i will never be able to thank reelist enough for making me aware of the dollop.
its definitely my favorite podcast. maybe one of my favorite things ever.
Glad to hear it! Although I'm not too familiar with Dave Anthony's stand up, he has to be one of my favorite comedic minds out there. I didn't know a thing about him until I started listening to 'Walking The Room', and since I've gone through their whole catalog twice and would gladly do a third, I have to name that as my #1. That podcast started off from a place of complete despair, Dave was a stay at home Dad with no job and Greg Behrendt's talk show had just been canceled. Listening to it, you feel like you're eavesdropping on a couple of 7th graders who just learned how to curse, it's so ridiculously immature. I've never heard people throw such harsh words at each other and still be able to remain friends, outside of the shoutbox.
That show was retired over the summer so Dave could focus his energy on 'The Dollop'. He says that he was just sick of talking about his personal life so much, and now that he did
have writing jobs and standup gigs there just wasn't any of that bitterness left in him. 'The Dollop' isn't a show you can leave on in the background while doing other things, it requires your attention and actually rewards it. There's so much information coming at you in this linear narrative format that it's easy to lose track of where you are in the story, which has happened to me probably everytime I've listened to it. The one thing that will come out of left field to any first time listener is Dave's uncontrollable wheeze of a laugh. Marc Maron described it as "the sound of a dead person exhaling his last breath."
Two very accessible episodes that are shorter in length ( called "Smollops" ) are Michael Malloy
and The Leatherman
. Both are these Hilariously tragic tales of outcasts in society around the late 1880's who just keep trudging along no matter what shit is flung their way. You will find many details in there too funny to be true, and that's what makes The Dollop great!