Author Topic: Cum Town Podcast  (Read 28048 times)

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:29 PM »
Some of their riffs are a lot of fun, I agree. But they sure have a tendency to emphasise the unpleasant imagery in their stories. Like the most recent episode, when talking about the black woman crying on the bus. I know the point they were making was that black kids are funny, but then they seem to revel in the pain of others, and then laugh about it.

There's levels of cuntishness where the sheer, pointless cruelty of the act somehow becomes funny in itself. I think that's what they're laughing at, as opposed to the poor lady and her troubles, which genuinely sounds like a heartbreaking thing to have witnessed.

The cellphone kiosk story (https://youtu.be/dEIcR9Hz_j4) works on the same principle. If you don't laugh, you'll cry, and crying is fuckin' gay dude.

e: the jam festival bit from The Day Today hits similar notes also.

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #61 on: January 15, 2018, 12:09:13 AM »
Yeah, still fucking loving this show. Still the only one I actually pay Patreon for.

Theyre posted on the subreddit if you want to steal them. I steal them as a political statement so I can both be woke and get to laugh at Nick's racist impressions.

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2018, 12:06:23 PM »
Finding out what Ian Fidance looks like after hearing so much about his escapades is a cool moment.

Sin Agog

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2018, 02:45:05 PM »
I checked out his instagram after that ep, and for someone who looks like he's fashioned himself on Sean Penn's character in Carlito's Way, it is extra-hilarious looking at how much effort he puts into every photo.

BUT if anyone's still on-the-fence about how dark their humour can get, maybe put the latest episode on the shelf for awhile.  That train/dead dad stuff is brutal.

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« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2018, 02:53:51 PM »
This week's had me howling with the sheer level of depravity involved. My (queer, feminist) girlfriend gave this a listen after asking me what I was chuckling away each week with a pained look on my face, and I was horrified to find out she'd done so. Luckily, she thought it was funny too, but then she also has a taste in high/low level smut.

Just to chime in with previous discussions; I wouldn't reccomend this to most people, but given the somber, self-serious tone of most other podcasts I listen to, and the cultural climate in general, I do just find it a bit of a release. As has previously been highlighted, Mullen is just an incredible improviser, which saves it for me, even in the bad episodes that can descend into schoolyard homophobia, albeit ironic. The good riffs are above anything else in this field of comedy. Also, it's obvious that they're all pretty to very decent guys, Mullen included. I'd actually like to hear Stav talking more about his experiences dealing with internalised misogyny in therapy, but of course, I just take the podcast as the study in being gay with your Dad that it is.

Sin Agog

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2018, 04:40:54 PM »
Great post!  Summed it all up perfectly.

Ian's back for the premium ep (https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/patreon-posts/bFox8WEtoIwZRan7_rzjrZuldVkV1raCOlgNv-ygQeHvtuJ6uBB-vOcrVwZr2-zy.mp3), and it's somehow even funnier than the last one.  I bet Adam is getting his thorax all twisted up with anxiety in South Africa right now.  I'd definitely be down to have Ian on the fourth mic, but they can barely manage to successfully mic three people at once, let alone four.

MjjW

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2018, 08:44:04 PM »
H-O-M-O-B-G-Y-N made me snort air. Was that even this podcast? Think so.

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« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2018, 08:52:08 PM »
I still think about when Nick wanted to be a knife guy and warned Stav and Adam to "watch out, I'm a dancing cactus and you might get pricked." It's been months.

I think about this circa once a day. A guy casually waving a knife around and being a dancing cactus hits me like almost nothing else.

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« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2018, 04:53:18 PM »
I wonder if being riddled with toxo has anything to do with laughing so hard every time a cat shits or vomits mid-pod?

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2018, 09:20:46 AM »
Many thanks for alerting me of this. I've listened to every free episode in less than a month, the fastest I've ever gone through a podcast I reckon. It's vulgar and idiotic but (or maybe therefore) has an uncanny knack of making me crack up at the most throwaway and flippant remarks. Nick is undoubtedly the key talent but I feel the other two provide a necessary contrast as any good co-hosts should.

Does anyone have any favorites of the premium episodes? I'll probably listen to all of those too at some stage but it'd be nice to have some particularly good ones to start off with.


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« Reply #70 on: January 19, 2018, 10:14:48 AM »
Is there a particularly accessibly good one people could recommend to start with? I picked a random one to try and it's not really happening for me so far. Maybe it's not for me but would like to give it more of a try since so many are raving about it.

Large Noise

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2018, 10:53:28 AM »
There are a lot of clips on YouTube, that's probably the best way to get the gist without listening to 100 hours of old episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofurYpK9vfU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Idve71Cfno
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsJojVMiCrA


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« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2018, 11:31:18 AM »
Does anyone have any favorites of the premium episodes? I'll probably listen to all of those too at some stage but it'd be nice to have some particularly good ones to start off with.

Bully Town is a very good episode.

TwinPeaks

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2018, 05:23:23 PM »
Does anyone have any favorites of the premium episodes? I'll probably listen to all of those too at some stage but it'd be nice to have some particularly good ones to start off with.
I think pretty much every episode has at least one hilarious bit. I'd second bully town. I wish I didn't have such a shite memory. Sometimes I feel like I should have a little document and write down just brief thoughts and what memorable bits were in there. I do think I have a stronger memory of earlier episodes, probably because they felt newer to me. Still have vivid imagery conjured up from Nick's anecdotes in my mind.

newbridge

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2018, 02:43:52 AM »
Honestly, listening to their voices for 10+ minutes is torture. (This is not a helpful contribution to the thread.)

