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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...

Actor

Day 28 - Megan Cavanagh

I've loved all my previous guests but as of right now this one takes the cake. Megan Cavanagh is so, so fucking funny and just an absolute pleasure to talk to I didn't want it to end. We cover everything, stories from League of Their Own, For Richer or P...

Artist

Day 27 - Steve Breen

When I was a kid I wanted to be two things when I grew up. A comedian and a cartoonist. For a very long time I thought cartooning was going to be my main focus and one of my inspirations in that field was Steve Breen. He was living in NJ at the time and ...

Music

Day 26 - Hannah Joy

The Middle Kids' lead singer/songwriter, Hannah Joy joins me to talk about life in Australia, going to High School in Maryland, surviving this pandemic, her new album "Today We're The Greatest", becoming a mom, never performing in Jersey (we're gonna fix...

Music

Day 25 - Art Alexakis

Everclear's lead singer Art Alexakis hangs out with us in one of the most chill interviews I've had so far on the show. He talks candidly about finding out he has MS, his new single Hot Water Test, and goes in depth with our producer Tom Banis, whose wif...

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...

Comedy

Day 23 - Cathy Ladman

Loved getting to talk to Cathy Ladman about her stand-up days, who her comedy crew was and still is, how she made her way into acting with some of the greats, how Nichols and May influenced her comedy, and some advice for younger comics coming up tod...

Comedy

Day 22 - Mark Brazil

Mark and I have zero trouble finding the words to describe the last administration, the past year under lock down, and our complete and utter distaste for how the Dems are and probably will be fucking us for the next four years with a little hope for sma...

Artist

Day 21 - John Romita Jr

One of the best parts about doing these interviews is getting to meet people I've admired for years. The other is finding out they're incredibly humble and a blast to talk to. John's been my favorite comic book artist since I was a kid, and that's who I ...

Actor

Day 20 - Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell has been fighting for people who cannot fight for themselves long before he was ever famous. In this two part interview we deep dive into his road to activism, both at home and abroad, the causes he's passionate about, personal struggles, gr...

Comedy

Day 19 - Billy Van Zandt

Talking with someone who has spent their entire life writing, and creating and doing it successfully will only leave you wanting to know more about them. Which is exactly what it was like getting to speak with Billy Van Zandt. I got the pleasure to speak...

Music

Day 18 - David Champion

David Champion joins John on the show to talk about touring with his brother as CHAMPS, some road stories, Ana De Armas and 3000 Miles, sibling comradery, guilty music pleasures, pandemic habits and the state of the world. If by the end of this episode a...