This week’s episode of my public radio show, Bullseye, is a great place to start if you’ve never heard the show. Bullseye is all about culture that’s worth your time, and this episode is a doozie.

It features two great interviews.

First I talk with Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as Sherlock Holmes in the brilliant show Sherlock. He talks about how being abducted in Africa changed his life, among other things. In addition to Sherlock, Cumberbatch will be the voice of Smaug the dragon in the next Hobbit film, and the baddie in the upcoming Star Trek movie.

Then I talk with the documentarian Errol Morris, who describes why he thinks it’s OK that when all is said and done, people may forget about his amazing documentaries (like The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War and Cheap, Fast & Out Of Control), but remember his equally amazing Miller High Life commercials.

Plus Jason Kottke recommends some of his favorite things on the internet ever, and Craig Finn of The Hold Steady tells us how The Replacements showed him what rock music could be. And I recommend the simple, loving joy of Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready.”

You can listen above, directly download the show from this link, check it out on the web here, or grab it free in iTunes. Give the show a listen, I think you’ll love it. And if you do… share it!

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.

Find it free in iTunes, here.

I hope all you Bay Area PTO readers will stop into Wingtip on Wednesday. We’ll have a couple hundred handmade pocket squares for sale at crazy prices, plus Wingtip will be kicking off their annual sale. Should be a lot of fun, and a great place to spend that Christmas check from grandma. And it’s just a couple blocks from Montgomery BART, in the shade of the Transamerica Pyramid. No guarantee that 80s Willie Brown will be there, but we’d love it if he showed.

I hope all you Bay Area PTO readers will stop into Wingtip on Wednesday. We’ll have a couple hundred handmade pocket squares for sale at crazy prices, plus Wingtip will be kicking off their annual sale. Should be a lot of fun, and a great place to spend that Christmas check from grandma. And it’s just a couple blocks from Montgomery BART, in the shade of the Transamerica Pyramid. No guarantee that 80s Willie Brown will be there, but we’d love it if he showed.

I hope some New Yorkers will stop by on Thursday. You’ll learn something, and I’ve also “curated” some cool vintage menswear stuff for the shop.
jessethorn:

I’ll be presenting my talk “Make Your Thing” on Thursday as part of Etsy’s pop-up holiday shop in New York City. It’s about making independent media in the internet age, for fun and profit.
The show’s at 6PM, and is at 131 Greene Street between Houston and Prince. Come by, listen, ask questions, buy something vintage or handmade. The talk is free!
And if you’re around during the day, my friend Kevin Allison from Risk! will be doing a storytelling workshop from 2:30-4:00 and my pal Dallas Penn from Internets Celebrities will be doing a workshop on his own special brand of DIY (like making Big Macs from stuff on the 99 cent menu) from 5:15-6:00. It will be fun, I promise.

I hope some New Yorkers will stop by on Thursday. You’ll learn something, and I’ve also “curated” some cool vintage menswear stuff for the shop.

jessethorn:

I’ll be presenting my talk “Make Your Thing” on Thursday as part of Etsy’s pop-up holiday shop in New York City. It’s about making independent media in the internet age, for fun and profit.

The show’s at 6PM, and is at 131 Greene Street between Houston and Prince. Come by, listen, ask questions, buy something vintage or handmade. The talk is free!

And if you’re around during the day, my friend Kevin Allison from Risk! will be doing a storytelling workshop from 2:30-4:00 and my pal Dallas Penn from Internets Celebrities will be doing a workshop on his own special brand of DIY (like making Big Macs from stuff on the 99 cent menu) from 5:15-6:00. It will be fun, I promise.

Always dress well when stuffing an entire fluffernutter sandwich into your mouth on stage for comic effect.
Suit by Holland & Holland, shirt is vintage bespoke, tie is Battistoni, square is Put This On Gentlemen’s Association. Occasion is a live recording of International Waters at MaxFunCon East.
Photo by Zac Wolf.

Always dress well when stuffing an entire fluffernutter sandwich into your mouth on stage for comic effect.

