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Hosted by Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu, Unsafe Space is a live show & podcast where comedians, experts and the audience tackle controversial issues.

The Media feat. Christina Bellantoni, Tamer Kattan, Chriss Street, Georgia Kernell and Julianne Simitz

We return to Los Angeles to cover the industry that covers everybody: The Media. This was a funny and insightful show, as well as a contentious one – particularly around the topic of covering white supremacist movements. You can read some of the articles referenced on white nationalists, Trump and David Duke, and the fight between theKKK and counterprotestors here.

Guests on this show were:
Georgia Kernell – UCLA Professor who researches political communication, party strategy and voter behavior!

Christina Bellantoni – Assistant Managing Editor/Politics at the LA Times (subscribe to her newsletter at latimes.com/essentialpoliticsemail)!
Tamer Kattan – winner of the World Series of Comedy and finalist in MoveOn.org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition!
Julianne Simitz – Producer of “Bad News Live” in Hollywood and veteran political worker!
Chriss Street – writer whose work has appeared in Breitbart, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Drudge Report, New York Times and many more!

Hope you enjoy it.

 


Political Correctness feat. Baron Vaughn, Bri Pruett, Teela Foxworth, and Charlie Hinkle – live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival

We travel to Portland, Oregon to talk political correctness at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! With a stellar lineup including Baron Vaughn (Netflix’s Frankie and Grace), Bri Pruett (comedian and sex columnist for the Portland Mercury), Teela Foxworth (professor of communications at Portland Community College) and Charlie Hinkle (board member of the Portland ACLU and first amendment law professor at Lewis and Clark University).

 


Unsafe Studio: Mike Schmidt and Sameer Suri

Lou calls in from covering the national conventions, former attorney and current comedian Mike Schmidt argues with guest Sameer Suri about NATO, and Toby Muresianu hosts a discussion about current politics.

 


Unsafe Studio: Riley Silverman and Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller discusses documenting her father’s run for President on the Constitution Party ticket as part of her comedic series Red White and Dad; Riley Silverman sheds light on the trans bathroom issue, and they both discuss the current state of political satire with hosts Lou and Toby.

 


Health Care feat. Josh Barro, Quincy Jones, Dave Mehreje, Daniel Bruggers

A super fun discussion of why health care costs so much and how to fix the system, featuring Josh Barro (editor of Business Insider and host of KCRW’s Left, Right and Center) Daniel Bruggers (Otolaryngologist and fellow at the Reason Institute), Quincy Jones (star of the new HBO special Burning the Light), and Dave Merheje (winner of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival’s Best Homegrown Comic award and NOW Magazine’s Best Male Standup in Toronto).

 


 

Modern Love feat. Casey Ley, Laura Crawford, Greg Edwards and Pamela Georgette, MFT

We’re back with an episode on sex, dating, and monogamy (or not) in the modern age. Joining us are marriage and family therapist Pamela Georgette and comedians Casey Ley, Greg Edwards and Laura Crawford.

 


 

Unsafe Studio: Jeffrey Dinsmore and Joe Dosch

A fun discussion of Trump rallies, Cuba, modern parenting, clearing the name of Pee-Wee Herman, what animal Lou would be in the gay community, and other things. Featuring Jeffrey Dinsmore of the Dad Jeans podcast and Joe Dosch, of the Mean Boys scripted podcast.

 


Unsafe Studio: Julianne Simitz and Carl Kozlowski

We return to the studio to talk to Julianne Simitz, producer of Bad News Live, and Carl Kozlowski of the Koz Effect podcast about whether Trump is like Hitler, squatty potties, and everything in between!

 


 Unsafe Studio: Sameer Suri and Justice Wainwright!

Lou and Toby sit down with comedians Sameer Suri, a gay Indian Trump supporter, and Justice Wainwright, whose viral tweets you may have seen. Sameer argues why Scalia was a fantastic judge, Justice recounts being stabbed over a Nintendo 64, and much more.

 


 

Income Inequality feat. James McKeever, Betsy Salkind, Keith Carey, and Andrei Muresianu!

A funny and informative discussion on income inequality, featuring comedians Betsy Salkind (the Tonight Show, Comedy Central) and Keith Carey (The Comedy Store), plus experts James McKeever (Pierce College sociology and philosophy department chair) and Andrei Muresianu (mutual fund manager, board member of the Para Los Niños educational nonprofit, and brother of one of the hosts).

 


Unsafe Studio: Brendan O’Neill, Laura Crawford, Marcella Arguello

We talk about universities, free speech, whether New York is better or worse now, and a few hundred other things.

 


Unsafe Studio: The Primaries feat. Christian Grose and Laura Crawford

Our first in-studio (or in-apartment) podcast features USC Professor Christian Grose (author of Congress in Black and White), regular guest Laura Crawford (Buzzfeed) and Toby & Lou talking about the primaries, what really goes on at the Iowa Caucuses, and discuss whether what people say about college kids nowadays is true.

