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Famous Dead People

Hosted by: Jarret Berenstein
New shows on Monday at 3:00 pm
Category: Comedy, Talk

About the Show

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.

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.


External Website: jarretberenstein.com

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  • Ep 35 - Napoléon Bonaparte & Alan Rickman
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 16, 2017 at 14:05

    (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 […]

  • Ep 34 - Emily Dickinson & Winston Churchill
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 15, 2017 at 18:04

    (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 […]

  • Ep 33 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Jerry Falwell
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 15, 2017 at 18:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 32 - Thomas Edison & Sappho
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 26, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 31 - Judy Garland & Paul Revere
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 19, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 30 - Jacques Cousteau & John the Baptist
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 12, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 29 - PT Barnum & JFK
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 5, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 28 - Pablo Escobar & Oscar Wilde
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 28, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

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

    (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 […]

  • Ep 26 - Sid Vicious & Alfred Nobel
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 14, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 25 - Vlad the Impaler & Amelia Earhart
    by Jarret Berenstein on June 7, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 24 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Shaka Zulu
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 31, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 23 - Abraham Lincoln & Michelangelo
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 24, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

  • Ep 22 - Katharine Hepburn & Socrates
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 17, 2017 at 21:00

    (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 […]

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

    (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 […]

  • Ep 20 - Jim Henson & Pablo Picasso
    by Jarret Berenstein on May 3, 2017 at 21:00

    (ft comedians Matt Shafeek and George Fernandez) It's the first interview I ever did paired with a totally separate interview I did later! Join me and get to know our beloved Jim Henson and the mysterious Pablo Picasso in a rare two part interview.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret […]

  • Ep 19 - Fred Rogers & Sacagawea
    by Jarret Berenstein on April 26, 2017 at 21:00

    (ft comedians Peter McNerney and Maya Deshmukh) I had no idea how wrong I was pronouncing these names, you guys. Listen to me struggle, plus get all the hot gossip on Louis and Clark and the Land of Make Believe! […]

  • Ep 18 - Albert Einstein & Genghis Khan
    by Jarret Berenstein on April 19, 2017 at 21:00

    (ft comedians Megan Gray and Rebecca Robles) I finally stepped away from the host mic for an ep and let someone else do the question-making. Friend of the show Megan Gray hosts this epic conversation between Albert Einstein and Genghis Khan (played by me). Enjoy!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret […]

  • Ep 17 - Babe Ruth & Catherine the Great
    by Jarret Berenstein on April 12, 2017 at 21:00

    (ft comedians Dede Tabak and Lex Morales) It matters who plays you in the movie, version, guys. That's what I learned from my talk with Catherine the Great and Babe Ruth (the great). Enjoy!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret […]

  • Ep 16 - Charles Lindbergh & Jane Austen
    by Jarret Berenstein on April 5, 2017 at 21:00

    (ft comedians Kevin Cragg and Andy Moskowitz) Some political views do not age well, that is my main takeaway from this ep, where I interviewed Charles Lindbergh and Jane Austen. Enjoy!jarretberenstein.com @justjarret […]

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