Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!
About This Show
Show Info: NYC comedian Liam McEneaney hosts this weekly audio magazine, bringing you the best the city's culture has to offer. Every week brings you readings, musical performances, storytelling, and interviews with comedians, writers, and musicians. PRAISE FOR "TELL YOUR FRIENDS! THE ONLY PODCAST THAT MATTERS!" SPLITSIDER: "More of a magazine-style show than a straight comic-on-comic interview, the podcast also features a fantastic story by Bob Powers and a bizarre moment with Stacey Nightmare.... Tell Your Friends! has a more polished feel than the average podcast, tightly edited with jingles and commercials that you won’t need to skip through. Upcoming episodes include interviews with singer/songwriter Mike Doughty, Totally Biased's W. Kamau Bell, and SNL writer Bryan Tucker." THE AV CLUB says, "Like Comedy Bang Bang!, Liam McEneaney’s Tell Your Friends! The Only Podcast That Matters! is based on a popular live comedy show and features a comedian host talking to other comedians; but that’s where the similarities end. Instead of the absurdist audio vaudeville of Scott Aukerman’s podcast, Tell Your Friends favors a genteel, literary tone that evokes the soothing storytelling of Ira Glass and This American Life more than the comedy-podcast template of comedians gabbing with other comedians about comedy stuff. Tell Your Friends combines charming literary vignettes from both its host and his friends—the most memorable of which involves the larger existential and philosophical ramifications of swapping pens with Bob Dylan—with entertaining interviews with comedians Eddie Pepitone and W. Kamau Bell and musician Mike Doughty, who plays a song he claims was rejected from the Twilight soundtrack. McEneaney’s curiosity and affection for people and their fascinating imperfections comes through in both his stories and interviews. Tell Your Friends has a cozy, nicely lived-in feel. It’s easy to imagine McEneaney—whose career recently got a boost when he appeared on WTF and A Special Thing released a terrific, star-studded Tell Your Friends! concert film on DVD and VOD—hosting in a comfy cardigan while sipping from a mug of cocoa in a book-lined apartment. Not everything on the podcast works, but its likeability and gentleness go a long way, and McEneaney’s willingness to playfully tweak the podcast form bodes well for its future. "