Day: December 3, 2015

Patton Oswalt on how essential comedy is for society in 2015

“I think it is the responsibility of comedians to remain as irresponsible as we can, in terms of mockery and language. Comedians, we’re not the guardians and we’re not the saviors but I think we are the safety valve. And so, we are there just saying the unsayable, saying the rude, saying the obnoxious, saying the funny and the smart, and we just need to be there as the id. When I was starting back in the late ‘80s, stand-up comedy was this very frivolous goofy – oh, you guys just make fun of, you know pop culture. And...

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Lenny Clarke on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The holidays tend to make us fat. On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lenny Clarke remembered what he was like before he lost 180 pounds. Wasn’t pretty. You should hear what his wife told him. Clarke also reminisces and reminds us just how bad the snow got last winter in Boston. Global warming? Just pass the sand and find Lenny his horse. Roll the...

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Episode #40: Wayne Federman

Today’s guest, Wayne Federman, has been recording stand-up comedy sets in clubs across America for more than 30 years now since starting out in New York City in the early 1980s. He’s also a classically trained actor, studying in college straight from Stella Adler. No wonder, then, he has so many TV and film credits that he’s instantly recognizable even if you don’t know which credit to cite first. Among them, playing Wayne Federman on The X-Files, dueling with Curb Your Enthusiam‘s Larry David and most recently gambling with Kenny Rogers in a long-running TV commercial. But he tried...

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