Category Archives: Comedy

On Storytellers: Comedian & Satirist Will Durst Talks Election 2012

Who better to talk with the day after the election?

Treading where the likes of Will Rogers, Mort Sahl, and Dick Gregory have trod before him, Will Durst has become one of the premier political satirists of our time, assembling a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense via columns, books, radio and television commentaries; and most especially, stand up comedy.

His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this.” The former radio talk host, oyster shucker, and margarine smuggler currently writes a nationally syndicated humor column, Durst Case Scenario and tweets @WillDurst

The SF-based Durst is a 5 time Emmy nominee, has been fired by PBS three times; stold jokes in 14 countries; and has racked up 7 nominations for Stand-Up of the Year.  His latest e-book is Elect to Laugh! A Hilarious, Common Sense Guide to American Politics.

Join Storytellers hosts, Eric Olsen and Chitra Agrawal in listening to an interview with comic genius, Will Durst. Tune in.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesSeptember marks the start of a new school year and while it’s important to stock up on new school supplies and meet your child’s teachers, it’s also essential to add scheduling annual eye exams to your list. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four school-aged children suffer from an undetected or untreated vision problem. While most school vision screenings can catch some types of vision problems, they do have their limitations. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to listen to AOA president Dori Carlson, O.D., optometrist and researcher Jeffrey Walline, O.D. and Clinical Psychology Professor Mitchell Prinstein, Ph.D., talk about how early identification of vision problems and different types of vision correction can impact a child’s self esteem, confidence and performance. Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to legendary comedian and the Late Show with David Letterman warmup act Eddie Brill. He’s hitting some clubs around the country now, and will share some of his unique takes on life with us today. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Paula Calvert from the Bailey Hat Company. They made their mark in the classic Hollywood scene, and now fall under the Bollman Hat Company corporate umbrella — which makes cool headwear for any occasion you can think of.  Tune in here.

Deepak Chopra welcomes Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists and author of Science Set Free, a book that illustrates that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, which are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.  This book has ignited debates that are spreading through scientific, religious, skeptical, conservative, and liberal circles in Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.  Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesLabor Day Weekend serves as an important reminder to lather on the sunscreen and make sure the entire family protects their body from the sun’s rays year-round. Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin, but many don’t know the dangers that UV exposure poses to the eyes. Tune into the newest edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones as dermatologist and author Jeanine Downie, M.D., and Stephen Cohen, O.D., past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, join Dr. Val to talk about the importance of sun protection and provide tips on keeping eyes and skin healthy year-round.  Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and Dirty

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to comedian Nate Bargatze, featured on Conan multiple times and now on his own edition of Comedy Central Presents. During the Craftsmanship segment, we’re chatting with North County Powder Coating owner Tom Wright. He’s the brains behind the Street Legal Bumper Cars that have been making the email rounds, and he shows them off at various auto shows around the USA. Tune in here.

MashUp RadioMashup Radio interviews Ted Tanner, the CTO of PokitDok, a consumer health and wellness marketplace that guides you through the health purchase decision by uncovering all your options, connecting you to people like you and recommending practitioners, treatments and services that meet your unique needs at the best available cash price. PokitDok includes both conventional and complimentary medicine in a community driven marketplace where consumers and practitioners connect directly for health and wellness services. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Players Platform welcomes Mike Tyson for a charity filled day at the Oheka Castle for the 1st annual Big Daddy Golf Classic. Tyson talks about his upcoming Broadway play directed by Spike Lee. Tune in here.

It’s bye-bye ‘American Pie’ for Jason Biggs who stars in Grassroots as the campaign manager for his best friend’s platform to widen the monorail system throughout Seattle. When it comes to real life jobs, Jason tells host Robin Milling about his many firings. Tune in here.

The legendary hip hop artist, MC Lyte  makes a visit to the Sy Effect Radio Show. MC Lyte is one of the most prolific and well-respected female hip hop artists of our time in addition to being an author, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Tune in here.

Wind Wiser Radio welcomes Ozzie Zehner, a visiting scholar at Berkeley and the author of Green Illusions, a new book that takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding alternative energy.  The book offers a glimpse at the future of environmentalism. Tune in here.

A 2012 James Beard Award winner, Andrew Zimmern celebrates his 100th Bizarre Foods episode this month on Travel Channel. He recently visited with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career. Also on the show is Wine Curmudgeon, Jeff Siegel on wines for summer heat. Tune in here.

Can we be too vain? Or is looking good and having a positive body image, not vanity, but a road to a long, healthy and happy life? Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging — and Oprah’s health guru, Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Tune in here.

Sandra Bernhard joins Unscripted Radio. She began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in film and television, recorded albums and authored books. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with master director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) about his remarkable career, and his latest film Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, in a special hour-long conversation.  Tune in here.

