POTD: The Four Yorkshiremen

POTD: The Four Yorkshiremen

For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a pre-Monty Python sketch that John Cleese and Graham Chapman did with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, from “At Last The 1948 Show.” It was later resurrected by the full Python crew, but this was the original....
Thanks For Everything, Carl

Thanks For Everything, Carl

I’m saddened to hear of the death of comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. In addition to his accomplishments in television and movies — which I’ll get to — Carl was a natural...
Best Things I’ve Heard Recently

Best Things I’ve Heard Recently

While sheltering at home for the last three months, I haven’t had a chance to listen to many podcasts. I used to consume them in my car wherever I went, but since I’ve emerged from home only a few times (almost always to retrieve food), my trips have been...
Hasan Minhaj Continues To Impress

Hasan Minhaj Continues To Impress

I continue to be impressed by “Patriot Act,” hosted by Hasan Minhaj. While other comics have tried and failed to produce weekly topical shows for Netflix (e.g. Chelsea Handler, Michelle Wolf), Minhaj succeeds by focusing on one issue for the full length of...
POTD: Johnny Carson on 60 Minutes

POTD: Johnny Carson on 60 Minutes

On the 28th anniversary of Johnny Carson’s final “Tonight Show,” let’s look back at the time he allowed Mike Wallace to profile him for “60 Minutes” in 1979. Wallace got Carson to open up about his problems with alcohol and tobacco,...