Samantha writes for College Humor and is one of the funniest new comics in Manhattan. Liam McEneaney is one of the funniest old comics in Manhattan. We look back at the year.
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. Steve's new book: "Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity" is published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Comics Myka Fox and Frank "My" Conniff. Three great comedic minds and David Feldman try to look back at 2015 but get sidetracked by David's obsession with why women seem to be so angry with him.
Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us about the new Star Wars movie and Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein on Bernie, Paul Ryan and Hillary.
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. For more go to www.DavidFeldmanShow.com. Also please contact Rich Vos and tell him to come on this show.
Kliph Nesteroff is author of "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy" published by Grove Press. Then we talk with Bernardo Ruiz the director of "Kingdom of Shadows."
In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff’s groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past one hundred years.
Bernardo Ruiz’s compelling investigation into the human costs of the Mexican drug war, on both sides of the border, reveals the links between the lives and experiences of an activist nun in northern Mexico, a rancher in Texas who used to smuggle marijuana and a US drug enforcement agent on the border. A raw history of the violence affecting countless lives, Kingdom of Shadows sheds critical light on a growing human rights crisis.
Greg Proops is the Smartest Guest In The World. His new album is called, "In The Ballpark." Recorded live in San Francisco you can purchase it on iTunes, or get it on vinyl by going to www.GregProops.Com. Greg's new book "The Smartest Book In The World" is available on Amazon and at fine book stores. His podcast "The Smartest Man In The World" is free on iTunes.
A funny week deserves even funnier people. We talk elections, guns and America's increasing stupidity with comedy giants Frank Conniff and Colleen Werthmann.
Howie Klein is the founder and treasurer of The Blue America PAC. He also writes the Down With Tyranny blog. Then we are joined by Film Critic Michael Snyder who talks about holiday movies. For more visit www.DavidFeldmanShow.com
Asif Kapadia is the director of "Amy" a new documentary about British Singer/Songwriter Amy Winehouse. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 97% rating based on 144 reviews. "Amy" recently became the highest grossing British documentary film of all time. For more visit us at www.DavidFeldmanShow.com.
Allan Havey is not only an actor but he's considered one of the best stand-up comedians working today. According to the NEW YORK TIMES he is "cocksure, irreverent, and very funny".
Allan stars as Lou Avery on AMC'S hit show MAD MEN. He has also guest starred in FX's LOUIE, NBC'S THE OFFICE as well as DISNEY CHANNEL'S GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. Allan's other television work includes SEINFELD, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, UP ALL NIGHT, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM and MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. On MTV'S PUNK'D his pranking of KANYE WEST made the top ten "best pranks in television history". In 2006 he was cast as a lead in the ROB ROY THOMAS sitcom FREERIDE, which aired on FOX TELEVISION.
His work in film includes HANCOCK with Will Smith, THE INFORMANT with Matt Damon, ROUNDERS with Ed Norton, INTERNAL AFFAIRS with Richard Gere, CHECKING OUT with Jeff Daniels, and the Jerry Seinfeld documentary COMEDIAN.
Oscar Nominated Director Daniel Raim on his new documentary "Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story." Daniel's documentary is a fascinating and deeply moving account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.” Then Director Jerry Rothwell talks about his new documentary on Greenpeace entitled, "How To Change The World." Newsweek calls it the best documentary of 2015. For more go to www.DavidFeldmanShow.com
Plus Comic Esther Ku. Jackie is best known for his work on Howard Stern. Esther Ku is a cast member on the MTV show Girl Code and Wild 'N Out. Plus Frank Conniff and Liam Liam McEneaney. Today's show was recorded live at QED in Astoria Queens. Portions written by Gabe Laks, Alex Brizel, Liam McEaneaney, Joe Keyes, and Chris Gersbeck. For more go to www.DavidFeldmanShow.com.
Also Director of "The Babushkas of Chernobyl" Holly Morris along with Liam McEneaney and Gabe Laks.
