Jonathan Katz won an Emmy for his work on Comedy Central’s “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.” His new animated series is “The Explosion Bus.” He co-wrote “House Of Games” with David Mamet, and has appeared in films such as “State And Main,” “The Spanish Prisoner” and “Homicide.” He is considered by comedians and comedy writers as one of the funniest people ever to grace our planet. On today’s show he pretty much talks about losing his virginity to Suzy Feinblum on his parent’s bed.
Comic Brian Kiley has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Also Kevin Rooney and Will Ryan. Happy July 4th!
Everybody Loves Raymond is being produced in Israel with a brand new cast. Executive Producer Steve Skrovan talks to us from Tel Aviv and tells us what it’s like to produce a sitcom in Israel. Also sketches featuring Eddie Pepitone, Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins Dylan Brody and Jeremy S. Kramer. Written by Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci and David Weiss.
Originally broadcast June 18, 2012. Prankster Alan Abel has been playing tricks on journalists for five decades. He is the subject of the award winning documentary “Abel Raises Cain” recounting a lifetime of preying on the sloppiness and downright laziness of American media. Then Eddie Pepitone tells us about how he lost his virginity to his college professor. And we kick around an idea for a movie. With Paul Dooley, Frank Conniff, Jimmy Dore, Stefane Zamorano, Jeremy S. Kramer, Dylan Brody and David Weiss.
“Before Stephen Colbert, there was Alan Abel, the man behind the world’s most infamous pranks.”
— The Toronto Star
“Like a reverse Jon Stewart, Abel has been creating fake news… preying on mainstream media’s insatiable thirst for the lurid, the perverse, and the wacky.”
— PBS POV blog
“Alan Abel is a master spoofer with incredibly perceptive insights into the human comedy.”
— San Francisco Examiner
“Abel challenges the obvious and utters the outrageous.”
— New York Times
“Abel is the Franz Liszt of put-on artists, the Rembrandt of the ridiculous”
— Cleveland Press
“The imagination and sheer guts of Mr. Abel are pure delight.”
— Erma Bombeck
“His droll dry wit is hilarious… it’s intelligent humor.”
— New Orleans Times
“Alan Abel is a jester with a serious face bound for an adventure in absurdity.”
— Atlanta Constitution
“Long before the Yes Men satirized Exxon and Halliburton, and before Ashton Kutcher was born, Alan Abel was the undisputed king of media hoaxers.”
— UTNE Reader
“Alan Abel is devilishly clever, perhaps the greatest hoaxer of our times.”
— New York Daily News
Emmy award winning comedy writer Lew Schneider rubs in his success until David bleeds. With Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, and Frank Conniff. Lew’s credits include The George Wendt Show, The John Larroquette Show, and The Naked Truth. He began writing for Everybody Loves Raymond in its first season and also served as a Supervising and Executive Producer on the long running series. As part of the production team for Raymond he was the recipient of two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series (2003 and 2005). SinceEverybody Loves Raymond, he has written for the television shows American Dad!, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Men of a Certain Age.
Schneider’s essays have been published in the anthologies, “Afterbirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine” (St. Martin’s Press) and “Fathers and Sons and Sports” (ESPN Books)