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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...

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...

Music

Day 37 - Melloe D

Deylin Sandoval AKA Melloe D is a music producer, remixer vocalist, (LoFi Hip Hop, Pop, Latin, Electronic) a good friend, AND The creator of the Dystopia Tonight theme! She talks to us about her gf getting covid, moving during the pandemic, her music kee...

Music

Day 36 - Adam And The Metal Hawks

Adam and The Metal Hawks, a band hailing from Long Island, NY are coming out of this pandemic swinging! These guys shot to viral fame, gaining MILLIONS of followers and views on TikTok and Instagram by putting out videos covering classic rock songs while...

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...

Music

Day 34 - Gary Numan

Gary Numan is a music legend, and it was an honor to speak with him for an hour. Insightful, and funny, we spoke about his life in music, being a pilot, flying around the world and getting accused of being a spy the first time, but making it all the way ...

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 ...

Music

Day 32 - Glen Burtnik

Glen Burtnik and John are leaving show business to become farmers and you heard it hear first. Before that though we do a deep dive into Glen's incredible music career, his insight on the business side of things, his current zen approach to life and the ...

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...