79 episodios

Welcome to ‘The Last Laugh,’ the podcast where comedians get real. Every Tuesday, The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein will interview some of the biggest names in comedy—as well as the new voices crashing the party—about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment.

The Last Laugh The Daily Beast

    • Cultura y sociedad

Welcome to ‘The Last Laugh,’ the podcast where comedians get real. Every Tuesday, The Daily Beast’s Matt Wilstein will interview some of the biggest names in comedy—as well as the new voices crashing the party—about what it’s like to be a comedian in this current cultural and political moment.

    ‘Dope Queen’ Phoebe Robinson Goes Solo

    ‘Dope Queen’ Phoebe Robinson Goes Solo

    Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, podcast host, best-selling author and, until recently, one half of ‘2 Dope Queens’ with Jessica Williams. Now, she has officially gone solo, first with a new advice podcast called ‘Black Frasier’ and soon with her own Comedy Central talk show titled ‘Doing the Most’ in which she “big spoons” celebrity guests like Kevin Bacon and Tan France. We get into all of this, plus what it’s been like experiencing the resurgence of Black Lives Matter during a global pandemic and her thoughts on Kanye West’s “ignorant” attack on Harriet Tubman. 
     
    Twitter: @dopequeenpheebs and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @dopequeenpheebs and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 47 min
    John Cleese Is Hopeless

    John Cleese Is Hopeless

    Comedy legend John Cleese joins the show this week to talk about his first-ever live stream event ‘Why There Is No Hope.’ During this rousing conversation, he shares his take on the laughable “hypocrisy” of Donald Trump, why Monty Python steered clear of overtly political satire, his crusade against “woke” comedy and the people who were offended by the crucifixion scene in “Life of Brian.” He also reveals the biggest regret of his professional career and what he hopes his comedy legacy will be. 
     
    Twitter: @JohnCleese and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @johncleeseofficial and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 30 min
    Preview: John Cleese Teases His New Show

    Preview: John Cleese Teases His New Show

    In this preview from next week’s episode, Monty Python co-founder John Cleese shares details about his upcoming live stream event ‘Why There Is No Hope,’ including his uncensored thoughts on the “complete assholes, who are really only out for themselves” like President Donald Trump and the time he told off Steven Spielberg. 


    Subscribe to ‘The Last Laugh’ now to hear our full conversation when it’s released on Tuesday, August 4th. 


    Buy tickets to live stream John Cleese’s ‘Why There Is No Hope’


    Twitter: @JohnCleese and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @johncleeseofficial and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 6 min
    Tig Notaro Has Never Felt Better

    Tig Notaro Has Never Felt Better

    This week marks exactly eight years since comedian Tig Notaro opened her stand-up set in Los Angeles with the words, “Hello, I have cancer.” She now finally has a clean bill of health for the first time since 2012. In this episode, Tig opens up about moving on from ‘One Mississippi’ and Louis C.K., the fundamental silliness of her online talk show ‘Under a Rock’ and why decided to host her new advice podcast ‘Don’t Ask Tig.’ She also tells a hilarious story about the time she guest-starred on ‘The Office,’ shares an update on her forthcoming Netflix film in which she plays the first lady opposite Jennifer Aniston’s president and reveals that she has taken on a whole new career during quarantine. 


    Twitter: @TigNotaro and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @therealfluffnotaro and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 46 min
    ‘Daily Show’s’ Dulcé Sloan Speaks Her Mind

    ‘Daily Show’s’ Dulcé Sloan Speaks Her Mind

    Comedian Dulcé Sloan likes to joke that she was “forced to move to New York because of success.” She’s still there, even though she’s been recording her ‘Daily Show’ correspondent bits from home for the past four months. On this episode, Dulcé reveals how her relationship with Trevor Noah has changed during the pandemic and what it’s been like trying to find comedy in the George Floyd protests. She also talks about her new podcast ‘That Blackass Show’ and previews how her input helped shape her role in the upcoming Fox animated series ‘The Great North’—in a way that a white actress voicing a Black character never could.  


    Twitter: @dulcesloan and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @dulcesloan and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 29 min
    Kevin from ‘The Office!’ (Brian Baumgartner)

    Kevin from ‘The Office!’ (Brian Baumgartner)

    Brian Baumgartner spent nine seasons playing Kevin Malone on ‘The Office’—and yet sounds almost nothing like his iconic character in real life. This week, Brian launched his new podcast, ‘An Oral History of The Office,’ in which he interviews the show’s cast and creators about how it all came together and why it remains so massively popular seven years after they stopped filming. On today’s bonus episode of this podcast, Brian reveals which part he originally auditioned for, how he ended up as Kevin, why he thinks the show was more “woke” than people think, the moment Steve Carell made him laugh the hardest and more.


    Twitter: @BBBaumgartner and @mattwilstein | Instagram: @bbbaumgartner and @lastlaughpod
    Highlights from this episode and others at The Daily Beast.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 22 min

Top podcasts de Cultura y sociedad

Otros usuarios también se han suscrito a