Friday, April 17, 2009
BreakRoom Live with Maron & Seder brings the sharp-witted and informed newsstand conversation of yesteryear to the web today, and five days a week at 3pm EST.
Remember Air America Radio? Remember radio? Well after video killed the radio stars Air America Media buried some bodies and sat Marc Maron and Sam Seder in their break room and started breaking new ground. The show mostly consists of Marc and Sam comically battling and boiling down hot topics and politics, bouncing subjects off guests like Janeane Garofalo, and batting out the occasional sketch or rant. All followed by the post show chat with the online audience.
Marc and Sam have a wealth of experience that helps make a live broadcast look easy. Marc Maron has appeared extensively on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, on the Late Show with David Letterman and was the host of Morning Sedition and The Marc Maron Show on the radio. Sam Seder had his own share of radio shows with The Sam Seder Show and The Majority Report in addition to writing network sitcoms. These guys are sharp and witty and it shows. Producers Carl Ginsburg and Brendan McDonald have given the show the appropriate polish that keeps it feeling real while delivering comedy on par with The Daily Show and Colbert Report.
While I’m a huge fan of the comitics of Comedy Central, I’ve given up cable, and until they decide to simulcast these shows with their web-releases it will continue to feel like a free pittance of day old bread. “May I have some more porridge, Mister Hulu?” After you watch the one-sided conversations your TV delivers you’re done. My favorite part of BRL (BreakRoom Live) is the post show chat. Marc and Sam set themselves apart from candy-coated political commentators by fielding questions and passing along audience insights.
While this show is live, there is a wealth of comedy to be mined out of the archives. You can find Maron product testing electric cigarettes or ranting about his ex-wife in the reoccurring segment, The Angry Chef. Sam delivers his own laughs with his regular segment, Survival Sam.
You’re going to wish you had these guys in your break room. Tune in and log on, be part of the live web broadcast revolution or stand by the water cooler and wonder about the muffed laughs behind closed office doors at 3pm EST.
Love dat goil!
Thursday's show Sam cracked up at something too...love when that happens...
SNL is funniest when they crack up at each other...makes for a good contagious laugh... :)
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