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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 49 - Edgar Allan Poe & Harpo Marx
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Paul Valenti & Joe Miles) Somehow, at the end of this episode, Edgar was wearing Harpo's pants. It'll make sense when you listen.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 48 - Leonardo da Vinci & Ted Williams
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Rebecca Robles & Brian Patchett) You know what they say about orgies: three people is too few, and there's no such thing as too many! I think that's the lesson from this week's episode with Leonardo and Ted, but I could be remembering incorrectly.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 47 - Christopher Columbus & Eleanor Roosevelt
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Alan Fessenden & Patricio Machuca)The theme of this episode is powerful women, ie Eleanor, and the Queen that Columbus had to get money from for his dumb trip to the Bahamas (aka his Bahama mama). Dope women is dope, no matter what country or century. Ya heard?jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 46 - Charles Darwin & Alexander the Great
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Pat May & David Etkin) Is it fair to only call one guest "great" just because it's the name that history gave them? Darwin was a little sticky about this, but we got past it.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 45 -Friedrich Nietzsche & J.R.R. Tolkien
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Peter McNerney & Will Jacobs) The line between genius and moron has never been so fiercely debated! This was a spicy one, baby.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 44 - Che Guevara & Leonard Cohen
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Megan Gray & Austin Sanders) Everybody knows that the dice are loaded, everybody knows that the United Fruit Company paid American politicians to stage a coup in Guatemala! (I think those are the lyrics, right?)jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 43 - Leonidas & Marcel Duchamp
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Brian Frange & Todd Fasen) I'm noticing a worrying trend of booking dead people who end up either trying to or vowing to kill me on the air. No more warrior kings or 20th century artists from now on! Jk, they were great.jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 42 - Blackbeard & Alfred Kinsey
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Branson Reese and Kevin Cobbs) There may or may not have been a little spark in the air between Blackbeard and me. Either that or Kinsey just really likes watching people bone. You be the judge!jarretberenstein.com @justajrret Listen →

  • Ep 41 - Charlton Heston & Mary Queen of Scots
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Chris Ferry & Meghan O'Neill) Everybody is confused by the history of European royalty, even Charlton Heston and Mary Queen of Scots! Enjoy the ep and don't...lose your HEAD! (spoiler alert)jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

  • 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 Listen →

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