Dennis talks to Christian about a trip he took years ago to Mt. Everest, including the difficulty flying in and out of Bhutan, meeting the monks, and seeing an actual Golden Child. This transitions to a conversation about the Vatican and the Pope, the Young Pope with Jude Law, and purple nurples. There's also discussion about a Republican winning a Texas special election in a district Hillary won by 12 points in 2016, whether Democrats can win the House this year, and whether millennials will follow the elderly Democrat revolution. Also, more on North Korea's nukes, mailbag comments about Paul McCartney's recent revelation, An "Inside Edition" camera crew that was robbed (and the fact that the show is still on), a surprising declaration from a former "Sesame Street" writer, a listener's guide to bit-surfing, great jokes throughout history, and the comedic tandem of Norm MacDonald and Drake Sather.
I'm Cranky As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Dennis is cranky and lays into Dianne Feinstein for waiting to release on the letter she received with the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh until she considered it to be politically expedient. He also stresses the importance of avoiding confrontations over politics, shares his exhaustion at comparisons between President Trump and Hitler, and wades into the continued furor over Norm MacDonald's comments to the Hollywood Reporter. Later, he takes Joe Biden to task for saying "God forbid me" for not speaking up about Trump sooner which leads to commentary about how this November's election will be very telling for where we're at as a country. He also rails against weather reporters who over-act on camera to exaggerate the effect of a storm, but finds time to commend Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills for retiring at half time.
In an all-new Dennis Miller Option, Dennis talks to Christian about the controversy surrounding Norm MacDonald’s comments about Roseanne Barr and Louis CK, Paul McCartney’s revelation about group masturbation with John Lennon, a million less viewers for the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant, Will Smith’s career, zombies, Bowie Drummer Woody Woodmansey and the Charles Bronson movie Telefon.
Then, actor Tom Berenger is in studio to talk about his new movie "American Dresser", their shared appreciation of "Fargo", actors being replaced by holograms, working with Oliver Stone on "Platoon", "Major League", "The Big Chill", working with Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe on "Hatfields & McCoys" and more!
Dennis reacts to the announcement that Les Moonves is out at CBS, the couple who set up a Go Fund Me for a homeless veteran and kept the money. Dennis and Christian also discuss Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the TV show "Big Brother", Dennis signing autographs at a supermarket early in his career and some of his earliest memories of doing stand-up.
Then, comedian Tom Papa is in the studio who talks about his new Food Network show "Baked" about baked goods around the country, his new book "Your Dad Stole My Rake", being a part of "Live From Here" the new version of "Prairie Home Companion", and his friendships with Rob Zombie and Stephen Soderbergh. Finally, Christian has a mailbag question about an upcoming "Fountainhead" remake and a discussion and Eva Gardner.
Dennis chats with Spike Feresten, who joins Christian in the studio to discuss working with Dennis as a receptionist at SNL, podcasting, writing for David Letterman and being a part of the legendary writing staff for “Seinfeld”, where his first script was the famous “Soup Nazi” episode. They also answer a mailbag question about the greatest frontmen, which leads to a great story about Mick Jagger. They discuss the boycotts of In N Out Burger and Nike, the Aretha Franklin funeral, Dorothy’s ruby slippers and so much more.