Suit by Holland & Holland, shirt is vintage bespoke, tie is Battistoni, square is Put This On Gentlemen’s Association. Occasion is a live recording of International Waters at MaxFunCon East.

Photo by Zac Wolf.

On the podcast Necessary & Sufficient, host Evan Forman sends his guests an envelope containing two index cards, each with a single word. They then open the envelope live on the air. When I appeared on episode 100 of the show, the words were “fashion” and “style.” A discussion followed.

"Oh, and Jesse? Spike Jones wants his suit back.” - Dick Cavett, zinging me this weekend.

"Oh, and Jesse? Spike Jones wants his suit back.” - Dick Cavett, zinging me this weekend.

jessethorn:

It’s important to dress for the occasion.

jessethorn:

It’s important to dress for the occasion.

Speaking of seeing me live and in-person, if you’re in New York, I’ll be joining my friend and colleague John Hodgman for the first ever live Judge John Hodgman show. We’ll have some very cool special guests on tap, and I’ll be wearing a full bailiff uniform that I purchased from a company that sells clothes to real bailiffs. 100% Polyester. I’ll basically be dressed like Bull from Night Court.
Anyway, it’s October 22nd at the Greene Space. Tickets are on sale now.

Speaking of seeing me live and in-person, if you’re in New York, I’ll be joining my friend and colleague John Hodgman for the first ever live Judge John Hodgman show. We’ll have some very cool special guests on tap, and I’ll be wearing a full bailiff uniform that I purchased from a company that sells clothes to real bailiffs. 100% Polyester. I’ll basically be dressed like Bull from Night Court.

Anyway, it’s October 22nd at the Greene Space. Tickets are on sale now.

See Jesse in San Francisco!
As many of you know, I’m not just a menswear blogger. I’m also a comedy podcaster. In fact, it’s the menswear blogging that’s my sideline.
This weekend in San Francisco, I’ll be bringing live versions of my shows Jordan, Jesse, Go! and International Waters to the San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival. I’m a native of San Francisco’s Mission District, where the shows will be going down, so I couldn’t be more excited to participate in the festival. Needless to say: I have strong opinions about burritos.
Friday night, it’ll be JJGo, a vulgar goof-offstravaganza. Special guests will be Scott Simpson and Merlin Mann of the smash podcast You Look Nice Today. (Fun fact: it was through Scott and Merlin that I met PTO co-creator Adam Lisagor.)
Saturday night, it’ll be International Waters. IW is a pop culture comedy quiz show that will once and for all settle the question: who’s better, Southern California or Northern California? As a resident of Los Angeles and native of San Francisco, I’ll be the neutral host. Repping NorCal will be James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser and standup comic Natasha Muse. Repping SoCal will be Barbara Grey and Jordan Morris.
If you miss this, you will feel like a real so-and-so. That I promise you.
Tickets are only $7, but the venue’s small, so buy yours now.

See Jesse in San Francisco!

As many of you know, I’m not just a menswear blogger. I’m also a comedy podcaster. In fact, it’s the menswear blogging that’s my sideline.

This weekend in San Francisco, I’ll be bringing live versions of my shows Jordan, Jesse, Go! and International Waters to the San Francisco Comedy & Burrito Festival. I’m a native of San Francisco’s Mission District, where the shows will be going down, so I couldn’t be more excited to participate in the festival. Needless to say: I have strong opinions about burritos.

Friday night, it’ll be JJGo, a vulgar goof-offstravaganza. Special guests will be Scott Simpson and Merlin Mann of the smash podcast You Look Nice Today. (Fun fact: it was through Scott and Merlin that I met PTO co-creator Adam Lisagor.)

Saturday night, it’ll be International Waters. IW is a pop culture comedy quiz show that will once and for all settle the question: who’s better, Southern California or Northern California? As a resident of Los Angeles and native of San Francisco, I’ll be the neutral host. Repping NorCal will be James Reichmuth of Kasper Hauser and standup comic Natasha Muse. Repping SoCal will be Barbara Grey and Jordan Morris.

If you miss this, you will feel like a real so-and-so. That I promise you.

Tickets are only $7, but the venue’s small, so buy yours now.