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Join Emmy Award-winning comedian Dennis Miller, his A-list friends, and his “Guy Friday" Christian Bladt each week for their uncensored take on current events, politics, pop culture, and anything else on their minds.

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Dennis starts off the show trying out some planned jokes for his appearance on “Hannity”, including jokes about AOC and Biden. He also discusses “Hands Across America", California planning to reopen by the 4th of July, how he doesn’t understand what the half of the country who loves Joe Biden sees in him, President Trump saying he took hydroxychloroquine, Pelosi calling him “morbidly obese”, Donald Trump Jr. inferring that Biden is a pedophile, President Trump deciding not to hang up President Obama’s portrait in the White House, how Bush 43 caught the same heat as Trump but didn’t fight back, Mitt Romney, an approaching Indian cyclone and pangolins. He’s then visited by comedian Dave Landau of “The Anthony Cumia Show”, who talks about how his ten years in recovery came after 13 arrests, Isaiah Thomas and Michael Jordan, what airline travel is like right now, riffing on bad movies, getting back to performing stand-up, Bryan Adams, Chuck E Cheese and more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon Ashford University
Dennis talks to author Ben Mezrich about how his book “Q” predicted COVID-19 and that the dozens of virologists he interviewed were worried about this exact scenario. They also discuss Bitcoin, the Winklevoss twins, working on the TV show Billions, and how he just finished a serialized novella he wrote for The Boston Globe called “The Mechanic”. Dennis then talks about finishing ESPN”a Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance”, Survivor host Jeff Probst, wearing face masks in LA and San Francisco, and the NFL offering incentives to teams who hire black coaches. He also explains his belief that the country will be over as we know it if Democrats take the White House, Senate and House, Liberals war-gaming the virus, a bar in Baltimore whose employees would rather receive unemployment than go back to work, Twitch, Cary Grant and the notion that COVID-19 might be spread by farts.
Dennis talks to Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Victor about living in California under quarantine, how President Trump should handle states not reopening, migrant workers’ approach to quarantine, the global impact of the pandemic, Dr. Fauci, Andrew Cuomo, Trump's drive, determination and poll numbers. They also address Joe Biden's dementia and how a lot more people on the Left looking for an alternative, what a Trump second term might look like, how the Left could really work with him, how the Left want a break-up of the country, and how that might not be a bad thing. Then, Dennis talks to Christian and Lindsey about Gettysburg, comedian Paul Mooney, Dennis’s four favorite Beatles songs and actually meeting Beatles. Plus, a voicemail from “President Trump”, how “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has been denied release from prison to research the coronavirus, Trump referring to Obama as grossly incompetent and how no one could handle the scrutiny Trump has been under, except for perhaps Elia Kazan. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist Express VPN
Dennis is joined by musician Ted Nugent, who talks about how he still plays guitar every day, some of the unique guitars that he owns, "The Last Waltz" documentary, Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, Steve Marriott of Humble Pie, Mitch Rider and The Funk Brothers Dennis also talks about eating food on microphone, show business chimps, whether the podcast should change its name, footage of a drone in New Jersey warning people for not practicing social distance and San Francisco. Plus, Christian talks about taking his family to the drive-in and explains how author Ben Mezrich wrote a book that predicted the current pandemic.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Omax Health (Code: MILLER) Plexaderm (Code: MILLER)
Dennis talks to Anthony Cumia about the announcement that Los Angeles will be on lockdown for three more months and how we’re living in the most mundane disaster. They also talk about the tone of commercials today, herd immunity, constant surveillance, seeing "Bonnie and Clyde" as kids, "Chinatown", "Green Acres", getting fired, a hockey player making sexist comments in a private chat, Bryan Adams criticizing bat eating, the Rat Pack, liberalism, the other hosts on Anthony's Compound Media network and Mike Tyson. Dennis also tries out some of his jokes for his next appearance on "Hannity", discusses a book he's reading about John Entwisle, his Grand Mal seizure story, Carol Burnett, Debra Messing and much more!
Dennis chats with author Brad Balukjian about his book "The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife" about traveling around the country to meet up with a random collection of baseball players who were all in the same unopened pack of baseball cards from 1986, including Carlton Fisk, Doc Gooden, Vince Coleman, Gary Templeton, Gary Pettis, Steve Yaeger and more.  Dennis also chats with Christian and Lindsey, responding to voicemails, talking about the great Jonathan Winters and more!
