The Next 4 Years feat. Elahi Izadi, Caleb Brown, Chelsea Shorte, Jack Hunter and Matty Litwack

As we approach Trump’s 100 day milestone, here’s a show recorded right before the inauguration with people’s predictions and outlook for the next four years. Recorded in Washington D.C., the show features comedian and Washington Post journalist Elahi Izadi, the Cato Institute’s Caleb Brown, Rare.us editor Jack Hunter, and comedians Chelsea Shorte and Matty Litwack.

3:20 Toby Muresianu Standup

7:50 Chelsea Shorte Standup

11:45 Matty Litwack Standup

15:45 Elahi Izade Standup

20:50 Panel Introductions

22:40 What do you think the biggest change will be over the next four years?

55:17 Is there too much relative comparison of politicians and partisans, as opposed to judging them on their merits?

1:08:50 Education, why can’t we agree on facts, and the media in the age of the internet.

1:27:45 How important are comedic news sources?

1:38:30 Is Trump anti-trans, and the line between opposing policies and opposing groups of people.

 

 

Unsafe Space: Russia hits the Hollywood Improv April 14th!

We’re back to cover arguably the world’s largest Unsafe Space — Russia!

Are they up to no good? Or just misunderstood?
Is the Cold War heating up again?
Are they the boogeyman, or are we just treating them like one?

We get down to business at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club Lab with a panel of comedians and experts who may or may not be Russian agents.

Kira Soltanovich (former Tonight Show correspondent, Showtime special)

Peter Savodnik, founder of Stateless Media, who’s written for the
Washington Post, Time, and the New Yorker.

Sofiya Alexandra (Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening, one of
Playboy’s 50 Funniest Women On Twitter)

Benjamin Graham, USC professor of international relations and co-founder of their Security and Political Economy lab!

Tickets are just $5 with no drink minimum (as un-Russian as that is). Get yours now!

Brought to you as always by We The Internet TV.

Sex Work feat. Manisha Shah, Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera and Sammy Obeid

We discuss decriminalization, trafficking, personal experiences with sex work and more with UCLA professor Manisha Shah, Playboy writer and stripper Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera of the Unbothered podcast and Sammy Obeid of Conan and Last Comic Standing.

Note: Resources for people who wish to leave sex work include JourneyOut.org, CastLA.org and others.

2:30 Toby Standup

6:35 Kasey Koop Standup

12:00 Sammy Obeid Standup

18:11 Thai Rivera Standup

27:40 Manisha Shah – Should prostitution be legalized?

40:20 Sex worker interactions with police

45:55 Decriminalization vs. Legalization

1:16:00 History of prostitution

1:27:05 Longevity of careers in sex work

Campus Free Speech and Silence U Part 2 Premiere feat. Rob Montz, Jenny Yang and Nathan Mosher

Is free speech is threatened on campus? We premiere mini-documentary Silence U Part 2: What Has Yale Become?  and discuss it with filmmaker Rob Montz, comedian Jenny Yang of MTV’s #BeyondTheWall, and UCLA undergrad comedian Nathan Mosher.

00:00 Episode Intro

01:00 Stage Intro

02:45 Toby Muresianu Standup

07:48 Jenny Yang Standup

14:25 Nathan Mosher Standup

20:54 Panel Discussion

21:54 Is free speech threatened at colleges?

23:55 Role of class in protests

40:00 Why is free speech an important issue even if campus blowups are relatively rare?

42:00 Speakers getting shouted down costs universities money

45:10 Right-wing students also in echo chambers?

46:45 Audience member: Class isn’t the complete explanation for feeling alienated

52:42 Are safe spaces necessary?

54:44 Was it unreasonable to expect discourse in the Silliman courtyard?

56:10 Is Yale’s notion of “home” actually an old concept?

Next Unsafe Space on Campus Free Speech with Debut of Mini-Documentary Silence U Part 2!

We’re back with a special event – a show which combines a topic we’ve long wanted to tackle with a debut of a documentary on it! We’re also heading to the legendary Hollywood Improv Comedy Club’s Lab stage to do it.

