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December 19, 2012 9:57 AM   Subscribe

Actor and writer James Urbaniak (Venture Brothers, American Splendor) has a wry, occasionally upsetting "fictional podcast" with every episode written by a new author. Getting On With James Urbaniak.
posted by The Whelk (23 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love this.

Also I want to write one.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:02 AM on December 19, 2012


I believe this was just mentioned on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast hosted by MeFi's Own Linda Holmes.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 10:04 AM on December 19, 2012


I really want to put words in his mouth.
posted by The Whelk at 10:04 AM on December 19, 2012


I've loved him since Henry Fool. He's like a well-adjusted David Lynch character.

Also: He's 49!? /places James Urbaniak next to Helen Mirren in "Celebs Who Keep it Tight" file
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:04 AM on December 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


I believe this was just mentioned on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast hosted by MeFi's Own Linda Holmes.

*the shaking of sinister maracas*
posted by The Whelk at 10:05 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also: He's 49!?

Um, yes? How old did you think Rusty Venture was?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:16 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, this. Ohhhh.

Wow. Great find. Thank you!
posted by littlerobothead at 10:23 AM on December 19, 2012


How old did you think Rusty Venture was?

44

No reason.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:58 AM on December 19, 2012


Love his twitter feed.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:12 AM on December 19, 2012


I follow him on Twitter too. The other day he mentioned that he was going to Tile Bar in the East Village. One of the few times I've missed living in NYC.
posted by slogger at 11:14 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Any word on if we'll get some more Venture Bros. before 2015?
posted by nushustu at 11:42 AM on December 19, 2012


Any word on if we'll get some more Venture Bros. before 2015?

New season is supposed to premiere around Feb or March, as I recall. And you saw the Halloween Special that dropped back around Halloween, right? Because it was MAGICAL.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:02 PM on December 19, 2012


Yeah, that Halloween episode was brilliant. I didn't realize it's starting back up again so soon. ME HAPPY.
posted by nushustu at 12:10 PM on December 19, 2012


I love this podcast. Urbaniak's voice is great for the weirdness of the writing, with all this rich lower tones that he can crank up to higher registers. Episode 2 was plain scary.

I saw him at a local swimming pool. He wore a GCI shirt. I tweeted about it, and he replied with his favorite celebrity sighting at the same pool. Made. My. Day.
posted by RakDaddy at 1:52 PM on December 19, 2012


"Stimulate the economy of your own personal fury." is totally going into my Metafilter phrase book.
posted by The Whelk at 1:58 PM on December 19, 2012


"sometimes I steal small dogs and name them numerically."
posted by The Whelk at 2:19 PM on December 19, 2012


Indeed, this was Glen's entry in our weekly What's Making Me Happy This Week.
posted by Linda_Holmes at 7:58 PM on December 19, 2012


Oh, MAN.

I recommend listening to the first episode sitting in the dark in an otherwise empty house.
posted by mean cheez at 8:16 PM on December 19, 2012


I used to go to this theater thing, 'Underground Soaps" by the 'Cucaracha Company'. Ostensibly there was a story-line, but it was as often a bunch of skits strung loosely together, acted by a wide swath of actors.
Urbaniak's most frequent contribution was to recite Becket (at least I always assumed it was Becket), quite fast, quite monotone and looking as though being on stage were torture. It was fantastic.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:11 AM on December 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lucky me, I had a bout of 3AM insomnia last night. This was perfect for it. Thanks!
posted by whuppy at 5:08 AM on December 20, 2012


Was coming to post this. I see you have done. I LOVE IT. He needs to post more. Quicker.
posted by Glinn at 5:54 PM on January 1, 2013


Oh god Todd Alcott wrote the next one.

I am an insane Todd Alcott fanboy BTW.
posted by The Whelk at 12:35 AM on January 9, 2013


This is amazing. Amazing.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:18 PM on January 14, 2013


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