Dennis is joined by Jon Lovitz who talks about his life during the global pandemic including trying to date and the Feeding America Benefit he's performing on. He also discusses presenting at the Oscars, Dennis getting hired to do Weekend Update after it turned out Lovitz would be too busy for it, his "Liar" character Tommy Flannagan explains the corona virus,a sketch where Lovitz played the devil, his character Annoying Man, the SNL 40th Annviersary show, Phil Hartman's prowess for album design and how he originally turned down SNL, Jon's singing voice, his dog, Jerry Bruckheimer III, and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Omax Health (Code: MILLER) Express VPN
Dennis is joined by comedian Aaron Berg, who talks about leaving New York City to quarantine with his wife at her parents' house in Delaware, his new album "American Ettiquette", performing 25 sets of comedy in a single night, getting complaints after performing -- but having them be "good complaints", the government releasing UFO footage and Land O' Lakes butter taking the Native American woman off of the packaging.  Dennis also tries out some of his jokes for "Hannity" on Christian and Lindsey, talks about continuing to watch "The Wire", Sir Ian McKellan, Sam Kinison, real laughs compared to "show biz laughs", Lindsey watching "Chinatown for the first time and more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Magic Spoon (Code: MILLER) Blinkist Legacy Box
Dennis is joined by Bill O'Reilly who talks about his plan to bring back sports, and how he encouraged Sean Hannity to share the plan with President Trump. They also talk about Bill Gates giving China credit for its handling of the corona virus, the World Health Organization, the CEO of Bank of America saying that it will take 18 months for our economy to recover, why right now is a good time to by a house or car, how people have had it with the lock down at this point, Joe Biden and Donald Trump's grandfather who died from the Spanish flu pandemic. Dennis also talks to Christian and Lindsey about the Democratic convention, his time on Star Search, "The Wire" possibly finding its way on TV's Mt. Rushmore, Primanti Brothers sandwiches in Pittsburgh, performing comedy at a strip club, doing Frank Caliendo's podcast, writing a joke for Garry Shandling, Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" and more!
Dennis is joined by Dave Rubin to discuss his new book, "Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason", how Dennis was the last in-person guest for Dave's show, Dennis being Tom Snyder's last guest, Dave's political shift starting with his time on The Young Turks network and watching the treatment of a guest on an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher". They also discuss implementing social distancing, getting to know your neighbors, the increase in the national divorce rate, power returning to states, Jordan Peterson and much more! Dennis also chats with Christian and Lindsey about comments Dr. Fauci made to the press, the Sean Connery film "Medicine Man", Lorraine Bracco, "Goodfellas", Ray Liotta, reading Diane Keaton's book, her collaborations with Woody Allen and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: SkyLight Frame (Code: MILLER) Magic Spoon (Code: MILLER)
Dennis chats with Christian, Lindsey and fill-in technical director Joey about Bill DeBlasio's unfortunate effort to get New Yorkers to snitch on one another, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mitch McConnell, Chris Cuomo, Germans, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Flying to Hawaii, the Concord, Lorne Michaels, M Night Shamalayan, Russell Crowe, Adam West and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist Magic Spoon (Code: MILLER)
Dennis is joined by comedian Jim Norton, who talks about life in New York during quarantine, how going to pharmacies and grocery stores are big social outings, and the general feeling in the city regarding orders to stay at home. He also talks about the Netflix documentary "How to Fix A Drug Scandal", co-hosting a daily radio show with Sam Roberts, Jim's alter-ego Chip Chipperson, the UFC, comedian Dave Attell and more. Then, Dennis allows Christian and Lindsey to serenade him with voicemails singing the praises of last week's appearance on "Hannity". This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: SkyLight Frame Express VPN
Dennis talks to musician Dave Pirner about his book of lyrics "Loud Fast Words", and the new Soul Asylum album "Hurry Up And Wait", how they both performed at MTV's inauguration for Bill Clinton in 1993, Van Morrison's jumpsuit and Neil Young's nose in "The Last Waltz" documentary, moving back to Minneapolis from New Orleans, the great Minnesota-born comedian Mitch Hedberg and whether Dave could take up comedy at his age. Dennis also talks to Christian about how Joan Rivers would criticize the backgrounds at everyone's home studio, how we live in the whiniest of times, his upcoming appearance on Hannity, actor Robert Pattinson, Batman, Star Trek, Patrick Swayze's Roadhouse, The Mod Squad, Ted Williams and more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Omax Cryofreeze (Code: MILLER)
