Saturday, June 30, 2012

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, June 30

This week we are pleased to welcome local celebrity radio personality and former comedian Mark Curtis to the show! He is best known for the 15 years he spent with KTVU-TV 2/Fox Broadcasting in Oakland, California. Curtis served as Chief Washington D.C. Correspondent from 1993 to 1999; Morning News co-anchor from 1999 to 2007; and as a freelance reporter and political analyst. Curtis is a regular political contributor on KGO-AM 810 and on KGO-TV ABC7's 7 Live program in San Francisco; He also has contributed occasionally on KQED-TV 9, KPIX-TV5, and KRON-TV4 in San Francisco, as well as KTXL-TV Fox 40 News in Sacramento; and KTLA-TV5 in Los Angeles.

Curtis is an occasional newspaper reporter, covering the Inauguration in Washington, D.C. for the Danville Weekly and Pleasanton Weekly in California, as well as writing for his own blog at, which includes his weekly political column, "The Sunday Political Brunch."
Prior to moving to California, Curtis was a TV Correspondent in Washington, D.C. for all stations owned by Cox Broadcasting, including WSB Atlanta, WSOC Charlotte, WFTV Orlando, KIRO Seattle, WPXI Pittsburgh, WHIO Dayton, WKBD Detroit, and KFOX in El Paso. His year-long coverage of the Impeachment of President Bill Clinton earned him a promotion to KTVU as co-anchor of the Morning News. Mark Curtis is a former stand-up comedian who once worked with famed political comedian and fellow Milwaukee native Will Durst. Both men now work and live in the San Francisco Bay Area and still collaborate.

Next up, Eric Steele is back to join us! Born and raised in the Corn Belt, Iowa, Eric Steele has always been into entertainment. At a young age he craved attention and got into trouble for what he thought was funny at school constantly. He was active in speech and drama in high school and any other opportunity that gave him a chance to have a microphone. Eric has been doing comedy for years and takes his life experiences with him. He's an expressive comic meaning he is very animated and expressive with his emotions on stage. Eric believes everything in life can, and should be, laughed at, from his crappy jobs, home in the ghetto, and even his own father's death at a young age. You can catch Eric at many Bay Area clubs as well as every weekend on a local radio station 95.3 KRTY in San Jose. Eric's business card says it perfectly- "Comic, Writer, Golden Voice, and Lover?" Just don't try and find him on myspace, not there anymore. If you want to stalk him do so at

And finally, we are happy to welcome Joe Hughes, who is making his debut on the show! Always outgoing and funny as a kid, Joe started in entertainment with his brother Michael Hughes in the early 1970′s, signing with the Jack Wormser Talent Agency, (now KSR Talent). He has worked on ad capaigns such as Occidental Life, Marriots Hotel, and a documentary that aired in England on BBC television. He studied acting with private acting coach, Lois Auer. Later, Joe participated in drama at Torrance High School under acting coach Charles “Chuck” Slater, received an honorable mention in a So Cal, regional play competition. In 2005, after raising four kids, and owning his own business, Joe returned to entertainment and studied comedy at SF Comedy College with Kurtis Mathews. By 2007, Joe performed on stage, opening before the band, The Loving Spoonful, (“do you believe in magic”). Since then, Joe has performed at such comedy clubs as the San Jose Improv, Sacramento Punchline, Kino’s Komedy in Vancouver B.C., Hollywood Comedy Store, S.F. Comedy Clubhouse, Tommy T’s, Rooster T. Feathers and many more.

Joe has produced and hosted several shows including The April Fools Comedy Competition at the San Jose Corinthian Event Center, “Comedy at the Red Caboose”, “Comedy in the Village” in Capitola and “Comedy Night at the Brit” at Britannia Arms in Aptos. Joe also worked with the original cast and founders of Ron’s Comedy Farmhouse developing “Comedysurf Productions” and “Joe Hughes Presents” comedy and entertainment productions. “When you say you’re too old, that is the moment you are too old… follow your dreams.”

And let's not forget Rob E. Davis AKA Rob. E. Danger, our BELOVED announcer and co-host!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The John Miller Program with Susan Maletta, June 23

First up on the JMP this Saturday night, we'll chat with Bernie Lubbers! Bernie is a hilarious national touring comedian, public speaker, and corporate humorist, and he's the famous Whiskey Professor! As Whiskey Professor, Bernie speaks and presents for KNOB CREEK and Beam Global Sprits & Wine. He's the celebrity face of the brands for the east coast and presents to national media as well as whiskey and bourbon festivals in Kentucky, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa and Southern Florida, Tennessee, and many other cities. Bernie's also done numerous national/regional television and radio shows, such as The Bob & Tom Show, where he's been a regular guest for more than 12 years (6 million listeners nationwide).

Next up on the JMP, Leslie McMackin is making her debut to the show! Leslie is a very funny and talented lady who produces and performs in various venues across the Bay Area. Most recently, I was glad to be a part of her hugely popular, sold-out show called  "Hot Female Comics Bare All" at Stagewerx Theater in San Francisco. We didn't really bare all, but we did bare our dark souls for others' amusement for a couple hours...

Also back for more harassment and/or abuse (giving and/or receiving)...Bronston Jones back!

“Life’s short—I’m not!” isn't just a pun for this 6'7", 240lb, hairy giant; it’s Bronston Jones' motto, mantra, and mission statement, meaning “Tall or small, LIVE LARGER THAN LIFE!” So after a 5-year hiatus directing commercials, Bronston’s back at the mic doing what he loves most—Saying Something without Selling Anything. From coast to coast, he revels in revealing his failings and through his conversational, story-telling style reveals failings we all share while talking about the demented Reality Show called REALITY.

Bronston has rocked comedy clubs and opened for rock bands. He's hosted somber charity events that turned crazy-sexy-fun. He’s done stand-up for Rooftop Comedy and ComedyTime Network, is a regular on radio’s The DAMage Report and acted in TruTV’s “All Worked Up” and charity spots for UNF--KTHEGULF, plus commercials for Nike, Found Magazine, and other things he’d never buy.

Let's not forget Rob E. Davis A.K.A. Rob E. Danger, A.K.A. Our Savior Jesus H. Fucking Christ will be with us!!

Also, more guests, surprises, and distasteful shenanigans are imminent. This Saturday it's OPEN HOUSE for any comic who wants to drop by. Be ready to party.

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Saturday nights 8 pm - 10 pm (go to Shows---Studio 2b --Saturday---John Miller Program)

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