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
Marc Maron’s head explodes when David asks if masturbation is a form of prayer. Along with James Adomian, Eddie Pepitone and Troy Conrad at Vancouver’s Global Comedy Festival recorded live at the Music Box Theater, featuring a sketch by Jim Earl who stayed in America due to his fear of bed bugs. Send some comics to a foreign land the subject inevitably turns to internet porn, I Thou, Martin Luther King and masturbation. Special thanks to Will Davis from Destination Funny and the people of Canada.
David and Eddie subject a Canadian audience to an evening of hate speech live from Vancouver’s 2010 Global Comedy Festival. David tries to explain to Eddie what the three holes on a woman are for, then they perform their infamous Nazi or Jew sketch. It gets even worse. Speaking of holes, David digs a gigantic one for himself on the subject of roofies. The boys from Stop Podcasting Yourself try to elevate the conversation but David is hell bent on being the turd in the punchbowl. Honestly? We’re not sure about this one. Written by Steve Rosenfield and Jim Earl.
From Vancouver’s 2010 Global Comedy Festival David welcomes Graham Clark and Dave Shumka from Stop Podcasting Yourself Canada’s number one podcast. Dave and Graham explain to David, Eddie & Troy Grow Ops, Canadian Gangs, Healthcare, Freedom of Speech, Guns, Amber Glass, and Human Rights Tribunals for Comedians.