Month: September 2018

Comedians threaten boycott of New Yorker Fest over invite to Steve Bannon; magazine rescinds invite

And how was your Labor Day? The New Yorker Fest announced its star-studded list of attendees for one-on-one talks Oct. 5-7, 2018, and one name stopped several of the stars from attending. Steve Bannon, the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm that helped Donald Trump win the White House while also deceiving Facebook (and worse). Bannon, the guy who proclaimed himself kingmaker of Trump and also helped spread white nationalism. That guy. Liberals love to think that ideas and debate and tolerance will allow the best of us to win out, but not everyone thinks like that, nor...

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Episode #223: Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz won Comedy Central’s first-ever Emmy Award for his critically-acclaimed animated series, Dr. Katz, in the mid-1990s. He followed that up with a Peabody Award in 1998. Twenty years later, he’s entertaining us anew with therapy sessions with his famous funny friends in a brand-new Dr. Katz: The Audiobook, for Amazon’s Audible. But before he ever began his comedy career, he led a wonderfully weird life that included becoming best friends with playwright David Mamet in college, writing songs and the story for one movie (House of Games) with him, and touring as the musical director with the...

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