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.
Oh, it’s a deep, dark, long, cold winter but fear not, we are here to help. We have an astounding episode for your listening pleasure. But let me warn you, it has some potty mouthery in it. To begin with From Kids In The Hall and Newsradio, Dave Foley is here, joined by his wife, Crissy Guerrero, as well as Vacant Lot’s Paul Greenberg and his wife Jackie Harris Greenberg. They have a new podcast called Don’t Say Cunt. Yep.
So that word gets bandied about a couple times, so enjoy! But all these guys are hilarious, their segments here are hilarious and their podcast is certainly hilarious. Also, comedian, writer and host of the podcast Cool Playlist Eliza Skinner is here.
Me? I’m around. And I’m fine. A lot of people reached out after the last episode pursuant to my conversation with Mike Carano with a “Hey, you okay?” and the answer is, “Yes. I am. Very, in fact.” But thanks so much for your concern. I’m great, as I’ve said, having one of these brains is a double edged sword because they same brain that makes the good stuff makes the bad so you have to be careful, but it IS the price of admission. https://DanaGould.com
Welcome to season 8 of the Dana Gould Hour podcast. We have two amazing guests to kick off the new year. Author of the book The Comedians, a walking, talking, show business encyclopedia, Kliph Nesteroff is here. As well as a man who truly belies description. Raconteur? Gadfly? Human Special Effect? You decide. The great Mike Carano is here, as well as a new Political Talk With Two Guys From Boston, a deep dive into the story of the late, great Brother Theodore and so much more. It's over three hours of predominantly nudity-free entertainment, so settle back, jam your buds in deep, and let's all get in with our filthy business. Yeah?
Thanksgiving is over and it’s time for holiday panic. If you are like me, it’s time for planning trips, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, wondering how you’re going to pay for it all, realizing you can’t, and finally throwing up your hands and deciding to get the crew back together for one last heist!
We have two awesome interviews this month. One of them, I’m not going to lie, is a holdover from last month. I recorded it for Halloween, but realized that, even for this podcast, a nearly four hour episode was probably pushing it. So, we have, for your post-Halloween, post Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas holiday enjoyment -- Mike Mendez! The director of Big Ass Spider, The Convent and Don’t Kill It, as well as being a writer on Season three of Stan Against Evil. And with Mike we have Axelle Carolyn, a film director, a writer on Sabrina and author of the new book, The Girls’ Guide To Ghost Movies.
We also have a very special guest. Tom Wright, who not only is a legendary TV director having shot episodes of the X-Files and Supernatural, he got into directing through story board and graphic design, having worked for Alfred Hitchcock among others, and is the man, the one man, who painted all those paintings that you see on The Night Gallery. And he is here today.
Yes, it's that time of year, October. The fall! Halloween. And to kick off my favorite holiday and my favorite episode of show we've got two amazing guests. A man who needs no introduction, Mr. Patton Oswalt is here. You can follow his many adventures on twitter and try to catch him live as he is doing dates all across he country as well as appearing on NBC's AP-Bio. Additionally, Ken Reid is with us. He is the host of the excellent podcast TV Guidance Counsellor, hails from my home state of Massachusetts and is a hilarious comedian in his own right, as well as having a depth of nerd knowledge that goes as deep as anyone's.
Give Me Sex Jesus - The Movie! The Conan set you'll never see! Shame! Shame! Shame! What did Fatty Arbuckle really do? Two Guys From Boston & more! With Jonah Ray, Hampton Young, Eddie Pepitone, Susan Burke, Matt Barber & Brittany Machado
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!
Oh, the dog days of summer, and we're here to get you through it. Today's show features an all-star line-up of comedy heavyweight. Gilbert Gottfried is here. (@realgilbert), an old friend who I have wanted on the show since the very first episode, Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn), Eddie Pepitone (@eddiepepitone), as well as Kate Berlant - who, if you don't know Kate, you will very soon, (@KateBerlant) and the hilarious Dan St. Germain (@danstgermain). One last thing, before I begin, I want to heartily endorse Bob Goldthwaite's new films, Call Me Lucky, it's an amazing documentary about Barry Crimmins, who guested on this very podcast just last year. You can check it out at callmeluckyfilm.com but in the meantime, THIS podcast is clawing at the door, so I think I'm gonna let it. Enjoy. http://www.danagould.com
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.