Academy Award Nominee Hanna Polak's latest documentary is "Something Better To Come." Hanna is a Polish director, cinematographer and producer. For her short documentary film, "The Children of Leningradsky," about a community of homeless children living in the Leningradsky railway station in Moscow, she was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy Award. In 2003, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the Kraków Film Festival for Railway Station Ballad. Visit us at www.DavidFeldmanShow.com
Legendary Documentarian Stanley Nelson, Jr. talks about his new documentary "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution." Then we are joined by Director of Programming for DOC NYC 2015 Basil Tsiokos. DOC NYC 2015 runs November 12-19. Stanley Nelson's other films include "Freedom Riders," "Jonestown: The Life & Death of People’s Temple," "The Murder of Emmett Till," "A Place of Our Own," "Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice," and "Wounded Knee."
Jeff Garlin calls Kevin Meaney "The funniest man in the universe." Kevin stars in the new movie "Blood Ransom" and can be seen later this month on CBS' "Two Broke Girls." Kevin Meaney for the hour!
Comedian Dom Irrera is one of the best comics who has ever stepped foot on a stage. Plus Steve Skrovan from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. For more please visit www.DavidFeldmanShow.com
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. For more go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com.
Comedian Todd Glass is one of the funniest most daring comic minds out there. Go see him perform. His book "The Todd Glass Situation" is published by Simon and Schuster.
We're doing a live taping of the David Feldman Show at QED in Astoria, Queens. November 10th at 7:00 PM with Jackie The Jokeman, Frank Conniff and Esther Ku. For free tickets, go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com and hit the contact button. Give us your name, and email and we'll put you on the list.
Plus Comics Wendy Starling and Eddie Brill. A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as "The Tonight Show", "Conan", "The Late Late Show" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central.
Utilizing his trademark crowd work skills, Jimmy spent the last 6 years as Conan O'Brien's opening act at "Conan" tapings. Jimmy has also appeared on "Conan" as a panel guest, a field correspondent and recently filled in as co-host. He also conducts the unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com's "The Pardo Patrol."
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast "Never Not Funny", which Entertainment Weekly called "one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet." The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O'Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over half a million dollars for the charity.
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. Pat teaches us how to laugh at horrible crimes. Also Comedian Erik Bransteen from Fox Laughs.
Plus 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. For more visit www.DavidFeldmanShow.com.
Judy Gold has written and starred in 2 critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom, (New York Times critic’s pick) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which won the 2007 GLAAD award for OutstandingNew York Theater. Judy has guest starred on “Louie,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Big C” and “Sex & The City,” to name a few. She frequently appears on “The Wendy Williams Show” as well as co-hosting “The View.”
She has had stand-up specials on HBO (Cable Ace Award), Comedy Central and LOGO. Judy’s weekly podcast “Kill Me Now” has received accolades for her interviewing skills, and she is the host of the Funny People series at the 92nd Street Y. Judy recently co-starred in the Off-Broadway show, Clinton The Musical as Eleanor Roosevelt and Linda Tripp. Judy won two Emmy Awards for her work on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”
To learn more about Judy, visit http://JudyGold.com. Follow her on Twitter – @jewdygold.
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”.
A frequent guest on all of the late night talk shows, Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play “700 Sundays”, Martin Short’s Broadway hit “Fame Becomes Me”, the off-Broadway plays “Happy”, “Between Cars”, “Pine Cone Moment”, and “Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy” which he adapted from his best-selling book.
Other books by Alan are the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel “The Other Shulman”, the popular children’s book “Our Tree Named Steve”, “North”, a collection of short stories and essays titled “Clothing Optional, and the novel “Lunatics” that he co-wrote with Dave Barry.
Alan’s humor has also appeared in such diverse publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. He has also penned a best selling e-book titled “From My Bottom Drawer.
The co-writer of the screenplays for the films “Dragnet”, “North”, and “The Story of Us”, Alan has received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and because of the diversity of his body or work, in 2010 the Writers Guild of America, East gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Alan is currently an executive producer on Showtime’s documentary series “Inside Comedy” starring David Steinberg, is writing and producing a television pilot for IFC, is awaiting a September publication of a forthcoming middle grade novel titled “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My Ass” (Hyperion) that he co-wrote with Adam Mansbach, and writing the book for a Broadway musical version of “Field of Dreams.
And in addition to the late night talk shows, on the TV screen he’s also appeared in episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order”.