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Episode 139 pt 2 with Karen Kilgariff

Comedy and Everything Else Episode 139

This week Part 2 of Karen Kilgariff!

Each week Jimmy Dore, Stefane Zamorano and guests get together to talk about comedy, and everything else on their minds.

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holy hell, ‘jesus will smash you’ might be the funniest thing i’ve ever heard.

these two eps were great. Karen is amazing!

Brilliant! Can Ms. Kilgariff be on every week?

I am a new listener to your excellent podcast and I wanted to check in. I’m not a comedian but I have always been interested in comedy – had a few comedian friends way back when comedy clubs were just popping up. Comedians are special people (not all, of course) they really are philosophers and important social critics.

I don’t agree with you Jimmy on politics and I thought it quite interesting – even funny, that you would play an excerpt from Rush Limbaugh on your show and (deliberatly?) miss the point. Rush picked on Michelle because she is someone who wants to regulate food and diet in this country. By law. He doesn’t pick on people’s weight issues – nor does he ever talk about people’s problems with addiction and other personal stuff like when they may have had their first unwanted sexual experience.

It was strange to hear you guys talk about how people get your comedy wrong and misunderstand things because they don’t get where you are coming from. Your guest, smart and funny, was remarkably closed-minded and easily led by you re Limbaugh “I don’t listen to the guy”. She hears from you one out of context clip (he talks 2 hours a day 5 days a week) and she makes a summary judgment based on your shallow accusation that he is some kind of hypocrite for focusing on the First Lady’s belt line. See Jimmy, this makes you guys look stupid (which you are not) and hypocritical (which you may be…) and I actually like you.

Later you picked on poor Victoria Whatshername from SNL for being a, I don’t know, a bible believer (these people are so easy to make fun of) and you are completely astounded that she might hold some views that run counter to the prevailing Hollywood zeitgeist, especially when she has no doubt met actual homosexuals! gee, all you have to do is meet a few and you just know… Does that work with Republicans? Like if you meet some you might see that there are different ways of perceiving the world?

The idea of the arrested voice based on the age a child is when first molested has real potential for comedy gold. Just remember to use it only on people leftwingers hate – then they will laugh! Otherwise, not so much. Especially if you have people in your audience who may have had the experience (and not liked it, that is). That’s my free Comedy boot-camp advice anyway…

But not to end on a downer, the show is really good, entertaining, insightful and thankfully there is not too much political self-righteousness. Someday when I’m not broke, I’m gonna send you money regardless of our petty disagreements.

Oh, speaking of Ellen De Generes, I wish you had asked your guest if she sees any similarity between Bob Newheart and Ellen. One day it hit me…who does she remind me of… Cheers!

Hey Franco, glad you like the show even if you don’t get lots of it and misrepresent what we said, thats your choice i guess. What does it feel like to defend the indefensible? Plus, you are posting this in the incorrect place for these comments, but I guess you getting that wrong too is very fitting. Thanks for listening!

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