Comics Andy Kindler Negin Farsad, Angela Cobb and Jon Ross talk Milo Yiannopoulos’ appearance on Bill Maher, Trump-related anxiety, comedians performing on college campuses, the disintegration of social capital, the dangers of belonging to religious institutions with questionable political leanings, being pigeonholed as a residential Muslim, profiling in show business, diversity on TV shows, lowbrow vs. highbrow TV, the Marx Brothers vs. the Three Stooges, becoming famous before becoming good, how to properly dismiss yourself from a conversation, the art of schmoozing, the authenticity of jokes, the conviction of being a comic, Bibi Netanyahu, old jewish jokes, apartheid, going after sacred cows, Ted Turner, being a comedy purist, the State of the Industry Address, Letterman, why arguing religion is infantile, and David’s early days as a stand-up.
Andy Kindler is a stand-up comic and writer. His annual “State of the Industry” speech has earned him many accolades, as well as his work on The Late Show with David Letterman. You can find his DVD ‘I Wish I Was Bitter’ wherever things that are awesome are sold.
Negin Farsad is an American comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker of Iranian descent based in New York City. She was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, one of 10 Feminist Comedians to Watch by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo and Ed Weeks, Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic and The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black.
Angela Cobb was a semi-finalist in the 2013 She-Devil Comedy Festival, a featured act in the first annual Stand-Up 360 Comedy Festival and Westchester Comedy Festival, and has appeared in the acclaimed webseries “Clench & Release.” She also worked as the warm up comic for Clifton King's compelling one-act play "The Burnstroms," which ran at The Producer's Club theater in the spring of 2013. Additionally, for the past four years she has been the "Venti" portion of "Fun Size and Venti Present", a free monthly comedy show on Manhattan's upper east side.
Jon Ross is a comedian and comedy writer, who wrote on HBO’s “Lucky Louie” and co-created Nickelodeon’s “Marvin Marvin”. He is also one of David’s oldest friends.
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