Category: Comedy Writers

Menstruation: What Ivanka Must Teach Donald

The leader of the free world calls women “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.” Over the next four years what hope do women have for their “whatevers?” Especially the millions of female refugees lacking toilets, running water and basic sanitation. Dr. Marni Sommer writes about menstruation issues confronting refugees and she joins us from Tanzania. Also Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny. Michael Snyder tells us what movies to catch. Comic Jon Ross remembers why he and David stopped talking for several years. Comic Laura House is in love. And the host of Succotash Marc Hershon does everything and knows even more.

Good news for the White House, Trump’s new healthcare plan now includes immunity from prosecution. Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny peels back the curtain on what’s in store for the GOP when it comes to impeachment, getting rid of Obamacare and denying African Americans the right to vote. Sunday was Menstrual Hygiene Day around the world. Millions of girls and women especially refugees lack the hygiene and facilities to attend to their fertility issues. I read about this in an article posted at The Conversation. It was written by Dr. Marni Sommer from Columbia University who joins us today from Tanzania where she is working inside two refugee camps. Then we lighten the mood talking with my old and dear friend Jon Ross. Jon’s a comedian, a comedy writer and provides a follow up to last week’s conversations with Jake Johannsen and Fred Stoller about the early days of the San Francisco comedy scene. Marc Hershon hosts Succotash, writes for the Huffington Post and Splitsider and has written several screenplays for the Hallmark Channel. He joins us from Sausalito to discuss which podcasts we should be downloading, and then recalls the early days of San Francisco’s standup explosion. Plus, she’s back! House is in the Laura! Laura House is in love and on our show.

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Comics Jake Johannsen & Jackie Kashian

Jonathan Allen author of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” And Professor Corey Brettschneider author of “When The State Speaks.”

On today’s show comedy legend Jake Johannsen. Jake has appeared on David Letterman 66 times. His podcast is called Jake This, and he’s at Hilarities in Cleveland June 15th through the 18th and the Pittsburgh Improv June 22 through the 25th. Also on the show, Comedian Jackie Kashian, host of Dork Forrest. Jackie’s at the Comedy Attic in Bloomington, Indiana tonight and tomorrow. Then, Jonathan Allen author of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” It’s the runaway New York Times best-selling account of last November’s presidential election. We talk about Anthony Weiner, Huma, how big a liability Bill was to Hillary’s campaign, do the Clintons evoke loyalty, and after all is said and done, Why exactly did Hillary want to be president?

Then, the Fourth US circuit court of appeals ruled against Donald Trump’s travel ban saying it violated the constitution by specifically targeting Muslims. In their ruling the court cited an amicus brief co-written by Constitutional Scholar Corey Brettschneider, author of “When The State Speaks.” Professor Corey Brettschneider teaches constitutional law at Brown University and today we talk about what it will take to impeach Donald trump and why the most important thing we can do as citizens is not being cynical.

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Comics Greg Fitzsimmons & Joe DeVito

David talks to Greg Fitzsimmons about bringing your kids to see you do stand-up, Howard Stern, Greg’s father and having male friends.

David talks to Dave Juskow about his live productions of the Godfather, Mel Brooks’ and Carl Reiner’s shockingly horrible taste in Chinese food and living single in Manhattan.

Then comedian Joe DeVito joins Dave and David to discuss women, Saturday Night Fever, how cats are the root of all problems, nature being constantly at war with us, how men pets animals differently than women do, emotional triage in Manhattan, whether a dog can become an alpha and the dangers of young comics throwing away material.

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