Episode for October 26, 2020

217 JL Cauvin and Bruce Bartlett

J-L Cauvin was born in New York City to an Irish-American mother and a Haitian father. The second of two children (he has an older brother), J-L’s parents decided he was enough, probably because he weighed 10 lbs, 7 oz at birth. While in school J-L cultivated a reputation as a joker with a wide array of impersonations of teachers and fellow students.

Upon graduating from Williams College in 2001, J-L went on to attend Georgetown University Law Center.  It was also during his time in Washington, D.C. that he began to perform standup comedy. 

He has been featured on The Late Late Show,  the Howard Stern Show, NESN Comedy All Stars, Comics Unleashed, ESPN’s The Dan Lebatard Show and The Adam Carolla Show.  J-L now travels the country performing in America’s most prestigious (and non-prestigious) comedy clubs.   He has made a name for himself within comedy for his  blog which offers a one-of-a-kind insider honesty about the business and his sketch/impression videos.

J-L’s act is incredibly diverse and has led to six stand up albums: 2006′s Racial Chameleon, 2008′s Diamond Maker, 2012′s Too Big To Fail and 2013′s Keep My Enemies Closer, 2016’s Israeli Tortoise, which hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart and his 2018 double album Thots & Prayers.  He has also released two albums as Donald Trump: 2017’s Fireside Craps, an entire album as Donald Trump which hit #1 on the iTunes comedy chart and 2020’s Fireside Craps: The Deuce.  After 16 years of ups and downs he finally became Internet famous in 2020… thanks to a global pandemic.

6 stand up albums: music.apple.com/us/artist/j-l-

New Trump album: music.apple.com/us/album/fires 

2 weekly podcasts: jlcauvin.com/podcast/ Subscribe: youtube.com/JLCauvin & youtube.com/TrumpTheIntern For personal messages: cameo.com/jlcauvin

Bruce Bartlett is a longtime observer and commenter on economic and political affairs in Washington, D.C. He has written for virtually every major national publication in this area, including The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalUSA Today, Politico, and many others. Read his column at and subscribe to The New Republic

Bartlett’s work is informed by many years in government, including service on the staffs of Congressmen Ron Paul and Jack Kemp and Senator Roger Jepsen, as executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House, and deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush administration.

Bruce is the author of nine books including The New York Times best-seller, The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform—Why We Need It and What It Will Take (Simon & Schuster 2012). His earlier book, Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday 2006), was also a New York Times best-seller. Bartlett’s latest book is The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House 2017).

Bartlett often appears on television, where he is a regular on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and other news networks. He has also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon StewartThe Colbert ReportFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Opposition with Jordan KlepperThe McLaughlin GroupMoyers and Company

Most importantly he is a regular on Stand Up and my proudest achievement was creating his twitter account and encouraging him to use it.


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