Monday, March 30, 2009
Dr. Will Miller
Long time friend of the show, Dr. Will Miller, is an ordained minister, former standup comedian, keynote speaker, teacher and full-time therapist at a major University, yet somehow he still finds time to write books including Why We Watch and Refrigerator Rights (the latter of which has just recently been re-released with an all new chapter and updated research.) He's also the formorst expert on how classic television secretly revals the inner stuggles in all of us. Meaning, while you watch shows like "Mr. Ed" and "Bewitched" to get a few laughs, he's looking to find out what's going on in that messed up brain of yours. Follow Dr. Will on twitter.
Scott Dunn is a stand-up comedian, a novelist, a father of two, and a husband of one. He's also a full-time history buff, and famous for his roasts of famous historical figures and events. He also occasionally calls in with History Lessons and Quizes, which means if you see his name on the guest board, you'd better start studying. In his spare time (when he's got any) he writes jokes for a number of shows including "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader." And that's a little bit about Scott Dunn.
The Politics of Comedy
Though politics is often a taboo topic when speaking in front of large groups, comedian Tim Slagle had made a living as a political satirist for a quarter of a decade. To be fair, it's not really the politicians Slagle goes after; it's political concepts he's blasting. To keep both sides of the aisle happy, Slagle stays focused on big picture topics like warning labels and vegetarian frozen dinners. Slagle has been featured on MTV, Showtime and C-SPAN and writes a blog on his site in which he lights up Hollywood and pop culture.