Emmy Award Winner Kevin Rooney has influenced several generations of stand-ups and comedy writers from Jay Leno to Judd Apatow while writing some of America’s favorite television shows. Always the funniest man in the room Kevin is the comedy alpha male Hollywood turns to when they need smart, cutting humor.
BBC’s Lord Trevor Foblin talks to us from his home in Great Britain to discuss the Royal Family. Eddie Pepitone contracts Kneeslapper’s Syndrome. Jimmy Dore and Jane Edith Wilson stop by to bemoan the current state of America. Along with Jim Earl, Mark Thompson and Troy Conrad. Plus Ben Zelevansky. Today’s show is not office or kid friendly.
Gene’s television credits include several appearances on NBC’s Late Night with Conan and CBS’s Late Late Show. Pompa has also starred in his own half hour Comedy Central special as well as a 30 minute comedy showcase on SiTV. His acting has been featured on FOX’s In Living Color, CBS’s Style & Substance and The Brothers Garcia on Nickelodean. You may have also seen Gene on Showtime, HBO, MTV, MUN2, Galavision or the Game Show Network.
David discusses tasteless jokes and Julian Assange. Plus Will Durst recorded live in San Francisco discussing the Oakland riots and what it feels like to bomb.
From 1962’s Port Huron Statement to 2010’s Peace and Justice Resource Center Tom Hayden has dedicated his entire life to exposing the real motives behind wars and working to end them. Many consider him the single most important figure of the 1960s student movement. One of the Chicago 8 as well as a founder of the SDS, Tom has carried the spirit of the 60s well into the 21st century working for peace, ending overseas sweatshops and animals rights. Getting labeled a radical did nothing to damage Tom Hayden’s reputation here in Southern California where he served in the state legislature for nearly twenty years. Most striking is Tom’s utter contempt for cynicism even as America’s involvement in Afghanistan approaches a decade. Today’s conversation begins with overwhelming polling that indicates Americans have grown weary of war. Tom Hayden can be read every day at TomHayden.com. His books include the Tom Hayden reader. His newest book, The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama, is available from Paradigm Publishers and book retailers near you.
The Benson Interruption can be seen on Comedy Central. We interviewed Doug for the radio show in early October, but had to cut it down so here is the complete interview. Also featuring music from John Ulvang.