Performing the Live Stage Show Across the Internet

Brian performs his live stage show across the world at numerous college and corporate events every year.  We pack up the show into four 50 pound trunks, hop on a plane, run through the show, and often do the same thing all over again the next day in a completely different state.

Jeff and his son celebrate their birthdays at the same time each year, and as fans of Brian's online shows, what better way to celebrate than with the live stage show?  Unfortunately, we couldn't make the cost of the show work to fly out for this one, but Jeff brought up a facinating idea – was it possible to do the show over Skype?

At first we didn't know what to expect, but we decided to try it out, and the results were fantastic.  With a slightly revised setlist, we ran through the bulk of the stage show, keeping much of the same energy the audience feels when in the same room.  The show was an absolute blast to perform, and by the reaction sounds we heard from across the internet, we know it was also fun to watch.

We'd love to play around with this idea more and discover what the strengths of doing a show over Skype could be.  If you're interested in something similar to this, contact Brian directly at 866-EAT-FIRE.  Huge thanks to Jeff for sending us some pictures of how everything looked from their end.


Brian on "This Week in Tech" Tomorrow (Sunday, April 1), 6pm Eastern

From time to time, Brian appears as a guest on the Network's flagship show "This Week in Tech."  Tomorrow, April 1, Brian is set to guest at 6pm Eastern (3pm Pacific) over at Be sure to check it out!

To see Brian's previous appearance on TWiT, take a look at the video embedded below:

Scam Your Way to Getting the Girl's Number

On the latest episode of Scam School, special guest Diamond Jim Tyler shows off a unique way to get the girl's number next time you're at the bar.


NSFW Discovers Drawception

In last night's episode of NSFW, Brian and Justin are joined by Andrew Bancroft, and the three play NSFW classic "But Cuba" and the brand-new internet phenomenon Drawception.

"But Cuba" takes popular internet videos, and using YouTube's auto-subtitle feature, provides the hosts with a jumbled translation of what YouTube thinks the spoken words are in the video.

Drawception pits the entire internet on a team for a game of (mis)communication.  Starting with one simple phrase from the first player, the next person draws an interpretation of that phrase, the third interprets the picture by writing a new phrase, and the rest of the users repeat the process until twelve people have had a hand in the interpretation process.  Sound confusing?  Everything makes a lot more sense once you watch Brian, Justin, and Andrew take it for a spin, or play it for youself here:


How Long Does it Take to Do Your Hair?

If we had a quarter for every time we heard this question, we could probably buy a new car for every American.  Whether it's at the airport, over Twitter, or after a stage show, people are always curious to know how long it takes Brian to do his hair.  The answer is a whole lot less than you might expect, and you can watch the entire process in the video below.