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.
Ahhhh September. Apple blossom time. The temperatures dip down under the hundreds and I start the long process and dragging my Halloween decorations out of the garage. I'm also travelling! If you live in Indianapolis, Indiana, I'll be at Morty's Sept 17, 18 & 19th. October will find me back in good ol' San Francisky at the Punchline on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd and in Kirkland, Washington, just a stone's throw north of Seattle, at the Laughs Comedy Club on October 15th, 16th and 17th. For details and ticket inforation please check out the live performance page on DanaGould.com assuming we've fixed it by then. If not, go to my facebook page or the bulletin board on the south wall of the Laurel Canyon Country Store. Just look for the abandoned Slurpy cup full of bees! My guests today. Excellent comedians all. Matt MacCarthy, follow him @mccarthyredhead, Eddie Pepitone @ eddiepepitoneApril Richardson @ apeyAnd the so fast it scares even me Mike Lawrence, @themikelawrencehttp://www.danagould.com
It’s a brand new edition of The Dana Gould Hour Podcast. I like to think of the show as an audio Pop Tart, you NEVER quite now when it’s going to pop up, but in the interest of some sort of regularity, and with my awareness that nature abhors a vacuum and that I, like many others, NEED a deadline now and again, we are trying, trying, trying to get the shows out on the first or second of every month. Is the world throwing up roadblocks to make that difficult? YES. The good news is, these roadblocks are sort of cool. For example, for the past year I’ve been working on a proposed television show for IFC called Stan Against Evil. It is, for lack of a better term, a cross between The X-Files and All In The Family, and I am happy to announce that it just got picked up and will be on your televisions this fall. But yeah, this fall. Gee, that’s kind of soon and we still have to do… EVERYTHING. BUT we’re going to do our best to get everything for the TV show and the podcast done on time. The good news is this, me and spare time are a terrible combination, so hopefully this will all work out for the best. In the meantime, you have amazing episode right in front of you. The estimable Greg Proops, he of the Smartest Man In The World Podcast is here and his new book, The Smartest Book In The World. You can follow him at @gregproops Also, the creator of one of my favorite podcasts – Ken Reid, he of TV Guidance Counselor fame is here. Follow him on Twitter @KennethWReid. I will say, although we look nothing alike, lucky for Ken, all of our other similarities are striking to the point of creepy, and you can actually here me getting increasingly spooked by them as the interview progresses.
Me? I will be in Philadelphia, Pa at Helium on March 3, 4 & 5th 2016 and at The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on March 11th 2016. Then I will return to one of my favorite places in the whole wide country, Portland, Oregon to play the Helium THERE on March 24th, 25th and 26th 2016. So, lots of places to see me do my clown act. Details and ticket links on the Live Shows page, hey, while you’re there, why not become a supporter of the podcast? You can become a member if you like and we appreciate it, or just use DanaGould.com to click on our Amazon banner and shop away.But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy!But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Agony in a g-string - backstage with Suicide Girls. Bruce or Caitlin? Allergic to...everything? The Phantom Clown Scare of 1981, Two Guys from Boston and more!
Thank you all for your patience in between broadcasts. This show is worth the wait. It's composed of two separate shows.
The first a live performance at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland during the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. That show features Arden Myrin, Steve Agee and Baron Vaughn.
The second show was recorded at Falcon's Lair recording studios high atop Mulholland Drive in sunny and parched Southern California and features Nicole Powers co-host of Suicide Girls' Radio, April Richardson of stage and screen and finally, Alison Rosen herself of the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast.
It's the most wonderful time of the year of course, by wonderful, I mean living in the state of total, unending, frantic chaos and constantly forgetting that you have to buy stamps and your out of Scotch tape. BUT we have an amazing show providing two very interesting looks inside the beautiful business that we call show to wrap up the 2016 year. Pete Aronson is here. Pete is the head of programming and development at the Independent Film Channel, not only is the executive who shepherded my show Stan Against Evil through development and production, he is also is an old friend of mine, who I met first as a writer, and I thought, as we wrap up the year, who better to give you an executive's perspective on the TV business, but in the way regular people can understand and relate to. Pete is smart, funny and a profoundly decent human being, but he's managed to stay working in show business despite that. Also, Kliph Nesteroff and Drew Friedman are here. Kliph wrote one of my favorite books of 2016, The Comedians, a history of stand up comedy in America, now in paperback, and Drew Friedman, Drew is something of a legend. He is an cartoonist and caricature artist. You've seen his work on the cover of The New Yorker, the New York Observer, the late, great, SPY Magazine, but his notoriety goes all the way back to the underground comics of the early '80's like Weirdo and Screw. His book Any Resemblance To Persons Living Or Dead Is Purely Coincidental is one of the single funniest things I have ever read, and his new book, More Heroes Of The Comics, is out right now.
Well, I promised you we'd premiere a new episode on the first of every month and clearly I was lying. Oh, people. I am in pre-production of the upcoming IFC series Stan Against Evil and the schedule is getting tight, but we are plunging away. Here we are better late than never, and by the time you hear this we're already elbow deep in May's episode. So there. Today, our overall topic is murders committed by crazy people, but we dip in and out of it a fair amount. The People vs. O.J. Simpson screenwriters and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski (@karaszewski) are with us. As well as founding member of the LA.'s legendary sketch group The Groundlings and a member of the original cast of Saturday night Live, Laraine Newman (@larainenewman) is with us, and joining Laraine is the host of the JV Club, the voice of Korra in the eponymous Legend Of Korra, co-star of the web series Everyone's crazy But us and also, I am proud and not a little relieved to report, co-star of the upcoming IFC series Stan Against Evil, Janet Varney. Follow Janet on Twitter at @janetvarneyMe? I'm on Twotter at @danagould. And maybe, just maybe, you're in the mood to see my live. Telling my various humor jokes! Details on my live shows are available at DanaGould.comAnd while you're there, why not become a subscriber to the show? Or donate to the show. All monies are plowed right back into the production I assure you. We're not listed as a non-profit, it just worked out that way. Or say you need to buy something referenced here on the show, a book or a movie, the best thing to do is go to DanaGould.com, click on our Amazon banner, and shop away, You get what you want, and for not one penny more, Amazon kicks us back a few sheckles to keep the turbines running here at the laboratory.Lastly, why now show your true colors with a Dana Gould Hour T-shirt. The new designs are in, courtesy of he great Ben Walker and the good folks at ComedyFilmNerds.com. ComedyFilmNerds also sells Bevilaqua heating And Air Conditioning T shirts, signed cd's and LP's, that's right, Vinyl, baby, of my albums, ALL THAT, and so much more, at ComedyFilmNerds.com