Anthony Jeselnik On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Anthony Jeselnik On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with writer, comedian, and podcaster:

ANTHONY JESELNIK

Here’s what they got into:

  • Anthony’s hometown of Pittsburgh being a “brain drain” city
  • Growing up the oldest of five and if his whole family is funny
  • How he got the idea of playing a villain during his routines
  • Love for reading and sharing experiences working at bookstores
  • The influence of Steven Wright, Rodney Dangerfield, and Mitch Hedberg
  • Why New York’s Comedy Cellar has such legendary status
  • Being hired to write for The Jimmy Fallon Show and not using his jokes
  • The challenges of dealing with standards and practices in comedy
  • Being inspired by the boldness of the Dave Chappelle show
  • His take on Cancel Culture being the cost of doing business
  • The legacy of Greg Giraldo and how much success he could have had
  • Why Anthony was so disgusted with Trump’s SNL guest appearance
  • How Anthony approaches racists taking his jokes the wrong way
  • Great things coming from the discomfort of bombing on stage
  • The fearlessness of Chris Rock and how patient he is with the audience
  • “The Jeselnik Offensive” and the challenges of being a slave to the news
  • Why Anthony could have done without hosting “Last Comic Standing”
  • Anthony’s thoughts on the sentiments of “thoughts and prayers”
  • Feeling the Netflix special, “Fire In The Maternity Ward”, is his best work
  • “The Jeselnik & Rosenthal Vanity Project” podcast with his best friend Gregg
  • What we can expect next from Anthony Jeselnik

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