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Sklar Brothers Get Presidential with Julian Castro Posted May 20th

You never know who will stop in at Starburns Audio: comedians, drag queens, ghost hunters, even…Presidential Candidates. 

Julian Castro with Jason Sklar at Starburns Audio in Burbank, CA.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Julian Castro joined the Sklar Brothers on View From the Cheap Seats. Randy, Jason, and Former Secretary Castro discussed being twins, sports as a matter of civic pride, the Spurs, how comedy and politics are alike, and much more!   Check out the episode here. 

More about View From The Cheap Seats

In a fresh iteration of a classic formula, comedians Jason and Randy Sklar share their unique comedic takes on an assortment of sporting issues and chat with an amazing array of guests.

Julian Castro with Randy Sklar at Starburns Audio in Burbank, CA.
Julian Castro with Jason Sklar at Starburns Audio in Burbank, CA.

More about the Sklar Brothers:

The Sklar Brothers, are a post-modern take on a stand up comedy duo. Neil Strauss of the New York Times once wrote “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead, they work their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy the straight man is often an echo.” They have released 6 critically acclaimed comedy albums, have had two Comedy Central Half Hour Presents specials, and currently have a one hour stand up special on Netflix, titled “What Are We Talking About” and another one hour special that premiered on the Starz Network in May of 2018 called “Hipster Ghosts”.  Hipster Ghosts is still available on the Starz App or at

LeVar Burton Joins Amanda Seales on Small Doses Posted May 16th

There are just some facts we can all agree on. The sky is blue, the best flavor of skittles is orange, and LeVar Burton is a childhood icon we do not deserve.

Last week, the man, the myth, the legend joined Amanda Seales on Small Doses to talk about literature, life and Goerdi La Forge. This particular episode delivered so much goodness, it had to given to you in two parts. Listen to  “The Side Affects of Reading with LaVar Burton Part 1” now and come back on Wednesday, 5/22, for Part 2.

LeVar Burton and Amanda Seales, on Small Doses with Amanda Seales
LeVar Burton and Amanda Seales, on Small Doses with Amanda Seales

More about Small Doses with Amanda Seales

Your favorite truth teller, comedian, Amanda Seales, is dropping gems with, “Small Doses,” a weekly podcast that brings you potent truths for everyday use.

More about Amanda Seales

Comedian, actress, writer, producer, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, irreverent silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screens.

Along with performing stand up across the globe, and touring colleges doing comedic lectures on everything from sexism and diversity, relationships to black popular culture, this former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on HBO’s “Insecure”, named by Time Out LA as one of 2017’s comedians to watch, is creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show “Smart Funny & Black” at Nerdmelt, speaks truth to change via her wildly popular instagram and monthly column “Amandaland” at InStyle Mag, has written/produced/starred in two seasons of her scripted comedy, Get Your Life, available on and went viral after articulately and passionately educating Caitlin Jenner on issues of race and equality in America, during a live streamed dinner, hosted by Katy Perry, on Youtube.

A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, Amanda Seales continues to keep audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth!

The Koy Po(n)d with Jo Koy, Now on Starburns Audio! Posted May 6th

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… Jo Koy’s The Koy Po(n)d is now on Starburns Audio!

Show Description:

Jo Koy welcomes friends and fellow comedians to share their hilarious insights on a wide variety of topics. Listen as they improvise, reenact, and laugh about the funny things in life.

A little more about Jo:

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out theaters and arenas across the world with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.

In November 2017, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets sold. Celebrating this accomplishment, the mayor’s office in Honolulu proclaimed November 24th as “Jo Koy Day.” Koy is also the only comedian to sell out 6 shows at The Warfield in San Francisco, he broke the attendance record at Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg with 4 sold-out shows, and is one of the few acts to sell-out 2 shows at The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. In July 2018, Koy was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year” award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Today, the comedian tours around the world and is currently on his Break The Mold World Tour. He can be heard as a weekly guest on the popular podcast, The Adam Carolla Show. He also hosts the weekly podcast The Koy Pond with Jo Koy on Podcast One. Additionally, Koy can be seen on the Kevin Hart’s as the host of Inglorious Pranksters.

