Category: Directors

Christopher Titus & Mark Pitta

Chef Jeremiah Tower & Comedian Azhar Usman. David goes insane demanding to know why Ann Coulter won’t go away?

Three of the biggest names ever to come out of my hometown, San Francisco: Comedian Christopher Titus, Comedian Mark Pita, and, this is huge, Chef Jeremiah Tower, plus my new friend, one of Dave Chappelle’s favorite opening acts, and he’s writing for tomorrow night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Comedian, Lawyer, Husband, Father, Son and Holy Ghost Azhar Usman. Christopher Titus is working on his eighth comedy special. Mark Pita recalls the early days of San Francisco comedy scene, his first Carson shot, and what it’s like to hang with your comedy heroes. Jeremiah Tower! If you know anything about food this is big, and if you don’t know anything about food you need to know who Jeremiah Tower is. It all starts with Jeremiah Tower. Before Mario Batali, before Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, before Wolfgang Puck there was Jeremiah Tower who created the idea of a celebrity chef, he created not only California cuisine, he created American cuisine, he created farm to table he created the whole idea of being a locavore. He’s on the show today!

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Brody Stevens & Bonnie McFarlane


Comics Steve Pearl, Rich Vos, Mr. Methane and Howie Klein. Steve Pearl is considered one of the funniest comics in the world by everyone who understands the art of comedy. It’s another star studded episode, and yes we have THAT Mr. Methane, the one Janeane Garofalo had to follow at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. So much goodness, where to begin? Let’s start with Comic Brody Stevens who talks about the intersection between baseball and standup. Brody was a pitcher for ASU and has combined his love for the game with his love for comedy and it’s all about positive energy. Comic Bonnie McFarlane is an hysterical comic whose new book is You’re Better Than Me. She’s also a documentarian who hosts My Wife Hates Me the podcast with her husband “Comic” Rich Vos. Rich Vos jumps on the line because dinner isn’t ready. Then Comic Steve Pearl joins us from San Francisco. Steve is considered one of the funniest comedians ever, especially among comedy snobs in the Bay Area as well at the Comedy Store. Mr. Methane is the world’s leading anal vocalists, he joins us from Great Britain to discuss his instrument. And then Howie Klein, the founder and treasurer of the Blue America Pac talks Trump, Georgia and food.

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BBC’s Louis Theroux

BBC Documentarian Louis Theroux’s new film is entitled My Scientology Movie. Entertainment Weekly calls it one of the best documentaries of 2017. Plus, Kelly Carlin, Dan Pasternack, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Film Critic Michael Snyder.

Louis Theroux is one of the world’s great documentarians who, for the BBC, has explored survivalists, black nationalists, white supremacists and porn stars. His new documentary My Scientology Movie is breathtaking; he joins us from London. Kelly Carlin is back, her new book a Carlin Home Companion is now out in paperback. Dan Pasternack writes for Splitsider and McSweeney’s, and is one of the world’s leading experts on comedy. As program director for IFC Dan is responsible for Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang Bang. Law Professor Corey Brettschneider stops by for David’s weekly lesson in the constitution, and film Critic Michael Snyder tells us what movies and TV shows you should be seeing.

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Bob Saget Is Back 

Plus comics Andrew Goldstein, Kristen Buckels and Giulia Rozzi.
Bob Saget’s television roles include Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House and Netflix’s Fuller House. Saget hosted America’s Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. He also provided the voice of the future Ted Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother from 2005 to 2014. Saget’s 2014 comedy album, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About”, earned him a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Andrew Goldstein is a producer and writer, known for Big Morning Buzz Live, VH1’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam, and Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne.

Kristen Buckels has worked on Colin Quinn: The New York Story, The Chris Gethard Show and Cop Show.

Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, actress, and writer. Her appearances include Tru TV’s How To Be A Grown Up, Vh1’s The Greatest, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Lifetime TV, Playboy TV’s Foursome: Walk Of Shame, MTV, TLC, The Artie Lange Show, Italio MTV. As a writer, Giulia was a staff writer on MTV’s Silent Library, an associate producer/contributing writer on MTV’s Girl Code, and a contributing writer on TV Land’s Younger and Bravo’s Odd Mom Out. She has also written for Playgirl, Esquire, BUST, NY Press, Glamour, xoJane, AOL, Lifetimetv, Hello Giggles, Huffington Post, and more. Her essays appear in the books Mortified: Real Words Real People Real Pathetic and My Parents Were Awesome.Giulia is also the creator of the Tumblr site Making A Murderer Hairstyles which instantly became a viral hit receiving praise from NY Magazine, Complex, Metro UK, Huffington Post and others

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Negin Farsad & Andy Kindler

Comics Andy Kindler, Negin Farsad, Angela Cobb and Jon Ross talk Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance on Bill Maher, Trump-related anxiety, comedians performing on college campuses, the disintegration of social capital, the dangers of belonging to religious institutions with questionable political leanings, being pigeonholed as a residential Muslim, profiling in show business, diversity on TV shows, lowbrow vs. highbrow TV, the Marx Brothers vs. the Three Stooges, becoming famous before becoming good, how to properly dismiss yourself from a conversation, the art of schmoozing, the authenticity of jokes, the conviction of being a comic, Bibi Netanyahu, old jewish jokes, apartheid, going after sacred cows, Ted Turner, being a comedy purist, the State of the Industry Address, Letterman, why arguing religion is infantile, and David’s early days as a stand-up.

 

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Super Deluxe’s Vic Berger

Best known as Dr. Katz, Jonathan Katz is an Emmy award winning comedian and creator of Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.

Plus Comedy Writers Steve Young and Tony Zaret.

Tim & Eric collaborator and surrealist comic Vic Berger talks about life as an absurdist video maker. Vic is one of the most original artists working in television comedy today.

Steve Young has written on The Simpsons, Late Show With David Letterman, Maya and Marty and countless other television shows.

Tony Zaret is comedian, comedy writer and student of the Internet.

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