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The Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! Summer Spectacular continues today with a panel discussion between Liam McEneaney and five of the best comedy writers working today. Recorded live at The Bell House.

Our panel talks about comedy writing, how to make it, their first jobs, Twitter, and what a dick Chevy Chase is.

ANDY BOROWITZ – writer for The New Yorker, New York Times bestselling author, National Press Club award-winner, “Funniest man in America,” according to the CBS Sunday News Morning,one of the 50 Funniest American Writers according to the Library of America, and the co-creator The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

ANDY BLITZ - has written for, and appeared on, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Human Giant," "Important Things with Demetri Martin," "Eagleheart," and Comedy Central's "Review."

JESSI KLEIN - is head writer and executive producer of "Inside Amy Schumer," and has written for "Saturday Night Live." She also wrote and appeared on "Michael & Michael Have Issues" and "The Showbiz Show with David Spade," had a half-hour special on Comedy Central, and is a regular panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!"

CHRIS GETHARD - is a comedian and improvisor, the host of the cult hit The Chris Gethard Show, and star of a Comedy Central Half Hour special

BRYAN TUCKER – is the co-head writer of “Saturday Night Live,” where sketches he’s written and co-written include “What’s Up With That?” and “Black Jeopardy!” Previous credits include “Chappelle’s Show” (“The Racial Draft” sketch), MADTV, and “The Chris Rock Show.”
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Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest podcast returns with an all-new summer double issue. Part one features TYF!'s signature stories from some of New York City's best writers and storytellers. This week includes:

Ophira Eisenberg - host of NPR's Ask Me Another, and author of the memoir Screw Everyone: How I Slept My Way To Monogamy, You can learn more in her TYF! interview here.

Michele Carlo - Moth Slam Champion and author of the memoir Fish Out of Agua

Bob Powers - old friend of the show, and writer for, mastermind behind the cult blog “Girls Are Pretty,” and author of the books “Happy Cruelty Day” and the “Just Make A Choice” choose your own adventure books for adults.

Lux Alptraum - former editrix-in-chief for

Next week's issue features a live panel interview with Andy Borowitz, Jessi Klein, Andy Blitz, Chris Gethard, and Bryan Tucker.

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In this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast!, we speak to Allison Robicelli about the bakery she and her husband own, about their infamy among people who use their desserts in sex acts (including a six-woman lesbian porn), and about her days managing Pip's Comedy Club in Brooklyn, and she tells a perfect story about the late Otto & George.

Bob Powers regales us with another story, and Liam talks briefly about the recently-deceased comedians John Pinette and Otto & George.

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In this week's issue, comedian, author, musician, and radio host Dave Hill tells us about how exactly he got on This American Life, and about his vacation down at a Mexican prison where he almost got murdered by a machete-wielding maniac (SPOILER: he isn't dead).

Bob Powers tells us a pair of short stories, and Liam McEneaney tells us what the hell he's been up to.


It's the Music Nerd Issue!

In this week's issue of Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest podcast, we speak to guitar virtuoso Kaki King, whom Rolling Stone called one oftheir Top 100 Guitar Gods about her start in music, her technique, her marriage, and touring with the Foo Fighters and playing with Dave Grohl.

We also speak to Mike Doughty about his album of reimaginings of Soul Coughing songs, his philosophy on dog "parenting," and the most '90s music phrase.

Kambri Crews tells us the story of how Satanic rock provided her with Salvation, and Liam McEneaney tells us a couple stories about brushes with fame and death.

This week's issue is sponsored by Liam McEneaney's album, Comedian. You can buy it here.

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Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! returns this week with a live episode recorded at the 2014 New York Podcast Festival.

LIAM McENEANEY hosts living comedy legends LEWIS BLACK and GILBERT GOTTFRIED. They talk hell gigs, corporate gigs, Lewis talks about how television can screw you, and Gilbert talks about how Twitter can be an expensive hobby. Also, Gilbert busts out an incredibly accurate and surprising impression out of left field.

We don't need to sell you on this; it's a legendary show.


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In this week's issue of the TYF! podcast, we speak to comedian/musician Rob Paravonian about his hugely popular Pachelbel Rant video on Youtube, and how he found his home in the crazy, anything-goes performance art scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side in the 1990s.

In addition, he sings a couple of songs, including one from his new album, Keep Your Jazz Hand Strong. In addition, he'll show us how combining comedy with a guitar makes beautiful women magically appear out of thin air. And I mean, literally. You'll hear it.

Plus, Maggie Serota tells a story about how looking for an apartment on Craig's List, surprisingly leads to hearing from pervy creeps.

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As the driving force behind Fleshbot, Lux Alptraum has made a sex-positive approach to porn on the Internet her mission. In this week's issue, we speak to Lux about Fleshbot, her career in Internet porn both on-camera and behind the scenes, the surprising facts about the business of porn, discovering her bisexuality, and hooking up with porn stars.

We also have another story from Kambri Crews about her childhood in rural Texas, about smoking weed and owning horses.

All that and Liam McEneaney discusses his own history with porn.

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Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! returns for the first issue of its second volume, with a double-issue filled to bursting.

We talk to Victor Varnado, who takes us down the path of his career, which took him from performing at gritty little East Village clubs to a Schwarzenneger film, from collaborating with Stan Lee on a comic book movie to directing his first feature film. He also describes what it feels like to do a major network late night TV spot.

Eden & John of the East River String Band talk about their early days in the gritty East Village, their first meeting at the Forbidden Planet comic book shop, Eden's days as a squatter on Ave. C, and how they went from dating to artistic collaboration, and how Eden is the only person who can intimidate Robert Crumb into changing his artwork.

In addition, Maggie Serota tells us about her first apartment in NYC trying to decide who was the craziest roommate, and Bob Powers brings us a story of love in the aisles of Duane Reade.

All this, and Liam McEneaney tells another true story of illness and getting an unbelievable message from the Universe.


In this week's issue of the TYF! Podcast, we listen to some of the best of Volume 1, including excerpts from interviews with Eddie Pepitone, W. Kamau Bell, Bryan Tucker, and music from Mike Doughty

In addition, we have stories from Bob Powers and Adam Wade, and a Moment with Stacey Nightmare and a trip down Ted Travelstead's Story Hole.

All this and a story from Liam McEneaney.

New issues of TYF! drop, starting August 5th.

Direct download: TYF_Best_of_Volume_1_Part_1.mp3
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