Category: Authors

The Comedians


Kliph Nesteroff is author of “The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy” published by Grove Press. Then we talk with Bernardo Ruiz the director of “Kingdom of Shadows.”

In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.

Bernardo Ruiz’s compelling investigation into the human costs of the Mexican drug war, on both sides of the border, reveals the links between the lives and experiences of an activist nun in northern Mexico, a rancher in Texas who used to smuggle marijuana and a US drug enforcement agent on the border. A raw history of the violence affecting countless lives, Kingdom of Shadows sheds critical light on a growing human rights crisis.

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Greg Proops

Greg Proops is the Smartest Guest In The World. His new album is called, “In The Ballpark.” Recorded live in San Francisco you can purchase it on iTunes, or get it on vinyl by going to www.GregProops.Com. Greg’s new book “The Smartest Book In The World” is available on Amazon and at fine book stores. His podcast “The Smartest Man In The World” is free on iTunes.

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Todd Glass


Comedian Todd Glass is one of the funniest most daring comic minds out there. Go see him perform. His book “The Todd Glass Situation” is published by Simon and Schuster.

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Conniff, Pepitone & Macks


Three of the funniest people in the world. Frank Conniff’s birthday celebration continues with a surprise visit from Eddie Pepitone. Then Comedy Writer Jon Macks author of Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue-what’s funny, what’s dangerous, what’s untouchable-to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late-night jokes. With an insider’s expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist. Plus Gabriel Laks a Seattle born writer, director, editor, and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. His work has been quoted in The New Yorker and featured in CollegeHumor, My Damn Channel, and Channel 101.

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