Our guest is LA filmmaker, actor, and writer, Patrick Duncan. Michael, Kitty, and Patrick discussed karaoke, live theatre, Patrick’s short film Jes and Lora, The Twilight Zone, Star Wars, David Lynch, screenwriting, Rod Serling, The Night Gallery, Sexism in Cinema, American Puritanism, Control, female writers, Follow the Money, Splice, May, female villains and protagonists, wielding privilege well, racism, institutional systemic sexism, Masters of Sex, sex ed, STDs, Planned Parenthood, domestic terrorism, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, and safe spaces.
This is the first album by Virginia Jones. She’s the worst thing on earth- a woman with a goddamned opinion. Her comedy is best described as nutritionally dense. Virginia Jones started doing comedy in Portland, OR, where she was working as a bike-riding vegan cliche. She’s gone on to work in Hong Kong, LA, New York, London and Billings, Montana. She appears in Portlandia and has been to Bridgetown comedy festival, Bumbershoot, Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival, LA’s Funny Women, Flagstaff’s Big Pine, Eugene’s Women’s Comedy Fest and Austin’s Ladies Are Funny Fest. She was a semifinalist in the San Francisco comedy competition and her mother is proud of her.
Our guest this week is standup comedian, Matt Kirshen. Michael, Kitty, and Matt talk about archery, mansplaining, science TV, Mr. Wizard, Santa Claus, The Krampus, German Christmas markets, American vs. British TV, Doctor Who, Tommy Cooper, Matt’s comedy career, stand-up vs. open mics, comedy writing, comedy clubs, Star Wars, Harrison Ford, conventions and fandom, The Martian, and Benny Hill.
Our guest this week is standup comedian, Virginia Jones. Michael and Virginia talked about the business of standup comedy, podcasts, women in media, and feminism. During our chat we were visited by Virginia’s roommate, Ashley Flowers, and comedian Dax Jordan.