475 episodes

For 30 years, New York's legendary Comedy Cellar has served as the launching pad for greatest stand up comedians in the world. Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Dave Attell, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Dane Cook, Robert Kelly and Greg Giraldo are just a few of the comedians who began as Cellar regulars. But classic stage performances have never been the only show going on at the Cellar. The biggest comedians in the world come to sit at the table upstairs, where comedians come to argue and discuss the events of the day and their lives, sharpening their their comedy knives on each other. This kibitzing (an inspiration for Comedy Central's Tough Crowd), has always been a private affair... until now. Join us for a weekly peek into the happenings at the Comedy Cellar's comedian table, where the funniest people in the world debate and discuss. Subscribe now and don't miss a second of it. We would love to hear your comments. Email them to podcast@comedycellar.com

The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table Comedy Cellar Network

    • Comedy
    • 4.0 • 292 Ratings

For 30 years, New York's legendary Comedy Cellar has served as the launching pad for greatest stand up comedians in the world. Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Dave Attell, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Dane Cook, Robert Kelly and Greg Giraldo are just a few of the comedians who began as Cellar regulars. But classic stage performances have never been the only show going on at the Cellar. The biggest comedians in the world come to sit at the table upstairs, where comedians come to argue and discuss the events of the day and their lives, sharpening their their comedy knives on each other. This kibitzing (an inspiration for Comedy Central's Tough Crowd), has always been a private affair... until now. Join us for a weekly peek into the happenings at the Comedy Cellar's comedian table, where the funniest people in the world debate and discuss. Subscribe now and don't miss a second of it. We would love to hear your comments. Email them to podcast@comedycellar.com

    Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren - Gaza, Anti-Semitism, Obama and more.

    Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren - Gaza, Anti-Semitism, Obama and more.

    Historian, Member of Knesset, Ambassador, and Author Michael Oren joins us for an interview analyzing the current conflict.

    Takeaways

    Israel faces challenges in responding to Iran's strike while avoiding triggering a regional conflagration and alienating allies.
    The concern of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons and the potential risks involved.
    The changing policies of the United States towards Israel and the impact on the Israeli response.
    The psychological impact of the conflict and the rise of anti-Semitism. The conversation highlights the cultural struggle surrounding the terms 'Israel' and 'Palestine', which encompass a wide range of meanings and ideologies.
    The Obama administration's worldview and misrepresentation of historical events, particularly regarding the Arab-Israeli negotiations, are discussed.
    The conversation explores the challenges and complexities of the settlements in Israel and the need for creative thinking to achieve peace.
    Michael Oren emphasizes the importance of recognizing the rights and identities of both Israelis and Palestinians in order to move towards a resolution.

    Sound Bites

    "Courage, a little luck would help at this point."
    "If they are humiliated or shown to be impotent, that might lead them to the conclusion that we can't put up with this anymore."
    "If Iran were to break out and have a nuclear weapon, then we might as well just pack our bags and move somewhere."
    "This war has given us clarity on a lot of issues. One of them is on the nature and extent of antisemitism."
    "When people say Palestine in America today, they mean many things. They mean socialism. They mean LGBT rights, strangely, because there are no LGBT rights in Palestine, or women's rights. They mean anti-colonialism. They mean anti-nationalism."
    "His worldview was a democratic worldview, which included respect for international institutions, a strong feeling about Palestinians, a reticence to use military force, and unfamiliarity with military force."

    • 58 min
    Live from the Table: Gaza and Gaming, A Meeting with Destiny aka Steven Bonnell

    Live from the Table: Gaza and Gaming, A Meeting with Destiny aka Steven Bonnell

    Destiny, also known as Steven Bonnell II, is a prominent political commentator and content creator known for his debate skills and provocative takes on various issues. With a passion for gaming, politics, and philosophy, Destiny engages in lively discussions that often challenge the status quo.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    What's Right (and Wrong) with the Police with Ed Obayashi

    What's Right (and Wrong) with the Police with Ed Obayashi

    Ed Obayashi is the Deputy Sheriff and Policy Advisor for the Modoc County Sheriff's Office. He also serves as a law enforcement advisor for numerous law enforcement agencies, joint powers authorities for law enforcement (insurance funds), and law enforcement advisory organizations. As a licensed attorney, he also serves as the Legal Advisor, General Counsel, and official training advisor related to Use of Force and Police Practices for these entities. He is recognized as a foremost legal and training expert in California, nationally, and internationally in law enforcement matters, particularly in Use of Force and Internal Affairs Investigations issues. He is one of the most in demand legal lecturers in Use of Force and Police Practices for law enforcement legal associations, including the State BAR of California.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    An Israeli liberal mugged by reality. Uncomfortable Conversations within Israel - Rafi DeMogge is the pseudonym of an Israel-based author and political demographer.

    An Israeli liberal mugged by reality. Uncomfortable Conversations within Israel - Rafi DeMogge is the pseudonym of an Israel-based author and political demographer.

    Voice was converted using elevenlabs.io You can follow him on Twitter @HeTows.
    Raffi's articles are published here: https://mosaicmagazine.com/author/rafi-demogge/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Abigail Shrier - Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up

    Abigail Shrier - Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up

    Abigail Shrier is the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up.

    • 55 min
    Is Israel Withholding Aid as a Weapon in Gaza? - Times of Israel - Jacob Magid

    Is Israel Withholding Aid as a Weapon in Gaza? - Times of Israel - Jacob Magid

    Jacob Magid, Times of Israel US Bureau Chief explains the aid situation in Gaza.

    • 40 min

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292 Ratings

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