For the comedy nerd in all of us I am proud to present to you this lengthy chat I had with Kliph Nesteroff about the history of stand up comedy.
Last year Kliph published the excellent book 'The Comedians.'
I loved this book tremendously and highly recommend it to anyone who loves comedy and is interested in all of its exciting and sordid history.
From the earliest comedians in vaudeville to the mafia's grip on the development of stand up comedy as an art form there is fascinating facts to delight everyone's brain who will listen to this conversation.
As comedy is my favorite topic in the world and the fact that I enjoyed his book so much there were endless questions I had for Kliph as we gabbed it up for the microphone. He has also been asked to host a show on the Vice network about comedy that premieres on July 10.
Kliph's own history with doing comedy, experimenting with acid and giving up drinking also adds to the mix boundless enjoyment of tales of adventure.
If you love comedy as much as I do I know this episode with produce a brain bath of natural amphetamines inside your skull and that is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Kliph Nesteroff!