Laraine Newman, June Foray, Paul F. Tompkins, Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Mark Thompson and Chris Pina in a series of sketches written by Steve Rosenfield, Guy Nicolucci and Frank Conniff. Please subscribe to us on iTunes.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Marty Short, Andrea Martin, Robert Smigel and Dana Gould are featured in another hilarious program highlighting some of our favorite episodes from 2011.
Please e-mail this episode to your friends so more people can discover what is quickly becoming the funniest sketch comedy on Public Radio. Today’s broadcast was written by Ben Zelevansky, Steve Rosenfield, Ned Rice, Andrea Martin, and Ray James. Today’s show featured Martin Short, Andrea Martin Robert Smigel, Mark Thompson, Dana Gould, Stef Zamorano, Troy Conrad, and Jane Edith Wilson. Our Executive Producer is Troy Conrad. We are mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Edited by Darren Ayres. Please visit ww.DavidFeldmanComedy.com for additional material and podcasts and make sure to subscribe to our mailing list for a chance to win tickets to one of our live shows.
Paul Dooley, Paul F. Tompkins, Fred Stoller, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins Mark Thompson, Frank Conniff, Jeremy S. Kramer, Ben Zelevansky and Chris Pina. Our show is written by Steve Rosenfield, Guy Nicolucci, Ben Zelevansky, Paul Dooley, Frank Conniff, Dylan Brody, Eddie Pepitone and Karen Simmons. We are mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Edited by Darren Ayres, and our production assistant is Alicia Cordova. Our Executive Producer is Troy Conrad.
Hollywood X-Mas Parade, U.C. Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza, Superagent Barry Pretzelman, That's Not Funny and Dooley Noted. With Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Judy Gold, Chris Pina, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy Kramer and the Music of Will Ryan. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, Judy Gold and Ben Zelevansky. Originally broadcast on Pacifica Radio December 2, 1011.
Neal Brennan, standup, comedy writer co-creator of the Chappelle Show, Paul Dooley, Frank Conniff, Carlie & Doni, along with Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Written by Guy Nicolucci, Dylan Brody, and Steve Rosenfield.
Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone and Paul Dooley talk about the F Word, Herman Cain and New York City. Edited By Ben Schultz.
Paul Dooley, Jeremy Kramer, Rick Overton, Chris Pina, Janie Haddad Tompkins, and Robin Williams. Musical Guest Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Written by Dylan Brody, Frank Conniff, Ray James, Guy Nicolucci, Steve Rosenfield, Robert Smigel, and Ben Zelevansky. Executive Producer is Troy Conrad. Mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Edited by Darren Ayres, our production assistant is Alicia Cordova. Special thanks to Rebecca Erwin Spencer, David Steinberg, Alan Minsky, Ali Lexa , Matt Perez and Jimmy Dore. Originally Broadcast on Pacifica Radio November 18, 2011.
Brett Ratner, Fertilized Eggs, Herman Cain, Personal Assistants and Panhandlers. With Andrea Martin, Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Rick Overton, Mark Thompson, Troy Conrad, Jeremy Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins, and Chris Pina. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff and Guy Nicolucci. Executive Producer Troy Conrad. Originally broadcast 11/11/11 on Pacifica Radio.
Also TV Trivia with King Of TV Paul Goebel from the Paul Goebel Show. Paul pops in to discuss his favorite new shows and then David peppers Paul and Robin Roberts with questions about TV trivia. David prattles on about Hilter's nephew and talks too long about the Hitlers of Long Island. Yes. Some of Hitler's first cousins ended up living in Long Island. Plus more union songs from Robin Roberts. Edited by Ben Schultz. Additional guitar playing by Acoustic Elements.
Herman Cain is a bully. Plus Occupy Wall Street with Janie Haddad Tompkins, Dylan Brody and Chris Pina.
Listen to the podcast by pressing the button above. Steven Alan Green tells the story of bringing Jerry Lewis to London. Along with Jeremy Kramer. And another Union song from Robin Roberts.Steven Alan Green became an early advocate of the London comedy scene and was responsible for introducing many American acts to the British circuit, most notably through his production of three "High on Laughter" charity galas during the early years of the new millennium. As we shall hear at one of these galas a temporarily infirm Jerry Lewis was unable to go on, spurring the creation of Green's 2003 one-person show, I Eat People Like You For Breakfast. His recent one-person shows have received attention from such publications as Time Out London, the Evening Standard, The Scotsman and The Guardian. He has also done a considerable amount of voice-over work, most notably a series of spots for the UK's Paramount Comedy Channel which culminated in Green's on-air hosting of a weekend South Park marathon in late 2006.
