Monday, September 29, 2008

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, October 5

We want to thank all of our loyal listeners for tuning in each week. We love you, and we mean that in the most sexual way. This week, we promise that the show will NOT be cancelled! We were just too damn tired after Comedy Day to do anything except eat a bunch of spaghetti and pass out. (Someone must have spiked our brownies at Comedy Day.)

First up on the JMP this week, we have
Steve Caminiti coming in to make us giggle. Steve was voted Funniest Man in Cincinnati by his peers, Funniest Person in Ohio by Showtime Cable Network, and picked as Best Comedian in Cincinnati by both Cincinnati Magazine and City Beat Magazine. Steve is also a regular visitor on nationally syndicated talk shows, such as Bob & Tom and The Gary Burbank Show, and he was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Comedy Issue. His television appearances include Comedy Central, CBS television’s "48 Hours", Showtime Cable Network, The Nashville Network, A&E, and MTV.

Recently added to this Sunday's show, we will have Chris Hymes in the studio. Chris is a very funny comedian and host to some of the best comedy shows in the area.

And finally, we have a couple heavyweights coming in to make us remember how to laugh really hard. We are more than thrilled to bring you two amazing talents, master impressionist (and really, really good looking) Dave Burleigh and his sidekick, Squid! It’s going to be a night of hilarious impressions and musical comedy! Yay!

Dave Burleigh has been amazing audiences literally all over the world with his clever and clean comedy for over 15 years. He has recently joined forces with two other successful comedians to create the Three of a Kind Comedy Tour. Dave has taken the lost art form of impressions to a new level by often inviting the crowd to offer up requests during his stand up routine, and is always looking to add new and current voices to his act. This rising star has opened for Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and George Lopez and covers such topics as current events, sports, politics, music and everyday life, usually while incorporating one of his spot-on impressions.

Put on your bath robe and leave it slightly open in the front.

Tune in! And call in during Dave Burleigh and Squid’s segment. Challenge him by making requests for unique celebrity voices.

Listen to the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta this Sunday night at 10pm to midnight!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, September 28

This Sunday night we celebrate the birthdays of Janeane Garofalo (Sept. 28, 1964), Ed Sullivan (Sept. 28, 1902), and Italy's famous bad boy, Caravaggio (Sept. 28, 1573)! We relate to Caravaggio here at the John Miller Program because although Caravaggio's dramatic intensity was appreciated back in his day, his realism was seen by some as unacceptably vulgar. We say Bravo, Vaggi, for not giving a shit, for being a true artist, and for being true to yourself. Oh, and rest in peace.

This Sunday, Comedy Day becomes Comedy Night, and it's gonna be a party. We've got Will Durst. We've got Grace White. We've got Rebecca Arthur. And we've got Joe Gleckler. All combined, they make up one potent blend of high-grade, euphoria-inducing, medicinal-assisting laughter all wrapped up into one giant fatty known as the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta.

As the sacred cows routinely paint targets on their foreheads practically begging for someone to puncture their pomposity, America cries out for a man with the aim, strength, and style to hit them where it hurts the funniest.
Will Durst is that man. Sweeping both sides of the aisle with a quiver full of arrows dipped in common sense, Durst transcends party ties, having performed at events honoring former Presidents Bill Clinton and George HW Bush as well as acclaimed appearances at both a Mayors Convention and Governors Conference. Outraged and outrageous, Durst is as current as today’s headlines, as accurate as a sniper, and universally acknowledged by even his peers as the nation’s foremost political comic.

Grace White, a.k.a. “That Old Hippie Chick”, is a classic bohemian with a mother who stalks her, a father to whom road rage is an art-form, and a stand-up comedy act like no other. White launched her comedy career at the onset of her "Middle Ages," and has gone on to open for such musical acts as 3 Doors Down, Starship, Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, and Jethro Tull, as well as comedians Kevin Pollack, Jack Mayberry, Rocky LaPorte, and Father Guido Sarducci. Her television credits include appearances on "Good Morning America" and the "Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon," she made her film debut in "The Independent," starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo, and she's made thousands of fans laugh in Golden Gate Park from the stage of San Francisco's long-running annual "Comedy Day" celebration. White’s all female comedy tour, Women Who Kick Comedy Butt, has toured nationally and is now making plans to take over the planet. That Old Hippie Chick may not be the last of her tribe, but she is surely one of the most entertaining.

