Each week Jimmy Dore, Stefane Zamorano and guests get together to talk about comedy, and everything else on their minds.
If you’re new to this podcast, welcome to the party! We’ve had many interesting and well-known guests on the show, and there’s bound to be something thought-provoking in each episode.
False Equivalencies : Did you know that going on a three day tirade that uses lies and misinformation to slander and sexually demean a female law student is exactly the same thing as calling Sarah Pallin a “twat”? Well according to a lot of people who don’t
have a clue, it is. Yes because, if you don’t think about it, a bomb throwing Governor with a penchant for misinformation, hate rhetoric, and dog whistle politics is exactly the same thing as law student testifying on behalf of women’s health.
We also find out that making an ironic joke about sexuality is exactly the same thing as a well thought out, deliberate, ugly, slanderous, misogynistic, mean spirited, continual three day character assassination and campaign of intimidation by the most powerful media figure with the biggest megaphone in the country, against a powerless citizen.
As I have explained on my KPFK show, ridicule aimed at the powerful is called “comedy”. Ridicule aimed at the powerless is called “bullying”. I have not heard anyone else in the media make that point, and am always stunned to see people on television talking about this without ever mentioning this fact.
Don’t worry, we didn’t stop watching the bachelor, and yes, it got even dumber. Why Stef and I like to poke fun at thisparticular reality show is hard to say.
Maybe it is because it turns normal dating rituals and norms on its head. Or maybe it is because it is fun to watch people try to pretend there isn’t a camera crew in their face the
entire time they are trying to fall in love for ever.
Maybe it’s because they just say and do lots of mind blowingly dumb stuff that brings us joy to make fun of? Either way, we play two more clips from the show and make fun of them.
We are joined by my good pal and hilarious comedian Keith Lowell Jensen who treats us to my favorite knock-knock joke of all time.
Beck Pedigo is the star of her own Comedy Central Special and now the Author “Killing Me Softly With Jazz Hands”, her collection of stories about traveling the country doing stand up comedy. Yes she is darkly sarcastic and describes her comedy as a shot of Tequila, and I have to agree. Plus becky and I had an argument on facebook, and we relive it and resolve it.
Heather Peters bought a Honda Civic Hybrid and cuz they are supposed to get 50 miles to the gallon, but like me, she got waaaaaay less than that. Honda, like all good corporations, decided to screw over its customers and not compensate them for the shitty performance their cars deliver. Well, Heather decided to take them to court, small claims court, and BEAT HONDA to the tune of $9,800 !!!
Jonathan Corbett, the host of DREAM TWEET sits in and provides a big dose of hilarity.
“DORE on DORE!” Its not really a contest, just a regular show where we talk about stuff and make jokes and our guest is hilarious comedian Jon Dore.
I guess I just like the sound of “Dore on Dore!” Its sounds exciting, like there is going to be a fight! But there isn’t a fight. Sadly we get along swimmingly and laugh a lot. Our regular listeners will know Jon from performing that crazy comedy sketch on Conan Obrien with Rory Scoval where they both did their stand-up acts acts simultaneously.
Jon is not only an accomplished comedian, but also the star of The Jon Dore Television Show! It originally aired on the Comedy Channel in Canada, but has subsequently been picked up by the IFC channel here in the states.
And the inimitable Mike Macrae knocking it out of the park again with Paula Dean.
This week we find out that Todd is Gay. Yes, some of you already knew, lots of you suspected, but now it is official. And we learn that to be friends with Todd is to be constantly surprised
Plus Jonathan Corbett the host of my favorite new podcast “Dream Tweet” sits in with us to talk about THE BACHELOR! Yes, the show we love to hate and make fun of is back and we take a look at the first episode.
It is the presidential primary season and two of the front runners made some seriously hilarious gaffs recently: Mitt Romney who has been criticized for being a “Vulture Capitalist” and a guy that made money by destroying good paying jobs, recently proclaimed “I like being able to FIRE PEOPLE”. Well, that oughta reassure people that you are a real “regular guy”.
And religious zealot Rick Santorum is back on the ‘race baiting” trail in full force. He recently told a room full of white people that he doesn’t want to “Give blacks other peoples money”, and then he denied saying it because apparently Rick Santorum doesn’t understand how video works.
And the nicest Christian to ever gay bash in a commercial, Rick Perry, calls in to look back on the presidential campaign.
Jonathan Corbett is one of the funniest guys I know, quick witted and always on point, you will get a full dose as he deals with two of the worst Dream Tweet players yet–Stef and me.
Plus Jesse Ventura has been absent from the Republican primaries and he calls in to let us know why, and threatens to kill half the Republican presidential candidates. Special thanks to the multi-talented James Adomian for providing the voice of Jesse Ventura, it is truly amazing. And special thanks to TV’s Frank Conniff for writing such a hilarious phone call!!
This Week we talk about how emotional Jimmy gets when he sees peaceful college students l getting brutalized by police officers. Police officers that are also in a union.
And he gives the UC Davis police department a phone call. Okay, maybe not the smartest move, but it makes for a dramatic show, and we get to hear the phone call!
Lee Camp, hilarious comedian and ballsy Fox News guest, talks with us about talking about stuff in your comedy act, and what its like to call Fox News a sham while actually on Fox News.
Plus Mitt Romney calls in to explain that his $10,000 bet doesn’t mean he’s not a regular person.
And the second installment of “Rip Torn’s Hollywood Drunk Tank”!
Featuring the amazing voices of Mike MacRae .