Tag Archives: Comedy

Michael Kosta

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Micheal Kosta called in to talk about his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, “Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA.,” which was filmed in each of those three cities in a hilarious and nostalgic reminder of pre-pandemic life.

Ron Funches

Ron Funches gave us a call to talk about his new show “Top Secret Videos,” which airs Thursday nights at 9:30 CT on truTV.

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black joined our Five-Timers Club when he called in to discuss his new book, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son.

Judy Gold

Comedy legend Judy Gold called in to chat about her new book “YES, I CAN SAY THAT: When They Come for the Comedians We Are All In Trouble.”

James Veitch

Stand-up comic and TED Talk legend James Veitch called in for a fun chat about his new book “Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer.”

Vic DiBitetto

Vic DiBitetto, the Donkey of Comedy and the Working Class Zero, called in for a chat about his lengthy comedy tour which will somehow take him all over the country through 2021 but will not return to Chicago.  Vic is invited to do a house concert in my basement at any time, where massive quantities of deep dish pizza will be provided.  We discussed Chicago vs. New York pizza, Gravy vs. Sauce, and his popular “Ticked off Vic” YouTube segments.

Impractical Jokers

Murr and Sal from “Impractical Jokers” returned to the show after a five-year absence for a chat about “Impractical Jokers: The Movie.” After figuring out what said or did to insult or offend them that kept them away since 2015, we had a fun chat about the kind of pranks, stunts, and punishments that could be accomplished with a feature film budget.

 

Dan Crohn

Stand-up comedian Dan Crohn called in to talk about his appearance on a new compilation comedy album, “Valentine’s Day is for Suckers.”  Dan also has a solo comedy album called “It’s Enough Already.” We discussed whether or not a comedy show is good for a first date, dealing with second show Friday, the Boston and Chicago comedy scenes, and how teaching 4th graders has provided him with almost endless material.

Will Vought

Will Vought has joined the cast of the multiple Emmy Award-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for season 3.  We discussed his character (an Army Major who wants to be Bob Hope), the accuracy and detail of their 50s setting and re-creation of the era’s comedy scene, and his on-screen relationship with Midge.

Pete Correale

Pete Correale called in to the show for a chat about his new stand-up album “For Pete’s Sake.”  We talked about the adventures of being a marathon spectator, listening to classic comedy albums, and juggling a show from city to city.