Comedian Barry Crimmins’ life and work in comedy and politics are the subject of a brand new documentary entitled “Call Me Lucky” directed by filmmaker and fellow comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. Crimmins is also personally responsible for the Boston comedy scene and the reason any Boston comic exists.
Plus Comedians Wendy Starling and Eddie Brill.
Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as “Comedy Bang Bang”, “@Midnight”, “Maron” and “Monk”. He hosted “National Lampoon’s Funny Money” for Game Show Network, four seasons of AMC’s “Movies at Our House,” and episodes of NBC’s “Late Friday”, VH1’s “The Surreal Life” and “The Playboy Morning Show”.
Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: “Uno,” “Pompous Clown” and 2013’s “Sprezzatura,” which Entertainment Weekly named one of the 5 Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.
Pat Dixon is host of NYC Crime Report With Pat Dixon which covers New York’s most unusual crimes. He is also a stand-up comedian and journalist best known for his half hour special on Comedy Central. Also Comedian Erik Bransteen from Fox Laughs.
Three of the funniest people in the world. Frank Conniff’s birthday celebration continues with a surprise visit from Eddie Pepitone. Then Comedy Writer Jon Macks author of Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue-what’s funny, what’s dangerous, what’s untouchable-to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late-night jokes. With an insider’s expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist. Plus Gabriel Laks a Seattle born writer, director, editor, and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. His work has been quoted in The New Yorker and featured in CollegeHumor, My Damn Channel, and Channel 101.
An original “Saturday Night Live” writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “Monk,” “PBS’s Great Performances,“ “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.His new book is, “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My Ass.” (Hyperion) We talked with him at the world famous Friars Club in Manhattan.
Comedian Bonnie McFarlane is the director of one of David’s favorite documentaries “Women Aren’t Funny. Her new book “You’re Better Than Me” comes out in February. She also hosts the wildly popular podcast “My Wife Hates Me” with her wildly unpopular husband Comic Rich Vos. On today’s show Bonnie and David share their love for Rich.