GOP Strategist Mike Murphy on how we ended up with Trump, Comedy Writer Kevin Kataoka recalls his family’s brush with a dark side of American history, Professor Lisa Wade author of American Hookup talks about sex on campus, Author Amy Sutherland author of Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Home, and Film Critic Michael Snyder talks Oscars 2017.
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.
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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Howie Klein on ICE rounding up Hispanic children in Los Angeles. Maz Jobrani stars in the new CBS sitcom Superior Donuts Mondays at 9:00. Howie Klein is the founder and treasurer of the Blue America Pac raising money for progressive candidates. He also writes the Down With Tyranny blog.
Comics Angela Cobb and Lance Weiss. Plus The Nation Magazine’s David Dayen. One of New York’s fastest rising up and coming comedians, Angela Cobb’s self deprecating charm and nonchalant intellect make her a favorite among audiences in the Big Apple and beyond. Lance Weiss is a comedian, actor and writer based in NYC. He is the current co-host of CNBC’s “Common Cents” on digital channel Make It, as well as co-host in several videos for Conde Nast’s channel The Scene. He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and has been seen on NBC’s “The Today Show,” FOX’s “Laughs,” MTV’s “World of Jenks,” Bravo’s “The Love Broker,” PBS, Comcast, NY1, NY’s FOX 5, Sirius/XM, Today.com, Conde Nast’s The Scene, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, NYmag.com, Aboveaverage.com, and in the NY Times, NY Post, and commercials for AT&T, Kit Kat and MLB.com. He has written for CNBC.com’s “Common Cents,” MTV’s Video-on-Demand, HuffingtonPost.com’s “Celebrities Have Issues,” Luckymag.com, Elite Daily, Storia.me, EpicThings.com, Dramafever.com, and Borsheims Jewelry campaigns, as well as several television pilots.