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mlmp08
Jul 11, 2004


Nap Ghost

Skyarb posted:

She is a bad improvisor. She always has an idea where she wants to go and won't let them redirect and absolutely never yes ands, especially when that would have been more engaging and funny than what she wants to discuss. She has the characters that are mostly the same and when other people talk to her there are such huge pauses and gaps as she says "ok umm"

There is an irony in saying your problem with Ego is you think she only wants to push a conversation one way while also asking for other people’s opinions only to respond with “No, wrong.”

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Skyarb
Sep 20, 2018




mlmp08 posted:

There is an irony in saying your problem with Ego is you think she only wants to push a conversation one way while also asking for other people’s opinions only to respond with “No, wrong.”

I didn't say people are wrong. People can like bad improvisers. It gives a good foil for the good improvisers to riff on (as they do most episodes she is on). I just don't like it.

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



ego owns lol, you can not really enjoy someone's comedy without declaring they're actually bad at their job

Gargamel Gibson
Apr 24, 2014


Her character had a funny premise but I got real bored during her segment.

Skyarb
Sep 20, 2018




eke out posted:

ego owns lol, you can not really enjoy someone's comedy without declaring they're actually bad at their job

She is a straight bad improsiver. That doesn't mean she is a bad comedian but she is clearly awful at improv. Which is kinda the name of the game. If anyone with any improv background listens to her segments there are some very obvious signs she is struggling, which is especially surprising considering she was with UCB before joining SNL. Its really confusing.

Sloth Socks
May 13, 2005

dangling is the finest of all the arts in all the worlds



Lipstick Apathy

I think it's funny that's she's really bad at improv, no matter the character, and Scott gives her grief about it almost every time. I don't really care if she's doing it intentionally or not. I just want her backstory to come apart at the seams as Scott needles her, and she gets indignant, and Scott gets bored, and I'm having a good time, listening.

It's sorta like most of PFT's characters being really aggressive with Scott. He's a switch!

VagueRant
May 24, 2012


Absolutely cracked up at PFT pushing back on police de-escalation. "Video after video, of police de-escalating situations"

SunshineDanceParty
Feb 7, 2006

One Road. Two Friends. One Ass.


Ego's great and I'm always happy when she pops up in whatever podcast.

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


Baffled seeing people hate on Ego. Her episodes of The Teacher's Lounge are god-tier. (Entrée PeeE Neur was definitely pushed too hard though)

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



Ego is alot like PFT because inevitably the character and Scott will hate each other.

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



GoutPatrol posted:

Ego is alot like PFT because inevitably the character and Scott will hate each other.

yeah the inevitable conflict is another reason she's consistently good lol

JethroMcB
Jan 23, 2004

We're normal now.
We love your family.


LesterGroans posted:

Baffled seeing people hate on Ego. Her episodes of The Teacher's Lounge are god-tier. (Entrée PeeE Neur was definitely pushed too hard though)

I like Ego but can also see where the "She can struggle with improv" argument is coming from given that her best Teacher's Lounge appearance was the one where she just asked one question repeatedly for like 30 minutes while actively rejecting any possible answers given to her.

mlmp08
Jul 11, 2004


Nap Ghost

I also don’t begrudge anyone who just “nopes” at Scott, because he does often recommend things about their character or push their narratives hard in one particular direction. So sometimes the meta creeps in where they are actively pushing back on Scott more than they are on the other improvisers.

Terror Sweat
Mar 15, 2009



Skyarb posted:

Till Ego showed up. Does anyone think she is good? I honestly don't get it. She is the worst guest by a country mile. I was so excited when Chief showed up. Hello gumshoe!

The black man energy bit was pretty funny

Skyarb
Sep 20, 2018




Terror Sweat posted:

The black man energy bit was pretty funny

That wasn't ego though, that was scott and chief and I agree that was hilarious. Though I guess she did play with it well.

Skyarb fucked around with this message at 18:40 on Dec 22, 2020

soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
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mlmp08 posted:

I also don’t begrudge anyone who just “nopes” at Scott, because he does often recommend things about their character or push their narratives hard in one particular direction. So sometimes the meta creeps in where they are actively pushing back on Scott more than they are on the other improvisers.

Early Zouks was so funny because he would flat out deny Scott or force him to interrogate the ways he painted characters.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.



What's with Scott saying at the end of the 2020 Best Ofs that they're not planning on ending yet? Were they planning on ending the show???

