It's not hard to understand why Jimmy Pardo is one of Cincinnati's favorite comedians — or the nation's. His quick, effortless wit is on display weekly as host of the award-winning Never Not Funny podcast. Where guests on most podcasts are interviewed by the host, NNF truly lives up to its billing as a "party conversation."
"We put that description into iTunes," Pardo says by phone from his home in Los Angeles, "because we didn't know what else to say. How do you describe this stupid thing we do?" That stupid thing, by the way, is one of the most popular podcasts in America.
It perfectly showcases Pardo's interests in pop culture, music and sports — topics he takes to the stage.
Keeping up with music and pop culture has been difficult lately. "It's fantasy baseball season, so I've been listening to nothing but SiriusXM channel 87 (Fantasy Sports Radio). I haven't been listening to any music over the past 45 days," he says. "Except when I'm running, then it's classics."
He noticed something funny on the subject of music recently. "Someone on Facebook was planning an '80s-themed birthday party and was looking for song suggestions," he recalls. "Really? You can't come up with ‘Melt With You?'… or ‘Rock Me Amadeus?' on your own? I say that as I struggle to find two!"
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