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FOF # 2867 – Brian Sweeney, Fred Willard and a Million Dollar Pencil

One of our favorite tv shows from the late 70s was NBC’s Real People, a celebration of everyday people doing extraordinary things like a guy who ate soil, a one-legged man who ran across Canada and a couple who owned a roadside store that offered a million dollar pencil for sale.

Real People was by an ensemble that included the recently departed comedian Fred Willard, the show put a spotlight on people’s triumphs and helped introduce eccentric goofballs like Richard Simmons.

Today Brian Sweeney breaks his silence to take a look at the life of comedy legend Fred Willard.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 8 days ago 0

Coco Peru Has a Strong Backbone

Coco Peru’s new one drag queen show touches on some intense issues-  living with regret, isolation, social media and aging. Amazingly, she always finds the humor in some pretty tough topics.

Today Coco Peru joins us from to talk about surviving these tough times we are living in.

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 13 days ago 1

FOF #2864 – Hooray for Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood

After Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award in 1940 for her role in Gone with the Wind, it would be another 50 years before another African American woman, Whoopie Golberg in Ghost, would snatch an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

But what if you could go back in time and rewrite Hollywood’s history to be more black, queer and feminist? Listen as we chat with comic Matt Brown about the magical revisionism of Murphy’s series which showcases vintage Hollywood in all it’s gay glamour and sexy shenanigans.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 20 days ago 0

FOF #2863 – Amanda Cohen: Fashion in the Age of Coronavirus

One of the biggest changes in the age of the Rona is our fashion. Folks are still trying to express themselves in their video teleconferences and sometimes the results are hilarious.

Pants? What are pants? Folks wear pajamas all day long, heads are shaved and if they go outside at all, they look like bank robbers.

Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known as one of the most challenging people to appear on the makeover reality TV show What Not to Wear joins us to take a look at fashion in the age of Coronavirus.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 21 days ago 0

FOF #2850 – Silver, Sexy and Sixty-Nine

As we see gay folks living longer, there’s a new found appreciation for silver daddies and even grandpas as sex symbols.

But even though Dwayne Jonson and Paul Mason make aging look delicious, getting older isn’t always as sexy as it looks- your back hurts, the D don’t work and the text size on your phone is now set to “billboard.”

Today, gay publishing pioneer and now comedian Louis Weisberg joins us to look at aging and raging gracefully.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2849 – The Big Momma of Cellblock COVID-19

We’re all going through hard times during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s so rough, folks are comparing self-isolation to being locked up behind bars. So maybe we can learn a thing or two on surviving all this from someone who has actually done some time in the pokey.

Today comedian Lindsey Shaw, who did a stretch in the big house, joins us to talk about getting through self isolation by looking at ways she dealt with being in the slammer.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2848 – Tiger King: Gay Rednecks, Caged Animals, Guns & Meth

Folks cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic are wild for Netflix’s Tiger King, a true crime docu-series about an eccentric group of private zoo owners battling it out over who is king of the caged jungle. Who knew all it took for the country to forget their troubles is a gay redneck seducing straight men with tigers, guns and meth?

Today comedian Carly Balerini joins us to take a look at the hit documentary series Tiger King and the outrageous stuff they left on the cutting room floor.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 1

FOF #2841 – Sam Pancake Takes on Ageism and the Coronavirus Pandemic

A few months ago, comedian Sam Pancake appeared on a talk show where he talked about how some young people have such a fear of getting older that they’d rather be dead than get old. His conversation went viral and it really struck a chord with they way gay men view aging.

Today comedian and actor Sam Pancake, who has been in just about everything from Friends to Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, joins us to look at gaygism, gay men’s fears of growing older.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 1

FOF #2839 – Jake Noll on Surviving the Corona Apocalypse

With annoying music festivals canceled, colleges suspending classes and once crowded airports are nearly empty with flights at rock bottom prices, is coronavirus such a bad thing?

Yes, yes it is.

The World Health Organization just classified the coronavirus virus outbreak as a pandemic.

Today non-binary survivalist Jake Noll joins us to take a look at the fear and axiety over the coronavirus pandemic, and how it taps into people’s latenet fear over their own bodies

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2838 – Siobhan Tuck’s Last Meal on Earth

Imagine this: you’re guilty of the crime and the sentence is death. But before you go, one last wish, what do you order for your last meal on earth? In the United States, some prisons serve a “special request” last meal, a ritual intended not to comfort the condemned but to soften the harsh fact for society that a human being is about to be killed.

Today comedian Siobhan Tuck joins us to take a look at death row inmates last meals, which usually consists of steak, fried chicken, large amounts of unpopular flavors of ice cream, and large bowls of fruit.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 3 months ago 0