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Cacator posted:

What's with Scott saying at the end of the 2020 Best Ofs that they're not planning on ending yet? Were they planning on ending the show???

Last year, I think, Scott was getting really busy with producing TV Shows and preparing to direct the Between Two Ferns movie, and said, "We'll see what happens in the next year. There may be some changes. I dunno what the future holds." He was saying that he was maybe going to let someone else host the show for a while--Zouks, I assume--before he took over hosting again. The schedule worked out and he was able to bank a lot of episodes, so he never had to take a break from the show.

Fans didn't know this until the Best Ofs of 2019, which is when he clarified. They thought the show was going to end without a lot of notice.

Right now, so many shows are leaving Earwolf and Stitcher. It's obviously got some fans concerned about the future of CBB. I think he was just trying to show good faith and let everyone know he still likes doing the show and that it's gonna stick around for another year.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Guessing it's just because everyone else is leaving Eatwolf so there's probably rumors.

boxcarhobo
Jun 23, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

Guessing it's just because everyone else is leaving Eatwolf so there's probably rumors.

which shingle/subsidiary is eatwolf

Farg
Nov 19, 2013



boxcarhobo posted:

which shingle/subsidiary is eatwolf

woflcool

Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011




Nom, nom, nom, wolf dead!

boxcarhobo
Jun 23, 2005



Garth_Marenghi posted:

Nom, nom, nom, wolf dead!

om nom nom scrom nom nom

JethroMcB
Jan 23, 2004

We're normal now.
We love your family.


feedmyleg posted:

Guessing it's just because everyone else is leaving Eatwolf so there's probably rumors.

Yeah, with the exodus of hosts/shows my Earwolf diet is down to just CBB, Bonanas and How Did This Get Played (On a recent Doughboys episode Wiger had a good laugh when the guest made a joke about "Imagining Scheer and Mantzoukas just desperate to get out of their Earwolf contract..." so I've got some questions about the future of HDTGP.)

It feels like the old guard/"little guys" are getting muscled out post-Sirius buyout, but CBB's almost certainly still one of the network's biggest shows and I don't think Scott needs to go to Patreon to get a living wage on a reasonable schedule.

Mr. Squishy
Mar 22, 2010

A country where you can always get richer.

JethroMcB posted:

(On a recent Doughboys episode Wiger had a good laugh when the guest made a joke about "Imagining Scheer and Mantzoukas just desperate to get out of their Earwolf contract..." so I've got some questions about the future of HDTGP.)

I'm behind on Doughboys but the joke reads to me that they've got one of the cushier contracts and are quite content where they are. They should do, isn't HDTGM Earwolf's biggest podcast that doesnt have Conan on it?

The Imp of Nipples
Jul 24, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Mr. Squishy posted:

I'm behind on Doughboys but the joke reads to me that they've got one of the cushier contracts and are quite content where they are. They should do, isn't HDTGM Earwolf's biggest podcast that doesnt have Conan on it?

If HDTGM isn't the biggest it's up there. Plus, they make (made) a lot of revenue from live shows. And for everyone involved it's a pretty cushy scenario. Paul does a show a weekly. June just has to kinda watch a movie every two weeks and has Paul to fall back on. Jason just watches the movie at the last minute before the show. I can't see those guys going anywhere unless it was some major step up or they got really busy all at once. It's rote to them now. And I still kinda like it but it's clear that they're a band playing the same stuff for years and it's a bit of going through the motions. Tbf, I've kinda checked out for the past year or so so I can't really say how it is.

JethroMcB
Jan 23, 2004

We're normal now.
We love your family.


Mr. Squishy posted:

I'm behind on Doughboys but the joke reads to me that they've got one of the cushier contracts and are quite content where they are. They should do, isn't HDTGM Earwolf's biggest podcast that doesnt have Conan on it?

Get Made is definitely in a good space, but I meant the future of Wiger/HAC/Get Played with Earwolf. A few weeks prior on a Double, Dan Lippert said Big Grande went independent with their new shows "So we don't have to wait two years to get paid by Earwolf," and Wiger also responded to that with a hearty laugh and an affirmative.

The Imp of Nipples
Jul 24, 2007



Grimey Drawer

JethroMcB posted:

Get Made is definitely in a good space, but I meant the future of Wiger/HAC/Get Played with Earwolf. A few weeks prior on a Double, Dan Lippert said Big Grande went independent with their new shows "So we don't have to wait two years to get paid by Earwolf," and Wiger also responded to that with a hearty laugh and an affirmative.

