Pop My Culture



Interview with Josh Gondelman on Pop My Culture podcast

Josh Gondelman (stand-up comic and co-author of Twitter’s Modern Seinfeld) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about The Golden Globes, science and dragons, Diddy, Jaqueline Bisset, Seinfeld supporting players, Tough Mudder race, letter writing, American Hustle, and Jay-Z’s REAL name.

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first time you tried stand-up, or spoke in public) on our website for a chance to win a signed copy of Josh’s CD, “Everything’s The Best!”

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Josh Gondelman with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

Everything's the best signed CD


  • Comment by timorousme — January 28, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton worked together on the movie First Daughter ten years ago, so that’s probably the reason for their ironic friendship. He played the President of the U.S. and she played his daughter.

  • Comment by Gordon Guano — January 28, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

    Got to recite “Jabberwocky” in front of the school in the fifth grade. My best friend acted out the poem with hand puppets. The Jabberwock came back to life at the end and chased me off the stage to big laughs.

    Good times.

  • Comment by Rich — January 31, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    My first and last time trying stand up went like this: In college, my roommate, a huge comedy fan, decided to have a “comedy party” for his birthday. He asked who he decided were his “funniest friends” to come up with a 10 minute stand up set. I’d spoken in public and been in plays but never tried to do comedy. It was in front of maybe 15 people, most of them my friends, but I was so nervous I was shaking. My best joke was something about how you can’t ever tell someone how little sleep you got last night without them trying to top you (“Well I invented a time machine just so I could go back to last night and keep myself awake.”) I got done in about 3 minutes which included the time it took me to drink the Fresca I had brought to illustrate a joke I had. A joke about Fresca. Everyone was super nice and really it wasn’t terrible.

    Then the guy after me told a story about getting beat up by the teenage girls at the correctional facility where he worked and killed. We were all crying it was so funny. So, not Fresca-level of funny, but pretty darn funny.

  • Comment by Jen — February 6, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    I remember being in the 1st grade Xmas play, as a wise man. I was terrified that I would trip.

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