Category: Comedy Writers

Mark Normand & Fred Stoller

Mark Normand’s Comedy Central special Don’t Be Yourself debuts this week. He talks about suffering brain freeze on last week’s Tonight Show, his insatiable need to be loved, the idiocy of dancing, and why women are attracted to men who have a lot of sex. Fred Stoller discusses his new Kindle Single, “Five Minutes to Kill: How the HBO Young Comedians Special Changed the Lives of 1989’s Funniest Comics, Warren Thomas, Drake Sather, Norm MacDonald and Jan Karem.” Fred also talks about Sarah Silverman’s exquisite beauty, David’s imaginary kids, pitching Seinfeld episodes to Larry & Jerry, Bruce Smirnoff, Richard Jeni and whether it’s healthy to give human names to cats.

We eat out veggies with Vox’s Dylan Matthews who tells how exactly to get rid of Donald Trump, AlterNet’s Alex Kotch on what Rick Perry is doing to our planet, Roast Battle Champ Dave Sirus explains women, Miami Bureau Chief Bruce Smirnoff on how giving Fred Stoller an Armani suit resulted in one of Seinfeld’s greatest episodes, and Mystery Science Theater’s J. Elvis Weinstein talks about Thought Spiral his new podcast with Andy Kindler.

David forgets Roger Ailes.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Trump Leaks Like His Russian Hookers

Donald Trump leaks classified information to the Russians. Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny fills us in. How corrupt is Congress? On Monday, Politico released the results of its three-month study of senators and house members who continue to play the stock market, trading on what some might call inside information despite passage of a law five years ago specifically banning such activity. We talk with the author of that study Politico’s Maggie Severns. The reason radio and television stink is because the justice department wont enforce antitrust legislation and so television and radio remains in the rapacious hands of just a few corporations who care more about money than they do our democracy. Trump’s FCC is expected to allow media conglomerates to just get bigger, case in point– the conservative television group Sinclair broadcasting announced plans to buy Tribune’s television stations. David Dayen from The Nation and The Intercept joins us to talk about why the growth of large media giants is good for republicans but bad for what’s left of America’s critical thinking. Graham Ellwood is a hysterical comedian who hosts Comedy Film Nerds. His new documentary about podcasting has just been released. It’s called Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary. And then we discuss parenting, and mating with animal behaviorist dr. Dr. Jennifer Verdolin whose new book Raised by Animals is just out this month. We talk about that and her previous book Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships which tackles the wild world of romance. Here’s a hint, if you want to attract a mate, don’t use so much perfume and stop showering. Also we learn that the birth control pill may be leading women into picking the wrong mate.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Trump’s Comey Over

Is Trump guilty of a cover-up far more blatant than those lion pubic hairs stapled to the top of his skull? Comics Andy Kindler and Bruce Smirnoff along with National Security Reporter for The Intercept Mattathias Schwartz, Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider and Movie Critic Michael Snyder. Plus From The Vault: Robert Smigel is Donald Trump.

Andy Kindler regularly voices the character of Mort, a mortician and the Belchers’ neighbor, on Bob’s Burgers. He also stars on IFC’s Maron. His State of The Industry addresses make history at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and are now available for download on iTunes. Kindler is considered one of the funniest comic minds and the most daring, unafraid to attack comics, producers, agents and everybody else who can further his career. He is one of Alex Brizel’s all time favorite comics which makes David jealous.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Jackie “The Joke Man” & Sam Quinones

Comedy Writing Legend Andy Breckman, creator of Monk, Comedy Writing Legend Steve Young, Letterman & The Simpsons, Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein and from World Politics Review Judah Grunstein.

Journalist Sam Quinones is author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” which details the relationship between Oxycotin and America’s growing opiate epidemic.

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is the world’s leading expert on jokes. There is no joke he hasn’t heard, and he is one of the world’s greatest joke tellers.

Andy Breckman’s radio show 7 Second Delay can be heard on WFMU and he recently won a Writers Guild Award.

Steve Young’s book is “Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals” and it’s soon to be a documentary.

We talk healthcare, France, Trump remembering jokes and writing them.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Comedians Pat Dixon, Sean Donnelly & Angela Cobb

Recorded live in New York City the David Feldman Show is back in front of a live audience. Our special guests are Comic Sean Donnelly from Conan and Letterman, Comic Angela Cobb, and from the New York City Crime Report Pat Dixon. Special thanks to Christian, Kambri and Chris over at QED for making this amazing night possible. When you’re visiting New York make sure to check out QED in Astoria. For more information please go to www.QEDAstoria.com.

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Eddie Pepitone & Colleen Werthmann

Liam McEneaney and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. Colleen starts the show with the C word right out of the gate, so there’s that. David remembers Gary Shapiro who passed away last week. David talks about whether it’s possible to be friends with a Trump supporter. Liam and Colleen pester David about his love life until he finally confesses to a type of sex act. Eddie Pepitone talks about his two dogs Basil and Charlotte and how they lead him down dark dangerous alleys in bad neighborhoods because they want him dead so they can be free to chase squirrels. David defends the impending Writers strike insisting less television getting written is a good thing. Eddie and David try to cheer each other up by comparing their individual states of despair and anxiety. Eddie and David argue over whether or not America ended with a whimper of a bang. Professor Corey Brettschneider lightens things up by telling David that during the past 100 days he has never had more faith in the constitution, even though Donald Trump says he wants to get rid of it. David and Corey talk libel laws, First Amendment issues as well as Sullivan Versus The New York Times.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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