Iliza Shlesinger called us from a rotary phone at her parents’ house in Dallas to promote her new Netflix special, “Confirmed Kills,” which debuts today. We discussed her beef with mermaids, love of shark tank, interactions with wacky morning DJs, and millennials watching live shows on a tiny screen.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Anthony Jeselnik’s new comedy special, “Thoughts and Prayers,” premieres Friday on Netflix. We talked about whether or not he considers himself a controversial comedian, why Netflix was the best platform for his special, and how the title is a reference to some Twitter-related hot water he found himself in, leading to a real discussion of the meaning behind someone offering their “thoughts and prayers” in response to a tragic event.
Rod Man is a stand-up comedian who was the winner of last season’s “Last Comic Standing” on NBC. With this season’s finale airing tonight, we chatted with him about his experience on the show, along with topics like hosting a radio show with Stevie Wonder and whether or not he should do a big Rod Man sweepstakes giveaway at his stand-up shows.Follow @bigwakeupcall