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Day 123 - Stealing Cadbury Eggs with Jessica Misra

Jessica Misra is not only a great comic and friend, but she’s one of those people who makes you feel funnier just by being in their presence. We had a blast having her on the show and the conversation was so effortless we covered all the bases, from dati...

Comedy

Day 113 - Colin Mochrie Makes Love To Aliens

Colin Mochrie Is one of the most recognizable faces in Improv. Growing up watching the cast of Whose Line was an education in comedy and having Colin on the show was like catching up with that one professor whose brain you weren’t done picking yet. Just ...

Comedy Actor

Day 111 - Dustin Chafin

Dustin Chafin and I are not sure where we met but we know it was probably someplace shitty and that’s all that matters. We talk about his patch into comedy, paving his way through NY by running sought after comedy shows early in his career, his move to L...

Comedy

Day 110 - Mike Lawrence

Mike Lawrence is one of my favorite comedians and not just because we both have the same collection of Marvel action figures…(ok that’s a large part of it) but because he’s always embraced and managed to merge his nerdy side and comedy side together. Bas...

Comedy

Day 109 - Linda Smith

Linda’s not only been with me from the very beginning of my career as a teacher but she’s also been there as a friend. It was a blast catching up with her and talking about her life and career and her love for comedy. Enjoy!   Linda Smith was born and ra...

Comedy Actor

Day 102 - Tommy Taylor Jr.

Amazing comic and great friend of the show, Tommy Taylor Jr. joins us hot off the heels of his standing ovation worthy Dry Bar Comedy special out of Utah! Hailing from DC and crushing it in commercials, dating shows, HBO and his own long running live mon...

Comedy Actor

Day 101 - Jane Morris & Jeff Michalski

Getting either Jane or Jeff on individually would have been incredible (and will eventually have to be done) but to get them both on at the same time was an unbelievable treat and a fascinating trip through their history in comedy/improv and the acting w...

Comedy Actor

Day 96 - Jonathan Stark

Incredible time talking to Jonathan Stark on Dystopia Tonight! Had the pleasure of seeing him perform improv at the Fanatic Salon when I first moved out to LA and was in awe then. We talk about his beginnings as an actor, and his trajectory from improv t...

Comedy Actor

Day 95 - Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman was a genuine blast to have on the show! We talk about his friendship with Letterman, appearing on Late Night a combined 45 times, his numerous acting roles in movies and television such as Dr. Gene Splicer in Tiny Toon Adventures, Professor ...

Comedy Actor

Day 94 - Marsha Warfield

Best known for her 1986–92 role of Roz Russell on the Top 10 rated NBC sitcom Night Court, and as a prominent voice in stand-up comedy, breaking out in the early 80s with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Paul Mooney, and Elaine Boosler, we wer...

Comedy Actor

Day 92 - Diallo Riddle

Diallo Riddle is the creator of the show South Side on HBOMAX (https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYEaaAgS0AV9_ZwEAAAAC) is newly in its second season and it’s already the best thing you could be streaming right now on any streaming service. In...

Comedy Actor

Day 89 - Allan Havey

Allan Havey has had a truly remarkable career. From starting out as a stand-up in 1981 to his breakout appearance on Letterman in ‘86 and soon after helming his own talk show on what was an early version of Comedy Central to an enviable acting career on ...

Comedy

Day 87 - Ritch Shydner

Ritch Shydner is the absolute best of the best. Incredibly funny, giving, and a wealth of wisdom and stories from a lifetime on the road and in show business as an actor and writer. His documentary “I Am Comic” is one of the best documentaries on comedy ...

Comedy

Day 83 - Shelly Goldstein

Truly a phenomenally funny human with more talent in her pinky the most of us have in our entire body. Shelly Goldstein was a great guest and she came packed with stories layered with experience wit and charm that it was impossible to not have a good...

Comedy

Day 81 - Mark A. Ramirez

Mark’s one of those dudes and comics who’s comedy and point of view always leaves a lasting impression. We talk about his time growing up in the projects, his thoughts on the Chapelle special, comedy, politics, getting older, tech stuff and his new speci...