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Comics Cory Kahaney & Jon Fisch  

Comics Azhar Usman & Bruce Smirnoff and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. On today's show: Comey versus Trump comes down to "He Says, Rapist Says."  We have in depth analysis of the Comey testimony with our resident constitutional scholar the brilliant Professor Corey Brettschneider author of "When The State Speaks."  Big election on Thursday in Great Britain and looks like the conservatives are expected to lose big because Great Britain, unlike America, counts all the votes. Comic Corey Kahaney talks to David about the time David called after her first Letterman appearance, Corey recalls flirting with David, David talks about Bobby Slayton, Corey talks about preparing for a late night spot, the life of a joke, how comedy can be taught, starting in comedy, stage fright, being attracted to people who can do you no good, "TV Clean," Catskills on Broadway, marketing, performing on cruise ships, going to boarding school in Switzerland, her father being cheap, scatological humor, working at the Algonquin, the millennial psychosis, similarities between catering and show business. Then Jon Fisch joins the conversation to talk about Corey doing live stand-up on Colbert during the RNC convention, Celebrity Apprentice, Trump stealing money from Saint Jude's and working on the Roast with him, 5 reasons why Trump won, whether Trump would ever actually order a Nuke strike, Cheesecake Factory, doctors on cruise ships, complacency of being wealthy, Kathy Griffin, slave letters, dying alone, stories from Letterman sets, growing up in a silly household, Jon’s start in comedy, comedians growing up teaching you what is funny, David letting his kids watching his Conan spots, inspiration for writing first joke, hoarding jokes and writing habits. Cory Kahaney has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, was a hit on the 2016 season of America’s Got Talent and was featured in Catskills on Broadway. Cory has been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman and performed a record 7 times on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Cory is also a regular on The View, Fox & Friends and The Moms. Ms. Kahaney was named Best Comedian in NYC by Backstage and Best female comedian NYC by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. She’s also had specials on Comedy Central and HBO. Jon Fisch has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Late Show with David Letterman, has been featured in Maxim Magazine, and was the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank”. A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to NYC from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups. His appearance on Last Comic Standing 4 – where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite – earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1, Celebrity Apprentice, and 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE Network where he served as a host. Interestingly, the credit people seem most impressed by was that he was handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club Jon has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. In addition, he was a critical favorite at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival where he appeared in both the “New Faces” showcase and the Club Series show “Dating It.” Following his impressive performances, Jon was singled out by the Hollywood Reporter and the Montreal Gazette as a “stand out performer”. Most recently, he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago. Jon also tours the country performing in theaters and colleges, corporate events and clubs. A staple in the NYC scene, he is a favorite at Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Cellar, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live.     Azhar Usman is a standup comedian, actor, writer, playwright, and producer. He is one of the hottest standup comics based in Chicago; CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented "Azhar Usman is untouchable." As the co-founder of the international comedy showcase "Allah Made Me Funny–The Official Muslim Comedy Tour," he has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News. Besides appearing regularly on television, and in numerous documentary and independent films, he served as executive producer of Mo Amer's first one-hour standup special "Legally Homeless" (directed by Jay Chapman), and most recently, served as a creative consultant on Hannibal Buress' 2016 Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado." Azhar guest stars as KKYMAN CANDAHAR on Amazon Studios' new big-budget original series PATRIOT (created, written, and directed by Steve Conrad). In the Spring of 2017, he appeared on Pete Holmes' popular podcast "You Made It Weird," where he announced that he will record his first ever one-hour standup special later this year (to be directed by Ramy Youssef and executive produced by Hannibal Buress).  LONG BIO Described as “Americaʼs Funniest Muslim” by CNN, AZHAR USMAN is among the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World,” according to Georgetown University. Standup comedy icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented in 2010: “Azhar Usman is untouchable! He's like a comedian from the future.” Azhar has been profiled by over 100 major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Times of India, DAWN (Pakistan), Al-Ahram (Egypt), Jawa Pos (Indonesia), and The Economist. In 2005, ABC’s Nightline dedicated an entire episode to exploring his life and comedy career.  A former attorney, Azhar is a Chicago-based, professional standup comedian, performing at comedy clubs, theatres, festivals, campuses, conferences, conventions, and private events all over the globe. Since 2001, he has performed in over twenty countries, on five continents. He released his self-produced, underground comedy album “SQUARE THE CIRCLE” in 2003, which went on to gain a cult following among English-speaking Muslim communities worldwide.  Azhar appeared in numerous documentaries (BBC, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, PBS), starred in the award-winning, independent feature film “MOOZ-LUM” (starring Danny Glover and Nia Long, directed by Qasim Basir), and portrayed original sketch characters both on television (MTV, E4) and online (Tinkuʼs World). In character as "Vijay the VJ," he served as a veejay for MTV Desi in 2005, interviewing such mega-celebrities as Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Hulk Hogan, Pitbull, Carmen Electra, and several others, at the MTV Video Music Awards. He served as a producer on critically acclaimed short films, including “THE BOUNDARY” (starring Alexander Siddig, directed by Julius Onah–sold to HBO); co-wrote and produced the standup comedy concert film “ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY: LIVE IN CONCERT” (directed by Andrea Kalin–limited 2008 theatrical release in the United States); recorded an appearance in "Triumph's Election Special 2016" for Hulu (produced by Funny or Die; executive produced by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel); served as creative consultant on Hannibal Buress' 2016 Netflix special "Comedy Camisado"; appeared in Bassem Youssef's 2016 comedy series "Democracy Handbook" on Fusion's new digital platform, F-Comedy; and can be seen playing a recurring role in Amazon Studios' big-budget original series PATRIOT (created, written, and directed by Steve Conrad) in 2017. As a versatile media professional, Azhar is as comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind it, serving as writer, producer, and talent on diverse creative projects throughout his career. He is an executive producer and co-founding principal of KALIJAGA MEDIA LLC, a newly formed independent production company focused on entertainment content production across all existing and emerging digital platforms. The Company’s first major production is “MO AMER: LEGALLY HOMELESS,” the first ever, one-hour standup special starring an Arab-American comedian (directed by Jay Chapman). In the Spring of 2017, he appeared on Pete Holmes' popular podcast "You Made It Weird," where he announced that he will record his first ever one-hour standup special later this year (to be directed by Ramy Youssef and executive produced by Hannibal Buress).    Bruce Smirnoff is one of the funniest people on the planet.   Corey Brettschneider is associate professor of political science and associate professor, by courtesy, of philosophy at Brown University. He is the author of Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton).   Listen to entire episode here: https://goo.gl/xxgnjP Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with

Comics Lenny Marcus & Jim Earl  

Comics David Juskow, Jon Ross and Comedy Writer Ethan Berlin. Lenny Marcus appeared on Louie, on the FX network, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, and in the short film The Unimportance of Being Ernest. Lenny has performed stand-up comedy on television multiple time. he performed on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, AXS Tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson and MTV’s The Jim Brewer Show. Lenny has made multiple appearances on Tru-tv making fun of the worlds stupidest criminals, shoppers and drivers. You may also have seen him in commercials for the MTV Video Movie Awards, Wendy’s and Marriott or on the radio in commercials for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com. He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts festival, in Aspen Colorado and the Great American Comedy festival in Norfolk, Nebraska. Lenny just released his third comedy CD, "Vegan Cupcakes" to go along with ”You’re Getting A Zero“ and ”Idiots, Toasters, Meredith And Other Things Hazardous To Your Health” which will keep audiences laughing for years to come. David Juskow has been seen on HBO's Crashing, The Sarah Silverman Program, Men of a Certain Age,  and countless late night television shows.  Jon Ross is a brilliant comic and Writers Guild Award winning comedy writer. He has appeared on Conan and countless late night television shows. He recently created the television show Marvin Marvin. His writing credits include Lucky Louie, The Life and Times of Tim, CatDog, Father of The Pride, Andy Parker P.I., and tons of other shows where he has been nominated for several Emmys.  Jim Earl is a stage and radio comedian, comedy writer, musician and cartoonist from California. Earl received a degree in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984, and then he began his comedy career in the stand-up comedy team of "Lank and Earl" with his high school friend Barry Lank. He later became a writer for The Daily Show, winning the 2001 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program" and a 2000 Peabody award. After leaving the show, he wrote and performed for a number of Air America Radio's radio shows: The Randi Rhodes Show, Unfiltered with Lizz Winstead and Rachel Maddow and Morning Sedition, where he performed his regular bits: "War on Brains", "Rapture Watch", "Morning Remembrance", "Sammy the Stem Cell", "Todd Brad: Policy Analyst", and "The 5 W's Plus 3 of Journalism." His comedy for the former show is now available for download on his own site, jimearl.com. Upon returning to California, Earl reunited with former Morning Sedition host, Marc Maron, on the Marc Maron Show, which premiered on Air America Radio on February 28, 2006, and had its last show on July 14, 2006. In December 2006, Earl went on to become head writer for the Friday ITch, a comedy-news program for nerds, broadcast on Techweb.com. In 2007, Jim also became a staff writer for "Talkshow with Spike Feresten" on Fox TV. Jim is currently a featured performer on both the Marc Maron podcast, WTF, and the David Feldman Show, where he regularly performs with his band, The Clutter Family. Their eponymous debut was released in April 2010. Ethan T. Berlin is an Emmy Award nominated comedy writer and performer who has written for many of today’s top comedy voices. His credits include, Da’ Ali G Show (HBO), Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell (FX), Billy on the Street (Fuse), Super Jail (Adult Swim), Lopez Tonight (TBS), Crank Yankers (Comedy Central), and Talk Show With Spike Feresten (Fox). He has sold pilots to IFC, MTV, and Cartoon Network. He co-created, executive produced, performed, and wrote on IFC's fake game show Bunk. Ethan has performed on most of the shows he's written for and is a graduate of the Peoples' Improv Theatre. He teaches comedy writing classes at New York University and the Peoples' Improv Theatre. Listen to entire episode here: https://goo.gl/xxgnjP Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!  

Don Jr. Finally Outshines Daddy  

Trump, Healthcare, Europe, Bigotry and Eddie Pepitone's dirty dark secrets with Comics Eddie Pepitone, Dave Sirus, and Arish Singh. Plus World Politics Review's Judah Grunstein and Professor JB Silvers. Eddie Pepitone confesses his dirty dark fantasies. Dave Sirus explains why Donald Trump Junior is an even larger slice of human excrement than Donald Trump Senior. Arish Singh talks about getting kicked out of a Trump rally. Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of World Politics Review, explains why Trump is not so far off from the GOP mainstream when it comes to foreign affairs. And Professor JB Silvers explains why the Senate's new healthcare bill is naïve and unworkable.    Described as a "cult favorite”, Pepitone is a staple in the Los Angeles comedy scene. He is known for his regular appearances on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast and his sketch appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Conan, often playing his recurring role as the "New York City Heckler" in the audience.He has also had recurring roles on television programs such as The Life & Times of Tim, The Sarah Silverman Program and Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. His short mockumentary film "Runyon: Just Above Sunset", co-written by Karen Simmons, and directed by Troy Conrad, won Best in Show (as well as Best Actor in a Mockumentary) at the L.A. Mockfest as well as Best Comedy Short at the Burbank Film Festival in 2011.  Pepitone was a first round contestant during the first season of Last Comic Standing. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s Pepitone was a regular sketch performer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has appeared in films such as The Muppets, Old School, School for Scoundrels, and Terri. Pepitone regularly performs stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Pepitone has made many guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bob's Burgers, The King of Queens, Chappelle's Show, Monk, Community, Childrens Hospital, The Eric Andre Show, Happy Endings, Flight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Eddie also appears in the 2012 documentary "Alone Up There" that looks at the craft of stand-up comedy.  Pepitone's first stand-up album A Great Stillness was released in 2011. His also released a sketch comedy album in 2006 called "The Big Push".  From 2011 to 2013, Pepitone starred in the 500 episodes of the web comedy series "Puddin."  In the fall of 2013, Pepitone started hosting his own podcast called "Pep Talks" after being a member of the "The Long Shot" podcast for several years.  In 2014, he won the September 7 episode of @midnight.  A documentary about Pepitone's career entitled The Bitter Buddha was released in 2012 to positive reviews.]  Pepitone is now starring in the Adult Swim comedy, "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell". He stars as Eddie, a tortured soul.  Dave Sirus is a writer and stand-up comedian who performs at venues in New York and Los Angeles. He produces and writes sketch comedy, is known for interviewing the Westboro Baptist Church members under the guise of 'Brick Stone' and appearing as a guest and recurring comedic correspondent on RT's The Alyona Show and HuffPost Live. On September 21, 2015, he was hired as a writer for the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Writing in a Variety Series, and won a WGA award for writing in a comedy/variety series. He is currently a writer for Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog's Summer Election Special and Election Watch series on Hulu.   He has produced other interview videos as his Brick Stone character with Occupy Wall Street residents, conspiracy theorists, street preachers, gay pride marchers, and the general public.  Dave is a featured comedian on season 1 episode 7 of nuvoTV's Stand Up and Deliver.  Dave interviewed the Westboro Baptist Church while protesting the Golden Globes January 12, 2014[ and for the second time included a "Ramone" reference to the Opie and Anthony show. He appeared on the Opie & Anthony Show on Sirius/XM the following Tuesday. Along with discussing the Church, Sirus also mentioned his upcoming mockumentary Archie Black: The Worst starring O&A's Jim Norton, Jay Mohr, Artie Lange, Dee Snider, Otto & George, and Rick Overton. The film is premiering at the LA Comedy Fest. The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary has been praised by many, and described by many others as “yeah, just not my thing.” Singh is a Chicago-based comedian who has opened for national acts like Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric), Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) and W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), and has performed on stand-up showcases like Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Andy Kindler’s Particular Show and Chicago’s Comedians You Should Know. Singh has been featured in theBridgetown Comedy Festival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition,  and the Crom Comedy Festival. In Chicago, Singh co-produces SolidHilarity, a comedy show that raises money for activists and labor unions, is a producer for Woke-Up Stand-Up, and is a contributing writer for the progressive talk show Good Evening with Pat Whalen. Judah Grunstein is World Politics Review’s editor-in-chief. His coverage of French and American politics, foreign policy and national security has appeared in World Politics Review, the International Herald Tribune, the Atlantic online, Politico Magazine, Foreign Policy online and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a regular guest commentator on France 24, as well as a published playwright. J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals including the JOURNAL OF FINANCE, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, MEDICAL CARE, ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE, and the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, among others.  Listen to entire episode here: https://goo.gl/xxgnjP Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Love In The Age of Trump  

