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Yahoo! Delves Into TV-Style Programming

Yahoo! is about to make a big jump into the entertainment business. The Internet behemoth is poised to launch a slate of new TV-style shows, reports Variety–including one by Oscar-nominated documentarian Morgan Spurlock. Niecy Nash and Judy Greer will also be among a group of new hosts helming original shows online.

From Variety:

[Spurlock] will host and produce “The Failure Club,” which follows 10 adults as they try to get past their fear of failure and take on various challenges, such as a banker looking to break into standup comedy.

Greer, a character actor best known for comedic roles, hosts “Healthy Gal: A Work in Progress,” which takes a lighthearted approach toward exploring how best to stay fit while on the road.

Nash, meanwhile, will host a comedic, relationship-oriented show called “Let’s Talk About Love.” The topics of each show will apparently be mined from Yahoo!’s massive trove of user-gathered data.

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Comedian Paul F. Tompkins Racks Up a Dozen Podcasts

If you have not yet sampled the monthly “Pod F. Tompkast” from comedian Paul F. Tompkins, you need to do so.

From the hilarious non-sequitur intro lines – “A 2,000-year-old vampire peruses her Netflix queue with disgust…” – to topics like whether “knucklehead” could have been a term of endearement during Shakespeare’s time, it’s a blast. There are now a dozen episodes archived, including the most recent July 1st posting, recorded mid-June at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.

One of FishbowlLA’s favorite things about the rise of podcasts by the likes of Tompkins and Doug Benson (“Doug Loves Movies“) is the authentic laugh track. No canned slider-board inserts here; it’s just real folks, laughing (or not) at real gags.

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