Ah. It's hard to say. I think PLAYED will probably stick around on Earwolf unless they get offered a worse contract. Wiger already has Doughboys and it's (Edit: HDTGP) fairly dependent on the Earwolf production/recording staff. I doubt it'd be worth moving. Wiger would probably end it before worrying about moving it anywhere. I don't know where Heather Anne Campbell factors into all this. I suspect that HDTGP it's a moneymaker for anyone but easy enough to just keep on doing. Especially in the time of Zoom. that may have helped the podcast, honestly.

eke out
Feb 24, 2013



The Ape of Naples posted:

Ah. It's hard to say. I think PLAYED will probably stick around on Earwolf unless they get offered a worse contract. Wiger already has Doughboys and it's (Edit: HDTGP) fairly dependent on the Earwolf production/recording staff. I doubt it'd be worth moving. Wiger would probably end it before worrying about moving it anywhere. I don't know where Heather Anne Campbell factors into all this. I suspect that HDTGP it's a moneymaker for anyone but easy enough to just keep on doing. Especially in the time of Zoom. that may have helped the podcast, honestly.

Yeah, I'm surprised they haven't broken off and combined it with Doughboys patreon or switched to Headgum, but it may just be a pain in the rear end to get out of the contract right now and not worth the hassle for something that probably isn't that profitable.

The Imp of Nipples
Jul 24, 2007



Grimey Drawer

eke out posted:

Yeah, I'm surprised they haven't broken off and combined it with Doughboys patreon or switched to Headgum, but it may just be a pain in the rear end to get out of the contract right now and not worth the hassle for something that probably isn't that profitable.

Part of what makes it work is Matt and Devin. So they'd have to work out getting those guys paid , if they'd even be cool with doing outside podcasts and if Earwolf would be cool with that too. Then having to set everything else up. Or just keep doing what they're doing, playing a video game a week (and I'm assuming, hoping, that EW compensates them for as far as purchases or what not).

It's the classic be freelance or work for a corporation conundrum. In this case I can't see it being worth jumping ship. Also forget the fact about who owns the actual rights and having to buy those out.

Mr. Squishy
Mar 22, 2010

A country where you can always get richer.

Played might be locked down for a bit as they only started recently, but I would agree Wiger doesn't sound happy with them.

jeeves
May 27, 2001

Deranged Psychopathic
Butler Extraordinaire


Actionboyz has definitely spoiled me on other film podcasts.

Also yeah Earwolf has Conan now. Why does it need any other podcasts? At least that's my impression by the massive amount of insane ads for like Viagra and poo poo on Conan.

Teenage Fansub
Jan 28, 2006



John Wayne's gay, see?

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Dan Lippert is just so effortlessly funny, I’m so glad he’s become a regular. Scott’s explanation of the two Sullenbergers in the Best Ofs was a great story too.

GoutPatrol
Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God



Teenage Fansub posted:

John Wayne's gay, see?

THE HELL HE WAS

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

GoutPatrol posted:

THE HELL HE WAS

He was too, you boys. I installed two-way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood, and he came to the door in a dress.


EL BROMANCE posted:

Dan Lippert is just so effortlessly funny, I’m so glad he’s become a regular. Scott’s explanation of the two Sullenbergers in the Best Ofs was a great story too.

They have a lot of fun poking holes in his stories to see how he tries to patch them up.

CBB is best when it's very silly, and the last two weeks have been extra silly episodes. I've loved them. Cal Solomon's Bug House is already one of the best bits that character has had.

Terror Sweat
Mar 15, 2009



Oh man I love dan but that last guest literally didn't add anything at all. Scott and dan kept trying to get her to say something funny but she did not bite. She's a new mother and that's that

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Yeah I thought the same, I didn’t realize until the end she was on AP Bio and she’s decent on that but maybe improv not her thing. Not unfunny as such, just felt unprepared. Gotta have something to build on.

SunshineDanceParty
Feb 7, 2006

One Road. Two Friends. One Ass.


Lyric Lewis has been doing improv for like a decade and she was good on Spont. But yeah she definitely added nothing here.

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soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
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I haven't listened to the episode but I do love how on here and on reddit when someone doesn't do gangbusters the default is "they must be bad at improv." As opposed to improv is an imperfect type of comedy so sometimes you just have a dud. Like earlier in this thread where its like Ego is bad at improv which is by nature of her career demonstrably un-true.

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