Comics Angela Cobb and Lance Weiss. Plus The Nation Magazine's David Dayen.  One of New York’s fastest rising up and coming comedians, Angela Cobb’s self deprecating charm and nonchalant intellect make her a favorite among audiences in the Big Apple and beyond. 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. A regular at Broadway Comedy Club, Cobb has also been seen on ComedyTime TV and her @midnight tweets are frequently selected among Comedy Central’s “Top Ten.” Twitter @angelacobb Lance Weiss is a comedian, actor and writer based in NYC. He is the current co-host of CNBC’s “Common Cents” on digital channel Make It, as well as co-host in several videos for Conde Nast’s channel The Scene. He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and has been seen on NBC’s “The Today Show,” FOX’s “Laughs,” MTV’s “World of Jenks,” Bravo’s “The Love Broker,” PBS, Comcast, NY1, NY’s FOX 5, Sirius/XM, Today.com, Conde Nast’s The Scene, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, NYmag.com, Aboveaverage.com, and in the NY Times, NY Post, and commercials for AT&T, Kit Kat and MLB.com. He has written for CNBC.com’s “Common Cents,” MTV’s Video-on-Demand, HuffingtonPost.com’s “Celebrities Have Issues,” Luckymag.com, Elite Daily, Storia.me, EpicThings.com, Dramafever.com, and Borsheims Jewelry campaigns, as well as several television pilots. Lance was a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest Standup Competition,” and he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, Magners Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival and a bunch more. David Dayen is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Ida and Studs Terkel Prize. He is also a contributing writer to Salon.com and The Intercept, and a weekly columnist for The New Republic and The Fiscal Times. Other outlets that publish his work include Vice, The American Prospect, Naked Capitalism, In These Times, and The Nation. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as three Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Christopher Titus & Mark Pitta  

Chef Jeremiah Tower & Comedian Azhar Usman. David goes insane demanding to know why Ann Coulter won't go away? Three of the biggest names ever to come out of my hometown, San Francisco: Comedian Christopher Titus, Comedian Mark Pita, and, this is huge, Chef Jeremiah Tower, plus my new friend, one of Dave Chappelle’s favorite opening acts, and he’s writing for tomorrow night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Comedian, Lawyer, Husband, Father, Son and Holy Ghost Azhar Usman. Christopher Titus is working on his eighth comedy special. Mark Pita recalls the early days of San Francisco comedy scene, his first Carson shot, and what it's like to hang with your comedy heroes. Jeremiah Tower! If you know anything about food this is big, and if you don’t know anything about food you need to know who Jeremiah Tower is. It all starts with Jeremiah Tower. Before Mario Batali, before Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, before Wolfgang Puck there was Jeremiah Tower who created the idea of a celebrity chef, he created not only California cuisine, he created American cuisine, he created farm to table he created the whole idea of being a locavore. He’s on the show today! Jeremiah Tower is responsible for Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and Chez Panisse is responsible for the whole idea of locally sourced food. I know. It sounds crazy, but Jeremiah Tower in the late 70s and early 80s said, "To hell with French cooking, to hell with flying in fish from Chile, let’s cook with what’s right in front of us." You take that for granted, but until Jeremiah Tower nobody knew what fresh food tasted like. There’s a new documentary out called the Last magnificent, and it’s the story of how Jeremiah Tower didn’t just revolutionize modern dining, he created it. Martha Stewart, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdaine are in this documentary, The Last Magnificent, it’s produced by Anthony Bourdaine, and the Last Magnificent is incredible, you’ll never look at food the same way again. So much of what we take for granted started with Jeremiah Tower in the early 80s, he went on to create Stars restaurant in San Francisco, and then, he disappeared. Fell of the face of the earth. Walked away from it all, left at the top of his game. Only to return two years ago to run Tavern on The Green in New York, as well as serve as the subject of this fantastic documentary The Last Magnificent. I would put this up there with Jiro Dreams of Sushi, that great 2011 documentary covering Jiro Ono the 85-year-old Japanese sushi master who runs a hole in the wall that Michelin gives three stars. So proud to have Jeremiah Tower on the show today. Christopher Titus has done seven comedy specials.  Never happy with doing what's been done before, Titus makes sure every show has a specific theme, while simultaneously taking the audience on a wild ride of laughter.  He is currently touring with his newest and eighth show, "AMERICA… REALLY?," in which he is half-assed running for President in 2017. After rave reviews of “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding,” Titus followed it up 2 years later with his rant on 9-11 and the world coming apart in “The 5th Annual End of the World Tour.” This 90-minute piece once again shows how Christopher is a comic who either suffers from A.D.D., or is an angry white trash maniac. After his second show, all hell broke loose in Titus’ life.  A bad divorce and an amazing new relationship brought his third 90-minute show to life. “Love is Evol" goes through the ups and downs of love and divorce in a way that no comic has before.  If you’ve ever been in love and had your heart ripped out, this show will heal you... and steel you for the future. Never holding back, Christopher Titus was able to do three ninety-minute shows in only five years.  Most comics would take a break and recharge, but instead, Titus dropped “NEVERLUTION” in 2011.  Neverlution takes on the entire country and its complacency with everything from terrorism and politics, to child-rearing and technology.  Titus again shows he is up to more than just stand-up comedy.Between 2004 and 2011, Titus released six hours of comedy.  Now what?  “VOICE IN MY HEAD” is what.  Titus turns his rage and hilarity inward, and kicks his own ass with this special about every mistake he has made in his life, including getting his TV show cancelled. The disc ends with an epic 28-minute piece about meeting Bruce Springsteen and what an idiot Titus continued to be in front of “The Boss." Only one year later, Titus released “Angry Pursuit of Happiness.”  One of his best specials, Titus takes the audience on a ride through life.  From the bit, “Arm the Children,” to His Dad’s ED problem, to one of his most epic pieces, “Here’s How Life Goes,” you will laugh your ass off while reconsidering your own life choices. In “BORN WITH A DEFECT,” Titus tackles one of his toughest subjects to date-- kids.  In an hour and forty minutes, Titus deconstructs the love of children and proves that they really don’t care about us at all. He also gives parenting advice and tells stories that would make a child therapist get a restraining order. As he says in the show, “If you are a parent this show is therapy, if you don’t have kids it’s 90 minutes of birth control.”   If you are counting, that’s seven specials in only 12 years. Titus has done the work, paid his dues and has the history to show that he is one of the best comics working today.  Not happy to just write bit after unrelated bit, Titus always brings a cohesive, complete show. Titus’ comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but ALWAYS funny.  His reputation is one of a hard, funny comic who takes no prisoners and gives the audience everything he has, in every show he does. He has tackled the world, relationships, families, the human race and most of all, himself. Mark’s career flourished in LA, first, fulfilling his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson then subsequent appearances with Jay Leno. Mark landed a job as host of Totally Hidden Video for the FOX network, playing different characters in hidden camera situations and then hosting Friday Night Videos for NBC. Mark has made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock from the Sun. For Comedy Central Mark has appeared on Premium Blend; The A-List; Dr. Katz; and Make Me Laugh. Mark wrote and starred in his own sitcom for NBC but the pilot wasn’t chosen for the fall season. Head of NBC, Warren Littlefield picked a show called “Union Square” instead. It lasted three episodes. Mark predicts that his show would have lasted at least four. When the word came down that the project wasn’t a go Mark magically received a call from the top rated morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area to be the roving entertainment reporter/host. For five years Mark brought his unique comic expertise to the man on street format and enjoyed the original approach to interviewing newsmakers, movie stars and everyday folk. In 1997 Mark achieved the comedy version of the hat trick when, during a show, he made a women (name withheld) laugh so hard she wet her pants, cried, and liquid came out of her nose. There is no higher honor. A favorite on the comedy club; college; and corporate circuit, Mark has also opened for Chris Issak, Celene Dion, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Smokey Robinson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Rick Springfield. The prestigious ELAN AWARDS has chosen Mark as Master of Ceremonies five times, and Anthony Robbins has employed Mark to liven up his financial seminars. Every Tuesday in Mill Valley, California, Mark runs a comedy showcase at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre new comics a chance to develop. Veterans like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, and Richard Lewis have also stopped by. AZHAR USMAN is a standup comedian, actor, writer, playwright, and producer. He is one of the hottest standup comics based in Chicago; CNN called him "America's Funniest Muslim," and Georgetown University identified him as "one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World." In 2010, standup icon Dave Chappelle–for whom Azhar has opened over 50 times–commented "Azhar Usman is untouchable." As the co-founder of the international comedy showcase "Allah Made Me Funny–The Official Muslim Comedy Tour," he has toured over 20 countries, on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News. Besides appearing regularly on television, and in numerous documentary and independent films, he served as executive producer of Mo Amer's first one-hour standup special "Legally Homeless" (directed by Jay Chapman), and most recently, served as a creative consultant on Hannibal Buress' 2016 Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado." Azhar guest stars as KKYMAN CANDAHAR on Amazon Studios' new big-budget original series PATRIOT (created, written, and directed by Steve Conrad). In the Spring of 2017, he appeared on Pete Holmes' popular podcast "You Made It Weird," where he announced that he will record his first ever one-hour standup special later this year (to be directed by Ramy Youssef and executive produced by Hannibal Buress).   Tell us what you think in the comment section below.   More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com   Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel.   More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1   David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards.   He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Li

