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FOF #2706 - The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day - 02.14.19

FOF #2706 – The Horrific Origins of Valentine’s Day

While it may seem like just another cash grab by candy manufacturers, Valentine’s Day began in Greco-Roman times as a sadomasochistic fertility ritual and nowadays it is responsible for a lot of horrific clickbait relationship advice articles on the Internet.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the dark and gruesome origins of Valentine’s Day and all the outrageous romantic advice blogs post to coincide with the holiday.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 days ago 0
FOF #2696 - I’ve Got A New Attitude - 01.29.19

FOF #2696 – I’ve Got A New Attitude

We all hope for a better future, especially when the year we’re leaving behind was as rough as the singing on Rent Live!

Today comedian Carma Rae Gold joins us to take a look at some of our goals from years past like getting in shape or learning a new musical instrument and how to get on with this year’s goals while having a little sexy fun along the way.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 19 days ago 1
FOF #2692 - The Humanity of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr - 01.22.19

FOF #2692 – The Humanity of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

When reflecting on the life of such a sign of the civil rights pioneer, it’s important not mythologize them but remember their humanity and the power one person can have to change the world.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to reflect on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the great civil rights pioneer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 26 days ago 0
FOF #2691 - New Madonna, Who Dis? - 01.21.19

FOF #2691 – New Madonna, Who Dis?

Madonna rang in the New Year with a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn where a teary eyed audience sang along with Madonna as she performed an acoustic cover of “Like a Prayer.”

Today comedian Nadya Ginsburg, best known for her hilarious TV series “The Madonnalogues” joins us to take a look at the wild and ridiculous life of Madonna.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 27 days ago 0
FOF #2689 - Not So Secret Santa - 12.20.18

FOF #2689 – Not So Secret Santa

If you’re a guy who wants to get attention during the holidays, consider wearing the color red. A recent study suggest that men look their best during the winter months when they wear bold warm colors like red.

Today we wrap up the year by looking at big moments of 2018, joining us are some of your favorite comedy guests: Carma Rae Gold, Matt Brown and Brian Sweeney. Listen as we chat about what rocked our world this year and what we are looking forward to in the New Year.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2688 - Jingle Bells, Batman Smells - 12.19.18

FOF #2688 – Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

There’s something hilarious about turning those precious christmas carols into rotten songs all kids will love. Today our pal Manny Petty joins us for a live music session where we harmonize some hilariously rotten christmas song parodies.

Listen as we take a look at the classic Batman Smells parody of Jingle Bells that traces its origins to the 1960s, Spanish pooping nativity statues and Manny’s teenage obsession with mayonnaise.

Posted in: Comedians, Musicians, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2264 - Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special - 12.12.15

FOF #2264 – Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special

One of our favorite oddball TV Christmas moments is Pee Wee’s Christmas Special, a star studded hour long event that aired in 1988 at the height of Pee Wee Herman’s popularity.

Today we take you inside Pee Wee’s Christmas Special with the she-larious Irene Marquette,
who is putting on a holiday extravaganza inspired by Pee Wee Herman’s Holiday Show complete with variety acts and animation in the Curio Show at Chicago’s IO Theater.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2683 - Wild Sexy Science - 12.06.18

FOF #2683 – Wild Sexy Science

Scientists can get a little freaky when the lab coats come off and the real hard work of gathering empirical evidence regarding sex and sexuality begins. Who knew science could be so sexy?

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at some of the most memorable, wildest and hilarious scientific studies that we’ve reported on our show.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2682 - It’s Hanukkah Hunty! - 12.05.18

FOF #2682 – It’s Hanukkah Hunty!

The delightful Meg Grunewald joins us to take a look at the Hanukkah comedy spectacular “Home for Hanukkah with Bubbe” where she and other Chicago comedy improv stars invite you to participate in the traditions that make Hanukkah a festival of lights.

Listen as Meg chit-chats with us about poking fun at her Jewish family celebrations and how improv actors are coming to terms with consent so that their shows don’t go off the rails by an unwelcome grope.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0
FOF #2678 - Grateful for the Nuts in the Fruitcake - 11.21.18

FOF #2678 – Grateful for the Nuts in the Fruitcake

With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s not only time to stuff that turkey, it’s time to stuff our hearts with thanks to all the amazing people and things in our lives.

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to say thanks to all the wonderful people and things in our lives.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0