The Second Column is a weekly comedy podcast that features four improvisational actors who trade stories and jokes with their favorite comics, actors, writers and musicians in Los Angeles. Guests include Eddie Pepitone ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), Amy Rhodes ("Ellen"), Jen Kirkman ("Chelsea Lately"), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), Sean Conroy ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien"), Rasika Mathur ("Wild 'N Out"), Neil Campbell (Upright Citizens Brigade LA artistic director) and stand-up comics Ed Galvez and Asterios Kokkinos, among many others. The show is driven by its cast - Michael Costantini, Joe Donatelli, Carlos Jaime and Sean Kearney. The longtime friends and improvisers have a chemistry that makes each episode fun for that week's guest - and the audience. The Second Column podcast launched on Sept. 15, 2007. It was the first podcast on the Internet. (No, it wasn't.)
This is how our listeners describe the show:
"Sean, the young hotshot comic relief. Carlos, the porn-obsessed pop culture fan boy. Mike, the odd-yet-lovable pariah. And Joe, the ringleader trying desperately to control the madness. Throw in topics ranging from social minutia to world events and you've got yourself a weekly, hour-long podcast that's sure to tickle your funny bone. Hard."
"With the boys in your ear, you're a part of the discussions, the razzings and deep thoughts that only come from being friends. It's like being able to sit in the cool table at the cafeteria -- anywhere, anytime."
"If you like the Ricky Gervais podcast or Jimmy Pardo's, you'll like this."
"I love this podcast because the guys are hilarious and the topics are geared towards my demographic. My dog loves it because I listen to it on my iPod when I'm walking him and he always gets an extra-long walk when I do so. I just can't go back inside until I hear everything these guys come up with."
"A funny podcast every week. Always good for laughs, embarrassing stories and very awkward comments that leave you wondering, 'Did he just say that?' Highly enjoyable."