An angry 6'4"
Rebecca Arthur lumbers onto the stage looking as if she were about to audition for Godzilla’s bride. She plants herself meaningfully in the middle of the stage and glares at her audience. Finally when the laughter fades, without a hint of a smile on her face, the TALL COMIC delivers humor so dry it could suck the water out of an Olympic-sized pool. Since winning California’s Funniest Female Contest, which included over 120 funny females, Rebecca has gone on to perform her comedy act from Los Angeles to New York. She has also been featured on “Last Comic Standing” and on TLC’s “Faking It”.

Joe Gleckler has been performing comedy in and around the Bay Area for the past 4 years at Cobb’s Comedy Club, Rooster T. Feather’s, Tommy T’s, and numerous other venues. He’s hosted many shows in San Francisco, most regularly at Our Little Theater. Joe's performances are infused with a multitude of influences: growing up in Baltimore, being raised by a preacher and former missionary, teaching English as a second language, being married, and being pop-culture illiterate. Seeing Joe perform will change your life. Watch him, then give up.

Break out the strawberries, whipped cream, and duct tape. It's time to party.

Listen to the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta this Sunday night at 10pm to midnight!

Turn your radio on to 87.9 FM in San Francisco and Los Angeles or, and every Sunday night at 10pm! Not in SF or LA? Listen to our live stream on

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Try it baby, you might like it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, September 21

If you can’t take the heat, get yo' ass out the kitchen. (We're on a mission.)

Thanks to last Sunday night's guests for putting some sizzle into our pan. Getting things cookin', we started off with an enticing appetizer, Casey the Intern. (He was prepared with a special type of mushrooms.) We continued on with a scrumptious side dish, Greg Edwards. (He has a creamy filling but he claims it's low in fat and high in protein). Next, we got to toss Dana Lovecchio's salad. (OH!) (It's nut-free.) After that, we brought out the main course, Robert Hawkins. (Full o’ beans. Literally.) Alongside him, a special guest comedian. (Mystery Meat.) And finally, the dessert, Marty Grimes! So put your bib on and get ready to chow down on this delicious assortment from Now that’s good eatin’. It's Yum Yum for your Tum Tum!

First up this Sunday, we have Dan Friedman. After seven years of college, six different majors, and 235 credit hours, Dan packed it and hit the road doing what he knew he did best--making people laugh. It was in 1991 when he got his first break as the house MC for Ray Comb's Cincinnati Comedy Connection. Since then, the 37 year old Cincinnati native has worked selectively around his home state. He has taken his comedy to club stages in Cleveland, Buffalo, Columbus, as well as colleges such as Penn State and Iowa University. Dan gives his audience a high-energy show with a laid-back flavor. With minimal blue material, he covers such topics as growing up an only child, sports, Judaism, college, sex, drugs,and politics. Dan currently Lives in Los Angeles and performs regulary in the area and monthly at The Venice Whaler.

Next up on the JMP, we have David Wiswell, Nathan Jackson, Chris Hymes, and Joe Klocek entertaining us.

Joe Klocek has become one of San Francisco's most unique comics. Using his razor-sharp wit, Joe 'works the crowd' to the delight of audiences all over the SF bay area and beyond. Joe is in high demand at clubs and corporate functions. Raised in the midwest, but now a confirmed San Francisco resident, Joe brings a refreshing look at life through the eyes of a class clown who read too much. You can catch Joe on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and also at the Punchline in San Francisco, where Joe created and hosted the hilarious “Get It!? A Stand-up Comedy Game Show”.

