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Comedy

Day 76 - Silky The Comedian

Paul “Silky” White is one of the most talented comics from across the pond I’ve come to know in the last year through all this pandemic insanity. Quick to improvise a song with his guitar seemingly coming out of nowhere, or if you’re a D&D fan, a bag of ...

Music

Day 75 - Camila Grey

Camila Grey is a Los Angeles based musician who is best know for being the other half of her band, Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, and Noah Harmon! She's currently touring with Adam Lambert bu...

Comedy

Day 74 - Maz Jobrani

Maziyar Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group. The group appeared on a comedy special on Comedy Central. Jobrani has also appeared in numerous films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, o...

Comedy

Day 73 - Carole Montgomery

Carole Montgomery is a force of comedic nature. With over two decades in the business she’s not only a comedian, but a producer, writer and actress. With over two dozen television credits to her name, Carole Montgomery is a respected veteran of the stand...

Science

Day 72 - Dr. Susanna Harris

Susanna Harris is a science communicator and mental health advocate who earned her PhD in microbiology and immunology from Chapel Hill. More importantly she’s a great friend and conversationalist! We cover all the good stuff in this one from mental healt...

Comedy

Day 71 - Jackie Kashian

Jackie Kashian is one of those rare comedians you meet in person and go, “Holy shit, she’s just as cool and funny off stage as she is on!”   A regular opener for heavy weights like Maria Bamford and Brian Regan, she’s also appeared on HBO’s Two Dope Quee...

TikTok Star

Day 70 - Jordan The Stallion

Is Jordan The Stallion a TikTok star with over 5 million followers on the platform? YES he is. BUT he’s not your average TikTokker. He’s developed an incredibly unique delivery, combining a natural comedic timing with palpable frustration that really res...

Music Actor

Day 69 - Jeremy Clyde

Jeremy Clyde is an English actor and musician who, during the 1960s, was one-half of the folk duo Chad & Jeremy! It was awesome getting to speak with Jeremy about his friendship with his now touring buddy Peter Asher who was on the show a few weeks ago, ...

Music

Day 68 - Chris Smither

Chris Smither is an American folk/blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose music draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, and modern poets and philosophers. Chris was such a blast to talk to about life, his career, his influences and his lo...

Author

Day 67 - Jody Duncan

Jody Duncan has served as editor of Cinefex magazine since 1992 until they recently shut down due to covid. She is the author of 10 books covering the making of blockbuster films, including Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Avatar, Nolan’s Batman trilogy,...

Music

Day 66 - Layne Montgomery

Layne Montgomery is the charismatic musician, singer/songwriter and frontman for his band The Great American Novel and creator of the theme song to another popular podcast Blank Check with Griffin and David! His new album with GAN, “Extremely Loud and In...

TikTok Star VanLife

Day 65 - Billie Webb

Billie Webb is a TikTok star known for living the Van Life! Struggling with homelessness for a time may have put her on the path to living in a Van but just from talking to her on the show and watching her videos you can plainly see she’s gotten more gen...

Actor

Day 64 - Ed Asner

I had the great fortune of having Ed Asner on my show in early July. It was an absolute honor to have him on and get to speak with him for over an hour about his life, his charity poker games, comic books, his voice over work, his role as Santa on ELF, h...

Actor

Day 63 - JoAnna Beckson

Absolutely loved having JoAnna Beckson on Dystopia Tonight. I had the pleasure of taking her Meisner class when I was a young comic and what I learned from her is invaluable both as a teacher and now as a friend. We discuss how she got into acting/direct...

Comedy

Day 62 - Jay Kogen

Legendary Emmy award winning, writer and producer of The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons, Frasier, and the new upcoming reboot Punky Brewster, Jay Kogen joins us on Dystopia Tonight to talk about his his start as a stand-up comic at the age of 17, writin...

Comedy

Day 61 - Lewis Black

Lewis Black is one of my absolute favorite comedians of all time, a legend, and one of the nicest guys in the business. When you watch Lewis perform you never feel alone with your rage, and general disgust for the powers that be, and as it turns out talk...

Music

Day 60 - Peter Asher

Peter Asher, CBE is a legendary English guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon before going on to a wildly successful career as a manager and record produ...

Comedy

Day 59 - Hugh Fink

Hugh Fink joins us on the show to talk about starting out in Standup comedy, his days writing for SNL from ‘95 - 2002, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the Showbiz Show with David Spade where he also served as executive producer and the curren...

TikTok Star Contortionist

Day 58 - Shannen Michaela

Shannen Michaela is an Australian contortionist, aerialist, and busker who has trained under Ben Nicolodi, a 7th generation circus performer, and Marissa Burgess, the longest standing member of Moulin Rouge. Thanks to Covid she’s taken her incredible tal...

Comedy Music Actor

Day 57 - Failure Made Monsters

Failure Made Monsters (one of the absolute best names for a podcast) is helmed by two close friends of the show Santino “The Misfit” Campanelli and Dayne Alexander. Thrust into the podcasting world thanks to the pandemic Santino and Dayne are both wildly...

Health

Day 56 - John Messina

John Messina is an HFA (Health and Fitness Advisor) who’s been in the business of getting people healthy both mentally and physically since he was 17! Join John and John as they deep dive into his life and the road to becoming an HFA, Trusting The Proces...

Science

Day 55 - Heather Butts

Heather Butts is a good friend of the show, a public health lawyer and professor at Columbia University with a BA from Princeton university, an MPH from Harvard, a JD from Saint Johns University and an MA from Columbia University.   To sum up - she’s...

Music

Day 54 - Arthur Hanlon

Arthur Hanlon is the first Emmy nominated chart topping pianist we’ve had on Dystopia Tonight and he was a blast to talk to! Not only a pianist but a songwriter and arranger who is widely known in the Latin music realm for becoming the first pianist to r...

Comedy

Day 53 - Jim Vallely

Jim Vallely is a close friend, a comedian and an Emmy winning writer from Arrested Development, The Golden Girls, Running Wilde, The John Larroquette Show, and Ladies Man. More importantly, he's from NEW JERSEY. This seems to be a pattern among my comedi...