Category: News

Bill Scheft’s March Madness

Comedy Writer, Comedian, Sports Columnist, Novelist and Drummer Bill Scheft has lost more than 419 Prime Time Emmys. Comedian Joe DeVito remembers Pol Pot’s thing for eyeglasses. And then we meet Professor Katie Porter who is running for California’s 45th Congressional district.

Professor Porter has been endorsed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. And is also endorsed by Howie Klein.

Bill Scheft is best known for being a Letterman writer from 1991-2015. He ran a weekly humor column over at Sports Illustrated called “The Show.” A collection of his columns, The Best of “The Show”, was published by 2005.


Scheft is the author of four novels: The Ringer (2002), Time Won’t Let Me (2005), Everything Hurts (2009) and Shrink Thyself (2014). Time Won’t Let Me was a finalist for the 2006 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Both The Ringer and Everything Hurts have been optioned for film.

 


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Dr. Jason Westin For Congress (Texas 7th)

Comedy Writer and Sports Columnist Bill Scheft on Olympic nip slips, Comic Joe DeVito on that airline passenger who wouldn’t stop farting, and Comic Aaron Berg on that wife of his who won’t stop nagging. 

MEET DR. JASON WESTIN





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Laura House’s Mouth Punch

Plus Comics Tommy McNamara & Tom Thakkar, Aaron Berg, and Joe DeVito.

Laura House is an actress, comic, writer and teacher. Her new album is Mouth Punch.


Laura was discovered in Austin, Texas while performing stand-up comedy at night and teaching seventh grade by day. She was featured in HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, then starred on Mtv’s first scripted sit-com “Austin Stories.” Later she performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and other stand-up shows while continuing acting and writing. She played a hillbilly slut opposite Natalie Portman in “Where the Heart is.” Laura has written on hit TV shows including the Emmy-winning “Samantha Who?” and “Mom.” She has developed a “Super Mom” show with Barry Sonnenfeld for ABC, a sketch show featuring Rachel Crow for Nickelodeon and a lady-slacker show with Katey Sagal for FX.

She’s published in three books, including “True Tales of Lust and Love,” “Comedy Film Nerds Guide to the Movies, and “Stricken: The 5000 Stages of Grief.”

She’s an LA favorite at stand-up and storytelling shows. She also teaches pitching, writing and meditation.



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2018 Midterms Start Now

Illinois and Texas Congressional primaries are next month. It’s getting serious. We’re taking America back. Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein tells us which races to watch. Then Comedian Jon Ross recalls one of his failed auditions for an NBC sitcom.

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Charlie Rose is Satan’s Limb

Charlie Rose is Satan

Nobody should donate to PBS until we are assured that no PBS money is used to pay Charlie Rose’s settlements for sexual assault. There’s a revolution afoot. America is about to run on estrogen, and I tell white men why that’s a good thing for white men. On today’s show we discuss every single powerful man in Hollywood and Washington accused by more than two women of sexual assault. We’re taking and then naming names with Down With Tyranny’s HOWIE KLEIN and Comedians JOE DEVITO and AARON BERG.

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