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Episode 141: Nerdist Podcast
Dave Attell
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Nerdist Podcast #141: DAVE ATTELL

Dave Attell! Truly one of the best comics working today. We were honored to have him on to chat about comedy, weird television and vintage skin flicks. His new show “Dave’s Old Porn” premiered on Showtime earlier this Fall so if you get a chance, watch that business!

Follow Dave on Twitter or get his live show dates on his site

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  1. Brett says:

    Late to the party, and maybe I’ve only noticed it because I listen to a lot of these back-to-back, but does Jonah have to mention that he grew up in Hawaii in every episode? Sometimes it fits the topic, and it does drive conversation in some situations, but there are times when it feels like he tries to shoe-horn it in.

  2. Andrew says:

    Note to self, listen to full podcast before commenting.^

  3. Andrew says:

    Atrox is right; Dave. Fucking. Attell.
    Something happened to to dave though. I mean it’s like “dave isn’t here man”. I know you’re probably burnt out, but start fucking writing again Dave! Attell is not only the funniest comic out there, he is also a pretty good tv host. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is literally a copy of Insomniac, just toned down slightly…. (and also not nearly as funny). Bring back Insomniac!

  4. Don says:

    Phase IV is a great film, the only feature directed by Saul Bass.

  5. Pete says:

    Listening right now. Chris mentioned that he was looking for a contemporary western. Check out Justified on FX. It’s great and it stars Sherrif Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant).

  6. josh says:

    Great podcast, as usual. PLEASE get Attell to come to Meltdown. I saw him at the Comedy Cellar in the front row on a pretty dead night and being riffed off was one of my best comedy memories. He would destroy in that back room.

  7. Germ says:

    Chris- FYI we like Serenity

  8. Kass says:

    Also, people who cringe at their own, undeletable bad grammar.

  9. Kass says:


    Subjective fanbase note: Most of the Whedon fans and older Nerdfighters I’ve met listens to you guys. (Please don’t have a Twilight episode… unless it’s about the music or how the Northwest is really green.)

    I feel like you need a Zane Lamprey podcast to bookend in the arc of drinking show hosts.

  10. Brian E. says:

    Great ep! Loved the extensive porn talk. LOL but my fave part was you guys breaking down the fanbase.Semeed pretty spot on.

  11. Justin says:

    Awesome interview. Got to a point where it was where Dave was just inquisitive about everything, and that always makes for good episodes, because you can tell the guest is really interested in everything. I got the feeling this interview could have gone on for 8 hours, which would have been awesome, so get him back on the show some time… hooray!

  12. Jackfan12 says:

    Yes! Showtime is the only movie channel(s) I do get. 🙂

  13. goldfixe says:

    Awesome, Awesome, awesome. Dave is never not fun to listen to. (Double negative and ended with a preposition…yes!)

    Oh, and not sure if it’s just me, but the file name of Dave’s episode downloaded as 140_Dana_Gould. The content is correct but the file name is a bit behind.

  14. Hutch says:

    Chris et all,
    Is there a way we could get the link to the MP3 to the podcasts back in the RSS feed? It’s not that I mind hitting the site, I’d just like to do it on my own time.

  15. Sarah says:

    You just made my Tuesday! I’ve had a comedy crush on Dave Attell for YEARS!

  16. Atrox says:

    Dave. Fucking. Attell.

    I remember blocking the crack under my door and kneeling in front of the TV to watch Insomniac with the volume turned down when I was 11 years old. I didn’t know what the hell comedy was or who this bald weirdo was, but he made me laugh harder than anyone. Dave has a really special place in my heart.

  17. Martin says:

    Sweeeet! Thanks Nerdist 🙂