One of my favorite comedians, Jimmy Dore, was on The Young Turks recently.
I would hope to see more of Jimmy on the show. Because the Young Turks covers politics, culture and entertainment stories and because Jimmy’s podcast, Comedy and Everything Else, covers comedy and everything else it seems like a natural fit for him to do recurring spots on the show. Unlike much of the political talk out there, these guys are constrained by logic and build their arguments within the boundaries of provable fact. They’re thorns in the vast flabby sides of ignorant America, which is why I’m a fan.
Jimmy, aside from being a national headliner, and successful podcaster, and radio show host also has a side job as a human trafficker specializing in Mexican wrestlers.
Here’s an interview he did recently on Buzzine. I liked his answer to being asked if he thinks bad comedians know they’re bad:
It seems like my experience has been that the truly good comedians, the people who are really funny, are always doubting themselves, and it seems like the people who have very little talent are the ones who never doubt themselves…like George Bush. Same thing in politics. He doesn’t seem to be worried, doesn’t have a second thought about anything. So, if you’re a comic and you’re not worried that you’re funny, you’re not funny. [Laughs]
A lot more ground gets covered in the interview. It’s worth the read.