Category: Actors

Oscars 2016

Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us who should win in this year’s annual competition of white filmmakers. Then star and director of this year’s Oscar nominated foreign short Shok talk about making movies in Kosovo. Then our weekly roundtable with comedians Angela Cobb and Danny Vega.

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Allan Havey

Allan Havey

Allan Havey is not only an actor but he’s considered one of the best stand-up comedians working today. According to the NEW YORK TIMES he is “cocksure, irreverent, and very funny”.

Allan stars as Lou Avery on AMC’S hit show MAD MEN. He has also guest starred in FX’s LOUIE, NBC’S THE OFFICE as well as DISNEY CHANNEL’S GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. Allan’s other television work includes SEINFELD, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, UP ALL NIGHT, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. On MTV’S PUNK’D his pranking of KANYE WEST made the top ten “best pranks in television history”. In 2006 he was cast as a lead in the ROB ROY THOMAS sitcom FREERIDE, which aired on FOX TELEVISION.

His work in film includes HANCOCK with Will Smith, THE INFORMANT with Matt Damon, ROUNDERS with Ed Norton, INTERNAL AFFAIRS with Richard Gere, CHECKING OUT with Jeff Daniels, and the Jerry Seinfeld documentary COMEDIAN.

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Rick Overton

Also Joe Domanick author of “Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing.”

Rick Overton is one of the most respected comedians in the history of standup. He currently stars in Patrick Stewart’s new series “Blunt Talk.”

Joe Domanick is an award-winning investigative reporter reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system.

Vividly drawn and character-driven, Blue is simultaneously a drama of cops, crime and politics, and a primer on American police policy and reform. Using the LAPD as the book’s spine and through-line, Domanick illuminates urban policing at a crossroads during the tumultuous violence-plagued years of the early 1990s. Years when the beating of Rodney King and the LAPD’s brutality sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and police departments were caught between an often brutal, corrupt and racist past, and the demands of a rapidly changing urban population and environment.

From LA he then zooms to New York City, and details how the transformation of the NYPD that resulted in a dramatic decrease in crime—even while the LAPD remained in freefall for a decade more before it too begins its road to reformation. Blue ends in the summer of 2014 with crime at record lows, but events in LA, NYC and Ferguson, Mo., raising alarming warnings about aggressive racial profiling and the militarization of American policing.

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Comic Carlos Alazraqui


From Happy Feet, Toy Story, Archer, Reno 911 and all your favorite cartoons, Carlos talks about working with some of his comedy heroes and the time his mother performed an Exorcism. Amy Alkon, the Advice Goddess, tells David what to do when a dog is pooping on your lawn. Then Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle, talks about how diet can prevent and combat cancer. 

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