At just 20 years old, David Wiswell hit the San Francisco comedy scene in 2004. He tied for first place in MTV’s 2005 San Francisco “Yo’ Mama!” Competition. He also reached the finals of the Twisted Sea Biscuit Contest, the Brainwash Comedy Contest, and the San Francisco Comedy Club Competition. With material ranging from his love of children to his hatred of the Pope, David will display an interesting view of morality and logic that will leave you questioning both yours and his. David will be recording his independent comedy album “Damn Glad to be Here!” so come see the sensation that’s been sweeping the floor.

Nathan Jackson is another young and very funny comic and he's up-and-comer in the San Francisco scene, performing at clubs and colleges between here and New York. His unique twists on everyday observations and social commentary will be sure to have you laughing. Nathan’s been a finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition beating out over 90 other comics and has performed with such big names like Arj Barker from HBO’s “Flight of the Concords”.

On a separate note...Nathan is so white, he could be my brother. Good thing the walls are painted black at the radio studio and not white or we'd never find him. This guy is so Republican, he could be my father! This guy is so young, he's even too young for me!

Recently added to this Sunday's show, we will have Chris Hymes in the studio. Chris is a very funny comedian and host to some of the best comedy shows in the area.

Slip into something more comfortable.

Listen to the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta this Sunday night at 10pm to midnight!

Turn your radio on to 87.9 FM in San Francisco and Los Angeles or, and every Sunday night at 10pm! Not in SF or LA? Listen to our live stream on

Call in (you yellow-bellied voyeur) 415-341-1199.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, September 14

Throw your hands up in the air and wave them around like you just don’t care, OR, put your hands in your lap and play with yourself until you take a nap. (We don’t give a crap.)

Big props to last week’s guests who brought the silly—the wife of the wacky Gilligan (of the hit TV show "Gilligan’s Island") Dreama Denver, Kevin Munroe, Jeff Applebaum, Big Al Gonzales, and a horny call-in guest. Drop it like it’s hot from (And a big shout out to my Nilla, John Milla! Because I like shouting at him.)

Robert Hawkins is a top-notch celebrity comedian who has been on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend as well as his own half hour special, “Robert Hawkins Live at the San Francisco Punchline” (also out on DVD), which plays regularly on Comedy Central. Hawkins worked as a sketch writer for the Johnny Steele Morning Radio Show and a clever and unique set at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal garnered him a development deal with the FOX network. Hawkins worked as a story editor for the FOX sitcom, “Titus”, where his creativity prompted the show’s producers to cast him in a recurring guest role as the lowlife brother-in-outlaw, “Michael”. Late Night with Conan O’Brien followed, along with appearances on Showtime, A&E, and The Bob and Tom Radio Show. Robert Hawkins continues to tour and has recorded two CDs: "Smackin' Kittens" and "Serious."

Marty Grimes is a charming, witty, and absolutely loveable rising comedy star. Having placed 2nd among more than 140 comics at the 2007 Rooster T. Feathers Amateur Comedy Competition, Marty is commanding stages and keeling people over with laughter left and right. Marty performed a guest set in “On The Rocks with Danny Leary” at Club Octavia and also did a guest set with Jim David at Rooster T. Feathers, and has performed at many venues throughout the Bay Area.

Greg Edwards was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, where he learned everything—the “Game”, style, love & relationships, spirituality, and most importantly, life. Now he lives in the bay area in Oakland and he’s loving every bit of it. He is a talented and funny stand-up comic and loves being able to get on stage and say anything on his mind as well as working out new jokes and making them hilarious. Greg Edwards opened for Paul Mooney at the Sacramento Punchline and is also a regular crowd pleaser at the SF Punchline. Greg is also an actor who played the lead in Primitive Screwheads’ stage production of Night of the Living Dead.

