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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...

Music

Day 52 - Joshua Radin

Joshua Radin's new album "The Ghost and the Wall" dares us to be hopeful in a post pandemic world, and I have to say it works. The album was born out of the pandemic and getting to speak to Josh about his creative process over the past year and a half is...

Comedy

Day 51 - Jim David

Jim David is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer. He is originally from Asheville, North Carolina, and lives in New York City. He was the first openly gay comedian to have his own special on Comedy Central. David has released five albums on S...

Actor

Day 50 - Ed Begley Jr.

Actor and Activist Ed Begley Jr. joins us on the show to talk about his new environmentally friendly house cleaning products, the immediacy of climate change, how even the smallest change in your lifestyle can benefit the earth, plus his father’s legacy,...

Comedy

Day 49 - John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang is a political commentator, actor, comedian, writer, and television personality who currently hosts his own SiriusXM show “Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang.”   Having had the pleasure of being a guest on his show for the past 3 years...

Comedy

Day 48 - Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo Bodden is an American comedian and actor known for winning the grand prize in the third season of the reality-television series Last Comic Standing. He's a legend on the comedy scene, is a motorcycle enthusiast and just an all around badass in eve...

Comedy

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...

Music

Day 44 - Patty Lynn

It’s always a treat when I get to speak to someone whose work I really love and they wind up being, not just the amazing artist I knew they were, but also an incredible person t’boot! This was exactly the case getting to speak to Patty Lynn, one half of ...

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...