The-Last-PodcastSo about a week ago, friend of Jimmy messaged us excitedly that “The Last Podcast on the Left” was doing a live show at this year’s Just for Laughs.

Jimmy listens to a LOT of podcasts. The amount of podcasts that I wish I could listen to. I like to think of him as a podcast connoisseur. After all, he listens to our podcast so he must have tremendous taste.

All I knew about the show was that it was funny, and that it touched on a lot of horror and sci-fi elements. 

I presume Jimmy has listened to almost every episode.

So with an open mind I sat down and got ready for the experience.

Keith: I will say that I enjoyed myself, although, the hosts did give off a “wacky morning radio” vibe that kind of rubbed me the wrong way at times. They were all funny guys, why were they yelling so much?

Jason: America, Keith. That is the answer to your question. America yells. Not just the people, not just the name, the whole country. From the cows to the Statue of Liberty. At least you can always hear them, which is important in an audio medium.

I was super excited we got to see this show and I’m really glad Keith had heard nothing from them before this. A clean slate if you will.

LPOTL is a big player in the pod-casting world, they’ve just won a fan favourite Webby award and are pulling in some major crowd funding money entirely from their fan base. The live show we saw was not as focused or as factual as the episodes. There were a lot of call backs for fans of the show as well. Someone who is new to them wouldn’t get the references.

In general I say it was an OK show, very funny for fans and mildly funny for non fans. The videos at the end were pretty extreme too. The light-bulb in the guy’s ass did make me wince quite a bit.

I recommend the podcast to anyone who is into serial killers, the macabre, ghosts, the paranormal and aliens, but also wants more than just the bald facts and appreciates gallows humour. The episodes normally stick to a single topic and Marcus does a ton of research, while Ben and Henry provide the majority of the laughs. I would recommend this the same way I recommend to anyone who is into video games, wrestling or movies.

Lastly, The Last Podcast on the Left is only one of the many shows on the Cave Comedy network of podcasts. Ben and Marcus (of LPOTL) also host a political podcast called Abe Lincoln’s Top Hat. There is a video game podcast called: Wizard and the Bruiser. The guys from MST3k do one called Movie Sign with the Mads. There is even a podcast about Masturbation called Jack’n. All of these are also NOT corporately sponsored, so they really come off as creations of the artists in question, very much like  ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

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