The Comedy Cellar: Live from the Table
For 30 years, New York’s legendary Comedy Cellar has served as the launching pad for greatest stand up comedians in the world. Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano, Dave Attell, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Dane Cook, Robert Kelly and Greg Giraldo are just a few of the comedians who began as Cellar regulars.
But classic stage performances have never been the only show going on at the Cellar. The biggest comedians in the world come to sit at the table upstairs, where comedians come to argue and discuss the events of the day and their lives, sharpening their their comedy knives on each other. This kibitzing (an inspiration for Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd), has always been a private affair… until now.
Join us for a weekly peek into the happenings at the Comedy Cellar’s comedian table, where the funniest people in the world debate and discuss. Subscribe now and don’t miss a second of it.Apple PodcastsSpotify<Google Podcasts RSS
Ukraine: Michael Tracey and Sean Patton
May 16, 2022
Michael Tracey is a journalist for Substack. Has written for the Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, The Nation, The Spectator, and other publications.
Sean Patton is a Comedy Cellar regular whose multiple TV appearances include Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, Fallon, Conan and many more.
Roe v. Wade with Alan Dershowitz
May 13, 2022
Noam Dworman, Dan Naturman and Periel Aschenbrand discuss abortion and the overtuning on Roe v. Wade with famed attorney, author and Professor at Harvard Law school for fifty years, Alan Dershowitz.
RYDER DIE: Ryder Kessler and Mike Feeney
May 6, 2022
Ryder Kessler is a Working Families Party-endorsed candidate for New York State Assembly in the 66th District. He was the founding CEO of DipJar, and since 2016, he has worked in Democratic politics to take back the House, Senate, and White House, with a focus on voting rights. He is a member of Community Board 2 in Manhattan and has written extensively about the need for more vibrant, equitable, sustainable neighborhoods downtown.
Mike Feeney’s appearances include NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Barstool Sports, Fox’s Laughs, Funny or Die and more. His stand up special is called “Rage Against The Routine.” He is a Comedy Cellar regular.
That’s Not Funny
April 30, 2022
Authors Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx of That’s Not Funny–which shows how much political and cultural power the right-wing comedy world has gained. Sienkiewicz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Boston College Communication Department and Marx is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.
Dan discusses being rejected from The Tonight Show.
April 25, 2022
Dr Jo Boaler is a Stanford Professor. Former roles have included being a maths teacher in London schools. She is author of 18 books, numerous articles and a White House presenter on women and girls. Her latest book is called: Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead and Live without Barriers. She co-founded www.youcubed.org, is currently one of the writing team creating a new Mathematics Framework for the state of California, co-leading a K-12 Data Science Initiative and was named as one of the 8 educators “changing the face of education” by the BBC.
Cancel Culture with Mike Pesca and Tanael Joachim
April 22, 2022
Mike Pesca is host of The Gist,and guest hosts the NPR Programs All Things Considered and the news quiz Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. His work has been featured on This American Life, Radiolab, and Planet Money. He has frequently appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and The PBS Newshour, and written for The Washington Post, The Guardian, GQ, Slate, and Baseball Prospectus.
Tanael Joachim (TJ) is a stand up comic, a regular at the Comedy Cellar and an Op-Ed contributor for the New York Times. His first special, January 3 is avaialable on Amazon Prime.
Alan Dershowitz: Don’t Say Gay
April 15, 2022
Famed attorney, author and Harvard Professor and Comedy Cellar regular, comic Danny Cohen.
April 8, 2022
Noam, Dan and Periel catch up: Dan gets to Vegas despite a cancelled flight, Louis CK’s Grammy, Noam’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the slap, Justice Jackson, “Don’t Say Gay” and more.
Glenn Loury Bonus Episode
April 3, 2022
A CONVERSATION highlighting the role of comedy as a political, moral and analytic tool in our time: Taboos are everywhere. Plain facts are being denied. Arguable propositions are foisted on us as if they were certainties. Decorum and politeness sometimes blind us or intimidate us or deceive us. The comic makes us laugh, for sure. But, in that act he also creates space for saying the unsayable. He has “plausible deniability.” He can be a truth teller, a liberator, a sage…
- Glenn Loury: Professor of Economic and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Brown University. Host of The Glenn Show podcast. He is among America’s leading critics writing on racial inequality.
- Roland Fryer: Harvard Economist, Macarthur “Genius” Fellow, Time 100 Honoree, McDonalds Employee of the Month specializing in Race and Education. Standup Comedian.
- Coleman Hughes: Writer, podcaster, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist who specialises in issues related to race, public policy and philosophy.
- Noam Dworman: Owner of the Comedy Cellar
The Slap: Chris Rock and Will Smith
April 1, 2022
Dan Naturman and Periel Aschenbrand are joined by comedian Mia Jackson and Juanita Dworman to discuss the slap heard around the world.
Mia Jackson is a Georgia native now living in New York. Her first half hour special is available on Epix and her second half hour special is on Comedy Central. She is a regular at The Comedy Cellar.