Dixon, Donnelly & Cobb  

Recorded live in New York City the David Feldman Show is back in front of a live audience. Our special guests are Comic Sean Donnelly from Conan and Letterman, Comic Angela Cobb, and from the New York City Crime Report Pat Dixon. Special thanks to Christian, Kambri and Chris over at QED for making this amazing night possible. When you're visiting New York make sure to check out QED in Astoria. For more information please go to www.QEDAstoria.com. When he’s not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs and festivals all over the country. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Sean hosts the podcast Defend Your Movie. He released his debut comedy album “Manual Labor Face” in 2015 on Comedy Central Records. Sean has been featured on the truTV series World’s Dumbest and Almost Genius as well as Adam Devine’s House Party, The Half Hour, Broad City, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, Amazon’s Alpha House, GSN’s Lie Detectors, Limitless on CBS, and Billions on Showtime. Pat Dixon is best known as creator and host of The NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon, the only comedy podcast based entirely on crime. Dixon was a cast member on the reboot of VH1's “Best Week Ever,” and had his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special. He’s also been seen on “The Late Late Show,” “BBC America’s The World Stands Up,” "Gotham Comedy Live," "Very Funny Live" on PBS, TV Land’s “Best Night In.” He has released three stand-up comedy albums: “White Devil,” “Goodbye Forever, Fatty” and “King of Clubs.” One of New York’s fastest rising up and coming comedians, Angela Cobb’s self deprecating charm and nonchalant intellect make her a favorite among audiences in the Big Apple and beyond.  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.  A regular at Broadway Comedy Club, Cobb has also been seen on ComedyTime TV and her @midnight tweets are frequently selected among Comedy Central’s “Top Ten.”  Twitter @angelacobb  Facebook: www.facebook.com/angelacobbcomedy   Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David Feldman @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David Feldman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Brody Stevens & Bonnie McFarlane  

Comics Steve Pearl, Rich Vos, Mr. Methane and Howie Klein. Steve Pearl is considered one of the funniest comics in the world by everyone who understands the art of comedy. It's another star studded episode, and yes we have THAT Mr. Methane, the one Janeane Garofalo had to follow at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. So much goodness, where to begin? Let's start with Comic Brody Stevens who talks about the intersection between baseball and standup. Brody was a pitcher for ASU and has combined his love for the game with his love for comedy and it's all about positive energy. Comic Bonnie McFarlane is an hysterical comic whose new book is You're Better Than Me. She's also a documentarian who hosts My Wife Hates Me the podcast with her husband "Comic" Rich Vos. Rich Vos jumps on the line because dinner isn't ready. Then Comic Steve Pearl joins us from San Francisco. Steve is considered one of the funniest comedians ever, especially among comedy snobs in the Bay Area as well at the Comedy Store. Mr. Methane is the world's leading anal vocalists, he joins us from Great Britain to discuss his instrument. And then Howie Klein, the founder and treasurer of the Blue America Pac talks Trump, Georgia and food.   Bonnie McFarlane has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. She appeared as a panelist on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld and as one of Dr. Katz's patients on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. In 2004, she appeared on season two of the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing. She was the first comedian eliminated.[2] In 2005, she had her own HBO One Night Stand special. In 2008, she had her own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special. She is also one of the hosts of the Nickelodeon show NickMom Night Out.[3] McFarlane made occasional appearances on the Opie and Anthony radio program and now on the Opie and Jim Norton show. McFarlane wrote and directed the film, Women Aren't Funny, which was previewed at Caroline's on Broadway in November 2012. The film was released in August 2014. In 2016, McFarlane released "You're Better Than Me" a memoir published by Anthony Bourdain which recounts McFarlane's upbringing and comedic career.   Brody Stevens has appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Test with Jillian Barberie, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Attack of the Show!, Childrens Hospital, Tosh.0, TMZ on TV, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show and @midnight. He is also a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. On February 27, 2013, Stevens taped a live comedy set at The Royale Theater in Boston for the second season of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. While in Boston, he also recorded a series of interviews with the other 16 comedians appearing on The Half Hour called Push & Believe. It was released on Comedy Central's YouTube channel. In 2011, Stevens starred in and produced a documentary comedy series for HBO called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. Zach Galifianakis was an executive producer on the project. It was released in 2012 as six 15-minute episodes on HBO's digital platform HBO GO and received positive reviews. Following the popularity of his HBO program it was picked up by Comedy Central as Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. The footage shot by HBO, along with additional material shot by Comedy Central was released in 2013 as twelve 21-minute episodes. Stevens is also an experienced audience warm-up and has done warm-up on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Late World with Zach, The Man Show, Chelsea Lately, The Burn with Jeff Ross, The Jeselnik Offensive, Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness, Who Gets the Last Laugh?, @midnight and Why? with Hannibal Buress. Stevens has also appeared in the films Road to Park City, I Am Comic, Jesus Is Magic, The Hangover, Due Date and The Hangover Part II. He was however, cut out of the movie Funny People. Mr. Methane is a Performing Flatulist, or Petomane, he performs the Art of Controlled Anal Voicing employing the same technique as 19th Century French man Joseph Pujol aka Le Petomane. He has performed his Fart Artistry at the world’s top comedy festivals in Montreal, Melbourne and Edinburgh as well as many public and private shows for exclusive clients.   Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Jeff Ross & Eddie Pepitone  

Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer, and producer also known as “The Roastmaster General."  They call him the Bitter Buddha, Comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. Jeff Ross produced and starred in the “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe”. Jeff’s other roast victims include Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, James Carville and Donald Trump (twice). Jeff’s most recent comedy specials are the critically acclaimed and highly rated “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals”, which was filmed inside a maximum security jail and “Jeff Ross Roasts Cops” which takes place during ride-a-longs with the Boston Police Department. Jeff’s recent acting credits include guest-star roles on Audience Network’s “Kingdom”, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, Fox’s “Grandfathered”, “The Simpsons”, “Family Guy” and the feature films “Flock Of Dudes” and “Wedding Ringer” starring Kevin Hart. Jeff is also a regular on many animated shows including “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, “Future Worm”, “Penn Zero Part Time Hero” and will be seen as “Hook Foot” on Disney’s upcoming “Tangled” TV series. His latest TV venture is “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle”, a popular comedy competition show about to start its second run on Comedy Central. Jeff sits on the board of the New York Friars Club and is involved with the many charitable endeavors including the Scleroderma Research Foundation and the USO, which supports military members and their families. Jeff is originally from Newark, New Jersey but please don’t hold that against him. Eddie Pepitone is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone. In addition to his regular stand-up shows, Eddie is stand-out comic/character actor. Beginning in New York City’s improv/sketch scene (where he quickly became a regular face), and continuing on to recurring roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eddie has also appeared on numerous comedy TV shows, including The Life and Times of Tim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, and Chappelle’s Show. Fans also might recognize Pepitone from his role in the hit comedy Old School or from his multiple award-winning short, Runyon: Just Above Sunset. Eddie is also an accomplished dramatic actor, having appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Beat, and Now and Again. After a nationwide tour with the acclaimed Chicago City Limits improv company Eddie settled down in Los Angeles, where he still performs today. Not one to be sedate, however, Eddie still tours the country regularly, having performed at some of the biggest venues in the comedy scene including The Improv, Caroline’s on Broadway, Largo at the Coronet, and both the LA and NY Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters. Nowadays Eddie can frequently be found on his must-follow Twitter, hosting the popular comedy podcast Pep Talks, and writing/appearing in the hit web series: Puddin’. Eddie has released his FIRST Live Comedy Album! Recorded at Gotham Comedy Club earlier this year, A Great Stillness has been highly anticipated since its announcement. The Huffington Post even went so far as to say, “…we highly recommend it as a stocking stuffer for everyone you know who thinks they know comedy.” You can buy A Great Stillness on iTunes or Amazon MP3 right now! Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as three Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support th

Marc Maron & Randy Bryce  

Howie Klein, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Dr. Jay Sutay. Marc Maron stars in the new critically acclaimed Netflix series "Glow." Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce is running for Wisconsin's first congressional district intent on defeating Speaker Paul Ryan. Howie Klein on Randy Bryce and the fight for Medicare For All. Professor Corey Brettschneider explains how Donald Trump Junior violated campaign finance law by taking that meeting last year with those Russians. Marc is the author of two books: The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life as a Reluctant Messiah, based on his solo show and is available for purchase on Amazon.com, and a collection of essays titled Attempting Normal, which was released by Spiegel and Grau in 2013. His first four albums, Not Sold Out, Tickets Still Available, Final Engagement, and This Has To Be Funny are comedy classics. Marc released his stand-up special Thinky Pain on Netflixin 2013 and as an album in 2014.  His most recent special, More Later, premiered on Epix in December 2015 and is also available on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District because his values are our neighbors’ values, and Washington has gotten way off track. Randy was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. His brother is also a police officer, and his sister is a public school teacher. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He didn’t believe he could ever have children, and now calls his only son Ben, his “miracle child.” Ben is a public school student like his dad was. Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, and has now been helping to build America for more than 20 years. He’s been active in Ironworkers Local 8, serving as political coordinator for the union, and until recently as a member of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council board of directors. “My mother has multiple sclerosis, my father is in assisted living, and I survived cancer in my 20s to have a miracle child in my 40s,” said Bryce. “What Paul Ryan and the Republicans are doing to take health care away from millions of us, to make it cost more and cover less, and to allow the protections we’ve gained to be stripped away – it’s just unacceptable.” Randy currently serves as President of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and as Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Veterans Caucus. He resides in Caledonia. Howie Klein is an American writer, concert promoter, disc jockey, music producer, record label founder, record label executive, progressive political activist, and adjunct professor of music. He is perhaps best known for his role as President of Reprise Records from 1989 to 2001. He appears occasionally as himself in music-related film documentaries and has received accolades for his stance against censorship and for his advocacy of free speech protection. Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and political theory. He is currently also a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Brettschneider was a visiting professor at Fordham Law School, a Rockefeller faculty fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, a visiting associate professor at Harvard Law School, and a faculty fellow at Harvard's Safra Center for Ethics. Brettschneider received a PhD in politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. He is the author of When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). These books have been the subject of several journal symposia, including one most recently published in the Brooklyn Law Review. Brettschneider is also the author of a casebook, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2011). His articles include "Sovereign and State: A Democratic Theory of Sovereign Immunity," forthcoming in Texas Law Review; "Value Democracy as the Basis for Viewpoint Neutrality," in Northwestern Law Review (2013); "A Transformative Theory of Religious Freedom," in Political Theory (2010); "When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression," in Perspectives on Politics (2010); and "The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach," in the American Political Science Review (2007). Dr. Jay Sutay, the self-proclaimed “Hardest Working Pediatrician in Comedy”, is a frustrated pediatrician from South Windsor, CT, who brings his tales from the exam rooms, his experience working with kids and their parents, as well as his own tribulations as the father of two daughters to his stand up comedy. His cutting and sometimes incisive commentary about society, parenting and raising kids, has left audiences laughing.   Dr. Jay Sutay began doing stand up comedy in 1983 while attending Fairfield University. He was a regular at Open Mic Night at the Treehouse Comedy Club when it was still located in the basement of the New England Motor Lodge in Westport. While in college, Jay had narrowed his career choices to two. Medicine or Stand up Comedy. A chance encounter with comedian, Jay Leno, on October 31, 1983 sealed Jay’s career path. Leno’s advice was to go to medical school and become a doctor. Insisting that after medical training, at the very least, Jay would have a job. Sage advice. Comedy offers no guarantees.   After graduating from F.U. in 1985, Jay took a year off to mull over his options. Realizing that pizza making by day, and stand up comedy by night was probably not the best use of his college education, medical school seemed the likely option. Jay completed his medical school training at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and delivered the valedictory address at his graduation in 1990 (clearly selected as the speaker not because he was the top student in the class, but because he was the funniest). After completing his residency in Pediatrics at Hartford Hospital, he has been in private pediatrics practice in South Windsor, CT since 1993. He has been named a Connecticut Top Doc by Connecticut Magazine each year since 2006. Dr. Sutay is Board certified in Pediatrics, but has no documentation that he is a comic, or for that matter, funny.   After 20 years away from comedy, Dr. Sutay resurrected his long dormant stand up act in December 2006 by taking the stage at Hartford’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club. According to those in attendance, he did not suck. Since that night, Dr. Jay has performed at clubs throughout the northeast, and clubs and casinos as far away as Nevada, California, and the Bahamas. Dr. Jay was a finalist in the Pro Division of both the 2012 Funniest Comic in New England Contest, and the 2014 Funniest Comic on the East Coast Contest held at Mohegan Sun Casino. He was named one of Hartford’s Best Local Comics in the Hartford Courant’s CT Now 2015 Reader’s Poll.  Dr. Jay was a regular contributor to The Miserable Men Show on Sirius/XM Radio, and can be heard monthly on “The Dad Podcast”. Dr. Sutay has consistently been named a “Top Doc” in Pediatrics by Connecticut Magazine. In addition, he has performed his stand up comedy for medical and pharmaceutical groups, and at many charity benefits including: Golf Fore the Kids, Autism Speaks, Cherish the Children Foundation, Crayons for Cancer, Griffin’s Friends, Stand Up 2 Cancer, The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, and Stand Up to CF. Listen to entire episode here: https://goo.gl/xxgnjP Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. 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Barry Crimmins & Jimmy Pardo  