Later this year, Koy is confirmed to film his 2nd Netflix Original stand-up special at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, and will also be seen co-starring alongside Brandon Routh and Donna Murphy as “Vladimir Lenin” in the upcoming live-action film Anastasia.

In 2005, Koy had the opportunity of a lifetime when he performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. Since then, Koy has had two highly rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central, Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out. In 2017, Koy released his 3rd stand-up special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle as a Netflix Original.

Koy has appeared on over 140 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest. Other appearances include: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Spike TV’s Adam Carolla & Friends Build Stuff Live, Celebrity Page TV, VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, Sean In The Wild, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Make sure to rate, review and subscribe to hear more The Koy Po(n)d every Monday when he drops his latest episodes!

Ms. Pat’s The Patdown Now on Starburns Audio! Posted April 30th

Show Description:

Comedian and author Ms. Pat brings her honest, unique, and hilarious perspective to her podcast, The PatDown. Every week she brings her listeners free style conversations that touch on anything from current events to revealing stories from her life. Don’t be alarmed if you hear some kids getting yelled at!

With a comedy career now spilling over 13 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out”. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appeared on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”. She has become a Podcast celebrity with appearances on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer. In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.

Coming Soon! 

The Koy Po(n)d with Jo Koy! 

Jo Koy welcomes friends and fellow comedians to share their hilarious insights on a wide variety of topics. Listen as they improvise, reenact, and laugh about the funny things in life.

Release Date: 5/6/2019

Introducing Jo Koy’s The Koy Po(n)d and Ms. Pat’s The Patdown Posted April 23rd


‘The Patdown’ will feature longtime stand-up comedian Ms. Pat and her co-host Chris Spangle as they discuss Current Events and Share Stories from her Extraordinary Life.

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 23, 2019) – Starburns Audio, the podcasting network created by Starburns Industries, announced today that it has acquired the popular comedy podcast “The Koy Pond” starring stand-up comedian Jo Koy. Just For Laughs’ Comedian of the Year for 2018, Jo Koy has moved from clubs to theaters and is now selling out arenas. His weekly podcast has published 160 episodes and is a chance to visit him each week as he shares his hilarious insights with his friends and fellow comedians.  

Additionally, Starburns Audio has partnered with bestselling author and comedian Ms. Pat to launch “The Patdown.”  The all-new weekly series will feature Ms. Pat as she brings her listeners freestyle conversations that touch on anything from current events to revealing stories from her extraordinary life. The series will debut Tuesday, April 30th with new episodes airing weekly.  

“We’re excited to partner with Jo and build upon the hilarious series he’s created,” said Starburns Audio CEO, Jason Smith. “Ms. Pat is another dynamic and exciting voice in the comedy world that we’re thrilled to bring into the Starburns Audio family as we continue to expand our programming slate.”

These partnerships with Jo Koy and Ms. Pat mark key additions for the network’s slate of comedic podcast programming and represent its emphasis on producing high-quality, engaging series.

“I’m excited to be a part of Starburns Audio Family,” said Koy. “Can’t wait for fans to listen to the new episodes of The Koy Pond. It’s gonna be fun!”

“I am so excited to bring my podcast, The Patdown, to all my fans at Starburns Audio,” said Ms. Pat. “Brace your damn self.”

Episodes of ‘The Koy Pond’ and Ms. Pat’s The Patdown can be found at, Himalaya, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and everywhere else podcasts are available.  


About Starburns Audio:

Starburns Audio is a new podcasting network created by Starburns Industries, the production studio behind Rick and Morty, HBO’s Animals, and the Academy Award-nominated Anomalisa.

At SBA we make creator-driven comedy podcasts by providing a platform to unique, exciting talent and amplifying their voices to create high-quality comedic content. Our launch-lineup is a mix of Apple Podcasts comedy top 50 mainstays and exciting new shows, including:

Harmontown, Small Doses with Amanda Seales, Dumb People Town, Glowing Up, Roast Battle, and Natch Beaut.