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Had a chat with Pastor Tom Ryberg about Good Friday, dirty hippies, and the appropriation of religious iconography by non-religious folk. Fun! Tom is a pastor at the United Church of Christ, presently serving a church in Battle Creek, MI. Check out this article he wrote for the Battle Creek Inquirer about guns, crime and humanity. About the 5 Min P…
 
On the show today I check in with Andrew Heaton. and Pastor Tom Ryberg about politics, religion, and the coming Trumpocalypse. Check out Heaton's full length episode here, and check him out online here. Tom is a pastor at the United Church of Christ, presently serving a church in Battle Creek, MI. Check out this article he wrote for the Battle Cree…
 
Welcome to our third 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.s…
 
Welcome to our first 5 Minute podcast. I'm working together with the people at sparemin.com to take calls from anyone and everyone, a few of which will make it into my podcast feed. If you want to talk with me for five minutes about Comedy, the world, the mind or anything else that you think I'd dig, look me up, I'm @mike on sparemin (https://www.s…
 
Sam Dingman is a radio producer, podcastronaut, storyteller and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He makes podcasts at Panoply, and previously made radio shows at On the Media. He is a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM, an MLB Fan Cave Top 30 finalist, and his work has been featured on RISK!, SplitSider, UCB’s "A Funny Thing," TBTL, The Billfold, the First Person…
 
Loved this panel. Check them out on the episode and individually. Hey. Sometimes people say words. And then other people get angry at them. And then we fight over whether the people who got angry were wrong to get so angry or if the people who said the words were wrong to say the words. WHO'S THE REAL VICTIM HERE? WHO DO I SHOOT? (Non-Trigger warni…
 
I sit down with Micah Sherman (High Maintanence, The Second City, Improv Asylum, iO, Annoyance Old School Sketch Show, Please Be Seated) and Dan Hirshon (Funny Cakes Comedy, Grandma’s Favorite, Miracle Workers, and Kandid Films), to talk about their new sketch album, John Rodgers: Idiot. We also talk about Donald Trump and Kanye West a lot. :D Mica…
 
First in our monthly live at The PIT series (next recording is on May 14th, tickets will be available here soon). This show was a rousing success, great audience, great guests. Still figuring out how to mic everyone up and get the best audio for the recording but I think you'll enjoy this one. If you dig the show please subscribe and rate us over a…
 
Lance Weiss is a hilarious comedian and a delight to chat with. He was a Top 4 finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”, and on NBC’s “The Today Show,” MTV, Bravo, PBS, NY1, Sirius/XM, Cosmo.com, AOL.com, Aboveaverage.com, NY Times, NY Post, NYmag.com, Comcast as well as in AT&T and Kit Kat Commercials. He was a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festi…
 
Just coming off a stint writing for Night of Too Many Stars I talk with Jason Carlos Sáenz, hilarious comedian, improviser, writer on UCB's award winning maude team Onasis. Jason was a New Face at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival and is the mind behind #SaenzSigns, which you should definitely check out (A couple are below, go check out the rest). …
 
In today's episode I talk to Mara Wilson about genetics, forced maturity and the lost of family, feminism, creepy creeps on the internet, love, coping with OCD, Nightvale and growing up under the shadow of Matilda. She's a joy and the whole damn episode is a joy. Check her out at http://marawilsonwritesstuff.com Buy tickets to her live show at Unio…
 
Everyone knows how much I hate talking with people who have different beliefs than I do, but I really loved talking with Andrew Heaton even though he is a libertarian, and therefore evil. Skilled comedian, sharp thinker, talented speaker. Perhaps a bit too tall, but it's forgivable. Check him out at http://www.mightyheaton.com/ Read his books: http…
 
Excellent comedian and man about town Aaron Kominos-Smith comes on the show to discuss his path to Comedy which included an advanced degree in architecture. Which architect is represented by Louis CK? Which comedian is Frank Lloyd Wright? Which Building is like Larry the Cable Guy? Listen and find out. Check Aaron out at http://funnyaaron.com/ and …
 
Hey folks! This episode went in the can ages ago, but a bunch of time-sensitive releases pushed it back. Thank goodness that the excellent writer Joe Berkowitz is still killing it over at Fast Company, and also in a wide range of other publications including The Atlantic, Mcsweeny's Buzzfeed, GQ and more (and more (and more)). Clever, insightful, a…
 
Dan Wilbur joins the podcast to discuss his book How Not To Read, the differences between being funny in writing and being funny out loud, Venn Diagrams and the role of esoterica and self-promotion and internet culture on Comedy & more. Excellent episode, excellent fellow. Buy his book (I own a copy and very much enjoyed it), check him out at DanWi…
 
Zach Sherwin 3: Epic Rap Battler and excellent MC-about-town Zach Sherwin makes his 3rd appearance to the show. We talk about his varying styles, collaborations with Watsky, and more while I am wildly over caffeinated. If you'd like to listen to our first two chats, where we talked about the structure of comedy in rap and his shedding of the name M…
 
