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 114 - Charles Bronson & Anne Boleyn
    by Jarret Berenstein on February 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians David Bluvband & Dominic Russo) The only thing that stops a bad king from divorcing his wife is a good king who's divorcing his wife. Also, we get to the bottom of the invention of bowling. You'll never guess who did it?! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 113 - Hugo Boss & Bob Kane
    by Jarret Berenstein on February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft Louie Pearlman & Aaron Gold) Who knew that the Batman was a co-collaboration between Bob Kane and the nazis? Hugo knew! He knew and he let it happen! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 112 - Basquiat & Cornelius Vanderbilt
    by Jarret Berenstein on February 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Megan Gray and Dennis Pacheco) At the intersection of art and commerce comes this fascinating conversation with an artists - desperate to sell out - and a wealthy man who buys only horses (insert shrugging emoji here) jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 111 - Stanley Kubrick & Charlotte Brontë
    by Jarret Berenstein on January 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Sulaiman Beg & Carly Monardo) Stay away from hot water and other sins! That is the sage advice we got this week from our two dope guests. Give it a listen! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 110 - Arthur Conan Doyle & Sonny Bono
    by Jarret Berenstein on January 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Pat May & Fu Goto) I got another case for Sherlock Holmes: why was Sonny Bono so about copyright extensions?! We get to the bottom of that and more on this week's ep! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 109 - Truman Capote & Selena Perez
    by Jarret Berenstein on January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians John Everett Trowbridge & Jonathan B. Lerner) How did Truman Capote feel about the film version of Breakfast at Tiffany's? And how was it that Selena's dad got her out of school to do all those shows? We've got the straight dope on this latest ep, yo! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 108 - Georgia O'Keeffe & King George the 3rd
    by Jarret Berenstein on January 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Melissa Ulloa & Kevin Cobbs) Why did Georgia O'Keeffe decide to paint so many genitals? Was King George really angry at America for succeeding? We get to the bottom of it right here on this ep! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 107 - Michael Crichton & Lady Godiva
    by Jarret Berenstein on January 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Rebecca Robles & Jon Bander) I don't know why these two kept talking about a train I needed to catch, because I was definitely NOT in a rush to pick up a rental car in Jersey right after the taping. Other than that, stellar ep! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 106 - Julia Child & Tom Petty
    by Jarret Berenstein on December 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Austin Sanders & Mia Bloomfield) There was some contention on this ep about the proper pronunciation of certain foods. I'm sure we settled on something by the end though. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 105 - Lou Gehrig & Johannes Kepler
    by Jarret Berenstein on December 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Keith DiRienzo & Ryder Chasin) Two men who had things named after them: the movement of the planets, and apparently a sandwich at this one deli, but that has not yet been confirmed. jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • Ep 104 - Ernest Hemingway & Theodore Roosevelt
    by Jarret Berenstein on December 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    (ft comedians Brendan Goggins & Dominic Russo) What a fun ep! Have there ever been two more masculine men than Hemingway and Roosevelt? Both all about their solo dude trips and war! Make way for the testoster-zone! jarretberenstein.com @justjarret Listen →

  • 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 →