Also joining us, we have the awesome and beautiful
Dana Lovecchio on the show. She has a wonderful stage presence and consistently brings the heat to any show she’s in. Dana was a finalist in both the “For Ladies Only” comedy contest (Club Deluxe) and the “Hey Lady” comedy contest (San Jose Improv). She has toured with the stand-up comedy troupe “5 Funny Females” and regularly WOWs audiences all over the SF bay area. Dana’s a real crowd pleaser and a real sweetie pie so you don’t want to miss out on her.

Aw Suki Suki now!

Listen to the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta this Sunday night at 10pm to midnight!

Turn your radio on to 87.9 FM in San Francisco and Los Angeles or, and every Sunday night at 10pm! Not in SF or LA? Listen to our live stream on

Call in (drink J├Ągermeister to muster up the courage, you alcoholic) 415-341-1199.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, September 7

Thanks to our guests who entertained us last week, including Kira Soltanovich, Drennon Davis, Jason Downs, Michael Hyde, and Adam McLaughlin. You can catch all the fun again by simply downloading last week's show from Hear about the juicy behind-the-scenes action at the taping of this year's Last Comic Standing in San Francisco.

Why is Sunday, September 7th so special? Because not only is it the birthday of Gloria Gaynor (singer of "I Will Survive," the best break-up song EVER and my favorite karaoke pick), but it is also the night of some of the shiniest rising stars around---Jeff Applebaum, Kevin Munroe, and Big Al Gonzales!

New York City native, Jeff Applebaum examines his life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, having a Chinese wife who orders from take-out menus in fluent Mandarin, and raising a pre-teen son who calls himself “Jewnese,” because he says it sounds better than “Chine-ish.” Jeff recently made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Jeff also played the principal role of Joey Bishop in the long-running musical tribute "The Rat Pack Is Back," in San Francisco, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Jeff is also credited and appears in the blockbuster film "The Pursuit of Happyness," starring Will Smith. Jeff has been entertaining people all around North America for over 12 years, including audiences of more than 10,000 people at the ARCO Arena (in Sacramento) and the Anaheim Convention Center. Jeff won the "Comedian of the Year - 2003" in the SF Bay Area Cabaret Competition.

Kevin Munroe is a very tall and very funny comedian originally from...well...we don't know exactly where he's from because he won't exactly say. But he has a Carribbean accent and listening to him reminds you of a lazy, tropical beach and one very, VERY potent tropical drink. Kevin was a finalist in this year’s Rooster T. Feathers Annual Comedy Competition and he's a favorite in the SF comedy scene. Kevin also produced the long running “Ebony & Irony” show. He's an amazing talent and also just a really cool person. You can catch Kevin at all the major comedy clubs in the area and he makes regular appearances at the SF Punchline on Sunday nights.

Finally, we welcome back another very funny and popular comedian and a regular guest on the John Miller Program, Big Al Gonzales. If you are a comic in this area, you know that everywhere you go, you're gonna run into Big Al Gonzales and he's gonna be working his ass off. He has a great work ethic and everyone can learn something from him. Big Al produces, books, and performs in some of the biggest and best comedy clubs in the SF bay area, including the San Jose Improv and Club Deluxe. Big Al is also a regular at the SF Punchline and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale, he performed with Big City Improv for four years and was voted Best in the Bay (2002). Recently Big Al featured with with Rich Vos at Rooster T. Feathers and he produced and headlined the popular Fiesta de Comedy Show at the San Jose Improv.

We're going to be asking Big Al questions about the Do's and Don'ts of the comedy business in this area and gain some valuable insights into what it takes to succeed at the best clubs around. Call in with any questions.

Tune in!

Listen to the John Miller Program with Susan Maletta this Sunday night at 10pm to midnight!

87.9 FM in San Francisco and Los Angeles or PIRATECATRADIO.COM, FCCFREE.COM and THEJOHNMILLERPROGRAM.COM every Sunday night at 10pm!

Call in (if you have any balls at all) 415-341-1199.

(Coming soon to the JMP... favorite celebrity guest of the JMP... Robert Hawkins!!! Mark September 14th down on your calendars.)