Comedian Danny Lobell From Modern Day Philosophers. It features Danny and a different comedian every week discussing philosophy. It can be listened to on iTunes or SoundCloud.
Danny Lobell is a Los Angeles based, internationally touring comedian.
At the age of 16, he walked into his local Starbucks in Long Beach, New York, went up last at an open mic night, and was met with mostly silence. Despite the tough crowd, Danny was hooked.
In his 20s, when he moved to New York City to pursue comedy full time, he also established The Comical, a free monthly magazine that featured stories about well known comedians. When the publishing industry went bust, he started the first ever comedy podcast with an interview format, Comical Radio. George Carlin, Chris Rock, and more than a thousand other guests were on the show during its eight year span. Along with the podcast, he wrote, produced, and directed Rise of the Radio Show, a web series based on his interactions with the comedians and interviewees.
Danny has taken his act, which is a mix of storytelling, everyday observations, and surrealism to clubs all over the world in places like South Africa, Paris, Edinburgh, Glasgow, England, Belgium, and Spain.
Danny was a staff writer on AOL’s Late Net talk show, and he’s written for Playboy and The Greenpoint Gazette as a humor columnist. He has also appeared on National Public Radio’s This American Life, on which he told a story about raising a rooster in Brooklyn with his neighbor.
Stand Up! Records released Danny’s debut comedy CD, recorded at The Stand in Glasgow, in April 2013. The album, titled Some Kind of Comedian, is a compilation of tales about growing up as a Scottish Jew, living in New York City, adventures in international travel, and reflections on growing old.
In the summer of 2013, he launched the podcast Modern Day Philosophers, which quickly shot up to number five on the iTunes charts. On the show, Danny studies philosophy with comedians and attempts to understand the greats including Sartre, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
He’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron and The Artie Lange Show on DirecTV. He’s also performed at Kevin Nealon’s Tuesday night show at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA and regularly tours the country with Ralphie May.
Danny lives with his girlfriend, his two dogs, and his tortoise. In his free time, he likes to paint, listen to jazz, and peruse garage sales around town.
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Danny is damn funny, and this is one of my favorite conversations we’ve had together.
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