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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Brody Stevens, “Enjoy It!”

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We’ve got comedian Brody Stevens, fresh off of his HBO Digital Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”

“Enjoy It!” is a documentary comedy series that follows Brody as he pulls his life back together in the aftermath of a very public mental breakdown (fans and the world witnessed it via Twitter). Out of the UCLA psych ward, back on his meds, and trying to get his stand-up and film career back on track, Brody makes the rounds in LA, with pal Zach Galifianakis and others in tow, reconnecting and reconciling with the recognizable faces in the biz that he’d let down.

Brody talks with me about his life post-”Enjoy It!”, how his medication change has affected his comedy, and what it’s been like trying to mend relationships that were strained – and sometimes broken – during his manic episode.… Read the rest

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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Comedian Lee Camp

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Ask people about Lee Camp, and they'll compare him to some of comedy's greats, like George Carlin and Bill Hicks. While those are valid comparisons, Lee has his own voice, a style of politically charged humor that has garnered praise from his fellow comics and the public alike. He is infamous (or famous, depending on who you ask) for his appearance on Fox News in which he described the network "a parade of propaganda and festival of ignorance" live on the air. Through his Moment of Clarity podcasts, live performances and written work, Lee Camp has become a human loudspeaker voicing the too-often quiet frustrations of an increasingly exasperated American public. Want more Lee? Visit www.LeeCamp.net.
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The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Comedian, Media Critic Ron Placone

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Ron Placone is a comedian, writer, segment-host and media critic who is currently promoting his one-man show, "Madness in the Message", a multi-media performance piece on media criticism. Join us for a conversation on how and when the news went wrong, and making comedy out of the tragedy that is mainstream media.
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Quick Interview with Doug Benson at San Diego Comic Con 2012

I just arrived in San Diego, and Doug Benson is in my hotel room, accompanied by a film crew. He wants water – cottonmouth – and I don’t want to make a fool of myself. Benson’s filming another marijuana-infused take-off on Morgan Spurlock’s oeuvre, and our meeting may or may not be in the resulting film. I clear my throat and try to stumble through the jetlag fugue which would, predictably, characterize my time on the west coast.

Having Benson in my hotel room was a highly unusual circumstance, and even he acknowledged it. The comedian had Tweeted a photograph from an elevator that my wife and I had recognized as the one and our hotel room. I asked him if he’d like to come up for an interview. I was surprised when my phone buzzed – a direct message – with a two word message: “Got smoke?” I tapped out a reply as quickly as I could – “Sorry, brother.” – and considered the matter closed.… Read the rest

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