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Famous Dead People
Famous Dead People
Hosted by Jarret Berenstein. If you’ve ever wanted to know what happened to Amelia Earhart straight from Amelia Earhart herself, then Famous Dead People is the show for you!Veteran comedian Jarret Berenstein resurrects famous dead people every week to interview on his show. You’ll be amazed at how much you don’t know about all your favorite dead celebrities and historical figures. Secrets will be revealed, stories will be set straight, and history will be rewritten, all courtesy of the city’s best comedians.
Listen every Monday at 3:00 pm
Category: Comedy, Talk


About Jarret Berenstein

Jarret Berenstein is a writer, comedian, and film producer based in New York City. His standup can be seen regularly on the Fox TV show Laughs, and he performs improv weekly at The Magnet Theater as part of the team Junior Varsity. He won a Best Solo Show award at the LA Comedy Festival as well as a TimeOut NY Crtics’ Pick, and a Best of New York from CBS Local News. He was also a featured performer at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the United Solo Festival, and the Boston Comedy Festival.


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Complete archive can be found at famousdeadpeople.podomatic.com

  • Ep 40 - John Wilkes Booth & Plato
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians John Trowbridge & Eric Yearwood) The father of western philosophy and the handsomest man in 19th century America! Which one was which? You'll have to listen to find out!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 39 - Neil Armstrong & Walt Disney
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Pat May & Evan Altshuler) You'd think Neil Armstrong would be tired of talking about space, but on the contrary he was annoyed we didn't get to it more, much to Disney's consternation. Jarret had fun regardless.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 38 - Marlon Brando & Louis Pasteur
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Douglas Widick & Lex Morales) If I had to pick two dudes who I did not expect to be as obsessed with farts and boobs as they were, it would be Louis Pasteur and Marlon Brando, who joined Jarret in the studio this week.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 37 - Pope John Paul I & John Keats
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Joe Miles and Andy Moskowitz) A poet and a pope! It's not a romantic comedy, it's John Keats and the very first John Paul sitting down with Jarret and really getting into it.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 36 - Anne Frank & Timothy Leary
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Boris Khaykin and Austin Sanders) I thought these two would get along a lot better than they did, but Timothy Leary kept insisting that Anne Frank take responsibility for the bad things in her life and somehow I got blamed for this as well. UNFAIR!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 35 - Napoléon Bonaparte & Alan Rickman
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    (ft comedians Megan Gray and Mike Cabellon) Did you know that Alan Rickman and Napoleon were both famous for parties for which there are no records at all? Thankfully, I got them in the studio to dish all the hot goss.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 34 - Emily Dickinson & Winston Churchill
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    (ft comedians Federico Garduño & Molly Cahen) Emily Dickinson gave Churchill and real lesson in confidence here, and I think that's a lesson that all of us can take to the heart.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 33 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Jerry Falwell
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    (ft comedians Branson Reese and Michael Lutton) Don't worry guys, I really let Jerry Falwell have it on this episode, but it was hard because he had an unlikely ally!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 32 - Thomas Edison & Sappho
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Rebecca Robles & Michael Wolf) a surprisingly Australian Sappho and predictably blustery Thomas Edison join Jarret in the studio this week to talk about poems from the heart, gods, and technology!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 31 - Judy Garland & Paul Revere
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Meghan O'Neil and Sean Taylor) Both of these two would describe their lives as "quite a ride!" Poor abused Judy Garland and hero of the revolution Paul Revere join Jarret in the studio this week to discuss what's worse: living under oppressive British rule or the studio system (it's the studio system).jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 30 - Jacques Cousteau & John the Baptist
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Matthew Sellitti & Les Morales) A real watery theme for our thirtieth podcast ep! John the Baptist and Jacques Cousteau join Jarret in the studio this week to get to the bottom of their aqua fascination.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 29 - PT Barnum & JFK
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Peter McNerney & Austin Sanders) We're on a real wacky roll here on Famous Dead People. JFK and PT Barnum join Jarret in the studio this week to debate who can put on a better show: a professional circus developer, or a rich white dude from Massachusetts.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 28 - Pablo Escobar & Oscar Wilde
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Kevin Cobbs and Chris Ferry) Both criminals but for very different reasons! Oscar Wilde and Pablo Escobar join Jarret in the studio this week to try and figure out which one of these two icons had more of an impart on gay culture.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 27 - Marco Polo & Lewis Carroll
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Boris Khaykin and Jarret Berenstein) Friend of the pod Andy Moskowitz hosted this light hearted romp with explorer Marco Polo and writer/pedophile Lewis Carroll. One of my fav eps so far!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 26 - Sid Vicious & Alfred Nobel
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Patricio Machuca & Bianca Casusöl) The man who invented dynamite and the man who WAS dynamite...on stage (I'm nailing this intro). Aldred Nobel of the Nobel peace prize and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols join me in the studio this week.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 25 - Vlad the Impaler & Amelia Earhart
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Shawn Wickens and Starr Kendall) Oh the great mysteries of history! Where did Amelia go? Why did Vlad do so much impaling? What's fact and what's exaggeration? All that and more as Amelia Earhart and Vlad the Impaler join me in the studio this week.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 24 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Shaka Zulu
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Federico Garduño and Joe Miles) How old was Mozart when he first started composing? And was Shaka Zulu the black Napoleon, or was Napoleon the white Shaka Zulu? All this and more on this ep where I dish with Shaka Zulu and Mozart!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 23 - Abraham Lincoln & Michelangelo
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Chris Ferry and Andy Moskowitz) Did you know that Michelangelo's dad was a real poon hound? And that Lincoln's wife was bonkers? You did? Well, listen to this great ep anyway.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 22 - Katharine Hepburn & Socrates
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Matt Nedostop and Dede Tabak) Socrates and Katharine Hepburn guided me through the seedy underbelly of Hollywood and philosophy in this dope ep. Find out more by LISTENING!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

  • Ep 21 - William Shakespeare & Cesar Chavez
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    (ft comedians Lex Morales and Chris Ferry) Want to know where Shakespeare was for his lost years? Wonder what the Salad Bowl boycott was all about? This ep is for you.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Read more →

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