Listen to the Barry Crimmins episode of our podcast by hitting the play button right above. Air America Radio writer and correspondent, internationally renowned political satirist and author of the acclaimed Seven Stories Press book Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal helped bring the Boston Comedy scene into the modern age when he founded two of Boston's most fabled clubs: The Ding Ho and Stitches. Such acts as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many, many others cut their comedic teeth in the rooms Crimmins started and at shows he produced.
The Boston Herald's Robin Vaughn's review of one of Barry's shows included a concise Boston Comedy history lesson.
"In 1979, Crimmins, a politically minded comedian from upstate New York, started booking Boston's brightest, brashest young wits into the Ding Ho, a seedy Chinese restaurant in Inman Square. The club, run for and by comedians, was an unpedigreed underdog, but broke conventions of the day in paying its performers reasonable fees and maintaining Crimmins' comedy booking standards. He was hell-bent on originality and unforgiving of plagiarism. It was boot camp for the best comics in Boston and some of the most successful standups in the country. "
According to that same Vaughn review, Crimmins hasn't lost any prowess as a performer.
"To his old crowd, Crimmins is the patron saint of original, creative comedy in Boston and a brooding ideologue. His wit is as sharp as his sense of social justice, which has been known to eclipse a joke or two. But his hour-plus show, 'Chicken Soup for the Vegetarian Soul', served as a persuasive example of what intelligent stand-up comedy, politically themed or otherwise, can be."
After helping jumpstart Boston comedy, Barry left production to concentrate on performing. In short order he gained attention as one of the top political satirists in the country. He has made countless television appearances on everything from The NBC Nightly News to The HBO Young Comedians Special to The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He has recorded two CD's: Strange Bedfellows on A&M and Kill the Messenger on Green Linnet. His writings appear regularly in the Boston Phoenix as well as several other publications. He was a staff writer for the syndicated Dennis Miller Show and has toured in performance with Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne, Utah Phillips, Michelle Shocked, Steven Wright, Dar Williams and numerous others.
This show was edited by Ben Schultz.
David talks about ending war in Iraq and the "Stabbed In The Back" theory. Plus Mentalist Max Maven, Kelly Carlin and Frank Conniff.
Kelly talks about efforts to rename a stretch of New York's 121st Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, in honor of George Carlin. Plus music from Gary Stockdale and Gary Shapiro. Edited by Ben Schultz.
Brendon Burns television career began, alongside Sacha Baron Cohen and Ricky Gervais, as a performer on Channel 4's late-night spontaneous comedy show The Eleven O'Clock Show. He has subsequently appeared as a presenter on the ITV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, and as the conductor of masterclasses in stand-up (again on ITV).
Burns appeared on ITV2's Comedy Cuts. Brendon won the if.comedy award for his show So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Also at the 2007 Fringe, Brendon Burns appeared alongside Adam Hills and Sammy J in a stage version of Breaker Morant by The Comedians' Theatre Company directed by Phil Nichol.
Burns' albums include: Buckets and Sulphur, Misspent Childhood, Not for Everyone, Brendon vs Burnsy, All My Love All My Rage, Sober not Clean, And The Thinking Mans Idiot.
He famously gave out Magic Mushrooms (then legal) to an entire audience at the Glastonbury festival as part of a documentary being filmed by friend and film maker Paul Provenza. Today's show was edited by Ben Schultz.
Max Maven, Kelly Carlin, Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Gary Shapiro, Gary Stockdale, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Steve Rosenfield, and Dylan Brody stop by for a spirited look at the past week. Originally Broadcast on Pacifica Radio.
Gary Stockdale is a brilliant composer and performer. His music has been featured on Family Guy, Penn And Tellers Showtime Series Bullshit, countless movies and is an original member of the critically acclaimed Brian Setzer Orchestra. With Rick Overton and Paul Dooley. Edited by Ben Schultz. Mixed and engineered by Alex Steen.
Occupy Los Angeles, The Debate Rages On. A Spirited Conversation With Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Paul Dooley and Dylan Brody. Rick Overton And Dylan Brody Discuss What They Observed At Occupy Los Angeles. Eddie Pepitone Describes What He Saw At Occupy New York.
Robert Smigel, Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Chris Pina and Troy Conrad. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Ray James, Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss and Ben Zelevansky. Frank Luntzs Toupee, T.G.I. Chris Christies. Amanda Knox Has A Dating Site, Dooleys Tavern.