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 103 - Stephen Hawking & Claude Monet
    by Jarret Berenstein on December 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Peter McNerney & Chris Ferry) Stephen Hawking has his non robot voice back and he is taking full advantage, plus Claude Monet talks about what impressionism really means. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 102 - Walt Whitman & Steve Rubell
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Pat May & Louie Pearlman) The man behind studio 54 and the man behind Leaves of Grass. Two sex men, obsessed with sex and masculine energy, together at last. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 101 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Pol Pot
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Melissa Ulloa & Aaron Gold) We played around with some nicknames for these two on the show, which was 100% the best use of our time. Stick around towards the end for a little special bonus content, and happy thanksgiving! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 100 - Reunion Spectacular!
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Megan Gray, Chris Ferry, Dede Tabak, & Brian Patchett) Our first ever reunion show in honor of our 100th episode! Hoo boy, did we have fun both before and after this show getting turnt at St Francis' bar. You have-a to hear it to-a believe it! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 99 - Charles Dickens & Andre the Giant
    by Jarret Berenstein on November 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians John Everett Trowbridge & Rebecca Robles) I felt bad about how I treated Charles Dickens during this episode, he just wanted to be included and I was very dismissive of him. I didn't think him and Andre would have such similar lives, and I was very wrong. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 98 - Johnny Carson & Daniel Boone
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Lex Morales & Jonathan B. Lerner) If there's one thing that brings the disparate worlds of Johnny Carson and Daniel Boone together, it's a desire for Israel to git! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 97 - Ansel Adams & Sir Edmund Hillary
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Justin Moran & Todd Fasen) A mountaineer and a guy who likes taking pictures of mountains. Two men who are famous for doing equally dangerous things I guess? jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 96 - Patrick Swayze & Charlemagne
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Sulaiman Beg & Austin Sanders) What does it really mean to Swayze? And who killed Charlemagne's younger brother Carloman? And what year did I go to high school with Ludacris? All these questions and more will be answered on this week's episodes. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 95 - Rod Serling & Martha Washington
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians David Bluvband & Rebecca Robles) This episode had so many twists I honestly can't make heads or tails of it. There were Hitler's and dinosaurs, that is all I can say, and Martha was at one point locked up in a basement for a few months. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 94 - Shirley Temple & Archimedes
    by Jarret Berenstein on October 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Brian Patchett & Megan Gray) The invention of the heat ray plus the invention of adorable! These two dished the straight dope on this light hearted ep. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 93 - James Joyce & John Denver
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Kevin Cobbs & Jarret Berenstein) Friend of the pod Austin Sanders hosted this light hearted romp with two notorious drunk perverts! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 92 - Wes Craven & Lord Byron
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Louie Pearlman & Will Jacobs) I believe these two are currently in talks to develop a spooooooky poem! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 91 - Henry Ford & Mary Todd Lincoln
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Pat May & Fu Goto) Who was really behind the invention of the cheap car? And who was really behind a second plot to wound Abraham Lincoln? All this and more in today's exciting ep. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 90 - Immanuel Kant & Richard Feynman
    by Jarret Berenstein on September 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Matt Nedostup & Boris Khaykin) I know these guys are smart, but I weirdly also found them to be super condescending. Who knew! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 89 - Vincent van Gogh & Eliot Ness
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Aaron Gold & Chris Ferry) We may not figure out who the Torso Killer is in this episode, but we do figure out exactly who wanted to exchange Vincent's ear for sex. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 88 - Philip K. Dick & Elizabeth Báthory
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Megan Gray & Melissa Ulloa) If you've ever wondered why science fiction is so RANDOM or why a Hungarian noble woman would want to murder over 650 and people, then this is the episode for you. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 87 - Rowdy Roddy Piper & Edward the Eighth
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Austin Sanders & Tim Platt) I made a lot of mistakes in this episode. I mistakenly called Edward the Eighth a former king but he was NEVER coronated. Also, I mistakenly used an offensive word for little person which I deeply regret. Still, it's great ep and Mr Piper very fairly called me out on it. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 86 - Alfred Hitchcock & Nicolaus Copernicus
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Jon B Lerner & Pat May) Suspenseful movies and the math of the stars! Also, we got into the B movie versions of Alfred's movies made by the infamous Freddy Bitch-cock. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 85 - Mary Magdalene & Jim Varney
    by Jarret Berenstein on August 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Fu Goto & Chris Ferry) We got the inside scoop here on the other two Mary's that used to hang out with Jesus, and also floated the idea of a darker Ernest movie, maybe we could get DC to produce or something. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 84 - Dean Martin & President Taft
    by Jarret Berenstein on July 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    (ft comedians Brian Patchett & Jon Krauss) President Taft and Dean Martin came at me hard in this episode. It was weirdly familiar, like how I get roasted by my high school friends every day on a text thread that I refuse to participate in. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →