Joe DeVito is back and answers the burning question Where have you been? Then he tackles weightier issues like Kim Kardashian’s butt, Kendall Jenner’s complexion and that guy who hid three hypodermic needles up his rectum. Jon Ross talks about Trump, the Wall and his new puppy, and why Trump is the dumbest of all three. Howie Klein explains PAYGO and why some of the biggest obstacles to passing Medicare for All are all those Democrats who think they’re Republicans. And then Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling serves up some homespun American folklore about our nation’s variegated tapestry of people who come in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.
Chris Kelly writes for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. He won an Emmy for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He’s been an editor at Spy and the National Lampoon, a staff writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, head writer at Politically Incorrect, and a writer/producer on a half dozen network situation comedies, some long-running and some that barely aired at all.
ZACK FORD is the LGBTQ editor for Thing Progress.
HQ Trivia’s SCOTT ROGOWSKY, Comics PHIL HANLEY, DAVE SIRUS and KEVIN BARTINI, Down With Tyranny’s HOWIE KLEIN, Think Progress’s ZACK FORD and PETA’s EMIL GUILLERMO.
Topics include: Government Shutdown 2018, Kevin Spacey, Eddie Murphy’s 10th child, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth get married, Wall Street’s wild right, Trump visits the troops, and Artie Lange.
Our Christmas present to you is Frank Conniff and Michael Brooks.
Frank Conniff’s new book is entitled “Codename D.O.U.C.H.E.B.A.G.”
Michael Brooks is host of The Michael Brooks Show and cohost of The Majority Report. His latest piece for Jacobin is entitled, “Selahattin Demirtaş Is Not a Terrorist.” Read it here:
Comedian KEVIN BARTINI; The hardest working pediatrician in comedy, DR. JAY SUTAY; The LGBTQ Editor for Think Progress ZACK FORD; and the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State The REVEREND BARRY LYNN debates David on the true meaning of Christmas.
Jacki Schechner, editor-in-chief of The Committee To Investigate Russia, on the real reason Republicans refuse to stand up to Trump. Hint: Mafia ties. Visit InvestigateRussia.org.
Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein on the real reason Nick Ayres can’t be White House chief of staff. Here’s a hint: It’s the same reason Larry Craig is no longer a senator.