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Sound smart at parties! I read the books so you don't have to!

Comic's Book Club Rebecca Rush

    • Comedy

Sound smart at parties! I read the books so you don't have to!

    I Have Peed in Bowls W/ Sara Benincasa

    I Have Peed in Bowls W/ Sara Benincasa

    Author and comedian Sara Benincasa comes on via Skype to discuss her first book. Only you can tell your stories, recovery, foster cats, when writing makes you feel the entire range of emotions, long-form storytelling, torture and torment equating holiness, wanting to be a writer since you're a little kid, sharks in swimming pools & peeing in bowls, and the place where hyper vigilance meets delusion.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Portrait of an Icon as a Young Man W/ Kelsey Lane

    Portrait of an Icon as a Young Man W/ Kelsey Lane

    Comedian Kelsey Lane comes on to talk about I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up by William Knoedelseder. Also, the business of comedy in LA past and current, opening for bands, camaraderie in comedy, stand-up comedy's golden era, the transition from being on stage to being alone, representation, negotiating gigs on your own. Rebecca says "like" too many times & talks too much.




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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Another Thing About Dick W/ Austin Train

    Another Thing About Dick W/ Austin Train

    Comedian Austin Train comes on to discuss Philip K. Dick's novel Valis. Sometimes the most appropriate response to reality is to go insane, having more empathy towards others than yourself, transcending for a moment then getting thrown back into human drama, masochism as a way to take control of your suffering.

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    • 58 min
    Would Your Body Accept a Foreign Dick? W/ Tess Barker

    Would Your Body Accept a Foreign Dick? W/ Tess Barker

    Comedian Tess Barker comes on to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishigiro. We use memory to construct our identitites. We replay our past so much it becomes our future. Blind allegiance to your lot in life. It's harder to watch someone else suffer than suffer yourself. Sex is a survival mechanism. Having a creative outlet makes you human.





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    • 49 min
    Bunk Ravioli W/ Danny Palumbo

    Bunk Ravioli W/ Danny Palumbo

    Comedian and food writer Danny Palumbo comes on to talk about Blood, Bones, and Butter, a chef memoir by Gabrielle Hamilton. Having a hard time working hard outside of being in a restaurant, 80's style Italian American dining, stealing from restaurants, not wanting any one thing to be your entire thing, Gabrielle's weird marriage, unfortunate falling outs, the lure of marrying into an Italian family when you come from a broken home, trying to kill a chicken, celeb chef culture.

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    • 56 min
    Clapter W/ Alex Duong

    Clapter W/ Alex Duong

    Comedian and Historical Roast writer Alex Duong comes on to discuss Steve Martin's memoir Born Standing Up. People with supportive parents aren't good at comedy, clapter, selflessness comes with a cost, writing, issues w/ your same sex parent creates a comic, starting a family before you know who you are.


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    • 56 min

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