The issue of free speech on college campuses has been thrust into the spotlight over and over again, with recent violent clashes over a speaker at Middlebury College following, well, recent violent clashes over a speaker at UC Berkeley and more.

Are students censoring free speech and limiting ideas? Or are these speakers promoting dangerous, hateful ideologies that deserve to be shut down? Where is the line?

Unsafe Space, the show where comedians do standup on controversial topics followed by a discussion with experts and the audience, returns to take these issues head-on in its first show at the legendary Hollywood Improv.

The event will also feature the debut of Silence U Part 2, the sequel to last year’s mini-documentary “Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate?” from We the Internet TV, which was featured in USA Today and watched over 400,000 times.

Unsafe Space hosts Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu will join filmmaker Rob Montz, USC law professor Jody Armour and Jenny Yang of MTV’s Beyond the Wall, Nathan Mosher of UCLA’s Roadkill Comedy Show.

It’ll be a can’t miss show and we hope to see you all there! Plus, it’s only $5 – so get your tickets now!

Unsafe Studio: Environmentalism & Strip Mining Uteruses feat. Trey Lord

A special Unsafe Studio recorded with Trey Lord of the Bionic Planet podcast at Songbyrd in Washington DC.

Topic guide:

12:00: Ayahuasca

15:00: Private property in the developing world

18:30: What’s the best fuel for the developing world?

26:15: Black Lives Matter and the White Baby Defense

28:00: Obama writing check to Green Climate fund?

32:00: Argentina still angry about Falklands

36:00: Warby Parker for Dummies

40:57: Old white men: yay or nay?

44:45: Strip mining copper from uteruses

45:30: Can Trump pull out of Paris accords?

49:25: Vibram Five Finger Shoes: The Hidden Story

51:09: Can Trump pull out of Paris accords? (Part II)

Nationalism vs. Globalism with Roy Germano, James Myers, David Marcus and Courtney Fearrington

We visit New York City with NYU professor and director of “The Other Side of Immigration” Roy Germano, Trump-supporting comedian James Myers, The Federalist senior contributor Dave Marcus, and comedian and former US Marine Courtney Fearrington.

Unsafe Studio feat. Jeremy McLellan and Eric Lampaert

Comedians Jeremy McLellan of South Carolina and Eric Lampaert of France and England join Lou and Toby to discuss Trump’s cabinet, immigration, and how age of consent laws apply to jockeys.

Some highlights:

02:18 Tweeting comedy in multiple languages.

12:57: Trump’s National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and Islam

26:50: Age of Consent.

32:53: Guns from a European perspective.

47:03: Developing pre-emptive insurgency tactics.

51:00: Dakota Access Pipeline and Guns.

1:02:50: Comparing experiences immigrating to the UK and US.

1:07:28: Becoming an American vs. becoming a European.

1:19:00: Brexit forcing expats to return.

 

Post-Election Spectacular feat. Helen Hong, Thai Rivera, John L. Ray and Caroline Heldman

We discuss what’s next after the election, why it happened and why they voted the way they did in often-heated, often-hilarious discussion with comedians Helen Hong (Inside Amy Schumer), Thai Rivera (Fusion’s Roast of America), Caroline Heldman (Occidental College Politics professor) and John L. Ray (Former DNC analyst).

Next Show: What now? A Post-Election Spectacular November 10th!

The election will be over. The hangovers will be fading (maybe). But where do we go from here? Will our wounds heal? What countries should we consider moving to? What tires make the best barricades?

Unsafe Space seeks to answer these questions and more with standup from great comics, discussion with accomplished experts, and your very own questions.

As a special bonus – and to help the healing begin – we’re waiving ticket prices so it is FREE for everyone!

The lineup features comedians:

Helen Hong from Inside Amy Schumer and Last Call with Carson Daly!
Thai Rivera from Fusion’s Roast of America!

With experts:

Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Political Science professor and author of “Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?”

UCLA’s John Ray, former analyst for the DNC!

And hosted by Toby Muresianu and Lou Perez of We the Internet TV!