I love you and I'm in love with you: Hollywood Handbook thread

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figure we should stop monopolizing the Comedy Podcasts thread

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:03 (four months ago) link

I heartily recommend that everyone grit their teeth and pay for Stitcher Premium for a little while or burn a free trial and listen to as much of this damn show as possible, ideally from the beginning, I'm going to sit down at some point and make a stab at an All-Time Episodes list

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:08 (four months ago) link

Shaun Diston Christmas ep was joyful, as are most of the musical ones. Also any episode where one of them is on the phone (the Gabrus one was demented and I remember an early Scharpling one?)

crisp, Friday, 3 April 2020 16:52 (four months ago) link

should reiterate for the record that my favorite episode of all is "Doing Spont, Our Close Friend" which is nevertheless a bad one to start with because enjoying it kind of requires you to already be familiar with HH's rhythms as well as an entirely other podcast, Paul F Tompkins' now-defunct Spontaneanation.

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:23 (four months ago) link

also the shrimp-off episode of Doughboys is an honorary Hollywood Handbook episode imo

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:24 (four months ago) link

holy cow i was going to start this thread with the same name today. i'm so glad they brought back the "i love you and i'm in love with you" bit for the tony hawk episode this week (to great effect)

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:45 (four months ago) link

all of the try month episodes were pretty great

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link

and i love that this is a podcast that has a "try month"

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 19:47 (four months ago) link

yeah honestly not a bad time to check the show out, several Pro Version episodes dropped in the free feed for Try Month as well

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:07 (four months ago) link

I don't want to make it seem like just listening to recent episodes is "bad" but I have no idea how appealing the show is at this point to people who don't already like it. It's really good though!

silby, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:08 (four months ago) link

it's one of maybe four podcasts i listen to regularly and the only one i've bothered to keep current with while not commuting

na (NA), Friday, 3 April 2020 20:13 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

very fun episode today with these guys:


First episode I ever heard was the Triumph at Comic Con I think. and the first episodes where I properly got into it were the critiquing Joe Mande's stand up eps.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 20:15 (three months ago) link

The Jeremy Levick/Rajat Suresh was great in the sense that despite claiming to be fans of Hayes and Sean the two seemed to have absolutely no clue how Hollywood Handbook worked.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 30 April 2020 13:34 (three months ago) link

lots of lols in the shea serrano ep. just noticed new ep is mario bamford. simultaneously nervous + excited.

Mordy, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:35 (three months ago) link

Maria Bamford ep not as sparkling as it should be given some practical issues but hopefully she'll be back someday. Shea Serrano was very funny with his "quiz answers".

Key archive episode to mention of the week: Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum, Our Friends from School

silby, Wednesday, 6 May 2020 17:40 (three months ago) link

I just started listening to this. It's funny at times but I feel like I don't really get it. Should I start at the beginning or something?

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 7 May 2020 06:44 (three months ago) link

Arguably, but the beginning is behind the stitcher premium paywall now. Give it 15 or 20 episodes.

silby, Thursday, 7 May 2020 13:15 (three months ago) link

if for some reason you listen to hollywood handbook but not double threat, sean and hayes are on a very funny episode of double threat this week

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:27 (three months ago) link

heh, the reason is I no longer commute anywhere so my time for actually paying attention to podcasts is already inadequate to make it through my feed

silby, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:12 (three months ago) link

i hear you. i'm current on hollywood handbook and how did this get made (which only comes out every other week) but no other podcasts

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:15 (three months ago) link

for cbb + hollywood handbook i listen to most episodes esp if i recognize the guest. it's good when this gets bumped w/ ep recs bc i do end up skipping them and miss good ones where i just didn't know the guests. also i'm way out of continuity for santaman vs moriority.

Mordy, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:13 (three months ago) link

my old episode rec of the day: "Ryan Gaul, Our Close Friend"

silby, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:38 (three months ago) link

I love listening to these ad compilations.


cajunsunday, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 07:49 (two months ago) link

imo they do ads better than any other podcast

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:16 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

This is a classic bit.


NAthaniel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 09:23 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

*chefs kiss* to the Harvey Guillen episode

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:23 (one month ago) link

ha, i was uncomfortable for the first half of the episode because i genuinely couldn't tell if guillen was in on the joke or not. so the moment when he goes to "kill the fly" was a big laugh.

na (NA), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:36 (one month ago) link

i had seen it was a shorter episode so that fed into my concern that he was actually mad

na (NA), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:37 (one month ago) link

theyve been in such fine form lately, i loved the kenny smith ep. "let's not... let them be remembered tonight" killed me

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 21:17 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

A useful word of wisdom here for many of us in the industry:


krankymusic (cajunsunday), Saturday, 1 August 2020 16:36 (one week ago) link

or even:


krankymusic (cajunsunday), Saturday, 1 August 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

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