Episode for October 12, 2021

Author and Commentator Wajahat Ali & Comedian and TV Producer/writer Dave Siegel Episode 253

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Wajahat Ali is a columnist at The Daily Beast and a Senior Fellow at The Western States Center and Auburn Seminary. He has previously been a New York Times contributing op-ed writer, CNN commentator, host for Huff Post, and co-host of Al Jazeera America’s The Stream. He is also a recovering attorney and playwright. He is currently working on his first book, “Go Back To Where You Came From: And, Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American” scheduled for Spring 2022 publication. He makes Pakistani food and Lego sets “for his kids” during his free time. You can send him hate mail at wajahatmali@protonmail.com

Dave Siegel has appeared on Comedy Central on three separate occasions and in the 2016 season on Americans Got Talent.Dave has also appeared as a panelist on CNN, the CW, HLN, ABCs Good Morning America and is a regular guest on SiriusXM’s StandUp with Pete Dominick. Dave’s original character; “White Guy Indifferent” went viral in 2017, resulting in over 10 million hits in a 3-day span. Dave has been a writer and producer at CNN and is now working on a new show

Dave Siegel was a doorman at the DC Improv, while a college student in Washington, DC in the late 90’s. His first show as a performer came at an open mic at ‘The Comic Strip’ on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Since that time, he has headlined premier comedy clubs across the country from Carolines on Broadway to The Improv on Melrose.

He’s featured for such comedians as David Alan Grier, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows and Kevin Nealon. Dave has appeared on Comedy Central on three separate occasions and in the 2016 season of ‘American’s Got Talent.’

Dave has also appeared as a panelist on CNN, HLN, the CW, ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ and is a regular guest on SiriusXM’s ‘Stand-Up with Pete Dominick.’ Dave’s original character ‘White Guy Indifferent’ has over 60 million views over various platforms.

Dave is also a producer on Award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield’s show “Banfield” on NewsNation.

You can see Dave Siegel on a regular basis at various NYC comedy clubs.

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