Comics Rhonda Hansome and Tom Ryan plus Professor Corey Brettschneider. Today's show covers Boston's comedy scene, the Catholic Church, Matt Drudge, and Trump's Travel Ban. Barry Crimmins is one of American history’s greatest political satirists. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait directed a documentary about Barry, it’s called Call Me Lucky and you can download it on all the streaming services. Louis CK just directed Barry’s new standup special it’s called Barry Crimmins: Whatever Threatens You and you can stream it over at www.LouieCK.net. This is what Louis says about Barry, “When I started out in the clubs in Boston, Barry was one of the Titans. One of the great comics of the time and he was singularly responsible for fostering a massive standup comedy scene in Boston that begat some of the best comedians of the last 35 years.Most importantly, Barry is hilarious and brilliant. A lot of comedians fall into categories or clusters but I've never seen what Barry does repeated anywhere. He has an approach to American life, American leadership and the people here and where we have been and where we are headed and why we do what we do that just blows me away. I think that his comedic voice is essential. That's why I made his special.” Barry is also author of Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal. Jimmy Pardo is the host of the wildly popular podcast Never Not Funny. In addition to his comedy CDs Uno, Pompous Clown and Sprezzatura, in 2007 Pardo appeared on the comedy compilation CD Comedy Death-Ray. He last hosted the game show Race to Escape on the Science Channel. Rhonda Handsome is an outstanding comedian BackStage Bistro Award winner and she has appeared on a few hit shows: Louie, Saturday Night Live, Caroline's Comedy Hour, Stand-Up Spotlight, Arsenio Hall, Evening at the Improv, Showtime at the Apollo, and The Joan Rivers Show as her movie reviewer. She’s also opened for Anita Baker, Diana Ross & Aretha Franklin.   Tom Ryan has two Late Show with David Letterman appearances and currently opens for Larry the Cable Guy and Brian Regan in the U.S., and has twenty years of standup comedy experience under his belt. In addition to being the opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Aretha Franklin and BB King, Larry the Cable Guy, Brian Regan and many more, Tom Ryan performs for corporate events and is a regular at all the top comedy clubs in the country. Tom’s no stranger to television either having appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, NBC’s Late Friday and Showtime’s Comedy Club Network. He now resides in New York City and recently released his first comedy CD entitled Downtime Enthusiast. Corey Brettschneider is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. He's also Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Professor Brettschneider works at the intersection of constitutional law and democratic theory. He has also been a visiting professor at law schools, including The University of Chicago, Fordham and Harvard. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Don Ward  

This episode was recorded in London.

Very often in interviews I have said that getting in with London was the key to me getting in with all of these world wide comedy circuits, specifically me getting in with the Comedy Store. My guest today is Don Ward, the owner of the Comedy Store.

Since its opening in 1979 it has single handedly changed the British comedy scene from tired old pub comedians doing Mother in law jokes to the champions league of powerful original comedy that it is today. It is now an established institution of British comedy because every British comedy legend of the past 30 years has performed there. Don Ward is the visionary who made this work and who has witnessed the development and rise of these now household names, French & Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), Eddie Izzard, Ben Elton, Jimmy Carr, Harry Hill and on and on.

The first time I ever did a set at the Comedy Store was in 1994. Then again in 1998 which led to me playing there regularly in 1999. In 2000 the Comedy Store started managing me for Europe while I lived in Amsterdam. You could say I had life by the balls back then and I was most certainly spoiled by being under the loving umbrella of the Comedy Store. Don Ward always treated me like a king and I always enjoyed speaking with him about comedy. I love and respect the man dearly. I love him like a relative in fact. Then I fucked up....

I've been working on writing a book the past few years and I will go into more details there because in the story of my life Don Ward and the Comedy Store is an important chapter. The truth of the matter was that I was partying too much in London after shows and I frightened myself enough to decided to take a break on the place for a while when I moved back to the US in 2004. 

I should have communicated with Don better about what was going on in my life. I owed him that. I owed him the respect her deserves so I wish I had been more honest with him. Needless to say feelings got hurt and it took me many years to mop up the mess that I had made. 

I missed London and all my friends there so I just started going back a few years ago. One of my main reasons to go back was to set things right with Don Ward and apologize to him for me being such a schmuck. Last year when I was in London I went into Don's office and had the heart to heart talk with him. I told him since my Dad and my sister died I now see that the most important thing in life is the relationships you have with people. I told him how important he is to me, how I appreciated him treating me like a king and that I was ashamed and sorry over how I had disappeared on him. He could have rightfully told me to fuck off. Thankfully he welcomed me back to the Comedy Store and told me how that is all water under the bridge now. 

This episode is very important to me because it was recorded between shows on Saturday February 22, 2014, the first weekend I have performed there in ten years. This episode is the end of a circle that took me ten years to get around to the other side of because of my mistake.

Never turn your back on the people who give you love and respect. 

Don Ward is a living legend in the world of comedy because he has seen it all and presented the greatest comedians the world has every known. One day the British government will put a historical marker in front of the Comedy Store but until then we have the wealth of knowledge living in the museum of Don's mind. 

This episode is very important to me because it is with someone I love and respect and that was crucial to my development as a world wide performer. It is my pleasure to present to you now, the one and only Don Ward.

Comic Sarah Tiana & NPR's Ophira Eisenberg  

Majority Report’s SAM SEDER, 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. 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        

John Fugelsang  

Comics Liz Miele, Joe DeVito, and Melissa Stokoski. Professor Corey Brettschneider and Amanda Hitt, director of the Government Accountability Project's Food Integrity Campaign, tells us why Trump is about to make bacon as dangerous for humans as it is for pigs. John Fugelsang's new TV show is Page Six TV.  He's been murdered on CSI, interviewed 2 Beatles on separate continents in the same week, and famously once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Governor Romney an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. Actor, comedian & broadcaster John Fugelsang hosts 'Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121.   He recently performed in 'The Bill of Rights Concert" alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory which aired on AXS.   He's also appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos for ABC and Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians’.   Film/TV credits include 'Price Check' opposite Parker Posey, "Becker," "Providence," "Coyote Ugly,"  the religious standup performance film "The Coexist Comedy Tour" (which won Best Documentary at the NYC Vision Fest film festival).  He appears in the upcoming features "The Girl On The Train," "Maggie Black," and he plays two roles in the romantic comedy ‘The Whole Truth’ starring Elisabeth Rohm and Eric Roberts.    He's interviewed Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Brian Wilson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Alan Rickman, Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Bo Diddley, Stevie Nicks, Robbie Robertson, Ravi Shankar, Beyonce Knowles, Olivia Harrison, Garth Brooks, William Hurt, Helen Hunt, Ashanti, John Fogerty, William Shatner, Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Tom Daschle, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ed Asner, Nile Rogers, Michael Moore, JK Simmons, Valerie Plame, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehy, Mavis Staples, Joel Grey, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lily Tomlin,  Dave Matthews, Terrence McNally, Stanley Tucci, Michael Shannon, Noel Gallagher,  Jeff Daniels, Rita Moreno, & Carl Reiner.  His interview with George Harrison included JF persuading George to play several songs on acoustic guitar.  This proved to be George's final televised appearance and was broadcast as "The Last Performance."   His new film "Dream On," a road trip in search of the American Dream, was named "Best Documentary" at the NY Independent Film Festival.   Directed by 2 time Oscar nominee Roger Weisberg, the film examines the current state of the American Dream while retracing the journey Alexis de Tocqueville made while writing 'Democracy in America.'   The film features 200 interviews in 55 cities in 17 states, including Mike Huckabee, Barney Frank & Paul Krugman. Liz Miele, originally from New Jersey, started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City. At 18 she was profiled in The New Yorker Magazine, at 22 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” She recently appeared on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” and was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World. She regularly tours with the “Nobodies of Comedy” and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run.” Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series “Damaged,” voiced by great comics including, Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny, Joe Machi and so many more. She also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of a web series called “Apt C3” with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat. Liz recently released her debut comedy album, “Emotionally Exhausting” on iTunes and Amazon.     Joe DeVito has the power to start fires using his mind, and he also does standup comedy. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. After spending a decade as a journalist and advertising writer, Joe gave into his coworker's demands to try performing so he could find fame, while they finally got some work done. In 2006, he was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Canada, where the Montreal Gazette rated his performance "9.5 out of 10." Joe's TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC's Last Comic Standing. His savage wit has also made him an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN's Headline News, Animal Planet's Wild 100, and a regular guest on FOX News Channel's Red Eye. As a writer, Joe has contributed to Maxim Magazine, MTV, and the award-winning film Super Size Me. Melissa Stokoski is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a producer and host of the long-running stand up show Bitches' Brew as well as the interactive Twitter show, Like Me Comedy. She is a regular guest on SiriusXM's Radio Andy and appears every Tuesday on John Fugelsang's Tell Me Everything on Insight. Stokoski has been featured on TruTV's Late Night Snack and is a freelance contributor for Elite Daily. Corey Brettschneider is professor of political science at Brown University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and political theory. He is currently also a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Brettschneider was a visiting professor at Fordham Law School, a Rockefeller faculty fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, a visiting associate professor at Harvard Law School, and a faculty fellow at Harvard's Safra Center for Ethics. Brettschneider received a PhD in politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. He is the author of When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). These books have been the subject of several journal symposia, including one most recently published in the Brooklyn Law Review. Brettschneider is also the author of a casebook, Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2011). His articles include "Sovereign and State: A Democratic Theory of Sovereign Immunity," forthcoming in Texas Law Review; "Value Democracy as the Basis for Viewpoint Neutrality," in Northwestern Law Review (2013); "A Transformative Theory of Religious Freedom," in Political Theory (2010); "When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression," in Perspectives on Politics (2010); and "The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach," in the American Political Science Review (2007). Amanda Hitt is the Director of GAP's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC). Amanda oversees FIC operations and is responsible for ensuring that FIC fulfills its mission of enhancing food integrity by facilitating truth telling. To do this, Amanda works closely with partner organizations, clients, legislators, and the media to alter the balance of power between the food industry and consumers. She acts to protect the rights of those who speak out against the practices that compromise food integrity, and empower whistleblowers and food activists. Amanda has a background in both law and public health. She graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and received her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She has clerked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, worked in private practice, and taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law. In addition to her work as a lawyer, Amanda has worked on Alzheimer's clinical trial studies at the National Institutes of Health, HIV risk communications for the University of Maryland, and served as a domestic violence research interviewer for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before joining GAP in 2008, Amanda worked as a fellow for the Family Violence Prevention Fund (now Futures Without Violence) and authored a peer-reviewed law journal article that advocated for the use of public health tools for legal decision making. Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Food Ingredient Health Research Institute, Amanda is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC and Maryland. amandah@whistleblower.org Listen to entire episode here: https://goo.gl/xxgnjP Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who