Former "Saturday Night Live" writer and co-creator of "It's Garry Shandling's Show!" Alan Zweibel discusses his new book "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier", starting his career writing for borscht belt comedians while slicing deli meat, doing stand-up with Billy Crystal, how he gravitated towards Weekend Update and Herb Sargent whom Dennis also wrote with when he was there. Alan also discuss working with Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Buck Henry, his friendship with Gilda Radner, writing John Belushi's Samurai sketches, a truly unique interaction with Milton Berle and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Omax Health Max Sleep (Code: MILLER) Plexaderm (Code: MILLER)
Dennis talks to Christian and Lindsey about Bernie Sanders dropping out, why Biden can't debate Trump, his belief they Hillary is STILL warming up in the bullpen, Dennis Quaid, Harry Truman,  They also discuss the news that more than 300,000 people have recovered from corona virus, Wuhan China’s lockdown ending after 76 days, UFC’s Dana White planning to schedule events on a private island, MLB considering playing in Arizona without fans, the future of the NBA and NFL, when will people go back to movie theaters and much more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Plexaderm (Code: MILLER)
Dennis is joined by author Sam Wasson, who discusses his latest book, "The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood" about the making of the film "Chinatown" which was made at a time when Jack Nicholson, director Roman Polanski, producer Robert Evans and screenwriter Robert Towne were all at the heights of their abilities. Dennis also talks about a time he met Roman Polanski, and they also discuss some of the other books he's written, including one on Audrey Hepburn, Paul Mazursky and Bob Fosse. They also discuss reading Woody Allen's memoir. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist SkyLight (Code: MILLER)
Dennis is joined by comedian Don Jamieson who talks about getting started as a comedy scout for MTV, going on stage for the first time and some of the truly bad gigs he performed at. He also discusses spending years as the opener for Andrew "Dice" Clay, opening for rock and metal bands, how he's maintaining his balance during the current lockdown and more!   He also talks to Christian and Lindsey about some of the latest numbers related to corona virus, how past presidents would have handled this, how well we knew past presidents compared to Trump, Hillary Clinton's "America First" tweet, Chuck Todd, misusing vocabulary and Trump tweeting about the ratings for his daily coronavirus updates. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: SimpliSafe SkyLight Frame (Code: MILLER)
Dennis talks about the latest news and statistics associated with the coronavirus, reading up on the Spanish Flu of 1918, herd immunity, how New York is handling the Virus, whether this kind of isolation will become an annual event and how humanity is showing itself amidst this adversity. He also asks Christian and Lindsey how they are handling all of this, getting to see inside the homes of media personalities broadcasting from there, a Van Gogh stolen from an Amsterdam museum, the Netflix series "Ozark", reading books about James Bond, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Manchurian Candidate", Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, divorce statistics and the city of New York advising against a very specific bedroom practice. This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Plexaderm (Code: MILLER)
Dennis talks to comedian Dana Carvey about hiking social distancing, Dr. Fauci trying to ease our concerns, what it would be like if we were getting daily updates from past presidents Bush, Clinton or Obama. They also discuss President Trump's handling of the pandemic and Arnold Schwarznegger telling people to stay inside and not party so much and how his voice cadence is similar to Trump. They also talk about Larry King, Robin Williams, their salaries and living near the studio when they were on SNL, personal top five lists of movies, why Dennis doesn’t think he’d be good at Jeopardy, Carol Burnett, Mark Wahlberg and more! This episode is brought to you by our sponsor: Omax Health (Code: MILLER)
On our first episode practicing “social distancing”, Dennis shares his thoughts about the corona virus with Christian, comparing it to H1N1, how he doesn’t expect the general population to be willing to stay indoors for 18 months, the importance of President Trump banning flights from China back in January, theorizing why Italy has been so hard hit, LA Mayor Garcetti considering closing down hiking trails, why President Trump and New York governor Andrew Cuomo seem to be getting along and Harvey Weinstein.  He also discusses how he’s been utilizing the time cleaning up and sorting through old mementoes, some documentaries he’s been watching and Netflix’s “Tiger King”.  This episode is brought to you by our sponsors: Blinkist Plexaderm (Code: MILLER)
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Comments (106)

