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Day 47 - Joanne Filan

Joanne Filan is my absolute favorite person, and comic to travel on the road with. We've done clubs, colleges, theatres, for the past four years calling ourselves "The Misfits Of Comedy" and were going strong before the pandemic hit but we'll be back on ...

Comedy

Day 46 - Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro is not only one of my favorite people but he’s genuine, brilliant and one of the best comedians working today. We talk about how his Letterman set saved me from the drudges of a doomed relationship, his fight for comedians to get a pay rais...

Comedy Actor

Day 45 - Kelly Carlin

This one is already going down as one of my favorite episodes of the show. Not just so far, but ever. Kelly Carlin is super funny, smart, and a blast to talk to. We deep dive into everything from social media, creativity, jungian personalities, performin...

Comedy

Day 43 - Wendy Liebman

One of my all time favorite comedians and the Queen of subtle word play, Wendy Liebman, joins me on the show to talk about getting back to the stage after covid, doing zoom shows, classic television, her first paid gig, therapy, and a couple upcoming pro...

Comedy Actor

Day 42 - Joe Starr

Joe Starr is an actor, writer, and comedian who has appeared in Steven Spielberg's Adventures of Tin Tin, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, and recently as the beloved character Enzo on Kevin Can Wait! He's also one of the few comics to have done The Mo...

Comedy

Day 41 - Paris Sashay

We only got 35 min with Paris but EVERY minute is worth watching. She’s one of my favorite comedians and people and she’s fucking hilarious and never holds back. She made time got us while bouncing from one gig to another in the rain and we discuss her u...

Comedy

Day 40 - Chuck Nice

Chuck Nice had me laughing so hard during this episode my fucking sides still hurt. Super smart, wildly funny, and one of the best comics working today Chuck weigh into climate change, personal responsibility, political activism, showbusiness, comedy, an...

Comedy

Day 39 - Felicia Michaels

Recently seen in the new Mike Binder documentary on the Comedy Store on showtime Felicia Michales has been a staple of the Los Angeles stand-up scene since she was 18. She has appeared in three movies: Smart Alex, directed by Steve Oedekerk; Los Enchilad...

Comedy

Day 38 - Jeff Cesario

I can't say enough nice things about Jeff Cesario. Jeff cut his teeth as a comedian during the comedy boom, and quickly turned his genius into being a writer and producer for The Larry Sanders show and Dennis Miller Live! Had an absolute blast talking to...

Comedy

Day 35 - Peggy Boyce

Peggy Boyce is a comic and the creator of The Ladies Of Laughter Competition! She and I take a deep dive into comedy, comedians, the history of women in comedy and where she believes it's headed as well as how comedy has shifted into the digital real...

Comedy

Day 33 - Julia Scotti

Julia Scotti - Funny That Way, is not only the name of her new documentary (currently streaming EVERYWHERE) it's a true but humble testament to what a genuinely funny human being she is. In this episode there's no hiding the fact that Julia is one of my ...

Comedy

Day 31 - Judy Gold

Judy Gold and I are currently working through a bit of a post pandemic funk in this episode and I think we come through it, just, kinda, sorta, almost, OK! We talk about her new book "Yes, I can say that! When They Come For The Comedians, We Are All In T...

Comedy

Day 30 - Tom Papa

Tom Papa is the most effortlessly positive comedian I've ever seen. Nothing is more evident of that than his last special "Tom Papa: You're Doing Great."  Talking to him for an hour on my show was no different. Easy going, and super funny, we talk about ...

Comedy

Day 29 - Joey Kola

Leave it to Joey Kola to break the record for the longest episode of Dystopia so far! There’s a reason for that Joey Kola is one of the nicest men in show business and he knows EVERYBODY and everybody knows him. Close to three hours doesn’t even remotely...

Comedy

Day 24 - Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe's a true comedy hero of mine. He started out in stand-up, worked the clubs and the road, and switched gears into writing on some of my favorite TV shows, Futurama being my all time favorite. But besides all that his new book "It's a Funny Thing...