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The five best Podfest shows you can still get tickets to

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With NYC Podfest just around the corner, this is a great time to check out live tapings of all your favorite comedy podcasts. The full lineup of shows taking place at Fontana’s and the Bell House can be found here, but these our are top picks for the shows that haven’t sold out yet.

RISK!
Kevin Allison—who fans will remember from The State— hosts this storytelling show that recently made it onto our list of NYC’s top ten podcasts. This edition features Sasheer Zamata, Matt Braunger and others. The theme of the night’s stories? Butts. We know, we’re sold too.

The Daily Show Podcast Without Jon Stewart
Spoiler alert: Jon Stewart will not be appearing on this podcast. But his incredible team of writers, producers and correspondents will, giving you a behind the scenes look at what goes into the making of The Daily Show. If you’re a fan, this is unmissable.

The Todd Barry Podcast
The deadpan comic conducts entertaining interviews with other artists and comedians about anything and everything, and this typically eclectic entry features Yo La Tengo and Wyatt Cenac.

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast
King of the comedy roasts Gilbert Gottfried is also a Hollywood history buff, with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of classic movie trivia. His film-obsessed podcast has featured guests ranging from Bob Saget to Roger Corman, and tonight he welcomes Susie Essman—better known as Curb Your Enthusiasm’s fearsome Susie Greene. This one’s going to be loud.

Dale Radio Live!
Dale Seever’s amusingly spurious biography (which includes his early home-shot movie I Found This In My Yard and a tale of his tempestuous marriage to “desert chanteuse Ginny P. Lovethorn”) should give you an indication of his comedic talents, which he puts to good use interviewing the likes of Max Silvestri and Jo Firestone. 

 

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