Sin Agog

  • Dogs fucked the pope; no fault of mine
Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2018, 03:52:57 AM »
I felt like that listening to Comedy Bang Bang, and well most American podcasts for the first time.  It was like I was letting a bunch of croaky valley girls who say 'like' every other word invade my earholes. I think most comedy podcasts' success is predicated on replicating that joking around with close friends feeling, where the majority of jokes only take off because you know their personalities so well.  It's up to you whether you want to push through to that point.  I never really did with Bang Bang, but I'm glad I did here.

As to good Premiums, Stav and Adam's recent interview with the sleepy-voiced Mexican Bryan Singer victim on the ep Tango Down really got me.

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2018, 11:08:48 AM »
Why isn't there a way that you can farm inches, of cock?

TwinPeaks

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2018, 02:08:21 PM »

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2018, 02:46:00 PM »
The cellphone kiosk story (https://youtu.be/dEIcR9Hz_j4) works on the same principle. If you don't laugh, you'll cry, and crying is fuckin' gay dude.

I listened to this and it reminded me of how Norm Macdonald felt about the Brandon Teena murder: "I believe everyone involved in this story should die."

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e: the jam festival bit from The Day Today hits similar notes also.

Yes but that is fictional cuntishness exaggerated for comic effect, parodying Paxman's interviewing style. This was an apparently real story about some young cunt scamming immigrants and then witnessing casual cruelty to some woman and her disabled son. And then all his friends did their annoying laugh.

*Duncan Bannatyne voice* I'm oot

Cuellar

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2018, 03:43:33 PM »
Yeah going by that clip this is everything that's wrong with the world.

Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2018, 05:38:32 PM »
I never liked that cellphone story. This, on the other hand! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Idve71Cfno

Sin Agog

  • Dogs fucked the pope; no fault of mine
Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2018, 05:57:22 PM »
Yeah, not a fan of that, either.  Don't actually remember it, if I'm honest.  I'd say the crucial part is when Nick said he nearly cried.  Which doesn't exactly make him Joan of Arc or anything with all the bullying stuff.  I'm all about the Tiny Dick Salesman (knowing Glengarry Glen Ross helps): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKSpYxAL1Ig


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« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2018, 11:37:24 AM »
Yeah, not a fan of that, either.  Don't actually remember it, if I'm honest.  I'd say the crucial part is when Nick said he nearly cried.  Which doesn't exactly make him Joan of Arc or anything with all the bullying stuff.  I'm all about the Tiny Dick Salesman (knowing Glengarry Glen Ross helps): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKSpYxAL1Ig

The crucial part, for me, was Nick getting snapped out of his sad & empathetic reverie by the stupidest, most callous analysis of that whole situation possible, and being reduced to hysterical laughter from the shock of it. It's a funny way for the mind to protect itself.
For reasons of age/location/upbringing, a lot of the cultural references go over my head.

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2018, 12:35:54 PM »
I'd say it doesnt work as clips at all.  Like, this bit is probably the most I've laughed but a lot of is down to where it comes in a incredibly languid episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpLHQZuB9-Q

My favourite bits are the parts where Mullen is coming across as very on the spectrum tbh, either an extended pissed off explanation of something or just going on about how he's spent hours on youtube watching videos about the different kinds of sounding horns you can buy.
Very hard to see Stav as anything other than the guy that latches onto a bully to be his wingman.


Find it very hard to imagine Mullen doing standup though, he seems wayyyyy too much of a nerd about the whole performance aspect that doesnt match up with his humour at all.

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2018, 02:45:22 PM »
I always love seeing the adverse reactions of people listening to little bits of Cum Town and snap deciding that it's nothing but pure hateful content and nasty bullying. I relish every opportunity I get to say "you just don't get it" and watch those people get even more annoyed that I made such a smug and ambiguous comment, but it's the truth. Most people seriously don't get it, and they don't deserve a proper, decent explanation as to why they should get it. Hey if you don't like Cum Town, fuck you, I don't care

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« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2018, 07:50:08 AM »
Yeah, it's funny as hell. Not for all occasions but undoubtedly scratches an itch nothing else really does. Also - it's desperately obvious they're all sweethearts beneath the black humour. They're just trying to make each other laugh - and it warms my heart that the podcast they all started from minimum wage misery because they were so depressed has changed their lives.

Re: Stav's laugh. You really miss it when he's not there. He's a hype man - and when Mullen doesn't have him to play to, he can just become monotone and flat. Loved Mullen (ages back) defending Stav's ignorance: 'He's just a fat, happy guy who lives in the moment.'

It's in a nice place atm - agree they're all sounding happier in their lives, and I'm glad to see/hear Mullen's doing more spots. Not all of his humour can translate to the stage, but it would be a huge waste for him to just spend the next ten years on Playstation.

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« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2018, 06:40:04 PM »
it warms my heart that the podcast they all started from minimum wage misery because they were so depressed has changed their lives.

Yeah, the rags-to-riches aspect of the whole thing is very endearing. The fact that the money is primarily being spent on $500 food processors, niche gaming peripherals, tracksuits and cocaine is magnificent.

Sin Agog

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Re: Cum Town Podcast
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2018, 06:42:34 PM »
Don't forget a weight vest that was instantly abandoned because it was fucking up Nick's back!

(That's another funny recent premium episode, where the vest is delivered a few minutes in, Nick puts it on and immediately does three push-ups with it on, then can barely breathe for the rest of the episode).

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« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2018, 06:58:49 PM »
Those vests look kind of tempting, all the same. A bench & bar in a shoebox bedroom is not the ideal setup.