Zabeth Russell wants to plug the Armando Show which she performs in Friday nights and her all-female improv group The Village Bicycle, both at iO West. Zabeth recommends Lindy West's book, Shrill and Chad Johnson's Snapchat: REALCHADJOHNSON.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave's new book Party of One is out now.
Dave would like to recommend Mike Birbiglia's new movie, Don't Think Twice.
And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Nerdist Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave recommends the novel City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg.
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Today we're spotlighting what we think is the greatest comedy of the year. The Bullseye staff has poured over plenty of records, including industry veterans, newcomers and lesser known talents. Now we're ready to showcase what we think is the best stand up comedy of 2014.
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Everyone’s together in the MaxFun LA studio again and we sample seasonal coffee, learn about buttsteaks and test our teams’ TV detective knowledge.
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Comedian Nadia Kamil joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of holiday drinks, Catherine Zeta Jones' piano, and Wales.
There’s a lot of harking back to the Olympics, talk of various celeb's "outside the beltway" credentials and do you know which film features "Dennis Quaid as Steve Martin as Bill Clinton"?
Plus British Satirist Craig Brown calls in to talk about his new book which is either called One on One if you’re British or Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings if you’re American.
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Engineered by Nick White, Lindsay Pavlas and Chris Morris, guests booked by Julia Smith, development by Theresa Thorn. Written by Sarah Morgan and Jordan Morris, produced by Colin Anderson. Special thanks to Rosanna Arbon for helping to mix this episode.