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Sep 7, 2018

Some how, some way, Christian Finnegan has managed to scrape out a unique identity for himself as a stand-up comedian. He’s the guy who, on first glance, you think maybe he’s gay. But he’s not. Ask him about his father-in-law, if you have any doubt.

CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN podcast excerpt: "I tried to hold off on...


Sep 7, 2018

If you’re old enough to remember dumbass books such as Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche—or my own Why Men Watch Football—then you know there have been a lot of cheap attempts to make money off the good nature of good men. But not by Jeff Wilser. This guy actually knows what he’s talking about. The author of The...


Aug 22, 2018

Not to put too much pressure on her, but Michele Balan is a standup comedian from New York, where every city block is bursting with comic setups and teardowns. So she’s gotta be funny, right? Balan first came to national attention on the comedy reality series “Last Comic Standing.” This summer she is appearing in


Aug 21, 2018

I thought long and hard about how do introduce this special program celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Acme Comedy Theatre. I thought about how, in modern times, a lot of great comedy has come from Los Angeles. Charlie Chaplin, for instance. Ronald Reagan. Paulie Shore. And then I thought, maybe I should leave the...


Aug 21, 2018

Here’s math that even Bart Simpson won’t need a chalkboard to figure out: “The Simpsons” is “Gunsmoke.” That’s right: thanks to a new two-year renewal, “The Simpsons” is about to blow past the ancient western as the longest-running primetime series in American television history. And my guest today,...