New York’s annual PodFest is back again later this month, and today the full lineup was revealed. The podcast festival will take place from Friday, May 20th through Sunday the 22nd at The Bell House in Brooklyn and Cake Shop in Manhattan, and among the guests slated to appear are Colin Quinn, Dick Cavett, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, Lizz Winstead, Hasan Minhaj, Greg Proops, and tons more. Here’s the full schedule:
-On Opening Night at The Bell House in Brooklyn, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave will hold their first live performance and the show’s hosts: Brian Quinn, Brian Johnson and Walt Flannagan will be presented with the 2nd Annual Kevin Allison Excellence In Podcasting Award. The award honors programs that have made a significant impact on the podcasting community and is named after Kevin Allison, the first recipient of the award, for his RISK! podcast; Kevin Allison’s RISK! will hold a MTV’s The State Book Release Show, with performances by Kevin Allison, Janeane Garofalo, Seth Herzog, and surprise guests, in honor of Corey Stulce’s “The Union of the State”. The book can be purchased online at a discounted rate here. After the show, a book signing will be held with Kevin Allison, Corey Stulce & surprise guests for those who purchased the book in advance; Guys We F**ked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast’s Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson will be joined by a surprise guest to discuss sex, relationships and everything in between to make the world a more sex-positive place; -On Saturday & Sunday (Closing Night), the festival moves to Cake Shop in Manhattan: Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast! makes its second festival appearance. Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, welcome show business legend, Dick Cavett, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.); Yum’s the Word presents “31 Flavors” with funny true stories from Academy Award nominee, Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show), Desiree Burch (Welcome to Night Vale) and host, Robin Gelfenbien (VH1). In between the stories, Robin will play Mad Libs with the audience, so they can create a story together; Continuing his tradition of interviewing extremely important guests, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show’s Dave Hill chats with Ted Allen (Food Network’s Chopped); In a rare live interview, Late Show with Stephen Colbert & Stay Human’s band leader, Jon Batiste will join fellow Late Show with Stephen Colbert staffer, stand-up comedian & host of 2 Chairs And A Microphone, Paul Mecurio. Brilliant actor, comedian and SiriusXM Radio’s popular host, John Fugelsang will also stop by; An Intimate Evening with The Flop House. Get up close and personal (NOT THAT WAY!) with Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington as they discuss a flop of their choice in a small venue. Together they’ve decided to express their friendship not by doing productive or enjoyable things, but instead by watching critical or commercial flops, and then discussing those terrible movies for you to enjoy in your ear-holes. Although, honestly, most of the time they just talk about random b. s.; Hosted by Robert Kelly, the You Know What Dude podcast provides audiences with a seat at the table as comediansColin Quinn (Tough Crowd), Joe List (Letterman), Dan Soder (CONAN), and Luis Gomez (Last Comic Standing) try to one up and outwit each other. Credits don’t matter here. No topics, no filter, a true comic hang…oh and its funny as hell; Live for the first time, Where’s Larry: An Impractical Jokers Podcast is a truTV’s Impractical Jokers & the Tenderloins Companion podcast. Hosted by Fans Danny & Chris…For Fans! (that’s You!), they welcome truTV’sImpractical Jokers producer John Szeluga and writer James McCarthy; From the hilarious minds at Reductress, join Mouth Time with Reductress’s ladymag editors, Quenn and Div, for a dish-sesh on the latest in fashion, pop culture, lifestyle, trends, and pictures with actress & writer, Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda,”Where Am I Now?”)! With sassy catchphrases, non-threatening debates, and bold advice, Quenn and Div will give you everything you’ve come to expect from a women’s magazine in 2016; Think Again - a Big Think Podcast makes its live debut! Tony & Obie-winning playwright, Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) guests as host Jason Gots demonstrates that some of the best conversations happen when we’re pushed outside of our comfort zones. Think Again is all about surprising smart people you’ve probably heard of with hand-picked gems from Big Think’s interview archives on every imaginable subject; Get an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer with The Ensemblist’s Mo Brady (SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago)! Mo and Nikka will be joined by John Arthur Greene (Matilda the Musical), Janet Krupin (If/Then) and Douglas Lyons (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) for the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out; Lizz Winstead hosts Lady Parts Justice’s Repro Madness! with special guests Joan Walsh (MSNBC) and Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway). Lady Parts Justice is a hilarious feminist sleeper cell working to expose the creeps who are hell-bent on destroying reproductive rights; Dr. Gameshow with Jo Firestone’s Jo Firestone, presents a live game show unlike any you’ve experienced before! Listeners submit game show ideas, and the most outrageous and experimental get played. If The Price Is Right met Pee Wee Herman, you’d end up with Dr. Gameshow; Join In The Conversation’s discussion on culture, race, and comedy with Damien Lemon (truTV’s Comedy Knockout),and comics, Ali Muhammad and Vlad Caamano; The Dave Juskow Podcast, the greatest podcast of all time, combines the pop culture of sports and anything else with the word pop in it – music, television, movies. Yeah – you know what I’m talkin’ about. Dave welcomes his pals, Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central’s Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple) and Marina Franklin (CONAN) for a hilarious conversation; Keith and The Girl’s Keith Malley and Chemda talk with comedians Wendi Starling (The Glamour Puss Show),Danny Hatch (RISK!), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another) and comedian Sydnee Washington about current events, pop culture, politics and even intimate details of their lives. Every show is guaranteed to make you laugh; Infinite children Danny Tamberelli and Mike Maronna from the 90’s Nick classic, The Adventures of Pete & Pete invite us along on The Adventures of Danny & Mike with special guest Henry Zebrowski (Heroes Reborn); Black Men Can’t Jump (In Hollywood)’s Jonathan Braylock (The Jim Gaffigan Show), James III (Late Night with Seth Meyers), and Jerah Milligan (MTV News) review major motion pictures with black leading actors; Pretty Much It’s Eric Striffler, Jake Baldino, and Mike Peterson bring their comedic talk show direct from the interweb to our NYC PodFest live audience to talk the latest movies and games.
Head over to the PodFest site for more info.