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Podcast: Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling previews new book

Legendary joke machine Jackie Martling recently called in to talk about ‘The Joke Man: Bow To Stern’, his new book that details his years in stand-up, music, radio and television. In the second half of the show, New Jersey’s Grip Weeds preview their new concert DVD.

Aside from his years on the Howard Stern show, Jackie talks about his upcoming TV projects, a new documentary about his career, tales from the road, what happened to Jackie’s Joke Hunt and the seldom-discussed connection between corn and television.

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Jackie book cover

Music played during the show:

Third Of Never – Automat

Jackie’s Music Hunt – The Bad, Bad Timin’ In The Monologue of Life Blues

CJ Grogan – Bacharach

Best Defense – Atom Driver

Jackie’s Music Hunt – Let The Rain Fall Down

Jackie’s Music Hunt – La Te Da

 

Jackie’s upcoming appearances:

June 10 – Laugh It Up Comedy Club (845-264-7974/laughitup.net)

June 17 – Brokerage Pub (516-785-8655/brokerage.govs.com)

Aug. 19 – Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, Pa – click here for tickets)

Full Jackie Martling appearance schedule

 

Jackie Martling on the web:

www.Jokeland.com

Twitter

Instagram

 

Preview/purchase the new Grip Weeds live DVD

grip-dvd-cover

 

 

 

Audio: Novelist/Letterman writer/Truant Bill Scheft returns

Our all-time favorite podcast guest Bill Scheft returns to reflect on the moving (and often hysterical) memorial service for his wife and certified comedic genius Adrianne Tolsch.

The wide ranging conversation also ventures into the sensitive state of comedy, dinner with Don Rickles, a cathartic road trip to the Grand Canyon, a fresh joke from Bill’s former employer and the first shot fired in my attempt to interview someone connected to the show “Ed”.

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Bill’s previous appearances on our show.

Bill Scheft’s books available from Amazon.

Music featured in this episode:

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Fearless – Pink Floyd

Sweetness Follows – R.E.M.

Mystic Slide – Third Of Never

Realms of Shade  – Tuatara

Time Won’t Let Me* – The Smithereens

*(we’ve used the original so often I decided to throw my acquaintances from New Jersey some airtime)