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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Feb 25, 2015

In this episode Ken welcomes comedian, actor, producer Paul Provenza.

Ken and Paul discuss Kids Court, robbing drug dealers, growing up in New York, being chained to development deals, failing to update I Spy, growing up a comedy nerd, comedy LPs, the crossroads of comedy's past and future, Graham Norton, claims of a lack of English language skills, the power of comedians, being a teenage stand up comedian,  Robert Kline, taking down the system from the inside out, Tubby Boots, Gabe Kaplan's dire warnings, Jazz Club Comedy, Jay Leno, Comedy as the road to sitcom, DIY ethos, finding your audience, the power (or lack of it) of Late Night shows in the 21st Century, I Spy, Man from U.N.C.L.E., TV Comedy as processed junk food, Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, All in the Family, The Marx Brothers, the anarchy of 20s-30s comedy, the essential nature of live comedy, Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, Letterman, Ha! + The Comedy Channel = CTV - Canada = Comedy Central, Comics Only, Comedy MTV, Bill Hicks, the dark, sick, twisted sketches on Comics Only, getting away with things using the power of secret fax machines, the power of critical thinking, being a warm up comedian, Pursuit of Happiness, The Facts of Life, Cloris Leachman, North Exposure, mistakenly engaging internet critics, The magic "100 Episodes", plagiarism, The Green Room, Bugs Bunny vs. Mickey Mouse, the pains of growing, When Stand Up Stood Out, and the weirdness of Boston Comedy.