Comedians Joe Dosch and Chris Estrada join Paul Ong, Urban Planning professor at UCLA, and Mott Smith, founder of Civic Enterprise Development for stand-up and discussion on gentrification at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club! Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce.
Gentrification – is it avoidable? Necessary? Worth the price of a $4 coffee?
Come by as comedians Chris Estrada and Joe Dosch perform and discuss it with experts Paul Ong of UCLA and Mott Smith, founder of Civic Enterprise development. Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club Lab on January 29th at 7:30pm.
We talk about climate change science and policy with panelists Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. Jon Christensen and comedians Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss.
Both panelists provided a few links and encouraged people to look into the science themselves.
- The “Climate Lab” video series with Vox and the University of California: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/climate-lab
- The book “Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity” by Mike Hulme (Cambridge University Press, 2009): https://www.amazon.com/Disagree-about-Climate-Change-Understanding/dp/0521727324/
- The reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/
What needs to change? Who should resign? Is there another side to the story? We talk sexual harassment and the current cultural moment with The Hollywood Reporter’s Ashley Cullins, therapist Pamela Georgette, and comedians Casey Ley and Faith Choyce!
We’re back in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club Lab on December 4th! Full details to be released shortly, but in the meantime, reserve your tickets here!
We get the inside scoop on the mysterious kingdom with former diplomat and editor of 38North.org Joel S. Wit, Rorry Daniels of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, producer of The Rundown with Robin Thede Sachi Ezura, and former senior producer of the Nightly Show Benari Poulten!
Video clips: http://bit.ly/unsafespacenorthkorea
2:25 Toby Muresianu Standup
5:12 Sachi Ezura Standup
8:13 Benari Poulten Standup
13:31 Panel Discussion
We’re freely discuss the free market, and questions like:
* How much socialism is too much?
* Is capitalism unfair or are people unfair to it?
* Is paying $5 for a ticket to this show a fair trade? (Yes).
Featuring a generous supply of comedians back by popular demand:
* Helen Hong, seen on Last Call with Carson Daly and Starz’s Blunt Talk!
* Mitch Burrow, of Bob & Tom Radio and Laughs on Fox!
And two experts to keep us honest:
* Elham Saeidinezhad, Economist of the Milken Institute!
* Kevan Harris, Assistant Sociology professor at UCLA and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran”!
Hosted by Toby Muresianu and guest host Sameer Suri!
We’re returning to Hollywood on the back of hurricane-force winds to answer pressing questions on climate change!
Is global warming happening? Or it the political atmosphere just getting more heated?
Should we change our behavior, or just make margaritas?
Can we agree on a climate agreement?
We have a Category 5 lineup, including:
Jon Christensen of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and author of ‘Bending the Curve’: Can We Flat-Line Global Warming by 2050?”
Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Center and author of Climate Change Reconsidered II!
Lori Weiss, comedian who has worked for both E! and the EPA!
Bryan Dey, comedian who’s performed at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and comedy clubs all over the country!
Comedian + former convict Johnny Mitchell and comedian + former defense attorney Mike Schmidt join Toby and Lou to talk prison and criminal justice. See video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/UnsafeStudioIncarceration
1:54 What’s prison like and does it work?
6:00 Religion in Prison
8:47 Are fewer laws the answer? Is the Prison industry driving incarceration?
10:49 Breakdown of drug offenders in federal and state prison.
12:34 Is the damage incarceration and for-profit policing are doing to society greater than crime itself?
16:29 What’s the difference between jail and prison?
17:24 The bail system
20:45 Violent vs. Nonviolent crimes in prison, and why America has higher incarceration rates than other countries.
22:30 Caning, and how to make punishment swift and certain.
25:35 What’s the practical alternative to prison?
32:35 Does keeping criminals off the streets reduce crime?
33:55 Taking away the parole system
36:04 Prison workers
42:67 Programs that reduce sentence length
50:35 Treating teens who are sexting as sex offenders.
53:25 English common law as the basis of our law.
57:40 Withholding evidence and false accusations.
1:01:45 The role of race in criminal justice
Read co-host Toby Muresianu’s thoughts on the topic: https://medium.com/@tobymuresianu/afterthoughts-on-unsafe-space-incarceration-fb982beafb6d