Category: Actors

Negin Farsad & Andy Kindler

Comics Andy Kindler, Negin Farsad, Angela Cobb and Jon Ross talk Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance on Bill Maher, Trump-related anxiety, comedians performing on college campuses, the disintegration of social capital, the dangers of belonging to religious institutions with questionable political leanings, being pigeonholed as a residential Muslim, profiling in show business, diversity on TV shows, lowbrow vs. highbrow TV, the Marx Brothers vs. the Three Stooges, becoming famous before becoming good, how to properly dismiss yourself from a conversation, the art of schmoozing, the authenticity of jokes, the conviction of being a comic, Bibi Netanyahu, old jewish jokes, apartheid, going after sacred cows, Ted Turner, being a comedy purist, the State of the Industry Address, Letterman, why arguing religion is infantile, and David’s early days as a stand-up.

 

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Dana Gould & Rich Vos

Plus Jim Earl and David Taylor. Dana Gould’s new television show Stan Against Evil can be seen on IFC. Rich Vos is one of America’s top comics, his podcast is called My Wife Hates Me. Jim Earl has written for The Daily Show and Air America. David Taylor is a Los Angeles based standup comedian, actor and writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog.

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Super Deluxe’s Vic Berger

Best known as Dr. Katz, Jonathan Katz is an Emmy award winning comedian and creator of Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.

Plus Comedy Writers Steve Young and Tony Zaret.

Tim & Eric collaborator and surrealist comic Vic Berger talks about life as an absurdist video maker. Vic is one of the most original artists working in television comedy today.

Steve Young has written on The Simpsons, Late Show With David Letterman, Maya and Marty and countless other television shows.

Tony Zaret is comedian, comedy writer and student of the Internet.

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Comic Judy Gold Pokes Trump 

Also Henriette Mantel who, besides playing Alice on The Brady Bunch movies, is an accomplished author, comedy writer, and activist.

Then we are joined by Investigative Journalist Robin Urevich who reveals that Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder is no friend to the worker. Robin’s work is a joint effort of Newsweek and Capital and Main. Her article uncovers an alarming number of reports of federal racial discrimination and sexual harassment claims filed against Puzder’s fast food company CKE and its franchisees, which, she writes, “read like stories from the 1940s or ’50s, before civil rights laws were ever enacted.”

David then simplifies the news coming out of Washington by urging listeners to visit www.5Calls.org. Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. 5 Calls gives you contacts and scripts so calling is quick and easy. 5 Calls uses your location to give you your local representatives so your calls are more impactful.

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