Archive for June, 2012
Comedy andEverything Else Episode#172
Fred Stoller is a hilarious comedian who's appearance on “HBO's 13th annual Young Comedian Special” made a big impression on me and my decision to start stand-up comedy. I was unsure about what to do with my life and I turned on the T.V. that was hooked up to an illegal cable feed, found HBO and saw Fred doing his act and killing. I found him to be absolutely hysterical and so inspiring that I decided to give comedy a try right then and there.
He is one of those people that can't help but be funny, no matter what he is talking about, almost everything that comes out of his mouth hits my funny bone.
Fred has gone on to be an accomplished actor and best known for his frequent guest starring role as Gerard on the CBS sitcom “Everybody Love Raymond!” as well as roles on Seinfeld and many other popular t.v. shows.
In 1994 Fred was also hired as a writer for a season on Seinfeld and has written “My Seinfeld Year” a new hilarious book
about his experiences working with Jerry and Larry David.
Plus Mike MacRae thrills us with his Mel Gibson and Mitt Romney Impressions!
Donald Trump gave a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention which turned out to be the equivalent of
monkeys throwing shit at each other. He started off by saying how much he hated bringing up Obama’s birth certificate, and then proceeded to talk about it non-stop. He defends himself against charges of racism by saying “how can I be racist, I just picked Arsenio Hall to win the Apprentice!”. Yeah see, he’s not racist, he’s got a black friend!
George Zimmerman , the nicest guy to ever gun down an unarmed 17 year old black kid,
has had his bail revoked. Turns out the self appointed vigil-anti lied to the court about his finances and about having two passports, one he told the judge about and one he didn’t.
Plus MIke MacRae delights us again with a phone call from Mitt Romney that cracks everybody up, and we play an encore call from our old pal Herman Cain!Comedy andEverything Else Episode#171
I was an early adopter to the daily show, I loved it since the days of Craig Kilborn and Brian Unger. So I was very excited to talk with the creator of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead!
Lizz Free or Die is her new book in which she tells us how it all began, along with lots of other interesting and funny things.
She writes of getting knocked up by her hockey player boyfriend in high school, spending a fortune on her dogs' waste problems, and saying goodbye to her dying father with understated insight and, of course, humor—reminding us of its value as an antidote to both political and personal hardship. ..Salon.com
Mike Macrae opens the show with his impression of an Imam explaining how to interpret the Koran through the prism of modern alternative comedy. It just may be my favorite sketch in maybe ever.
Corey Booker, the mayor of Newarki NJ who was supposed to be speaking on behalf of the Obama campaign but actually ended up saying their campaign makes him nauseous. We got him on the phoneto explain and who knew Mike MacRae could do an impression of Corey Booker?
Chris Matthews is a focus this week because he went on a tirade at a media convention where he claimed that stuff like the Iraq war
wouldn’t happen today because we have 24/7 cable news. Well, we actually did a little checking and it turns out that there was cable news during the run up to the Iraq war.
And get this, Chris Matthews actually had his own show on a cable news network during the run up to the Iraq war too! He says lots of other crazy stuff too, I mean CRAZY. After hearing this you will wonder where exactly this guy gets the balls to make fun of Michele Bachman.
Donald Trump: I used to refer to Donald Trump as Mike “The Situation” with money. But now Mike “The Situation” actually
does have money. So I guess the only thing that separates them now is ….abs. We also find out that Trump and Fredo have a lot in common.
Lizz Winstead was nice enough to talk with us. is the creator of “The Daily Show” and the author of the new book “Lizz Free or Die”, “ She writes of getting knocked up by her hockey player boyfriend in high school, spending a fortune on her dogs’ waste problems, and saying goodbye to her dying father with understated insight and, of course, humor—reminding us of its value as an antidote to both political and personal hardship.”
Plus Mike MacRae is on fire again this week with a great Mitt Romney Phone call written by Frank Coniff, and we talk with Ron Paul and Paula Dean!