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
When Men Behave Badly
July 17, 2021
David M. Buss is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Buss previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He is considered the world’s leading scientific expert on strategies of human mating and one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology.
His new book: When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault (2021) uncovers the evolutionary roots of conflict between the sexes. Buss has more than 300 scientific publications. In 2019, he was cited as one of the 50 most influential living psychologists in the world.
July 10, 2021
Dan Naturman and Periel Aschenbrand with Guest Zoe Strimpel, a columnist, historian of gender and intimacy in modern Britain, and author.
Gender, Spas and Bill Cosby
July 2, 2021
The whole gang is back in the studio!
Nick Griffin is a Cellar regular, has made multiple appearances on Letterman and hosts a podcast called Scary Monsters.
Rob Feld is a journalist and filmmaker. He is currently working with Duke University professor Chris Bail on a documentary series that debunks the myths around how social media impacts political polarization and the free exchange of ideas.
Israeli Politics and American Crime
June 21, 2021
Patrick Sharkey is professor of sociology and public affairs at the PRinceton School of Public and International Affairs. He was formerly chair of sociology at NYU, where he taught for 10 years before joining Princeton. He is founder of americanviolence.org, former scientific director of crime lab new york, and author of the book Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence
June 4, 2021
Jeannie Suk Gersen is a law professor at Harvard Law School and a contributing writer to The New Yorker.
Myq Kaplan is a comic, his most recent album AKA is available now.
Anti Semitism, Comedy & the Chauvin Trial
May 28, 2021
To Mask or Not to Mask
May 14, 2021
Dr. Sandra Gelbard joins Noam Dworman, Dan Naturman and Periel Aschenbrand to discuss COVID and re-opening the Cellar.
Dr. Gelbard is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, founder of Park Avenue Medical Concierge, and Clinical Instructor at NYU Langone and Lenox Hill Hospital. She is on the board of several schools in NYC to advise about COVID and her work on the subject has been widely published.