First, Pat Dixon and Dave Sirus discuss the intricacies of relationships, marriage and sex. Then, David talks to Professor David Faris about the Democrats fighting dirty. And finally, David is joined by John Egan, the publisher of the Burrard Street Journal, to examine the dangers of fake news.
Comic Ritch Shydner recently released his new book, “Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s.” Shydner is a stand-up comedian who has made numerous appearances on TV, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, “One Night Stand”, played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.”
Comedian Frank Santorelli from the Sopranos talks about working on the greatest show in television history. Jeet Heer, senior editor of the New Republic, talks about bigotry masquerading as comedy. Jeet Heer is a senior editor at the New Republic who has published in a wide array of journals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and VQR. He is the author of two books: In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (Coach House Books) and Sweet Lechery: Essays, Profiles and Reviews (Porcupine’s Quill). He has co-edited eight books and served as a contributing editor on another eight volumes. With Kent Worcester, Heer co-edited A Comics Studies Reader (University Press of Mississippi), which won the Peter C. Rollins Book Award given annually to the best book in American Studies or Cultural Studies. He’s been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.
From our vault: Mort Sahl created modern standup comedy. We talk about starting out, and JFK’s murder which Mort says was nothing short of a CIA coup. This is an air check from Pacifica Radio’s David Feldman Show: November 22, 2013. Special thanks to Lucy Mercer, Mark Pitta and the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California where San Francisco’s comedy scene lives. Please subscribe to our program for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And next time you’re in Northern California make sure to check out the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California. Once again, special thanks to Lucy Mercer and Mark Pitta.
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David laments with Greg Proops over the American people electing Trump and what we can do moving forward.
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Comedians Josh Comers, Lance Weiss and Brendan Fitzgibbons discuss 9/11 and Trump jokes, what to expect leading up to the final week of the election, jury duty, boy scouts, the Cubs, the dumbing down of America, who’s to blame if Trump wins, what it takes to run a stand-up comedy show, and Gaëtan Dugas.