Jamie Kilstein and John Frusciante: Addicted to Friendship
NYC-based Jamie Kilstein and John Frusciante take on Denver with their unique mix of improv, politics and comedy.
His latest CD, What Alive People Do, spent its first week released at number one on both the iTunes and Amazon comedy charts. It also is the first CD released by Standup Records to be reviewed in The Rolling Stone.
He co-hosts Citizen Radio, which has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams. He and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top "media heroes". Most importantly Glenn Beck has called him a "doofus" and "goofball" and Jonah Goldberg refuses to fight him.
He was a Timeout Chicago, Sydney, New York and London's Critics Pick. He has played the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House and opened for Bad Religion. Before that he lived out of his car and dropped out of high school. Take that, life! Press Reviews: Watching Jamie reminds me of why I got into comedy. It is like watching a combination of George Carlin and Bill Hicksâ€ --JANEANE GAROFALO
"There are few truly insightful, passionate and hysterically funny political comedians around, and even fewer coming out of the States. New Yorker Jamie Kilstein is a shining light probing into the murkier corners of the religious right and corrupt politics of his homeland. Funny and penetrating, he's taken Bill Hicks' baton and run with it." --TIME OUT LONDON
"Jamie Kilstein is one of the funniest and smartest humans on the planet: his rocket-powered wit leaves you gasping - for more: sheer brilliance." World famous Philosopher and Professor --A.C Grayling
Jamie Kilstein is at once irresistibly endearing and wonderfully audacious. Watching his work is like going to cuddle a puppy and having it hump your leg. But funnier.â€ --Tim Minchin
"If you liked Bill Hicks... If you think comedy should be about something more than just froth and banter... If you want to hear someone standing-up for freedom of speech and smacking religious bigotry and political stupidity squarely in the face... then this hugely talented American is the guy for you." --Time Out Critics' Choice
John Frusciante (@johnjfrusciante) is a comedian and writer living in NYC but originally from New Jersey. He co-wrote the YouTube sensation "BP Spills Coffee", his first real taste of capitalizing off of a major tragedy. He can regularly be seen at the UCB Theatre in New York City performing to sold-out audiences in the improvised show AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place and can regularly be heard on the hit podcast Citizen Radio. He also hosts his own podcast called This Part's The Best.
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