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Aug 29, 2017

Comedy Writers Colleen Werthmann, Dave Sirus and Jim Earl. Plus Meteorologist Mark Thompson and Cathleen Kelly, senior fellow for Energy and Environment at the Center for American Progress, explain why Hurricane Harvey highlights the intersection of Climate Change and poverty. Cathleen also vets charities you can donate to in order to help Texas. Comic Aaron Berg remembers his days as a stripper. Colleen Werthmann talks acting, writing and reading. Dave Sirus talks Sheriff Joe and Taylor Swift. Peabody Award Winning Comedy Writer Jim Earl talks Raymond Burr.      

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Aug 25, 2017

Trump's clinically insane and must be removed from the White House and placed inside a white room. On today's show we explain why he's a danger to himself and the world, and what legal remedies are at our disposal to dispose of him immediately. Just because Trump's radioactive it doesn't mean the rest of us should end up that way. On today's show Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider walks us through the 25th amendment and how and why Trump's cabinet could and should remove him tomorrow. Yes, Pence is horrible, but there's nothing to prevent Trump from launching a nuclear weapon towards Rosie O'Donnell. Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of  Americans United for Separation of Church and State, on the need for more religious leaders to attack GOP policies. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein on how he reunited Fleetwood Mac.  Comic Joe DeVito's dating nightmares. Comic & Gentleman Farmer Jon Ross punishes David by being happy. 

Aug 22, 2017

Tony Hinchcliffe, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, Kliph Nesteroff, Dave Sirus and America's Funniest Hero Burt Ross.

Judd Apatow remembers Jerry Lewis. Kliph Nesteroff, author of "The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy", remembers Dick Gregory. Dave Sirus tries to forget Trump's speech on Afghanistan. Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling remembers a young dishwasher named Judd Apatow. Tony Hinchliffe on the power of the roast. And American Hero Burt Ross straightens David out on everything from comedy to health care.

Aug 18, 2017

Congressman Alan Grayson, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein, Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider, Comics Kira Soltanovich, Joe DeVito and Scott Blakeman. 

Aug 15, 2017

BARRY CRIMMINS who is to comedy what General Robert E. Lee is to surrendering joins us from Scotland. Comedy Giants RAJ DESAI, JIM EARL, & JON ROSS, plus author of "Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep" MICHAEL MCGIRR and Film Critic MICHAEL SNYDER. On today's show Comedian Barry Crimmins worries Americans have forgotten what we should be ashamed of. He joins us from Scotland to remind us how disgraceful we are as both a nation and a people. Jim Earl worries that Barry Crimmins has left out a few things that Americans should be ashamed of. He joins us from Los Angeles to remind us how disgraceful we are as both a nation and a people. Comedy Writer Raj Desai doesn't remind us of how disgraceful we are as both a nation and a people. But he does remind us of how disgraceful David Feldman is as both a comedy writer and a person. Comedy Writer Jon Ross has a farm, so he's happy and yet he's funnier than ever so screw him. We go to Australia and talk with Author Michael McGirr about sleep, and why Americans would be better off if we just stopped for awhile. Film Critic Michael Snyder talks Dunkirk.

In Snooze, Michael McGirr delves into the mysterious world of sleep, including its many benefits, its stubborn elusiveness, and exactly what our brains really get up to while we’re in bed. He offers readers a tour through the odd sleep patterns of some of history's greatest minds, including Aristotle, Homer, Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, and more. He looks, too, at the demise of sleep in our increasingly fragmented modern world―and examines what that means for everyone from the Average Joe in the workplace to those with serious sleep disorders.

Here's what they're saying about Barry Crimmins: 

"Barry is hilariously funny, but more important, his humor comes out of a deep intelligence, and extraordinary understanding of the world around him and an intense commitment to social change." -- Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States.

"He breaks down reality in a hilarious way. He seems ticked off at everything, and when you hear him, you agree. One of the few political comedians who are really good." -- Steven Wright in U.S. News and World Report

"The finest political satirist in the nation. A prolific writer of comedy who is both keenly insightful and superbly humorous." -- Swift Kicks

"Barry makes Jack Reed look like Michael Milken." -- Dennis Miller

"Barry Crimmins uses his sharp sense of irony as a political weapon. In his hands, the subversive joke is the first small act of resistance." -- Billy Bragg

"Crimmins did more...to educate these folks about the arms race and other issues than hours of speeches and editorials could have done." -- Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

"A hallmark of Crimmins' shows are their unpredictability. He's known to go off on an unscripted monologue like a musician riffing in a jam session, an act of inspired spontaneity few comedians attempt." -- Mark Sommer Albany Times-Union

Raj Desai has written for The 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's Hulu series for which he received a 2017 Writers Guild Award and a 2016 Primetime Emmy nomination. He's been on late night TV and Comedy Central doing stand-up. Raj has also written for Comedy Central, The New Yorker, and McSweeney's. He also played Reba on the hit show "Reba."

