Winner of the American Book Award Journalist Emil Guillermo, plus David interviews an angry listener.
Janeane Garofalo stars in David’s daughter’s favorite movie Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Janeane is one of the bravest voices of our generation. Do you need to know anything else about her? Other than we love Janeane Garofalo? There are comics who have never thrown a punch in their lives who have actually punched people for saying anything bad about Janeane. In fact I should have one of those guys on the show. Come on, do I really need to tell you about Janeane? You know her from The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live, then appeared in more than 50 movies, with leading or major roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality Bites, Steal This Movie!, Clay Pigeons, Sweethearts, Mystery Men, and The Independent, among numerous others. She has also been a series regular on television programs such as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, 24, and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. Garofalo is an outspoken progressive activist. From March 2004 to July 2006, she hosted Air America Radio’s The Majority Report with Sam Seder.
Also on the show Larry Bubbles Brown who holds the record for longest gap between appearances on The David Letterman Show. Larry is considered to be one of the funniest people in the world by comedians.
Emil Guillermo is an American print and broadcast journalist, commentator and humorist. His column, “Emil Amok”, appeared for more than 14 years in AsianWeek—at one time, the most widely read and largest circulating Asian American newsweekly in the U.S. The column has now migrated to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund site blog.Born in San Francisco, Guillermo is an alumnus of Harvard University, where he studied history and film, and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. He delivered the Ivy Oration as class humorist in 1977.
From 1989-1991, he was host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” He was the first Asian American male, and first Filipino American, to host a regularly scheduled national news broadcast.He has also worked as a television reporter in San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. He has hosted his own radio talk show in Washington D.C., San Francisco and Sacramento. His writing and commentary has been widely published in newspapers around the country, and has earned him national and regional journalism awards. In 2015, Guillermo received the Asian American Journalists Association’s Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice, in recognition of excellence in coverage of Asian American Pacific Islander civil rights and social justice issues.
Guillermo is the author of Amok: Essays from an Asian American Perspective—a compilation of essays originally published in Asian Week—that won an American Book Award in 2000.
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