"Rock Talk"
With Allan Handelman



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Allan Handleman

The Allan Handelman Show
For August 24, 2014

The Allan Handelman Show deals with all issues relevant to the Rock Culture, not just music. Rock Stars, newsmakers, pop culture icons and always the most amazing people in the world. Hear all sides of the story and listen to a variety of media. Then, make up your own mind. It's the Talk Show for people who don't even listen to talk shows.

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  • **PLEASE NOTE: Allan's WSJS weekday show (Mon-Fri 3-6 PM) and the weekend syndicated show (Rock Talk) are two separate and very different shows. Both shows can now be heard on WSJS.COM. For now, the Sunday show also airs on WSJS 3-6 PM (ET).
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  • We hope this makes things a little more convenient than just offering two different airing times.

Among the guests and topics on this week's show:

  • Gary Peterson of the Guess Who: Not only is he one of the greatest drummers in Rock N Roll, they are one of my all-time favorite bands. If you ever get a chance to see these guys live do it!! Their hits that include, SHAKIN ALL OVER, THESE EYES, LAUGHING, UNDUN, NO TIME, AMEICAN WOMAN, HAND ME DOWN ROAD, NO SUGAR TONIGHT, RAIN DANCE, SOURE SUITE, ALBERT FLASHER, GUNS GUNS GUNS, BUS RYDER, HAND ON TO YOUR LIFE, CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN. https://www.facebook.com/theguesswho
  • Comedians Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff: Authors of, I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics. For over thirty years, Since 1978, Ritch Shydner has performed and written comedy. He did an HBO half-hour special, “One Night Stand.” He played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.” Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an even more obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin’s, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to smaller pictures. RitchShydner.com

Click to buy!The Guess Who:

The Guess Who brought you American Woman, No Time, Undun, Share The Land and many other classics. Rolling Stone calls The Guess Who "One of Rock's most consistently, fascinating maverick bands". They led the Canadian invasion of artists like Neil Young, Rush, Bryan Adams and Loverboy with some of the best music ever recorded. They laid the musical foundation, which led to Rock FM's dominance over "Top-40" radio. In 1969, just as American Woman became number one in the country, Randy Bachman left the band. Why? What happened? It's an amazing story.

"The Guess Who", one of the greatest rock bands to come out of Canada, deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Guess Who paved the way for other rock acts to follow from Canada, opening doors and showing that bands from Canada could be a success all over the world. In 1970, they were one of the biggest bands in the world, outselling even The Beatles.

Their string of massive world-wide hits includes "These Eyes", "Laughing", "No Time", "Undun", "Share the Land", "Hand Me Down World", "Clap for the Wolfman", "Albert Flasher", "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature", "Glamour Boy", "Star Baby", and of course, "American Woman", to name but a few.
Their fans are spread around the world to this day, and new generations of fans are discovering their music all the time.

We would respectfully ask that the selection committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consider "The Guess Who" for inclusion in an upcoming vote, so that this obvious oversight can be corrected as soon as possible, and The Guess Who can take their rightful place in the Hall of Fame.

Check out TheGuessWhoCafe.com or sign the petition at PetitionOnline.com.

Click to buy!Allan Handelman guests this week include comedians Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff. Ritch has been in standup for years and has written for numerous TV shows including Roseanne, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Mind of the Married Man. Mark is also a long time standup and has written for Mad About You and Roseanne. Both men have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.

Ritch and Mark have compiled the hot new book called, I KILLED: True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics.

To reach Ritch Shydner: ritch@standupstories.com
To reach Mark Schiff: mark@standupstories.com

Allan will also be speaking with, comedians Ron White, Lewis Black, George Carlin, Richard Lewis, David Letterman and Jay Leno.


Even funnier and far more bizarre than the stories standup comedians tell onstage are the road stories they tell each other: of being attacked by homicidal audiences, ingesting mass quantities of alcohol and narcotics, and staving off loneliness through dizzying sexual excess.

Cumulatively, these road stories throw open a hilarious and often shocking — window onto the real nature of telling jokes for a living. Yet, until now, the off-stage life of the standup comedian was a world hidden from the public, accessible only to comics who'd paid heavy dues.

In what is truly a landmark publication, I Killed presents the never-before-published recollections of America's comedy pantheon: an awesomely talented lineup that ranges from hip urban comics such as Lewis Black, Paul Rodriguez, and Carlos Mencia to blue-collar belly-laughers Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Ron White.

Particularly well represented are television and motion-picture comedy stars from the past four decades: personalities as various as Red Buttons, Brett Butler, Jonathan Winters, Dick Martin, Paula Poundstone, Dennis Miller, Tom Arnold, Bill Maher, Larry David, Phyllis Diller, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Rita Rudner, Chris Rock, and Mike Myers.  And making their own posthumous cameos are such legends as Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison, Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, and Andy Kaufman.

All told, over 200 practitioners of the comic arts came clean for this shockingly revealing and surprisingly insightful book.  Some of the most memorable tales are offered up by comedians whose names will be unfamiliar, rising stars for whom modern-day comedy has become an extreme sport.  Most of us suspect that our own job is not quite as, well, interesting as it could be.  I Killed proves that, man, we had no idea.

"Mark and Ritch are two of the funniest comedians to ever live and "I Killed" is one of the funniest books I've ever read.  I laughed, I cried, I had an abortion."
— Chris Rock

"Schiff and Shydner have done it. They've not only written a great book, but have managed to accomplish it without actually doing any writing. The last person to pull that off was Moses when he received the Ten Commandments. As a comedian and former holder of 'The Laziest Man in the World' title, I salute them."
— Larry David

"If this book proves nothing else, it's that comics are sick, disgusting and many are in need of some sort of mental health treatment.  That being said, there's laugh out loud stuff here, and the laugh, as this book shows, is all that really matters."
— Jeff Foxworthy

To reach Ritch Shydner: ritch@standupstories.com
To reach Mark Schiff: mark@standupstories.com

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