Dystopia Tonight was born out of the Covid-19 Pandemic to give people a light-hearted break from the absurdity of the world around them by showcasing artists, comedians, musicians, and actors from all across the entertainment field and getting them to open up about what exactly they've been doing during this bizarre time. John asks about the state of their lives, careers, and well-being, while we all navigate through the current dystopia we've come to find ourselves living in.
Day 81 - Mark A. Ramirez
Mark’s one of those dudes and comics who’s comedy and point of view always leaves a lasting impression. We talk about his time growing up in the projects, his thoughts on the Chapelle special, comedy, politics, getting older, tech stuff and his new special he’s shooting at the Bell House. Enjoy!
Day 80 - Ron James
Comedian, actor and author, Ron James was a blast to have on the show. Packed with stories from the road, his time at second city, befriending Mike Myers, leaving Canada and moving to LA, odd jobs in between acting gigs when he started out, his own talk show, and a slew of hilarious anecdotal life lessons kept us doubled over with laughter. Can’t wait to have him back on again! Enjoy!
Day 79 - Charles Fleischer
Charles Fleischer pushes the term “renaissance man” to it’s limits by being an amazing comedian, actor, writer, musician, artist, inventor, and creator of MoLeeds!
Best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit, Charles and I discuss his early days as a stand-up comic, meeting Robert Zemeckis, his trajectory as an actor and time at the Goodman School of Drama, his parents, and incredible artwork, and why and how MoLeeds connects to everything. Enjoy!
The Art Of Charles Fleischer: http://www.charles-fleischer.com/
Day 78 - Roses and Revolutions
Hailing from Rochester NY, the Roses and Revolutions duo Alyssa Coco and Matt Merritt join us to talk about their incredible upcoming EP, Midnight Monsters, which is the latest of two they’ve released during the pandemic. We also talk horror movies, the creative process, touring, working from home vs a studio, the benefits of being “Midnight Monsters” and more! Enjoy!
Day 77 - Emily Mu
Emily Mu is a comedian and MIT PhD candidate in computer science as well as a world traveler based out of Boston MA. We had a blast with her on the show and cover her comedy career, type A personalities, world ending optimism, fake marriages, and the creativity behind mathematics! Enjoy!
Day 76 - Silky The Comedian
Paul “Silky” White is one of the most talented comics from across the pond I’ve come to know in the last year through all this pandemic insanity. Quick to improvise a song with his guitar seemingly coming out of nowhere, or if you’re a D&D fan, a bag of holding he stores at his side, he’s never without a clever riff to keep you laughing and in awe.
You can find him here: https://ko-fi.com/silky
And of course touring the UK! ENJOY!!
I’ve really been enjoying this new podcast. John’s got a way with his guests that allow them to really feel comfortable enough to open up to him, cut loose and have fun.
Great guest and Fun hosts
Great job getting the best out of so many incredible entertainers!
Love the conversations
Love the hosts and guest, it’s like hanging out listening to friends catch up. Marla Hooch was amazing and I can listen to it over and over!