Malignant Brain Humor

Jono Zalay is on the podcast today. He's fed cocaine to rats, which is a lot like comedy in the 80s. Check him out at http://jonozalay.com/

Jono Zalay grew up in beautiful San Diego, where upon becoming a stand-up comic, he quickly grew tired of good weather and happy times. So he packed all his belongings and boarded a plane to Boston. His belongings boarded a plane to Philadelphia and were never seen again. Once adequately miserable, Jono pursued comedy while earning his PhD in Neuroscience. In 2010-11, he became a staple at comedy festivals around the country, winning all of them in the “most fun” category that he made up. Jono now lives in New York City where his unique and informed background brings a perspective to stand-up comedy unequaled by almost any PhD in Neuroscience.

Episode song: https://soundcloud.com/mblejer/lab-rats-mbh-38-jono-zalay

Direct download: MBHumor_38-_Jono_Zalay.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

The very funny Mike Recine is on the show. We talk women, gender roles, manliness, feelings. Yuck! Iz gut.

Follow hiim at @Mikerecine on Twitter.

Direct download: MBHumor_37-_Mike_Recine.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

On Today's podcast I talk with the very funny, and not at all undermining, Mike Albo. We talk commercialism, the struggle to escape oneself, and his fantastic book The Junket. 

Check him out at 

http://mikealbo.com/ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Albo

and @AlboMike

Direct download: MBHumor_36_-_Mike_Albo_final.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Great episode with Keith Alberstadt of Letterman, Red Eye, contributor to Fallon, Weekend Update, and more! Get his album and check him out at: http://www.keithcomedy.com/

Episode Song downloadable at http://soundcloud.com/mblejer

Direct download: MBHumor_35_Keith_Alberstadt.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Absurdist comedian and Wizard Greeter Alex Koll is on the podcast this week. Check him out at http://alexkoll.squarespace.com/about/ and get his album, the afore alluded to "Wizard Hello!"

Direct download: MBHumor_34__Alex_Koll.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:45am EDT

This episode features:

  1. Mushrooms
  2. A discussion of having a child as a basic form of authorship
  3. Phillip K. Dick and his stolen robot
  4. A disquieting discussion of rape in comedy
  5. A Nick Turner impression
Direct download: Mycology_5.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EDT

On this ep I've got Henry Phillips, Star/Co-Writer/Composer of the critically acclaimed Punching the Clown. Check him out at http://www.henryphillips.com/ and watch http://www.punchingtheclownmovie.com/

Great episode. Lots of music, lots of comedy, lots of politics, some religion. 

Direct download: MBHumor_33_Henry_Phillips_2.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Mike Lawrence, hilarious comedian, 7 year McDonald's Survivor and Co-Host of the Nerd of Mouth show is on the podcast.

Check him out at http://mikelawrencecomedy.com and http://cavecomedyradio.com/nerdofmouth

About Mike (note: they should update his about section on his website to include his recent appearance on Conan)

Mike Lawrence is a comedian born and raised in South Florida. He began doing comedy as a way to escape the dullness of his job at the McDonald's Drive-Thru, and quickly fell in love with it. He moved to New York in 2007, where he could write about all of his miserable life experiences from a safe distance. He has since performed at the New York Comic-Con (A dream come true), was nominated for the Emerging Comic Award at the 2009 ECNY Awards, and was featured in Time Out New York. He was one of the "New Faces" at the 2010 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He most recently made his television debut on John Oliver's New York Stand up Show on Comedy Central.

Direct download: MBHumor_32_-_Mike_Lawrence.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

The phenomenal Gary Gulman is on the show, check him out at http://garygulman.com.

Direct download: MBHumor_31__Gary_Gulman.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

Micah Sherman on the podcast. Great episode, hurray! Get his and Myq Kaplan's new album, Please be Seated at http://tinyurl.com/cs7ezku or Amazon.com  http://tinyurl.com/9u4dvlp

Additionally, there is a new music video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RngCJDjzkIc
Aaaand some nice reviews of it:
Direct download: MBH_30-_Micah_Sherman.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT