As some Put This On readers may know, I’m a public radio host by trade. This week, on my show Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, I got to talk to one of my all-time heroes: Mel Brooks. It was an absolutely amazing experience, and I hope you’ll take the time to give it a listen. If you enjoy the show, subscribe to it free in iTunes.
Sartorial gold from David Malki! and Wondermark. Be sure to click through and read the alt-text.
Are you buying clothes to wear? Or to collect?
My friend Josie Long is a brilliant comedian in the UK. With my pal Colin Anderson she made this amazing 15-minute radio show called All The Planet’s Wonders. This episode is about collecting, and the compulsion to collect.
“Why wouldn’t I take advantage of being a man?”— Paul F. Tompkins, on why he wears a suit
Paul F. Tompkins is one of the funniest men in the world. About five minutes into his now 15-year-old special Driven To Drink, he talks about what it’s like to be the guy in a suit at the party. It is wonderful. We’ve cued it up to the chunk about suits in the video above.
If you like PFT, be sure not to miss his guest commentaries on our season one DVD, which is available now.
Here’s the best of the first year of my comedy game show International Waters. Every month, a team of comics from the US takes on a team of comics from the UK in a pop culture quiz. But mostly they just make off-color jokes. I host the show from my luxury recording yacht. It’s a blast.
Friend of Put This On Paul F. Tompkins is one of the funniest men on earth, and always well-dressed, to boot. Here, on his talk show Speakeasy, he chats with another brilliantly funny (but less well-dressed) man, Doug Benson.
If you’re gonna dress like a woodsman, you should at least throw a great woodsy party like my friend Graham Clark did in this great short film.
From The New Yorker’s style issue. By Roz Chast.
(By the way - I can’t recommend Roz Chast’s most recent book, “What I Hate: From A to Z” enough. Here she is talking with me about it on my public radio show.)
From this week’s New Yorker style issue; by John O’Brien. Buy a print here.