Tag Archives: Comedy

Dylan Brody

Dylan Brody is a critically acclaimed playwright, humorist and storyteller. His new comedy special “Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood” is available now at Next Up Comedy and also coming soon to a theater near you (if you’re in Chicago and live near the Apollo Theatre).   We discussed his early days of doing stand-up comedy and what we can expect on the special.  Plus: a personal insult from Greg Proops and a Robin Hood-esque dead dog story.

 

Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine is currently featured on “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS.  We discussed working with his brother (Kevin James) once again, how it feels to be on another successful sitcom (spoiler alert: it’s great), and prepping material for another hour-long stand-up special.

Donnell Rawlings

Donnell Rawlings called us up to talk about his new TV series “Project Dad,” which airs Thursdays at 5/4c on TLC.  We also discussed how often he’s asked to shout catchphrases from “Chappelle’s Show,” his many appearances on “Law and Order” (in which he was always arrested), and his son becoming the African-American version of  “Caillou.”

 

Judy Tenuta

We had a very fun chat with Judy Tenuta, unexpectedly chatting about the geography, demographics and architecture of my hometown of Aurora, Illinois.  Judy also sang us a song, shared the tenets of “Judyism,” and plugged her hosting gig on “Gotham Comedy Live” on the AXS TV network.

 

 

Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen returned to the show to talk about his new stand-up album, “Never Grow Up.” The last time we talked, Bryan was preparing to record the special and was in the process of tweaking the material.  Bryan assures us the material is now 100 percent tweaked and you will definitely laugh.   Plus:  a cameo appearance by his son, why a movie laugh will never be better than a live comedy laugh, and why it’s hard to do self-promotion (like appearing on this radio show).

Dave Hill on his new movie “The Babymooners”

Comedian, actor and musician Dave Hill called in to chat about his role in the new movie “The Babymooners,” which is now out on DVD and video on demand.   Dave talked about how his scene in the movie is based on a real-life experience (as was much of the film), how he doesn’t have kids but does have a dog (and how perhaps she should have taken a “puppymoon” before bringing him home), and how the film is appropriate for everyone except tweens and toddlers.

Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee is a comedian, writer, actress and the author of a new book, “Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride.”  Despite my butchering the title (of which she let me off the hook by blaming the quirky font), we had a fun conversation about the wedding industry, including the dress, men’s suits, annoying DJs, guitar solos by the wedding band guy, and much more.

 

Rich Little

It was great talking to comedy legend Rich Little about his new book “Little By Little: People I’ve Known and Been.”  We discussed his detailed diary of celebrity encounters,  what two celebrities really disliked how he impersonated then — and one surprise fan letter he received!

 

Doug Stanhope

Doug Stanhope called in live from his driveway to talk about his latest stand-up special, “No Place like Home,” which is now available on CD and digital download.  We discussed Cyber Monday, playing theaters versus what he called “crapholes,” (the best we could do on terrestrial radio) and why he prefers to listen to comedy instead of watching it.

 

Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn’s new comedy special, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” premieres this Friday on Netflix.  We discussed the theme of the special, along with his one attempt at morning radio, working with Jerry Seinfeld, and an uncalled-for insult on Instagram from Any Schumer.