Unlike Trump's Hair, Climate Change is Real  

Kathy Griffin needs to apologize for apologizing. Donald Trump said he was pulling out of the Paris Climate accords because "the treaty is bad for the economy." Know what else is bad for the economy? The polar ice caps melting, you brain dead Homunculus. Today we talk Trump, the mortal threat to our planet, with Comic Tammer Kattan, David's hero Burt Ross, Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider and Comic Tom McCaffrey. Tamer began his comedy career in Los Angeles and New York, but very quickly began to tour internationally. His over-seas experiences include tours for the troops in Afghanistan, performing at the American University in Cairo (during the Egyptian revolution) and the Edinburgh fringe in Scotland, where he received three 4 star reviews from international press. Towards the end of 2013, he moved to London for 1 year (following the path of his two biggest comedic influences, Patrice O’Neal and Bill Hicks). Tamer was most recently featured on Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity event with Todd Glass and Hannibal Buress, won the 2015 World Series of Comedy and has TV & Radio credits on BBC and SkyTV in the UK as well as in the U.S. on Fox, HULU, HGTV & truTV. Burt Ross is the second greatest living American right after Ralph Nader.   Professor Corey Brettschneider is the author of When The State Speaks.   Comic Tom McCaffrey was born and raised in Manhattan. He started doing stand-up comedy in 1999 in Los Angeles and moved back to New York in 2002. His credits include; multiple episodes of Vh1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central's Secret Stash Movie, Comedy Central Records' Invite Them Up CD, Discovery Channel's The A-List. He released a full length Comedy CD called 'Lou Diamond Phillips?' on the indie label TALTL Records. It was chosen by Punchline Magazine as one of the 'Top 10 Comedy CD's of 2008'. He has contributed to the Onion News Network and is featured in the book 'Rejected' published by Random House, edited by Jon Friedman. He also has the lead role in the indie comedy film 'Happy Life' executive produced by Abel Ferrara, director of 'Bad Lieutenant'.   Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com About the show: http://bit.ly/2rqp5un Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!   

BBC's Rich Hall & The Dollop's Dave Anthony  

Kliph Nesteroff on the significance of Don Rickles. Comic Brian Kiley remembers the time he met Don. And Laura House is back.  On Today's show we remember Don, talk about the history of insult comedy, the origins of Bluegrass music, weaponized humor, getting even, fights between headliners and middles, what makes a successful podcast and getting over a broken heart. Rich Hall is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first coming to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s. He wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays, Not Necessarily the News (popularising the "sniglet" neologism), and Saturday Night Live. After winning a Perrier Comedy Award in 2000, using the character of Tennesseean country musician Otis Lee Crenshaw, Hall became popular in the United Kingdom, regularly appearing on QI and similar panel shows. He has created and starred in several series for the BBC, including comedies with Mike Wilmot, and documentaries often concerning cinema of the United States. Hall has also maintained a successful stand-up comedy career, as both Crenshaw and himself. Dave Anthony is a comedian, comedy writer and podcaster. He’s written for AMC's Talking Dead and IFC's Maron for which he was nominated for a WGA Award in 2015. On May 9, 2017 his new book will be released: The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History. He hosts the wildly popular podcast The Dollop. The Dollop is a bi-weekly American History Podcast. Every week, Dave Anthony reads a story to his friend, Gareth Reynolds, who has no idea what the topic is going to be about. They are taping a live show this Saturday in Boston at the Wilbur Theater.  Kliph Nesteroff is a best-selling author regarded for his knowledge of show business. Vice Magazine has called Nesteroff "The Human Encyclopedia of Comedy," and Los Angeles Magazine profiled him as "The King of Comedy Lore." The New York Times has deemed some of his theories "provocative" while Vanity Fair calls his work "essential." He is the consulting producer of the CNN series The History of Comedy. His latest book is The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy. Brian Kiley is an Emmy award winning comedy writer who has performed standup on every major television show and has been writing for Conan since he began on NBC.   Laura House is an actor, comic and writer. She is also one of the most requested guests on DFS. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

Andy Kindler & Negin Farsad  

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. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as three Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!

168: Kevin Hart  

KEVIN HART

After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into roles in feature films. In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special, “I’m A Grown Little Man,” became one of the highest rated specials for the network and in 2010, Hart’s DVD “Seriously...Funny” was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010. In 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain” the feature film version of his comedy tour, which grossed over $7 million and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters, catapulted Hart’s to the number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and helping him to sell out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month. His next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa - resulting in him becoming the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Hart spent most of the rest of the year filming two movies back to back (“About Last Night” and “Ride Along”).  Additionally, Kevin starred in huge blockbusters like “Barbershop,” “Undeclared,” “Little Fockers,” "Death at a Funeral," "Fool’s Gold," Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man,” and “Judd Apatow’s “Five Year Engagement” and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." Hart then embarked on the multi-city domestic and international “What Now?” comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tri-state area arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. All in all, Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $ 100 million worldwide. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.” The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which just wrapped production on Season 5. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Get Hard,” the animated film "The Secret Life of Pets," Universal Pictures will release the feature version of his comedy tour “What Now” (coming out in this month—October 14th, 2016), documenting how he was the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show. 

