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New York-based Australian comedians Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield ruminate on New Yorker cartoon ideas over a couple of beers each week. The elusive art of the perfect cartoon is dissected along with cartoon idea suggestions from you, the listener. Believe it or not, Dooley and Chatfield actually had more than a few published, which spurs them on to keep pitching their batches every week in hopes of further glorious publication.
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New York-based Australian comedians Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield ruminate on New Yorker cartoon ideas over a couple of beers each week. The elusive art of the perfect cartoon is dissected along with cartoon idea suggestions from you, the listener. Believe it or not, Dooley and Chatfield actually had more than a few published, which spurs them on to keep pitching their batches every week in hopes of further glorious publication.
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    #48: Triangle Pants Store

    #48: Triangle Pants Store

    We're back! Welcome to Season 2 of ITSIT.
    Dooley and Chatto are back in the writers room and slinging zingers, avoiding Obvious Ocean Liners and vying for our Outback Steakhouse Pick-of-the-Week!
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    This week:

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    We're inviting you into our living room, don't walk out with our lamp. Please don't steal our jokes. All original content is © Copyright 2019 Jason Chatfield & Scott Dooley for "Is There Something In This?" All rights reserved.
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    • 53 min
    #47: Baboon Lessons

    #47: Baboon Lessons

    We're back! Welcome to Season 2 of ITSIT.
    Dooley and Chatto are back in the writers room and slinging zingers, avoiding steamships and vying for our Outback Steakhouse Pick-of-the-Week!
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    This week:Doggy cryptic crossword  Baboon lessons. Forklift on a therapist couch, "we're going to have to pick this up next week". iPhone blind stick. Subway conscious. Bunch of senators in Rome surrounding Cesar, all holding knives, someone in the periphery handing Cesar a knife, and Cesar saying - "what the hell. When in Rome."Airport book cover. "how not to give a f*k about anything. Except for swear words".Shopping isles. Things you'll buy to feel healthy but will throw out... things you'll eat within the hour etc. Angels saying to god, I hate to be a pain but the list of people who've sneezed is filing up. God getting busy during pollen season.   Goldfish doing standup.  "You ever go to a part of the bowl and forget the reason you went there?"4th wise man - "I thought we said no gifts."Emotional support cocaine. 
    Copyright Disclaimer:
    We're inviting you into our living room, don't walk out with our lamp. Please don't steal our jokes. All original content is © Copyright 2019 Jason Chatfield & Scott Dooley for "Is There Something In This?" All rights reserved.
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    • 55 min
    #46: We're Back, Baby!

    #46: We're Back, Baby!

    We're back! Welcome to Season 2 of ITSIT. Thanks for the wait while we had our Summer break (woo!)
    Dooley and Chatto are back in the writers room and slinging zingers, avoiding steamships and vying for our Outback Steakhouse Pick-of-the-Week!
    Check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ITSITpodcast

    This week:Prometheus bringing a gift to the party.  He famously gave man fire.  Maybe put Prometheus’s one outside.  Can’t put the card on the present.  Is he bringing it to a baby shower? Christmas? Pot luck? Putting it under a Christmas tree.  Maybe put your present in the fireplace.  We don’t want a repeat of last year. 
    4th king - Giving Jesus the gift of gab.  
    Someone getting fitted for a straight jacket at a tailor.  “It’s very presidential.”
    Medieval torture room - foam roller. 
    Woman on a train “I will never forgive the mayans for lying about 2012.”
    Kid in lock up - “you have one DM, use it wisely.”
    Jesus at a bar hitting on a girl “no way, my dad’s religious too.”
    Guy from the city of Troy trying to re-gift the Trojan horse.  
    Trojan horse on sale on craigslist - “Large wooden horse, only use once.”  “Hey Kevin - look what the greeks got us!” “Beware of Greeks re-gifting.”
    The ocean, middle of nowhere. Raft, sun sweltering.  Guy has a little canteen.  “Taps fine.” 
    Accidentally learnt Spanish from an ATM.  Who’s taking money out in 2019?
    “Gone vegan, back in 5.”
    Guy in a turban, sitting in a therapists office with a sign outside saying “Sikh help.”
    KKK, one pink sheet - “red hat.”
    Who does the x for the x? Doorman.
    A lifeguard in an über pool. 
    Trump is calling for the FBI to investigate all white supremacists as he’s being dragged away by the FBI.  
    Freud’s removalist - when there’s a lot to unpack. 
    Two ecstasy dealers, laneway.  “Nice to e-meet you.”
    Gritty looking earthworm - ripped and smoking a cigarette.  He has a bird tied up - sun rising in the background.  No caption.  
    Copyright Disclaimer:
    We're inviting you into our living room, don't walk out with our lamp. Please don't steal our jokes. All original content is © Copyright 2019 Jason Chatfield & Scott Dooley for "Is There Something In This?" All rights reserved.
    We welcome you to download and play the podcast and share with others for personal use; please acknowledge "Is There Something in This?" Podcast as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #45: Season 1 Finale Live from NCSFest with Bob Mankoff (Audio Only)

