23 episodes

Stand-up comedy on hot-button issues followed by discussion with experts and the audience. Recorded at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, along with special in-studio conversations with experts and comics.

Up Close & Political Toby Muresianu

    • News
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Stand-up comedy on hot-button issues followed by discussion with experts and the audience. Recorded at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club, along with special in-studio conversations with experts and comics.

    Oh Great, What Now? Norm Ornstein Explains Why Our Government is Like This

    Oh Great, What Now? Norm Ornstein Explains Why Our Government is Like This

    Toby interviews political scholar and bestselling author Norm Ornstein. We talk about how our country ended up politically in the place it did in this episode of "Oh Great, What Now?" - the version of the show recorded without a live studio audience.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Housing Crisis feat. Madison Shepard, Jenny Yang, Andy Bales, Liz Falletta and Michael Manville

    The Housing Crisis feat. Madison Shepard, Jenny Yang, Andy Bales, Liz Falletta and Michael Manville

    Standup from Comedy Central's Madison Shepard and Last Man Standing writer Jenny Yang; Discussion with Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission and professors Liz Falletta of USC and the Los Angeles Zoning Advisory Committee and Michael Manville of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Oh Great, What Now? Taxes and Licensing with Alex Muresianu

    Oh Great, What Now? Taxes and Licensing with Alex Muresianu

    I interview my younger brother Alex Muresianu, the #NeverTrump head of the Tufts College Republicans and contributor to various right-leaning publications on taxes and licensing reform, on this episode of "Oh Great, What Now?" (or perhaps better dubbed "My brother...and me"), the long-neglected in-studio complement to Up Close & Political's live shows.

    • 50 min
    Impeachment feat. Jordan Coburn, Michael Loftus, Robert English and Michael Genovese

    Impeachment feat. Jordan Coburn, Michael Loftus, Robert English and Michael Genovese

    Stand-up comedy and an open discussion with experts on impeachment, featuring comedians Jordan Coburn (host of "Mueller, She Wrote") and Michael Loftus (host of "The Loftus Project") and experts Robert English (USC professor of international relations, specializing in Eastern Europe) and Michael Genovese (Loyola Marymount professor of Political Science and author of 50 books including "How Trump Governs.")

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Guns feat. Erroll Southers, Susan Shelley, Josh Stepakoff, Joe Carl Abou Sakher and Steph Tolev

    Guns feat. Erroll Southers, Susan Shelley, Josh Stepakoff, Joe Carl Abou Sakher and Steph Tolev

    Stand-up comedy on guns from comics Joe Carl AbouSakher and Steph Tolev, followed by a discussion with USC professor and law enforcement veteran Erroll Southers, conservative columnist Susan Shelley and gun violence survivor and activist Josh Stepakoff

    New Abortion Laws feat. Megan Gailey, Laurie Kilmartin, Adam Yenser, Brian Nguyen, Jasmine Patel and Raquelle De La Rocha

    New Abortion Laws feat. Megan Gailey, Laurie Kilmartin, Adam Yenser, Brian Nguyen, Jasmine Patel and Raquelle De La Rocha

    Comedians Megan Gailey, Laurie Kilmartin, Adam Yenser, and host Toby Muresianu do stand-up comedy on the new abortion laws, followed by a discussion with Dr. Brian Nguyen, Dr. Jasmine Patel and civil rights lawyer Raquelle De La Rocha.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Rmg233 ,

funny and informative

Toby is funnny and gives takes on the news you wont hear everywhere else. highly reccomended

Fancy_King ,

I love it!

Toby is the absolute best.

ProducerforLife ,

Great mix of humor and politics

Tricky to pull off, but Toby does it. Politically neutral, refreshing, informative, serious when it needs to be, sprinkled with funny moments.

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