E J

!!! Every episode is insanely funny! I literally lol in my car as I am driving! Thanks so much guys👍👍👍

May 26th
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E J

Victor Davis Hanson 👍

May 21st
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Biscuits McGee

72 minutes, Dennis must have really enjoyed talking to AC.

May 14th
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hey man I'm a fan

Your guest is complimenting you on a comment and the best you can come up with is oh, "this was short of my yawn"? Gawd, and you wonder why your audience is shrinking faster than a d**k in a cold pool. Get your head out of your own ass, Miller.

Apr 29th
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E J

👍👍

Mar 29th
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E J

Great new segment! Keep it up, Lindsay!

Mar 10th
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E J

Whoo! Great episode! Definitely have Lindsay talk more! She's great, and I love the way her voice sounds👍👍

Mar 7th
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Helen L

Fiddler on the Roof: Sunrise Sunset "Is this the little girl I carried"

Feb 26th
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Helen L

Yes we love the show. One of the 20%

Feb 19th
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Michelle Barrow

I have just unfollowed. I love the stories about the old SNL days. I really used to love Dennis' opinions on things back in the day. I just can't handle the political ignorance. You rave on for half the show and don't have the story straight. You have turned into the "get off my lawn!" guy. 😢

Feb 6th
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hey man I'm a fan

Re: climate change and a recommended way to engage climate change believers (starting at ca.17m40s mark). Dennis, man, I have been listening to your opinions for coming up on two decades but, listen. You need to ease up on your shtick. SIMPLIFY. Organized speech is a sign of an organized mind. What you said there made literally no sense--not just conceptually but also linguistically. "I've heard varying opinions that are tenures from the point of no return" ?! WTF. My claim to the right to share an opinion: a (semi-) functioning brain and three university degrees, two of those in the top centile of tertiary educational institutions worldwide.

Jan 29th
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E J

Ya, he is still hilarious 👍

Jan 17th
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E J

Very funny episode

Dec 31st
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E J

Absolutely stupendous episode!! "Hookers pissing on the bed"!! Priceless! 2 thumbs way way up! 👍👍👍👍

Dec 19th
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E J

Great episode. He said Merry Christmas at the end. Does that mean that this was the last episode this month?

Dec 3rd
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hey man I'm a fan

re: Ileana Douglas. Good to hear Dennis being in a good mood for once and enjoying himself but the exclusive focus of this installment on Hollywood/cinematic arcana bored me to tears. And, apropos of mood lifting, Dennis shutting down Christian's suggestion the other time to hear a voicemail that wasn't straight-up smoke-up-his-ass adulation was really off-putting. I almost fell off the Dennis wagon, and that's after many years as a faithful fan. Pop an upper if need be and take some constructive criticism, Mr Miller.

Nov 4th
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bob caygeon

Is Simmons selling his toenail clippings or bottled flop sweat? Two episodes I won't hear.

Oct 31st
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kurt hoffman

love it

Sep 26th
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E J

I guess this guy is pretty funny. But geez, can he please back off on the ego? Holy cow!

Aug 27th
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Charles Matthew Miller

Love this podcast. Always in a better mood after.

Aug 23rd
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