EP20: MIND EXERCISE (CLEANLINESS)
Today’s jokes work more with premises in the attempt to become more proficient at this way of doing comedy. Sink into jokes about water, cleanliness, and exercising the mind. A spoken explanation is given at the end of the episode as to the nature of this comedic project. Thank you for listening.
EP19: WEEPING FOR ANTI-COMEDY
Today’s episode, my comedic training, so to speak, opens up several paradoxes and plays with tradition (more of a twiddling of thumbs). With an audience as vast as the world wide web, it’s hard to “know” your audience, so these jokes go out into the internet-ether and hopefully land on open ears. If not, then weep, my friend, weep and move along.
EP18: CHOICES AND CHEESE
Today marks the longest Shredded Maps episode to date. Almost all of the material has been written with the exception of a few side comments that were improvised. The pollution in Beijing hangs like cake, which is an excellent chance to contemplate choice. Enjoy this comedic fog and thank you for the cheese.
“Mush:” what every cartoon blob with no eyes screams before devouring the houseplants. This episode brings up a few observations, a spoonful of jokes and a couple odd voices. One thing about this daily comedic training, it leads one down some most fruitful paths, i.e. an increase in overall silliness (and freedom), that ping-pongs into pure doom.
EP16: THE MEDIUM IS THE MESS
Yes, it appears so, doesn’t it for it’s always the receiver that has to attribute meaning to what is received and that makes this whole business of communication rather messy like these jokes. Enjoy a hodgepodge of humor from a most glum-stricken clown. Thank you for lending your ears.
EP15: LEPRECHAUN IN SPACE
Today’s comedy is slightly improved off of a theme inspired by Lewis Carroll in a roundabout way. It is brief, but concise in its own way. It also touches upon that potent topic of creativity.
EP 14: JOKE TIME
It’s Monday in Beijing, but not a gloomy one (as it usually is). No, in fact, it’s joke time. Gather around the smog-fire and pull up a stool. Take off your shoes and burn your socks to keep us nice and cozy. Snuggle in and breathe deep. Yes, you are in the territory of some most delightful comedic pondering.
EP13: THE FANDANGO
Today’s set of jokes were recorded “live” in my kitchen. Yes, most every episode is recorded live in my kitchen, but today is different. Use your imagination and you’ll find out why. Belly laugh at jokes about automobiles, skin, dancing, and metaphors for life. Happy Sunday, folks.
EP12: YORICK’S SKULL
Let’s enter the void the best way we know how—comedy. This random burst of comedy hits on Dafoe, Herzog, cats, dogs, and KFC. The least these jokes can do is help stop a beer barrel. Remember kids, in the end, we all end up with curled fingernails.
EP11: MIND CONTROL
Treat yourself to a hearty chuckle and some Bonnie “Prince” Billy while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. Learn to see the darkness. Today’s topic is “mind control.” Pay attention to the undertones and thank you for listening. Happy Friday from Shredded Maps.
EP10: CLOWNING THE VOID
Today, we play with the theme, “Clowning the Void.” If as Samuel Beckett reminded us, “Habit is the great deadener,” then we are those who rail against habits we don’t want to develop—through comedy. Enjoy jokes about skin rashes, Zulawski, sheep, and more. This episode is 100% anti-comedically accurate.
EP09: SELF-DEPRECATION #2: PAINFUL, SO PAINFUL
My second foray into the wild blue yonder of “Self-Deprecation.” This round, hear jokes about my musical past, my disability, lost dreams and more. This is fruitful territory and there are plenty more rotten apples where these came from.
EP08: IS SCIENCE FICTION?
Welcome to 2013, the year of many more comedic episodes of “Shredded Maps.” Today we explore a most interesting topic, “science fiction.” To the extent that we merge ourselves with our technologies, do we become more and more like little Universal Soldiers, plugged in, mechanized, and completely irrelevant, but hey, if everyone’s doing it…
Today’s NYE episode tackles that ubiquitous topic, “technology” and gives it a comedic twist. Enjoy comedy involving cell phones, wifi, Steven Spielberg, and more. This episode is perfect for your NYE bash or just sitting by the fire while enjoying a bluetooth full of whine. Thank you for listening. #ShreddedMaps
EP06: HORROR HUMOR
In today’s episode, laugh (out loud) at jokes involving slasher flicks, Japanese horror, and Troma’s “The Toxic Avenger.” This episode is guaranteed “100% comedically accurate (a callback to our “Human Centipede” episode).” Thank you for listening and have a frightastic day.