Jim Earl is a Peabody and Emmy Award winning comedy writer.

Jon Ross is a genius.

 

Aug 11, 2017

NPR's OPHIRA EISENBERG. Comic LIAM MCENEANEY, Comic JOE DEVITO, Comedy Writer DAVE SIRUS and Down with Tyranny’s HOWIE KLEIN.  Ophira and Liam discuss Wikipedia, being “NPR Famous,” whether mainstream comedy clubs reflect real America, Prime Ministers of Canada, Game Show hosts, if it is possible for minority and/or females not to be PC, the British royal family, David’s daughter doing Ophira’s show, being an usher, Mark Breslin, advice from Laurie Kilmartin, Dave Chappelle and Santa Claus. Majority Report's Sam Seder talks about Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller and other right-wing nationalists in the White House who have Trump’s ear. Howie Klein names the senators and members of congress who take bribes from drug companies leaving Americans to die from the high cost of pharmaceuticals. Dave Sirus on going to war with North Korea. He’s against it. Joe DeVito on men teaching great apes to talk and women teaching them just to listen.  Ophira hosts NPR’s and WNYC’s new weekly trivia, puzzle, and game show Ask Me Another. It currently airs on your radio or you can download the episodes from iTunes or from the NPR website. It’s half raucous pub trivia, half comedy talk show with witty banter, celebrity guests, and live music blended in. It’s a good time. She’s performed on CBS’s Comedy Central, VH-1, The Today Show, TV Guide Channel’s Standup in Stilettos, Fox, E! Channel, CNN, Oxygen Network, and the AXS Network. Back in Canada, Ophira appeared in her very own comedy special for CTV’s Comedy Now. Her debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Seal Press, April 2nd, 2013) is available now at your book store or order it through: Amazon, B&N.com, IndieBound, Powell’s, Chapters Indigo.  Her writing has been featured in five other anthologies including, I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics alongside that of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller and Joan Rivers, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled, and Heeb Magazine’s Sex, Drugs, and Gelfite Fish. Ophira has also contributed to US Weekly’s Fashion Police and YourTango.com. She regularly tells stories and tours with The Moth and you can see her host one of their monthly Slams on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Housingworks Bookstore Cafe in Soho, NY. Her stories have also been featured on their Audience Favorites CD, podcast, and award-winning radio show. Sarah Tiana is a regular on @Midnight on Comedy Central, regular on Chelsea Lately, regular/writer on The Josh Wolf Show on CMT, writer for Jeff Ross and The Burn, Host of the Roast of Justin Bieber Red Carpet, Host of the CMA’s Red Carpet.  Sarah has done over 12 tours of comedy for the troops including Germany, Singapore, Afghanistan, Guam, Okinawa, and several Wounded Warrior Facilities. A trip to Iraq at the beginning of the war is highlighted in the documentary film, "We Love You Mrs. Bevins.” She has been a correspondent on “The Soup Investigates” as well as “Love You, Mean It” starring Whitney Cummings.  An avid sports fan, Sarah wrote for the ESPY awards and the Rob Riggle NFL segments on FOX. She can be seen at The World-Famous Comedy Store, Twitter, and numerous unhealthy relationships in and around Los Angeles. She will never be seen in the three pilots she taped last year or be caught dead in the dress she wore on Craig Ferguson (it no longer fits). Originally from New York City, Liam McEneaney is considered by many to be one of the country’s top comedians, in addition to his work as a top writer and producer. Starting with a college tour at the age of 19, he has headlined across the United States and throughout Europe. At the age of 24, he was tapped to appear on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He spent two seasons as a regular panelist on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, and more recently, he appeared on IFC doing stand-up on their interstitial series Comedy Drop. He also appeared on the Showtime special Caroline Rhea & Friends.  His standup continues to be in heavy rotation on the Sirius/XM comedy channels. In 2013, A Special Thing records released his critically-acclaimed album, Comedian. It debuted on top of both the iTunes and Amazon comedy bestseller charts, where it continues to appear. His next album, Working Class Fancy, was released in 2016 by Comedy Dynamics. Liam also produced and starred in his own concert film, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film! with some of his buddies like Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, and Christian Finnegan. It had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, and went on to make a full festival and screening tour, including at the Paley Center and Comic-Con. In addition, Liam has made multiple appearances on WTF with Marc Maron, as well as many other top podcasts. He is a favorite of local morning radio hosts, and has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition as well as popular Sirius/XM shows like Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang and The Howard Stern Wrap Up Show. He was the subject of a full-page profile in the Wall Street Journal, and was recently named one of the 100 Best Comedians of All Time by GQ Spain

 

 

 

 

Aug 8, 2017

JACKIE "THE JOKE MAN" MARTLING and Constitutional Law Professor COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER.