    #45: Season 1 Finale Live from NCSFest with Bob Mankoff (Audio Only)

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    CALIFORNIA LIVE PODCAST w/Bob MankoffPlease forgive the sound quality!
    Today's episode features special guest, New Yorker Cartoon Editor emeritus, Current Cartoon & Humor Editor of Esquire Magazine and Creator of the Cartoon Collections, Bob Mankoff.
    Thank you for your support and to those who came out to the show, recorded live on stage at NCSFest 2019 in Huntington Beach California.
    Stay tuned to the YouTube channel for the video version of this episode.

    • 1 hr
    #44: Can Mice Swim?

    #44: Can Mice Swim?

    Welcome back to another episode of Is There Something In This? with your old mates Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield.
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    News: CALIFORNIA LIVE PODCAST w/Bob Mankoff11:30am, May 17th @ NCSFest, California: Tix: http://www.ncsfest.com
    This week:
    Drowning MammalsFish out of water exhibitLying StarbucksOutback Steakhouse walk-outMark Twain Deli - a pretty racist deli on reflection.Dictating at a 4th grade level. Do I look too dictatorisish in this?Baby dictatorAlien cat beamsGodly light CatsCats with laser pointersThe Waldo StoreThe Waldo books are better than the seriesA career path for the magic rabbitI’ll sweep this place for humansI just want to enjoy my singularity while I’m still youngDon’t marry a f*****g pillowOn the bright side, you’ve got miceMade MarionVirally inoculatedCode name: Dusty PonchoItalian chef affair
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    Copyright Disclaimer:
    We're inviting you into our living room, don't walk out with our lamp. Please don't steal our jokes. All original content is © Copyright 2019 Jason Chatfield & Scott Dooley for "Is There Something In This?" All rights reserved.
    We welcome you to download and play the podcast and share with others for personal use; please acknowledge "Is There Something in This?" Podcast as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #43: Yellowtail martini

    #43: Yellowtail martini

    Welcome back to another episode of Is There Something In This? with your old mates Scott Dooley and Jason Chatfield.
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    News: CALIFORNIA LIVE PODCAST w/Bob MankoffMay 17th @ NCSFest, California: Tix: http://www.ncsfest.com
    In this week's episode...
    Is there something inside this? Jason gets an indecent proposal
    Scott pretends to be interested in Endgame
    Pearly gates/St Peter: The influencer section is full at the moment. 
    Mother Teresa’s secret service code name is Miracle Maid
    Do these make me look silly?
    Adorable baby shower
    A ruly mob
    Dog on a psychiatrist couch "Get off the couch!”
    Dan Smith will teach you to play the guitar at 3am
    Desert Island: "I forgot to turn on my out of office!"
    Magicians assistant in a morgue in two parts - “yep that’s... also her.”
    This is great indecent exposure
    Great son, terrible husband
    Beware of Greeks bearing gifs.
    “Boy the lies really follow you around the room”
    “I’ll get a yellowtail martini”
    Best captions from Facebook caption competition:
    "Woman on a date with a Bee-keeper"
    “My profile said “make you feel like the queen”
    “After one date I knew he was a keeper”
    “So, what do you do?”
    “Sigh, well that's the first and last time I use bumble”
    “It’s never been about the honey”
    “I’m a little disappointed your profile didn’t mention the glasses”
    “I’ve been stunned before”
    “Truly Susan, I envy that man” 
    Check out our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ITSITpodcast
    Copyright Disclaimer:
    We're inviting you into our living room, don't walk out with our lamp. Please don't steal our jokes. All original content is © Copyright 2019 Jason Chatfield & Scott Dooley for "Is There Something In This?" All rights reserved.
    We welcome you to download and play the podcast and share with others for personal use; please acknowledge "Is There Something in This?" Podcast as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

dsprice2011 ,

The Outback Steakhouse of Podcasts!

Great value for the price, reliably entertaining on a weeknight, and always a few laugh out loud moments to fill your soul like a 22 ounce Queensland porterhouse.

The only downside is the bad Brooklyn accents. Hilarious. Well worth a listen.

Barb V.F. ,

Unapologetic pug apologist

Absolutely hilarious. Great listen for creative people. Love listening to Jason& Scott hashing it out.

Class of 1978 ,

Even if you're not a cartoonist

It's great to hear two funny guys from Australia ramble on about about New Yorkers as though they were discovering a new planet. I am a visual artist, so it's pretty easy for me to picture the cartoons as they are talking, but I don't think you have to be one to be entertained.

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