Comedian Dana Gould takes a look at our world... through his eyes... for your benefit. Joined by fellow comedians and other interesting people with a focus on the weird and the real. Conversation. Music. Monologues. With Ken Daly, Andy Paley and more.
We have two guests, sort of an old school double shot, our old buddy Kliph Nesteroff is here to talk about his new book, We had A Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story Of Native Americans & Comedy. It's an incredible true story and must read for comedy fans. We also have one of the people Kliph writes about in the book, Bobby Wilson, who is a comedian and writer and performer in the group The 1491s.
We also have True Tales From Weirdsville and all sorts of delights and surprises.
Hooray For North Hollywood!
My guest today is a very good friend of mine, and I’m proud to say that. She is a crazily talented woman, one of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players, Laraine Newman is here. Laraine has a new book out on Audible, called May You Live In Interesting Times. It is a memoir of not only her time on Saturday Night Live but her childhood growing up in LA in the 1960’s and her time after SNL. Struggling with her career, her identity, addiction, Laraine has met EVERYONE.
A month and half into 2021 and already I feel better. Vaccines are pouring forth like sap from a tree in winter and Trump escaped trying to get his own Vice President murdered. But as the wise man once said, pobody's nerfect!
To that end, I have summoned The Smartest Man In The World, Greg Proops to the show. Greg is a terrible terribly funny man and host of the eponymous podcast, The Smartest Man In The World. And together, we will try to make some sense of, as I like to say, "the modern scene."
My guest today is the very funny Amy Miller. In addition to being a hilarious comedian, Amy has an excellent podcast called Who’s Your God? In which people, many from comedy, discuss their religious beliefs or the lack thereof.
Quaran-Tidings To You
Anne Serling is with us. Anne is the daughter of none other than Rod Serling, he the creator of The Twilight Zone, The Night Gallery, screenwriter of requiem For A Heavyweight, Seven Days In May and that Ape movie we’ve mentioned.
My other guest is the very talented and very funny, Grey De Lisle. You might not recognize her face, but you’ve heard her voice. In addition to being a very talented singer and comedian, Grey is one of he most successful voice over actresses in show business.
Hail The Non-Monsters
A post-election but not-too-political wrap up with John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman, Medallion Status). A True Tales deep dive into Roswell, NM. When conspiracies were fun!
My Very Favorite Podcast!
Just hands down the most entertaining, enjoyable, well-produced, gluten-free comedy podcast out there!
I look forward to every episode drop. Dana can be a little sporadic about getting the show out, but given the joy his sensibilities provide, I couldn’t care less.
This is the podcast I keep and listen to a few times until the next delightful offering arrives. Love the long format. Love Dana’s geek/nerd, sci-fi, culture, film, crime, dark-shadow tastes!
Thanks to Adam Carolla for turning me on to Dana (via his memorable Huell Howser impressions). (I am also a fan of Greg Fitzsimmons, Greg Proops, Joe Rogan,
I second all the positive reviews below, this is a great podcast. I listen to every one from end to end. To earn that 5th star back, he’d have to return to the previous longer format, and to let his guests complete their sentences and thoughts every now and then. Dana is incapable of not making the interviews about himself. And that’s fine, he’s a terrific talent. But that “I want to be in the cool club, please validate me” gene can get in the way of some interesting guest dialogue. On a related note, I think his Hangin’ With Dr. Z series is rock solid.
Great podcast but....
So here’s the thing with this podcast. I like it- I really do. I’ve listened for a long time, I enjoy the format- even with the recent changes. It probably helps that I agree with Dana’s politics, so when he gets all anti-Trump, Im 100 percent on board. My only gripe is his interviewing style. Dana has to inject a personal anecdote after EVERY story his guests have to say. If a celebrity mentions a particular actor or actress that they’ve worked with, Dana has to mention that he knows them as well. I have heard SEVERAL times now that Dana has met Mel Brooks, that he has met James Garner, that hes friends with The Pixies. Your long time listeners know your stories. Let your guests tell THEIR story.