Lizz WinsteadComedy 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!