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Cathy Ladman

Comedian Cathy Ladman joins Paul Dooley and Frank Conniff on the David Feldman Radio Show as they reminisce about celebrating Christmas in a mixed marriage, taking the musical Wicked to Japan, David tells a great story about Christopher Hitchens’s mordant wit, Cathy talks about Hitchens’s essay on why women aren’t funny, David tries to make a joke about Cathy’s daughter being Jewish and Chinese, Frank Conniff talks about his father who is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, Cathy talks about growing up with a father who owned a bowling alley on Long Island, Paul talks about auditioning for Woody Allen, David rambles on about the new Woody Allen documentary, Paul talks about working the Catskills where he met Woody Allen, We learn who Guthrie is as in The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Cathy explains why she lived in Minnesota last year, Frank talks about kicking drugs in Minnesota, and David talks about all the great comics who came out of Minneapolis.

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Cartoon Acting Legend June Foray

Cartoon voice of Rocky, Natasha, and all your favorite Warner and Disney characters June Foray. Our interview with June Foray born September 18, 1917. June Foray is an American voice actress, best known as the voice of many animated characters (particularly Lucifer from Cinderella, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Witch Hazel, Granny, Natasha Fatale and Nell Fenwick). Her career has encompassed radio, theatrical shorts, feature films, television, record albums (particularly with Stan Freberg), video games, talking toys and other media. Foray was also one of the founding members of ASIFA-Hollywood, the society devoted to promoting and encouraging animation.

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Virgin Mary’s Mommy Blog

Santa At Tiffany’s, That’s Not Funny, Author Merrill Markoe and music from Will Ryan. Featuring Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Chris Pina and Jeremy Kramer. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff and Guy Nicolucci. Please share us with your friends.

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Merrill Markoe

New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markoe’s new book is Cool Calm And Contentious. In this hilarious collection of personal essays, Merrill reveals, among other things, the secret formula for comedy: Start out with a difficult mother, develop some classic teenage insecurities, add a few relationships with narcissistic men, toss in an unruly pack of selfish dogs, finish it off with the kind of crystalline perspective that only comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of unpleasant and unappeasable people, and—voilà!—you’re funny!
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Also new music from Gary Stockdale. And Dylan Brody recorded live in concert.

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Comedy Writing Part 234

Everybody Loves Raymond Comedy Magnate Steve Skrovan tortures David about how great it is working on successful sitcoms. Along with Daily Show and Conan writers Guy Nicolucci and Steve Rosenfield. Steve Skrovan is also the director of the Ralph Nader documentary An Unreasonable Man and sits on the board of Public Citizen. David feels no joy for all his success and happiness. If you enjoyed this podcast please forward the link to all your friends. Don’t worry. It won’t make David happy.

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