341: David Nihill | Comedy Habits to Become a Funnier Speaker  

Humor connects you and your audience.

"There's nobody more judged than a stand-up comedian."-Jerry Seinfeld

The Cheat Sheet: How to have people talking about your speech after it ends, in a good way. 22 hours of work go into 1 minute of a 60-minute stand up comedy set: true or false? Are keynotes dead? The rule of 3 ('tree'): what is it and how to use it. What is rehearsed spontaneity? And so much more...

Have you ever been in the audience for a speech so boring everyone around you stopped listening and starting doing other things? Is it your worst fear that someday YOU will be speaking and will be that dull? David Nihill is here to help us all be better public speakers through comedy.

David is a comedian and public speaker who was once terrified of being in front of an audience! Hear how he went from a terrified public speaker to a stand up comedian killing it on stage, and all the applicable comedy habits he learned along the way. Join us for all of that and more on episode 341 of The Art of Charm.

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For many of us public speaking is our top fear, even greater than our fear dying. As the joke goes "We'd rather be IN the casket than giving the eulogy at a funeral." But if you're wanting to face that, or are in a position where you must face that fear, today's chat with David Nihill will give you some tools you can use to overcome your fear and give a great presentation.

Not long ago David was rubbish at public speaking, he dropped far too many F bombs and was generally a nervous, sweaty mess. When one of his friends suffered a severe spinal cord injury David wanted to help raise funds. He suggested organizing a comedy show with top comedians as a fundraiser and the idea took off. The only glitch? David's friend insisted he give the opening speech, and David was petrified.

Instead of backing down from the challenge, David emulated one of his mentors Tim Ferriss and rose to the occasion. He took a very Tim-like approach to the subjects of comedy and public speaking. He wanted to break down the best speeches and comedic routines to figure out how he could follow in their footsteps. Were there common processes for both? Did the two overlap and if they did, how could he fuse them together to make his opening speech funny and well-received at his friend's fundraiser?

David went through a laborious and intensive study, and it paid off. His opening for the fundraiser was well-received, so much so that he was invited to open for a group of comedians at The Punch Line in San Francisco.

And that opened a new door for him. Today he has performed comedy routines at some of the top comedy clubs in California, he held the first Funny Bizz conference in 2014 and has just published his first book 7 Comedy Habits to Be a Funnier Speaker.

On today's show David explains a few of the many lessons he's learned about public speaking and comedy. The first topic we touch on is how to use humor in your presentations and speeches. Humor is the easiest way for others to relate to you, so use it early on in your speech to connect with your audience. If you're coming to their town learn something about the city you're in and use it humorously to show your audience you care about where they live and what their lives are like there.

Humor also makes your speech or presentation memorable;it accomplishes this by breaking down barriers between you and them. If you can break down those barriers and make people laugh, they will remember you and will be talking about you long after you've finished speaking.

All of that is well and good but how do you make people laugh? Is there a formula or a process we can take from comedy and apply to public speaking? There are several and we go into each of them on this episode; the one we'll discuss here is evaluating your performance. The best public speakers and the best comedians all evaluate themselves.

Yes it's awkward, uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it is how anyone improves anything they do (especially public speaking and stand up comedy). So record yourself and dissect what you do, how you do it. Look at what worked, what didn't work, trim out everything you can and hone in on the good stuff. Get a coach to help you if you can.

David dishes out other ways we can make our speeches and presentations funny and memorable including using the art of the callback and the rule of 3. So tune in to hear all of that and more, then join me in thanking him for the laughs and the learning. He was an awesome guest and you're awesome for listening. Thanks and we'll see you next time!

THANKS DAVID NIHILL!

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Phil Hendrie & Comic Bruce Smirnoff  

Comedy Genius, Phil Hendrie. Visit www.PhilHendrieShow.com and sign up for his daily program and gain access to his 30,000 hours of commercial free archives.  Also Comedian Bruce Smirnoff, Broadcasting Legend Mark Thompson, and Professor Corey Brettschneider. Phil Hendrie is a creative genius chock full of character, comedy and commentary — that’s Phil Hendrie. Famous for concocting a cast of fictional characters, all of whom he plays on air while simultaneously serving as host of his national talk radio program, Hendrie actually started out as a disc jockey at WBJW 1440 AM in Winter Park, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. After 15 years working as a disc jockey at stations across the country, he realized he hated what he was doing. Moving to Los Angeles, Hendrie debuted in talk radio as a weekend host at KFI-AM 640. In 1990 at KVEN-AM in Ventura, Calif., Hendrie introduced his first fictional character on air — an Iraqi, Raj Fahneen. The Gulf War was happening and Fahneen vociferously defended Saddam Hussein. Thinking he was a real person, listeners went ballistic and the phones lit up. An entire cast of characters would evolve from that moment on, marking Hendrie’s place in radio history. Hendrie’s popularity resulted in the radio show going national in 1999. By 2006, he was ready to explore the next chapter of his career — acting in front of the camera. He departed from radio and quickly added to his resume which already included Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s motion picture, Team America: World Police, as well as television roles on Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Richard Appel’s A.U.S.A., and Judd Apatow’s North Hollywood. He also starred in Steve Levitan’s Phil Hendrie and wrote, executive produced and starred in Phil at the Gate. For the last 10 years, Hendrie has regularly played characters on FOX’s popular animated series King of the Hill and Futurama. Other recent television work includes roles on Giants of Radio, The Replacements, Three Strikes, Mike Birbiglia’s Secret Public Journal, David Mamet’s The Unit, and NBC’s Teachers. He also played Nets Coach in the motion picture, Semi-pro. Hendrie continues to act today and is currently working on the motion picture, Last Call. Although he enjoyed acting on a full-time basis, Hendrie missed the daily creative outlet that radio provided. In 2007, he returned to national radio in the late evenings, but in the Spring of 2014 he finally severed his ties with radio and made the show available exclusively online via podcasts. He has come a long way since doing voices as a child growing up in Arcadia, CA. Influenced by comedy greats such as Jackie Gleason, Lenny Bruce, and “Emperor” Bob Hudson, Hendrie has artfully carved his own niche in comedy and the spoken word format. Bruce Smirnoff's show business career began at the age of 13, when he tried to attempt an acrobatic stunt he witnessed on the Ed Sullivan Show. The next day, from his hospital   room in ICU, Bruce chose the guitar as his next foray into the performance world, convinced this would net him the attention from the females he so desired at school! Armed with no real ability, a low IQ, and no interest, whatsoever, from females, Bruce soon found something he was good at, STAND-UP COMEDY. At Boston University in the late 70's, Bruce became famous ushering in the tremendous comedy boom that swept Boston, which included people like homegrown Jay Leno. Bruce wound up in L.A. in '78, where he spent the next twenty-two years, leading to dozens and dozens of national TV appearances and his 1998 critically acclaimed, award winning One-Man Show, "Other Than My Health, I Have Nothing.And Today, I Don't Feel So Good!" The show ran two years in L.A., then made stops in Toronto, New York, Cleveland and Kansas City. Currently residing in Florida, Bruce headlines in top comedy clubs and gated communities throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia, where his topical humor and quick wit have won audiences everywhere. He has opened for stars like Julio Iglesias, the Righteous Brothers, Gregory Hines, and Andrew Dice Clay. Also Corey Brettschneider who is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. He is also Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Professor Brettschneider works at the intersection of constitutional law and democratic theory. He has also been a visiting professor at law schools, including The University of Chicago, Fordham and Harvard. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!    

Ari Shaffir & Jimmy Pardo  

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

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