Well, it's that time of year again. The leaves are turning the colour of the President's cheeks and strangers are walking by each other dressed as slutty superheroes without batting an eyelid. That's right, it's the midterms Halloween!
I'll be spending my Halloween in one of the spookiest, haunted place on earth this week: New Orleans. Nola has one of the biggest and craziest Halloween festivals in the world, and I'm keen to get blotto and wander through it, sketching the madness around me.
From there, Justin Smith and I will head to South Carolina to play a weekend at the Carolina Comedy Club, Thu 1st - Sat 3rd.
I've always been a little bit baffled by how big a deal Halloween is in America. As I wrote soon after moving to the US in 2014, "America gets behind Halloween like Australia gets behind literally nothing. There’s no holiday we have that even comes close to the saturation that Halloween gets in the US. Not even Australia Day. Or a Masterchef finalé." Read more...
You can see 2014 Jason chatting at excruciating length to ABC News Breakfast about the phenomenon by clicking below. Or click here to watch.
And to cap it all off, I just got a cartoon in MAD this week on the topic...
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the (SOLD OUT!) live podcast last night. As those of you who came now know the surprise mystery guest was Comedy Central and Netflix's Roy Wood Jr! (@roywoodjr) You can see some of Roy’s work as a correspondent on The Daily Show here.
Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to hear the episode in audio & video options and stay tuned for the next Live pod slated for early 2019.
Only three days left! Scott and I will be cracking wise and taking names LIVE this Wednesday 10/17 at Muchmores in Brooklyn. Grab a few friends and grab your tickets below to find out who the big special mystery guest is!
Scott and I will be cracking wise and taking names LIVE next Wednesday at Muchmores in Brooklyn. Grab a few friends and grab your tickets below to find out who the big special mystery guest is!
This week is New York Comic Con -Aaaand, Saturday night, October 6th, we have a special show of Cartoonists Doing Comedy!
Gotham Comedy Club, in the Vintage Lounge, 7 pm.
It's walking distance from the Javits, for tix call 212-367-9000
We're doing a live pod! 10/7, 7pm at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn
Book online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833798366708396/
Another cracking episode of Is There Something In This?, discussing things like…
Jason gets detained at Heathrow
Flying from New York to Melbourne for a football game
Ice addict at a parole hearing
Golders Green is a sh_thole
Halloween Mask Burglars
I could sooner organise a robbery than brunch
Tragedy Plus Time Equals Comedy (Cellar Appearance)
Ernie and Bert-hday New Yorker cartoon
Arguing with strangers about the sexual orientation of puppets
Querying meal service in detention
Merlin has written a tell-all parchment
...and of course your wonderful listener suggestions. Be sure to send yours in via DM to @jasonchatfield on Instagram.
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Welcome back Just a few of the hot-button topics we address this week:
Scott finally gets the intro right
The Affair Capital of Pennsylvania
Stationary cruise jewel thief
Spanish Grey's Anatomy
The World's Fattest Man's Wife
Ayn Rand Opinions
Louis CK's Wikipedia
Everyone is tired
8 Hours Sleep on Netflix
Just buy a Mercedes!
Circumventing Human Interaction
A Boy Called Jarod
Bloomin' Onion Breakfast
Dubious Local Fish
Lock Her Up
Too tall for a ScotchBath
Do Not Shake Baby Carrots
The Baby Carrot Guys
Jason does the Comedy Cellar the same night as Louis CK
Be sure to send in your suggestions via Instagram @jasonchatfield or email@example.com. Cheers!
Just a few of the hot-button topics we address on this week's episode of the Is There Something in This podcast...
Photoshopping the Pope
Teen Vogue Bible
Unapologetic Pug Apologist
The Old Hangover Gussy-up
Another Free Casino Date
Last Call At The Yoga Studio
OMG Don't Post That
Gender Reveal Flasher
Jason Has Left The Conversation
Desert Island Seamless
Have you tried complaining about it?
Signal Boosting Your Affair
Yoga Toga Party
Tailgate Flannelette Toga Party
Resting on your Laurels
Action Bronson Update
Backwards Chair Dude Returns
I drink to forget my sobriety
Praying Mantis Teenagers are Trying to Lose Head
Hermit Crab Gentrification
Scott Liberates a Crab
Collingswood New Jersey
Be the Sponsors You Want to See in the Pod
And we read out your wonderful listener suggestions. Be sure to send in yours via Instagram @jasonchatfield or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
Writer: @scottdools Artist: @jasonchatfield
Pick up a copy of this week's New Yorker and swiftly flip to page 45 to cop an eyeful of this wee scribble.
You can hear it being plucked from the ether on our weekly podcast "Is There Something In This?" with myself and Scott Dooley, wherever you listen to your pods.
This one is discussed on Episode #8: 'Larry Juice', which you can hear excerpted below: