Episode 10: Comedy
Guests David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Stella, Children’s Hospital) and Dan Patterson (Whose Line is it Anyway, Mock the Week) were both deeply influenced by similar experiences - find out what on The Kibitz! This episode also features Andrea Rosen (Episodes), Kasher vs Kasher, and a 95-year-old nana telling jokes. Plus host Dan Crane compares a body part to Muppets Statler and Waldorf.
Who's in this episode?
David Wain is a writer, director, actor, comedian, etc. His best known things are The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Stella, Wainy Days and Wanderlust. His recent projects include They Came Together now on Hulu; Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim; Another Period on Comedy Central, the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and the upcoming feature film, A Futile and Stupid Gesture about the founding of the National Lampoon.
Kasher vs. kasher
David Kasher grew up in Oakland, California, but spent his summers in Hassidic Brooklyn, and he's been integrating these experiences ever since. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he knocked around for several years in yeshivas in Israel before landing in rabbinical school at Chovevei Torah, where he was ordained in 2007. He now spends his time bringing Torah to the people, one living room discussion group at a time, as the Senior Rabbinic Educator at Kevah. He's also working on a doctorate in Legal Philosophy, and writes a blog on the weekly Torah portion. You can read it, or listen to the podcasted version, at
Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA. Featured on: NBC, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’s Shameless, MTV & more… Currently the Co-host of The Champs podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye on Grand Central Publishing. Selected as one of Variety Magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch”, LA Times’ “Faces to Watch”, and iTunes’ “Comic of the Year”.
A 95-year old nana tells jokes and stories
Janice “Nana” Lubbin is 95-years-young and lives in Los Angeles. She’s the proud mother of two children, 3 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Dan Patterson is a British television producer and writer, responsible for the production of both the British and American incarnations of the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the British satirical panel show Mock the Week with writing partner Mark Leveson. He has also written for episodes of both shows.
Andrea Rosen is an American comedian and actress most notable for her work with comedy troupes Stella and Variety Shac, and for her appearances in the Showtime show Episodes, and numerous television commercials. She is the creator of Take Me to Your Mother, a documentary-style comedy on the Nick Jr./NickMom cable network.
Host: Dan Crane
Dan Crane is a writer, musician, Jew (lax, loves lox) and professional air-guitarist. He’s the author of To Air is Human and stars in the documentary, Air Guitar Nation. He writes about culture and travel for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, California Sunday, Slate, and numerous other publications. When he’s not writing, or hosting air guitar championships at home and abroad, he plays “there” guitar in various bands including Nous Non Plus and Ray & Remora. To watch clips from Dan Crane’s standup short-lived standup career, click here.
This podcast is sponsored by the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies.