Danny Lobell has been talking with comedians about their lives and everything else for longer than you may realize, first with his all-color glossy Comical Magazine, and then with Comical Radio in 2004, run out of the Baruch College radio station in New York City. Everyone came through, including the late great legend George Carlin. As podcasting became popular, Lobell decided to shut down Comical Radio and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. He since has shared stories from his life on This American Life and WTF with Marc Maron, and recently started not one but two podcasts – Modern Day Philosophers, pairing a comedian of today with an ancient philosopher; and The Mostly Bull Market on CBS radio’s podcast network, where Lobell and a comedian guest learn about money and finance. How did Danny get where he got? And how did he receive an invite to dinner with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner?
He tells me the whole story, so let’s get to it!