The multitalented Julie Sharbutt is an excellent and articulate actor, improviser, writer and producer. She and I discuss relationships, friendships, comedy, dramedy, gender politics, the necessary selfishness of artists, ego, inequality and unearned orgasms! We also discuss the excellent movie she wrote and directed, Moved, and so much else! I for…
 
Hey folks! The very hilarious Kevin McCaffrey is on the podcast today, though also in the past by quite a bit. Kevin's a touring comedian who's worked with Tru TV and Letterman, and since appearing on the Podcast Kevin has appeared on Letterman, and in my humble opinion did a fantastic job. Well done Kevin! In order to speed up the process of getti…
 
72: PUBLIC MOURNING & ROBIN WILLIAMS - LIVE PODCAST August 13, 2014 Abbi Crutchfield, Ted Alexandro, & Nick Turner From Abbi's instagram (click through for link) I had a wonderful panel on the show last night, Ted Alexandro, Abbi Crutchfield, and Nick Turner. Unfortunately the planned antics had to be put on hold to discuss the pall hanging over th…
 
This week the star of the PBS Idea Channel, Member of Memefactory, and musician extraordinaire Mike Rugnetta stops by the podcast to talk about technology in our time. Excellent chat, excellent mind, excellent episode. Check him out at: @Mikerugnetta, https://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel and http://rugnetta.com/ Also! Get your tickets for ne…
 
Today I discuss systemic failures whether municipal or biological with Rebecca Trent, the owner/operator of The Creek and the Cave. Check out the Creek's schedule and go see a show there today. Also, Rebecca and I discuss the disastrous effect of the MTA's 7 train weeekend shutdown (42% of weekends, 2014 and in years to come) on the business and sh…
 
Ben Kronberg is an exceptional comedian who you can and or could have seen on Comedy Central (Half Hour, John Oliver), MTV, ABC and NBC. Recently Rosanne Barr told him to go fuck himself on Last Comic Standing. So that's a thing that's happening now, in hashtag form (#GoFuckYourselfBen). Check him out at http://benkronberg.com @Benkronberg and on t…
 
Myq Kaplan returns to the show today, we discuss his new netflix special Short Small, Dork and Handsome which does NOT make use of the Oxford comma (I report, you decide). We also discuss Myq's place in comedy, using the marvelous Jim Gaffigan as a reference point to discuss stylistic differences over time (and persona). Listen to a bit of Myq's ne…
 
Featuring the Co-writers and Directors of Fort Tilden, Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize. Sarah-Violet Bliss (@SVBliss) and Charles Rogers (@GCharlesRogers) Go see the NY premier of Fort Tilden on May 10th, tickets here: http://vulturefestival.com/events.html?fort_tilden_screening_and_stella_artois_reception# For more information on the film, che…
 
The very talented and insightful Katharine Heller appears on the podcast, and we discuss all kinds of childhood trauma, the ethics of comedy and how we use humor to process or deflect and recreate ourselves over the course of our lives. Hot stuff. Check Katharine out at: http://tellthebartender.com/ (My epsiode is at: http://tellthebartender.com/20…
 
A Wonderful episode with musical master of melancholic comedy, Jonathan Coulton! Check him out at http://www.jonathancoulton.com/ and on Twitter @Jonathancoulton Check out the new episodes of the College Cooking News Feed at http://collegecooking.com/channels/news-feed And the new articles section I've put up at http://mikecomedy.com This episode's…
 
Will Carey and Kevin Froleiks are on, we discuss depression, self-image, and of course The Worst Landlord. Great episode! Check them out at: http://theworstlandlord.tumblr.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWorstLandlord?feature=watch http://www.willcareyisfunny.com/ http://theworstlandlord.tumblr.com/kevin http://notionfilms.com/ @KevinFroleiks @…
 
Check out the very funny Joe List: on Comedy Central at http://www.comedycentral.com/comedians/joe-list At http://comedianjoelist.com/ On Twitter @JoeListComedy In his new podcast coshosted with @MarkNorm, Tuesday with Stories: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tuesdays-with-stories!/id705474769?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 And in life around NY, Boston, …
 
Alumnus writer from College Humor and Nikki & Sara Live Jenny Jaffe comes to the podcast. Check her out http://jennyjaffe.com and on Twitter @JennyJaffe Hilarious sketches by Jenny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zgGd_7pTSI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK6nD0pyN6k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKgtvYS6YVo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-90ofxC…
 
Alex and I talk Jewiness, the joys and pitfalls of early success, Political Correctness, British vs. American comedy and of course brains, mind and ego. Much fun, much funny. Check him out at: http://alexlikestowrite.tumblr.com/ and check out his podcast at http://the-pod-squad.tumblr.com/post/46518432023/godfrey-and-alex-have-their-first-guests…
 
Dave Hill: This American Life contributor, Twitter maven, King of Miami and all around Raconteur is on the show. Dave Hill Online: http://www.davehillonline.com/ Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dave-hills-podcasting-incident/id382356132 Tasteful Nudes: http://www.amazon.com/Tasteful-Nudes-Misguided-Validation/dp…
 
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