Comedian Mark Pitta stops by to discuss female stalkers and his new comedy CD “Mark Pitta & Friends The Best Of Tuesday Night Comedy.” His CD features comedy legends Richard Lewis, Larry Miller, Kevin Meaney, Arj Barker, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Carvey, Mort Sahl, Kevin Pollak, David Feldman, Maria Bamford, Bobby Slayton, Greg Behrendt. Rick Overton, and Roy Zimmerman.
From Pacifica Radio: David tackles the Bush library, Charlie Rangel, A Royal Wedding and the TSA. Special Guest Tom Hayden. Through his activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden remains a leading voice for ending our wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, eliminating sweatshops, protecting the environment, animals, and changing democracy from within. One of the great American success stories, Tom Hayden went from 60s radical to serving in the California state legislature for nearly twenty years. He publishes The Peace Exchange Bulletin covering America’s engagement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as our wars on drugs and gangs, as well as the U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.
Author of The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street. This is a rebroadcast of our show for Pacifica Radio.
On Paris, European healthcare, Americans who walk on the street while eating, French riots versus LA riots, rape babies, gays, guns, abortion, and toast. Taylor is a deeply hysterical comedian who has starred in such movies as Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Easy Money, Young Doctors In Love, One Crazy Summer, River’s Edge, The Last Boy Scout, Mr. Jones, Angels In The Outfield, Bio Dome, The Fluffer, Call Me Claus, as well as countless television shows.
Stand-Up, and Emmy award winning comedy writer Brian Kiley talks about following U2, Meeting Bono, Doing Letterman, Writing For Conan and his career in football. Plus The Rand Paul Stomp.
Kelly Carlin in conversation. Growing up watching her father, George Carlin, become a counter-culture hero, inspired her to live an unconventional, yet creatively fulfilling life. As a child she was already showing her many sides and interests – from writing skits and doing imitations (her Ethel Merman was quite good for an eight year old) to having to foster wisdom beyond her years to navigate and survive the insanity of her parent’s world of the 60s and 70s.
She began her professional life in her teens working in TV for her mother and father on various shows for HBO, and continued in TV production throughout her twenties. In 1993, at the ripe age of 30, she graduated from UCLA, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Communications Studies. While at UCLA, Kelly discovered her voice as a writer, which lead her to a career in writing for film and TV with her partner and husband Robert McCall. During this time, Kelly also pursued her craft through less mainstream projects, including writing and performing her one-woman show abut her tumultuous childhood and her mother’s recent death, Driven To Distraction in 2000.
In 2001 after two decades in the entertainment business, Kelly stepped away to get a new perspective, and received her masters in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate institute in 2004. She studied mythology, Jungian psychology and the intersection of art and the sacred. With her new found take on “the business,” her life and the world, Kelly knew that she wanted to deepen her exploration of the big questions and themes of life through her writing, performing and teaching.
She presently writes and performs personal essays, interviews legendary comedians for Laugh.com’s On Comedy CD series, teaches a class on living the creative life, and is writing her memoir which will explore her journey from living in the shadow to standing in her light.
She can be reached at www.thekellycarlinsite.com