Comedian Tim Krompier talks comedy, family and vasectomies with Bernie & AL at The Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore, Long Island. Comedy insider John Trueson plays wingman and the group talks much smack in another HILARIOUS 30 minute fast pace interview. Krompier’s Best Selling Comedy CD is available HERE.
Photographer, viral video creator and Moms Demand Action member Dana Spaeth-Williams shares her opinions on gun sense. Spaeth-Williams launches this straightforward interview declaring “You can keep your gun” and stresses her belief in the need for “gun sense”, not the of dismantling the right to bear arms. She tells Bernie & AL what inspired her to create ‘Dear Mom and Dad – get to work saving my life!’ which went viral and was picked up by Yahoo, MSN and AOL. Spaeth-Williams regrouped after fierce backlash using her detractors’ words verbatim in her follow up video ‘Snapshot of American Gun Extremists’:
This interview can be considered the counterpart to our previous interview with NRA member Marc Christopher Lawrence. Look for both sides of the spectrum in one episode soon. ***Please note: at minute 37:30 Spaeth-Williams quotes the number 33, the number is actually 33,000***
Dani Klein Modisett drops by Bernie and AL’s just after the LA launch of her second book Take My Spouse, Please. Endorsed by Carl Reiner, Ben Stiller and Jim Gaffigan, the book is recommended by Los Angeles Magazine as one of ‘8 Books You Need to Read This July’. After taking an honest look at marriage and examining that point where “you’re either going to separate or double down” Modisett definitely doubled down – with 3 years of research interviewing comedians, marriage counselors and successful long term spouses. In Take My Spouse, Please Modisett goes beyond touting the importance of humor in a marriage and she applies 13 golden rules of comedy to maintaining a healthy, happy, long marriage. (A few rule examples: Show Up, Listen, Don’t Quit on a Bad Night) Dammit, this book is practical. If you know anyone getting married give them something they can actually use, stick a wad of cash in the pages of Take My Spouse, Please and give it to them.
Modisett’s interview, like her writing, is honest, informative and at times hilarious. This episode, like driving through Italian countryside, oftentimes veers off course and gets better with every turn.
Brian Frazer writes. He writes books (Simon and Schuster’s “Hyper-Chondriac: One Man’s Quest to Hurry Up and Calm Down“). He writes for magazines (Esquire, Vanity Fair, Details, Psychology Today, LA Magazine). He writes for TV (MADtv, The Tom Green Show, Blind Date, etc.) He writes cartoons that his dad illustrates (He wrote an essay about writing those captions for salon.com, it’s kind of great). Frazer took time out of all this writing to stop by Bernie & AL Podcast, fill us in on surviving as a writer in LA and share the HILARIOUS story of his most recent writing job – a new reality competition show for porn stars (that one didn’t go so well).
Oh, and if all his writing doesn’t make you feel like a lazy ass, he co-created a soon-to-be-released game for iOS & android called uSuck.
Bernie and AL interview comedian Jay Black in the greenroom at The Tropicana in Atlantic City. They discuss the highs of headlining, getting his pilot made with a cast including Paul Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo and Michael Madsen and the lows of depression. Lexapro, anyone?