Jimmy Dore and Brian McDaniel, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, brilliantly discuss the completely painless topics of politics and economics, Jimmy’s new book Your Country Is Just Not That Into You, and Brian’s work on TMZ. During Punch It Up, Timothy Lang and Victor Pleacoff perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
Jimmy Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer performer for the Off-Broadway hit “The Marijuana-Logues”, the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles on Pacifica Radio 90.7 and you can see him weekly on The Young Turks Network. His latest effort “Citizen Jimmy” is the award-winning one-hour Comedy Central Special that was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one the top 5 comedy DVDs of the year by Punchline Magazine. Jimmy headlines and performs all over the United States and has performed on all the major networks such as NBC’s Last Comic Standing, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, and Comedy Central. Jimmy has performed at all the hottest comedy festivals including: HBO Aspen Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, Bumpershoot, Austin Comedy Festival as well as Portland Comedy Festival to name a few. According to L.A. Weekly, “Jimmy Dore is completely offensive and very funny!”
Brian grew up in Prince George’s county Maryland, riding the bus to school where comedy was the ultimate factor in deciding social status. Mostly, he just tried to avoid being embarrassed by the popular kids and the foul-mouthed big-banged girls that followed them. But he was learning by osmosis, picking up on what was funny and what was just swagger, which jokes made everybody laugh, and which ones just unified the cool clique in their superiority. He couples this experience with the pop culture expertise of a TMZ veteran to write material that’s incisive, ridiculous, and surprising.
He’s got the seat at the back of the bus now, everyone’s laughing, and if you get ripped, well… you deserved it.
He graduated from USC, wrote for the CBS Diversity Showcase, and currently appears on TMZ and TMZ Sports.