Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet,

How are you? I am fine. It is my great pleasure to be writing you with this reminder that next week, on the day after Thanksgiving, our mutual friends from Never Not Funny will be hosting the third annual Pardcast-A-Thon to benefit the charity Smile Train. This is an event you do NOT want to miss!

Never Not Funny at SF Sketchfest
For 12 hours, beginning at 6 PM (Pacific Time) on November 25, 2011 and going until 6 AM (still Pacific Time) on November 26, 2011, hosts Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, and Pat Francis will be welcoming special celebrity guests for a marathon of comedy podcasting. If you missed your chance at tickets to attend the show live at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles, you can still watch it streaming LIVE at pardcast.com and most importantly donate to Smile Train.

Like last year, we from portroids.com will be there taking portroids of all the guests backstage. Those original portroids will be auctioned off after the event with all proceeds benefiting Smile Train. This year I will be using the Black Frame Silver Shade film from the Impossible Project for an extra cool memento (here are a couple samples of how this film looks: example 1, example 2, example 3 (see? pretty cool, right?)). We will also, once again, be creating a limited edition commemorative book featuring all the backstage portroids plus photos taken at the event by famed LA-based comedy photographer Liezl Estipona. Proceeds from the sale of the book will also all be donated to Smile Train.

While the guest list for Pardcast-A-Thon is primarily a surprise, a few names have been announced on this blog from iconvsicon.com including returning favorites Sarah Silverman, Andy Richter, and Greg Behrendt. Click through to Icon vs. Icon to see which other first-time celebrity guest has been announced.

Jimmy Pardo will be a guest on "CONAN" this Thursday (Nov 17, 2011) to promote Pardcast-A-Thon, so stay up and watch it, or record it on your DVR/TiVo/VCR and watch it. Just be sure to watch it. Also, check out the Pardo Patrol on teamcoco.com. Very funny!

Here are the portroids taken at last year's Pardcast-A-Thon (in poster form, as seen in the NNF videos hanging on the studio wall):
Pardcast-A-Thon 2010 poster: Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, Pat Francis, Rob Corddry, Rich Sommer, Jesse Thorn, Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Danielle Fishel, Tom Dreesen, Danielle Koenig, Aimee Mann, Kevin Pollak, Andy Richter, Paul Gilmartin, Jen Kirkman, Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Levin, Graham Elwood, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Paul Rust, Tami Sagher, Doug Benson, Greg Behrendt, Mike Schmidt, Dave Holmes, Eliot Hochberg, and Dan Katz

This event is so much fun and for such a great charity. Please make sure to watch/listen to it streaming live on November 25 - 26 from 6 PM to AM and donate to Smile Train! If you're in the audience, be sure to say hi to me. See you there!!


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