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Notebook on Cities and Culture S1E3: Family-Guyization with Jordan Morris

Colin Marshall sits down at Fat Dog in West Hollywood with comedian and actor Jordan Morris, co-host of the comedy podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, writer on the web series MyMusic, former host of Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit, and creator of satirical commercials for “Gamewave” and the “Action Circle.” They talk about growing up in Orange County with the solace of ska music; The Simpsons‘ un-overstatable influence on the current generation of young comedy writers; whether and how “Family-Guyization” is affecting comedic culture; the usefulness of college as “a place to be bad for a while”; how those who move to Los Angeles from other major cities have gone blind to their hometowns’ sources of suckiness; the prohibitive cost of a bedazzled T-shirt; what kind of a golden calf Conan O’Brien’s show represents for today’s comedic minds; “gab podcasts” and the rapidly diminishing viability thereof; the temptation to pander to your audience, whichever audience your medium determines you have; whether working at an “action sports” channel made for a living hell; how and why fifteen-year-olds maintain their alienness to non-fifteen-year-olds; and how best to satirize the troubled relationship some hardcore gamers have with human sexuality.

Download the interview from Notebook on Cities and Culture’s feed here on iTunes here.

(Photo: Pat Weir)

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