 


 

Islam feat. Jihad Turk, Heina Dadabhoy, Aron Kader, and Mitch Burrow!

In our latest podcast, we talk about Islam in a political context with Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School,  Aron Kader of Comedy Central’s Axis of Evil Comedy tour, Mitch Burrow (USMC veteran and regular on Bob & Tom radio) and Heina Dadabhoy, blogger for FreeThoughtBlogs.com!

 


 

The 2016 Election feat. political science professor Richard Fox, LA Times opinion writer Joel Silberman, and comedians Adam Yenser and Kevin Munroe

Dr. Richard Fox (Loyola Marymount University professor and author of “iPolitics: Citizens, Elections and Governing in the New Media Era”) Joel Silberman (LA Times opinion writer and Obama 2008 campaign staffer), Adam Yenser (Emmy-award-winning Ellen writer and Politicon Political Comic of the Year) and Kevin Munroe (San Francisco Walk the Plank comedy competition winner) bring standup, analysis, and predictions on the 2016 presidential election.

 


 

Immigration feat. journalist Mickey Kaus, immigration attorney Kathy Khommarath, and comedians Johan Miranda and Laura Crawford

Happy to release the podcast of our 10/25 show on immigration.

Journalist Mickey Kaus and immigration attorney Kathy Kommarath join comedians Johan Miranda (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Laura Crawford (Buzzfeed) and your hosts Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu for a good and pointed discussion on the always-contentious topic.

 


 

Guns feat. Adam Winkler (UCLA), Josh Stepakoff (Women Against Gun Violence), Katie Massa Kennedy (The Queen Latifah Show), Ed Greer (Comedy Central)

A seemingly always topical discussion about guns and gun violence in America, with standup from Ed Greer (Comedy Central), Katie Massa Kennedy (The Queen Latifah show) and hosts Lou Perez (Youtube’s Greg and Lou) and Toby Muresianu (Real Time with Bill Maher). Joining them on the panel are Josh Stepakoff, mass shooting survivor and board member of Women Against Gun Violence, and Adam Winkler, UCLA law professor and author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right To Bear Arms in America. Recorded at Oh My Ribs! Entertainment in Hollywood, CA.

 


 

Feminism feat. Porn Director Anna Arrowsmith, Advice Goddess Amy Alkon, and comedians Faith Choyce and Laura Crawford

Our August show featured great standup and a lively (and sometimes heated) discussion with Dr. Anna Arrowsmith (gender academic andporn director), Amy Alkon (host/writer of Advice Goddess and author of “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck“), and comedians Faith Choyce, (“One of America’s Funniest Lesbians” by Curve magazine) and Laura Crawford (writer for Ranker.com, BuzzFeed and others).

 


 

Police Brutality feat. an LAPD Cop, Greg Edwards, Thaddeus Russell and Thai Rivera

Excited to release the podcast of our first show on police brutality. It was a great discussion with Greg Edwards (“Thug Notes”), Thai Rivera (Comedy Central), Thaddeus Russell (Occidental college professor and author of “A Renegade History of the United States”), an LAPD cop, and a few feisty audience members.



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Unpopular Opinion – Episode 96

Did you know there’s a school buried underneath Dodger Stadium? Would Rio really displace thousands of residents just so tourists could have a good spot to take pictures? Is “shantytown” the right word for what we destroyed to build Central Park? Host Adam Tod Brown welcomes actress Madilyn Sweeten and comic Lou Perez to discuss all of these depressing things and more!

 


 

Unpopular Opinion – Episode 54

Host Adam Tod Brown and (temporary) co-host Jeff May welcome a whole slew of comics (Lou Perez, Quincy Johnson, Kym Kral, Danger Van Gorder) to try the McRib for the very first time. The results will vary! There’s also some spirited talk about Kraft Singles and Steak-Umms. Don’t miss a single damn minute!

 


 

Unpopular Opinion – Episode ?? (They were too high to remember to label it)

Should we trust tobacco companies to not put insane chemicals in our weed should they ever get their greedy hands in the game? Do we really need federal legalization or is state by state good enough? Host Adam Tod Brown welcomes comics David Huntsberger (Professor Blastoff) and Lou Perez (Greg and Lou) to discuss all of this and more!

 


 

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Doodie Calls – Episode 35

Doug sits down with actor/comedian/writer Lou Perez (Greg and Lou, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater) to talk online dating, booze cruises, and adventurous sex! Click here to listen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Word With Friend

Comedy duo Greg Burke and Lou Perez joined Julian in the bedroom studio and got sucked into a discussion of Rush Hour 2 and being a fat kid. The guys also talk about being a sketch comedy duo for 10 years, the T.G.I.F lineups throughout the years, and Bronson Pinchot. Click here to listen!

 

 

 


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Book Me, Please!

Book Me, Please!

Lou joins comedians Cornelius Peter, Brodie Reed, and Zach Sherwin to talk Colson Whitehead’s Zone One, George Orwell’s 1984, and the work of Jorge Luis Borges. Click here to listen.