Timothy Hodge welcomes Chely Wright, singer/songwriter to the show to discuss and promote her new documentary Wish Me Away. Chely Wright was recently named one of country music’s top selling female artists of all time. Tune in here.

Matthew Lillard, star of Scream, Scooby Doo & The Descendents, is once again taking the film world by storm, but this time behind the camera! Matthew will discussing directing Fat Kid Rules The Word, a film that is generating a tremendous buzz! Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes recording artist Kenny Lattimore to Conversations LIVE to discuss his amazing career and new single, “Find a Way”. The New York Times has hailed him as a “modern soul man” on stage. Tune in here.

The Drew Show welcomes from CBS hit comedy show Mike & Molly, Billy Gardell. Come hear as Billy tells us what makes the show so successful and the stand up show he’s filming for Showtime TV! Tune in here.

Laura Theodore interviews Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, who has appeared on Dr. Oz and is the author of the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Tune in here.

Susan & Scott from GetRealLive Radio welcomes Peter Walsh, Oprah’s Decluttering Guru to talk about changing the way we live and helping us get rid of clutter. Hear about Peter’s most recent project is his series Extreme Clutter on the OWN Network. Tune in here.

Engineering Happiness Ted Talk Speaker, Contributor to the Huffington Post, & Distinguished Magagement Professor at UCLA, Rakesh Sarin joins host Deb Scott to discuss his new bestseller, Engineering Happiness – A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life Tune in here.

On Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, catch the director of one of the year’s most decorated films, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Behn Zeitlin. He discusses his award-winning debut that has set both Sundance and Cannes ablaze! Tune in here.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chai Ling was a student leader of Tiananmen Square when thousands died and a young women when China’s One Child Policy resulted in multiple abortions. She reveals how all of these experiences impact all women and men. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23) about her new film The Magic of Belle Isle, which is directed by Rob Reiner (Misery, The Bucket List) and stars Morgan Freeman (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby). Tune in here.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin, but what about their eyes? On the new edition of Healthy VisionTM with Dr. Val Jones, dermatologist and author Jeanine Downie, M.D., and Stephen Cohen, O.D., past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, join Dr. Val to talk about to importance of sun protection and provide tips on keeping eyes and skin healthy year round. Tune in here.

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet acclaimed comedian Kyle Kinane of the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago Festival this week. Also on the show is Range, Inc. founder Kari Underly, a third-generation meat cutter. They’ll be talking playoffs with resident sports correspondent Bo Balogun and Nutmeg & Company blogger, Meg Thorne will be sharing a DIY Disaster story. Tune in here

Join Power Your Life Talk Radio on the Women’s Business Talk Radio Network for an interview with Jerome Chazen, a founder & former chairman of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and author of My Life at Liz Claiborne: How We Broke the Rules and Built the Largest Fashion Company in the World.  Also on the program, Victoria Seitz, Ph.D, an internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, with over 30 years of experience in fashion and marketing.  Tune in here.jim

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Olivia Wilder welcomes the Founders of three of the most popular and influential lifestyle sites on the web today.  Tune in to hear interviews with Nikki Joel of Lifestyle Lemonaid, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Jeff Siegel of Wine Curmudgeon. Tune in here.

BlakeRadio Network welcomes actress/comedienne Kim Coles to the show. Kim will be co-hosting Are You Normal, America? with Barry Poznick, a new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tune in here.

Bestselling author Edward Klein, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times Magazine, pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history in his new book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. Tune in here.

Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder of SendHub.com, which recently secured $2 million venture capital investment from Y Combinator shares lessons on perfecting the VC pitch. Tune in here.

Smart Companies Radio interviews Ken Segall, the marketing genius who put the “i” in iMac, iTunes, and other Apple products. He has worked with some of the world’s largest corporations, including BMW, IBM, and Intel. Tune in here.

American Vernacular welcomes Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day joins to talk about the landmark 1967 US Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in all 50 states. He’ll also discuss the Loving Day celebrations around the nation. Tune in here.

On the The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, tune in to rock-radio pioneer and music manager David Spero & Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield and Dickie Betts of The Allman Brothers Band. Tune in here.

Broadway fans don’t miss this! Candi & Randy chat with 2012 Tony Award nominees Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Norm Lewis (Porgy & Bess), Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Chris Gattelli (Newsies) & Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher). Tune in here.

Join Chris Mascaro and Angelo Cane as they welcome former Super Bowl winners Rodney Hampton of the Giants, Tony Wragge of the Packers and Roy Jefferson of the Redskins to Thursday Night Tailgate. Tune in here.

Tune into to a candid discussion with Guy Kawasaki on how entrepreneurs can best drive innovation. Also will be discussing publishing strategies to keep in mind when writing a new book. Tune in here.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford graces the big screen in Peace Love and Misunderstanding. Chace joins host Robin Milling to discuss his role as an organic butcher in idyllic Woodstock. He tells Robin what it was like being on set with movie legend Jane Fonda. Tune in here.