a sketch show at the UCB Theatre, and while Tig isn’t a sketch comic herself, her podcast Professor Blastoff includes weekly sketches. Will any submission make these two judges laugh out loud? Listen to find out, and join us tomorrow as we eliminate our fifth competitor!
August 15, 2011
Given the success of podcasts like Superego, The Pod F. Tompkast, and The Thrilling Adventure Hour, we asked our contestants to try writing and performing sketches. In today’s coaching session you’ll hear what Matt, a venerable sketch comedy innovator, thinks of the popularity of “meta sketches” and what advice he has for all the non-sketch competitors. See who comes out on top tomorrow when Matt is joined by Tig Notaro and Seth Morris.