Malignant Brain Humor

Hey folks. If you're in the Boston Area this week, go see Myq record his first hour long special. Tickets are free (they like excited audience members, and I would go if I weren't in another hemisphere) at http://www.theblacklistnyc.com/myq

Also, watch my prop 8 supreme court video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfYIjwhDjVE

Back in town in 2 weeks, we'll be back on a regular schedule then. I miss you guys.

Direct download: Myq3.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Tom Sobel has been putting comedians (and musicians) on the road for decades. On today's episode he slaps me in the face with some perspective. It was great. 

Check out the comedy Caravan at http://www.standupexperts.com

Direct download: MBHumor_44_-_Tom_Sobel_.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Youngest Boston Comedy Fest winner and veteran of 26 years of not being dead yet Dan Boulger and I talk about jokes, deadpan vs. selling, drinking drinks, and canoes. 

Watch him on Craig Ferguson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAUxnYNbJcs

http://www.facebook.com/dan.boulger

Direct download: MBHumor_43_-_Dan_Boulger.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:03am EDT

Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan come on the show to discuss their theater project in female sexuality, gender politics, identity politics, and just generally chat about all our wacky naughty bits. 

Check them out at: http://www.thebirdsandthebeesunabridged.com/

And donate at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/birdsandbees/the-birds-and-the-beesunabridged

Direct download: BirdsBees.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Sean Patton (Conan, Comedy Central Presents) and I discuss Obsession, Compulsion, Animal behavior, Self-Diagnosis and Racism. It's Grrrrrreacist. Which is to say, it's great and about racism, not great and racist. I know, it's confusing. 

Also, OCD looks like a few disorganized letters from the word Comedy, which is probably more annoying if you have OCD. 

Find him at:

http://www.iamseanpatton.com/

and on twitter @mrseanpatton

Direct download: MBHumor_41_-_Sean_Patton.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

MBHumor 40: Stephie Coplan

Great ep talking about music and comedy and philosophy with Stephie Coplan of Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a-Lo5FLpYGM). Check her out at:

http://www.stephiecoplan.com/fr_hello.cfm

Weekly videos: http://youtube.com/stephiecoplan

Free music: http://soundcloud.com/stephiecoplan

Direct download: MBHumor_40-_Stephie_Coplan.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

The fantastic Ophira Eisenberg is on the show, 

Check her out at http://www.ophiraeisenberg.com/

Listen to her NPR Quiz show "Ask Me Another" at http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/

Direct download: MBH_39_Ophira_Eisenberg.m4a
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

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