Category: Comedy Writers

Laraine Newman & Robert Smigel

Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson, Chris Pina, Winnie Holzman and Lynne Lipton. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Guy Nicolucci, Frank Conniff, Dylan Brody, Ray James, Robert Smigel, Paul Dooley, Winnie Holzman and Lynne Lipton. “Donald Trump.” “Calista Gingrich,” French Boogers,” “Obama 2012 Ad,” “Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys, “The Romneys Have Sex,” and “Steven Spielberg’s Mother.”Originally broadcast on Pacifica Radio February 3, 2012. The David Feldman Radio Program is produced out of the KPFK studios in Southern California. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes. For more podcasts and to join our mailing list please visit www.davidfeldmancomedy.com.

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Merrill Markoe

New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markoe’s new book is Cool Calm And Contentious. In this hilarious collection of personal essays, Merrill reveals, among other things, the secret formula for comedy: Start out with a difficult mother, develop some classic teenage insecurities, add a few relationships with narcissistic men, toss in an unruly pack of selfish dogs, finish it off with the kind of crystalline perspective that only comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of unpleasant and unappeasable people, and—voilà!—you’re funny!
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Also new music from Gary Stockdale. And Dylan Brody recorded live in concert.

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Bruce Vilanch On Writing Comedy

A conversation with one of television’s most respected comedy writers Bruce Vilanch.

Coming up on the podcast this June: More outtakes from the Patton Oswalt show. We just finished taping our live shows with Marc Maron and Comedian Jeff Garlin. Our next live show with Greg Proops is being taped on June 10th. If you’re in Los Angeles come on by. 

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