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Gleefully Filthy Podcast 'My Dad Wrote A Porno' Will Soon Be A TV Show, Proving That You Can Succeed In Life By Just Reading Porn To Strangers

Why listen to people read a bloke's dad's written smut when you can watch it on TV instead?

Is your dad an amateur erotic fiction writer whose work has been compared (unfavourably) to masterpieces such as Fifty Shades of Grey? Do you have a mega popular podcast in which you read chapters of your dad’s aforementioned erotic fiction with your your mates?

Then good news!

Comedy smut podcasts are apparently super-popular in Hollywood right now and the most popular one of all, the perfectly titled My Dad Wrote a Porno, will be getting its own TV show.

My Dad Wrote a Porno co-host James Cooper spilled the deets during the Edinburgh International Television Festival, where he revealed that he and his fellow podcast co-creators Jamie Morton and Alice Levine are working on a TV project based on their popular podcast.

He didn’t get into any specifics, but Cooper did tease that he and his partners have considered various TV formats for My Dad Wrote a Porno, including musical and animated adaptations.

If it all sounds weird, that’s because it is. I mean, how exactly do you make a TV show about discovering your dad’s secret double life as an amateur smut novelist who penned the next coming of Fifty Shades of Grey?

For those who are unaware of what the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast exactly is, the story begins in 2015 where Morton discovered that his dad had in fact been moonlighting as an amateur erotic fiction writer by the fantastic name of Rocky Flintstone.

After reading the first chapter to his friends, Levine suggested they start a podcast where each episode involves the Morton, Cooper, and Levine reading a new chapter of “Rocky Flintstone’s” smut while giving a running commentary on it.

If listening to people read smutty fiction to you through your headphones isn’t your thing, it soon will be because the podcast is mega-popular and has featured celebs like Elijah Wood, Daisy Ridley, and Michael Sheen.

Damn, I was just joking before but it turns out there really is a market for comedy smut podcasts these days.

No further deets about the My Dad Wrote a Porno TV show has been spilled yet but we’ll keep you filled in on the smutty news when it, ahem, comes out.

In the meantime, I’ll be visiting my dad this weekend and seeing if he has been moonlighting as a writer. I suddenly have a great idea for a podcast that could lead to a TV show.

Marc Maron Is Apparently In Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix's Solo Joker Movie Because This Cast Can't Get Any More Ridiculous, Really

All it takes is one bad day, an over-qualified cast, and a veteran stand-up comic to apparently make a good solo Joker movie.

As more details about Joaquin Phoenix’s solo Joker movie come out, it is increasingly evident that is going to be one weird ride.

And now in a weirdly meta twist, Variety reports that veteran stand-up comic and podcast pioneer Marc Maron is in talks to join the cast, adding some genuine comedy credibility to a movie about a literal joker.

Maron has recently emerged as a genuinely good actor thanks to his great performance on Netflix’s G.L.O.W and his addition to Phoenix’s Joker movie bolsters an already overqualified cast.

In addition to Phoenix and Maron, it is reported that the upcoming Todd Phillips directed Joker film will feature Oscar winner Robert De Niro, Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy, and Deadpool 2 standout Zazie Beetz.

Dayum. That’s like hiring LeBron James to play on your weekly social basketball team.

Maron will reportedly be playing an agent who books Phoenix’s character onto De Niro’s talk show and thus setting off a chain of events that will result in the creation of the Joker.

It seems like Maron’s character will play an important part in turning Phoenix into the Clown Prince of Crime, so we can probably expect some meta on-screen depiction of real-life comic meeting comic book comic.

Whatever it is, Maron’s addition to the cast is pretty cool and I’m just hoping that he’ll get to interact with Phoenix’s Joker character in some way.

I personally would have the Joker cruelly torture Maron by playing the first 20 minutes of every single one of his 900+ podcast episodes, have the Joker annoyingly interrupt Maron every time he tried to speak, or threaten to shave his mustache.

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