Thursday, May 22, 2008

The 40-Year Old Boy (non-Stones)

Mike Schmidt
The 40-Year Old Boy podcast

Something a little different. Mike Schmidt is a standup comic and writer in Los Angeles, a very funny man whose jokes I have never, ever stolen. Podcast fans may remember him as the Season One co-host of Never Not Funny, where he his lightning-quick delivery was a great counterpoint to Jimmy Pardo's sometimes laconic style. After a long wait, Schmidt now produces his own solo podcast, The 40-Year Old Boy, which is now nine episodes strong. The show consists mainly of Schmidt's anecdotes of living in LA as a comic, of being a fan of really crappy classic rock, and of his brushes with famous people – but the star of the show is his delivery, which is unbelievably quick and extremely funny.