ARI SHAFFIR'S new Netflix special is "Double Negative." JIMMY PARDO'S the host of "Never Not Funny." JACKIE "THE JOKE MAN" MARTLING'S new book The Jokeman Bow to Stern is available for preorder over at www.JokeMan.com. PROFESSOR COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER is author of "When The State Speaks."

Ari Shaffir is the producer and host of his podcast, Skeptic Tank, and the stand up comedy web and television series This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central. He also co-hosts the podcast Punch Drunk Sports with Jayson Thibault and Sam Tripoli, and is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

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, Amy Poehler, Tom Bergeron, 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". Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show “Race To Escape”.

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.

Corey Brettschneider is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. He received a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. His recent articles, part of a book project entitled, Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government, (Princeton University Press, 2007), include "Balancing Procedures and Outcomes Within Democratic Theory: Core Values and Judicial Review," in Political Studies (2005), "The Value Theory of Democracy," in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2006), and "The Rights of the Guilty," in Political Theory (2007). Other publications include articles on capital punishment and the role of rights in Marxian thought.

Brettschneider is the recipient of the Cornell University Young Scholar Award, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and a Safra Foundation Fellowship in Ethics from Harvard University. He is currently developing a project that suggests why political liberalism should incorporate the concerns of feminist theory. The first article of this project is "The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach," in the American Political Science Review (2007). 

 

In 1982, after founding “Governor’s Comedy Shop” in Levittown on Long Island and touring as a national headliner, on a suggestion from a Washington DC comedy club owner, Jackie Martling blindly sent his three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City. Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. In 1986, Jackie became a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s show, and as they say, the rest is history. Remarkable radio as well as show business history.

Jackie left the Stern show in 2001 after a fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. He’s released six dirty joke CD’s … “The Joke Man,” “Sgt. Pecker,” “Hot Dogs & Donuts,” Come Again?!,” F. jackie,” and “snart,” as well as three videos, five joke books and countless joke gadgets of all kinds, for children as well as adults.

If you’d like to receive jokes via e-mail, you can get on The JokeLand E-Mail List by simply e-mailing Jackie: jokeland@aol.com
He Tweets a joke every day at 4:20pm … you can follow him on Twitter, @jackiemartling …

In 2006 he released a CD of his original music entitled “Happy Endings,” that he co-produced with guitar legend Frank Vignola.
From 2007-2014, Jackie wrote and performed his own radio show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, “Jackie’s Joke Hunt,” and he wrote the joke page for Penthouse magazine for 17 years.

Jackie is featured in the red-hot comedy documentary, “The Aristocrats,” over a dozen other independent films, and has appeared on many television shows.

He still works all around the country performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man.” and guests on many of the top national radio shows and podcasts.

… for bookings or more information, drop Jackie an e-mail … jokeland@aol.com

Aug 4, 2017

The Grand Jury meets, and now it's Brother against Brother-in-Law. Let the bloodletting begin. Comics JIM EARL, SCOTT BLAKEMAN, JOE DEVITO and DAVE SIRUS. Plus American Hero and Humor Columnist for the Malibu Times BURT ROSS. Jim Earl reports outside the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Scott Blakeman talks Trump and the Democratic party. Joe DeVito on happiness and lobsters. Dave Sirus on the Grand Jury investigating Trump. And Burt Ross wonders how David can worship and disrespect him at the same time.

Aug 1, 2017

Comics PAUL PROVENZA, BEN GLEIB & BRUCE SMIRNOFF Plus Down With Tyranny's HOWIE KLEIN on General Kelly replacing General Chaos, Scaramucci leaving White House to spend more time without his family, and who to watch at the Montreal Just For Laugh's festival.

Paul Provenza directed The Aristocrats and hosts The Green Room on Showtime. Ben Gleib hosts Idiotest on The Game Show Network. His Showtime special is Neurotic Gangster. Howie Klein writes the Down With Tyranny blog and is the country's leading authority on progressive politics. Bruce Smirnoff is one of comedy's greatest storytellers.

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