Episode 32 – Jonah Ray on Emo Philips – E Equals MO Squared


It’s been a long time coming, but Jonah Ray is finally on the podcast.  It’s highly unlikely you’ve never heard of The Nerdist, but if you haven’t, it’s pretty much the best podcast out there.  As a standup, vinyl comedy was part of his education, and Jonah talks to us this week about Emo Philips’ brilliant E=MO Squared.  We also get in a little talky-talk about his new 10″ white vinyl record “Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello.”  It was a HUGE thrill.

I forgot to admit this to Jonah, but I was – for a brief period – under the misapprehension that the term “emo,” usually used to torture nerds with extra hair, was somehow linked back to Emo Philips.  Like Jonah, my first exposure to Emo’s weirdness was the classic Weird Al vehicle UHF.  It wasn’t until Jonah’s recommendation that I first listened to what is now some of my favorite wordplay and weird character comedy.  I’m over simplifying it, but it is wonderfully brilliant and worth a listen, especially if you’ve already sampled the more “traditional” fare, like Cosby, Carlin or Newhart.

DON’T FORGET!!  Comedy on Vinyl is live again!  At IO West, May 28th at 7:30 PM – Tickets are ONLY $5!  Buy your tickets here!  http://goo.gl/WXtMC  You can get two for 1 tickets at the door if you show the facebook invite!  Also, please RSVP on the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/324418240957450/

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Host: Jason Klamm

Producer: Mike Worden

This Week’s Guest: Jonah Ray
Buy “Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello” on 10″ White Vinyl
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Emo’s Official Site: http://www.emophilips.com/
Buy “E=MO Squared” on vinyl: http://goo.gl/MuiLB

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