Thursday, February 18, 2016

Press for The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy


A large selection of television appearances, radio appearances, podcast appearances, magazine write-ups and newspaper reviews concerning my new book The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy.



Morning Edition - Outtake

Morning Edition - Interview 


The Dana Gould Hour

Los Angeles Review of Books

LeonardMaltin.com


Longform Podcast


E Talk Daily



New York Review of Books

Montreal Times

NPR - WAMC


Radio KSFR

Huffington Post interview

Boston Arts Fuse

Radio KTRS

The David Feldman Show

Toronto Star

Slate.com's The Gist


Opie and Jim

The Globe and Mail


The Marilu Henner Show

Radio WGN


Radio KPCC 

The Denver Post

The New York Times


WTF with Marc Maron (New episode!)

The Washington Post

Montreal Gazette

RogerEbert.com

Jewish Daily Forward

National Post


The Buffalo Sun Times

Alamo Drafthouse's Birth Movies Death

USA Today

WMJI

CBC Radio - air broadcast (28:00 mark)

CBC Radio - web exclusive

Salon


Wall Street Journal review by Merrill Markoe


Global Television

Exclaim



Macleans Magazine


Chortle

The Examiner

South China Morning Post


The Best Show with Tom Scharpling  (62 min mark)

Keith and The Girl 


NPR - New York - The Leonard Lopate Show

NPR - Los Angeles - The Larry Mantle Show

NPR - Dallas - Think with Chris Boyd

NPR - Las Vegas - State of Nevada

NPR - San Francisco - California Report


NPR - KCRW - Los Angeles


Dallas Morning News

Los Angeles Magazine

Metro News


Flavorwire 


Dangerous Minds interview

Dangerous Minds chapter excerpt

LA Weekly

Splitsider


Yahoo 


The Milwaukee Journal 


The Walrus Magazine


Vice Magazine 

Mark Evanier

Kirkus Reviews - review


Kirkus Reviews - interview


Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast


The Village Voice

CKNW

Occasionally Awesome

Portland Mercury


Vegas Seven

Deadspin


Word Balloon

Last Things First

Booksteve's Library



Roundhouse Radio 


Radio WDVE (27:20 mark)


Deep Dish Radio podcast 

Podpit UK podcast


WTF with Marc Maron - 2014 (14:55 mark)

WTF with Marc Maron - 2012

Dagens Nyheter - Swedish Press

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Best of the Year Lists:

Splitsider

24 News


LA Weekly


National Post

Los Angeles Times

Huffington Post

Chicago Tribune



Bob Odenkirk


9 comments:

Your Pal Doug said...

I was invited by Robert Smigel to go, and I messed up. Robert said it was fun. Thanks for paying tribute to him. Was this recorded? I'd love to hear or see it. I was Robert's Your Pal Doug from the Comedy Central show and also involved the early Smigel Comedy group years.

Doug

gog magog said...

love you man, love your work... but...
I don't like white text on black background. you should try animated gif background with yellow text. /kidding
but seriously. look into a different layout. the black background white text thing bugs me.
i read it all anyways so.. fuck me.

gog magog said...

also I sent marty allen a gif i made of his face changing into a troll doll... fucker blocked my email... i didnt even know you could do that... and it was a HOMAGE!
(he was on "Celebrity Cooks w/ Bruno Gerussi" and said himself he often gets mistaken for a troll doll. the asshat... Hello dere? see ya later!

gog magog said...

& who is the 80s comedian who dressed like a baby sat in a highchair and threw spaghetti at his face as he lipsynched to opera records played at 78 rpm? i cant remember his name.

Tom Ruegger said...

Loving the book.

P. 13 -- Harry Rapf was an MGM producer, not screenwriter. His son Maury Rapf was a screenwriter. Either might be the source of the Beery/Healey story.

Major Pepperidge said...

I am in the middle of reading your incredible book. What an amazing history, what amazing personalities! Those guys suffered for their art, which makes me love them (in a way) even if they rubbed elbows with the mob, drank like fish, or were borderline sociopaths.

Now I have found this blog, and I am absolutely blown away... I need to go back and read every entry.

Thank you for your fantastic work!

Lance Harke said...

No Gilbert podcast interview?

Karen Hart said...

I am currently reading your book, the comedian's. On page 45 you mention that we can hear the last Harry Einstein roast on this website. I can't find it. Can you help?

Karen Hart said...

I am currently reading your book of the comedians. On page 45 you mention that we can hear the audio of Harry Einstein's last roast appearance on your website. I can't seem to find it. Can you help