The eminent and effervescent Janeane Garofalo joins David Feldman and regular Scott Rogowsky in studio. She discusses prophesying the outcome of the Iraq War, being at the forefront of "alt" comedy, how to curate a stand-up room, letting go of trying to please the gatekeepers, Marc Maron, bombing in front of people you know, sobriety, Abbie Hoffman, Ralph Nader, the fixed Bush elections, the unrestricted id of the right, the damage done by cultural criminals, soup and much more!
Obamacare, Same Sex Marriage, The Transpacific Trade Partnership, The Confederate Flag, The Pope’s Position on Manmade Climate Change, Magna Carta’s Birthday, and documentaries to catch with Ralph Nader, Will Durst, Jimmy Lee Wirt, Professor Tom Ginsburg, Michael Snyder and Megan Barth.
Matt Goldich writes for Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has also been a staff writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, the Jeselnik Offensive, Ellen, and VH1's Best Week Ever. Matt has won two Daytime Emmy Awards. He’s is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on the Late Late Show and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. David offers up some sage advice on parenting attempting to establish dominance over a comedy writer he’s obviously threatened by. Joining David and Matt is sidekick Liam McEneaney. The conversation touches on Matt’s time working as an NBC page during 9/11, public shaming, punching up (not down) in comedy, to-do lists and the joke writing process.
Best Selling Author of “Freakonomics” Steven D. Levitt discusses his new book “How To Rob A Bank.” Then Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur talks about her vote against TPP, the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership, and why she has been an outspoken critic of Reaganomics in Congress since 1983.
David invites back onto the podcast one of his heroes, the Pitbull of Comedy, Bobby Slayton to discuss vintage horror films, the Friars Club, Milton Berle, Radio legend Alex Bennett, classic Gilbert Gottfried bits, Lou Reed and Bill Graham. Joining the conversation are roundtable regulars Frank Santopadre (co-host of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast) and Scott Rogowsky (host of Running Late).
Jonathan Shapiro, author of “Lawyers Liars and the Art of Story Telling,” talks about writing on “Blacklist,” “Life,” “Boston Legal,” and “The Practice.” Then he offers advice on how to be a great writer. Plus the President of The Non Humans Rights Project, Steven Wise, talks about his recent petition for a writ of habeas corpus, the first of its kind, on behalf of two chimps being used for research in New York.
For this installment of our weekly round table, David invites back on his former Last Comic Standing nemesis and wordplay wizard Myq Kaplan. David grills Myq about proudly being in an open relationship, while round table regulars, Colleen Werthmann and Eddie Brill, chime in on this hot button issue. Plus, the gang chats about Bob Schimmel, Steve Martin, Caitlyn Jenner, Dennis Hastert, Sarah Palin, Lena Dunham and Josh Duggar, and that's only part of the introduction. This episode comes with a prix fix option, so enjoy!