Greg In Seattle

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Greg sends in this podcast from Seattle, where he checks in with some of the comedians, as well as checking in with a former guest of Fitzdog Radio.

Don’t forget to check out Greg’s new book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, available at amazon.com or your local bookstore.

DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST – Click HERE to download the podcast directly, or do yourself a favor and Click HERE to subscribe on iTunes.


Brian Regan

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Greg does the podcast from New York this week with comedian Brian Regan. Brian talks a little about his family life, and his very regimented work schedule. Greg and Brian are much more comfortable with self effacing stories compared with stories where that person is the hero, which leads to how “Overheards” was created. They talk about how quickly they’ll judge a tv show that effort, time and money has been poured into, but stick with any porn almost instantly. They talk about dealing with comedy crowds, and trying to do one better than the crowd. Greg wraps up the podcast by announcing that his book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, is out.

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Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons Out Today!

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Have you bought your copy? Go to Amazon.com and buy it today!


Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons Launch At Caroline’s NYC – November 9th

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Come out for Greg’s Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons release show at Caroline’s On Broadway. The show starts at 7:30 and will feature Greg, Jim Breuer, Dave Attell and Keith Robinson.

For tickets and more info, visit Caroline’s On Broadway


Inteview On Podcast Squared

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Andrew Johnstone over at Podcast Squared interviewed Greg about Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, ADHD and Podcasting in Los Angeles.

To hear the podcast, head over to Podcast Squared


Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons Guest Blogs The Funniest Book Tour Ever. Volume 1: Letterman! Stern! NPR!

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All this week, standup comic Greg Fitzsimmons will be filing dispatches from the promotional tour for his very funny, kinda memoir-y new book, “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption From an Irish Mailbox.”

For me, today marks the beginning of a celebration after two years of hard work. I will tape an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight (airing Friday). Tomorrow, I head into “The Howard Stern Show.” Over the next few weeks I will do dozens of radio interviews and talk shows including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Chelsea Lately” and NPR. My mission: to promote a book I wrote titled, “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox.”

The book tracks my lifelong problem with authority, starting with my father and continuing with teachers, the police and eventually standup comedy audiences. I hope to now focus on Irish Americans the light that has long been shined upon the insular world of Italian Americans through “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas.” An urgent rebelliousness undermines our otherwise charming exterior, one that causes us to, almost without exception, do exactly the opposite of whatever we are told to do.

The book tracks my teachers’ reactions to this spirit through the letters they sent home to my parents. The innocent teachers hoped that my parents would reprimand me and help keep order in their classroom. How could they know that the letters were met instead with howls of laughter? There was an (implied) encouragement that I return to school and somehow generate more humorous notes for my family to enjoy.

Nietzsche said that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. After you turn forty, however, I think that whatever doesn’t kill you just makes you pissed off at whatever almost killed you. I could’ve avoided months of poring over my history of painful failures had it not been for my agent and an unintentionally hilarious complaint he received about me more than a decade ago. This one was postmarked from a small high school in the Midwest. I had performed my comedy act at their senior prom and had left a real impression on them. In the words of the principal, “what we try so hard to instill in our young people can be dashed in one hour by some ‘comedian’ who can leave town after doing his damage.”

I began reading the letter to comedy audiences and, like my parents, the crowds encouraged me to generate more comedic missives. (Click here to read the letter.) But thanks to my mother’s scrapbooking skills, it turns out I didn’t need to. She handed over a box of letters she’d saved spanning my entire life. The trove began in preschool (literally) and continued through college, where I was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon” my freshman year.

This treasure trove of material was the basis for a one-man show I performed a decade ago in Manhattan only twice before shelving the idea. It was brought back to life two years ago when I was approached by a literary agent wondering if I had any ideas for a book. What ensued were missed deadlines, self-hatred and eventually a book that I will be furiously peddling until I am told to stop.

I will sleep late today after rehearsing my Letterman set in five different clubs on Sunday night. The first time I appeared on his show was without a doubt the high point in my professional life and I take it just as seriously now even after doing the show a handful of times since. Whether it helps sell a lot of books or not, it feels pretty good to know that in a few hours my hero is going to be holding in his hand a book that I wrote. That part might actually make me stronger.

—Greg Fitzsimmons

Read More http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/11/comedian-greg-fitzsimmons-guest-blogs-his-way-through-a-book-tour-volume-1.html#ixzz15eiU3Tfh

Read the full article at GQ, CLICK HERE!


LAS VEGAS WEEKLY: THREE QUESTIONS WITH GREG

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Las Vegas Weekly – Julie Seabaugh – November 3, 2010

Your memoir, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption From an Irish Mailbox, is out November 9. Given the years of relative hell you put her through, what does your mother now think of your career as a successful comic?

For an Irish mother there’s two realities. One is, “My son is successful.” That’s the headline. And then there’s the reality where …

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Don’t forget to catch Greg @ Club Madrid @ Sunset Station Casino In Las Vegas. CLICK HERE for tickets and info!


Greg On Fuel TV’S The Daily Habit

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This week, Greg will appear on “The Daily Habit.”

Master of the whip, Verizon FMX rider Todd Potter joins comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and the lovely Michelle Nunes from Foxsports.com and FUEL TV show “Cubed,”. They rap about Metal Mulisha tattoos on sexy superfans and take a look at the most insane motorcycle prank we’ve ever seen. All that and drummer of Slipknot, Joey Jordison, rips up the Stride Sound Stage with his insane supergroup Murderdolls.
Airing Tuesday, November 2 at 9:30 pm Eastern Time (6:30 pm Pacific Time) Greg will appear on “The Daily Habit.”

Master of the whip, Verizon FMX rider Todd Potter joins comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and the lovely Michelle Nunes from Foxsports.com and FUEL TV show “Cubed,”. They rap about Metal Mulisha tattoos on sexy superfans and take a look at the most insane motorcycle prank we’ve ever seen. All that and drummer of Slipknot, Joey Jordison, rips up the Stride Sound Stage with his insane supergroup Murderdolls.


Greg Guest Hosting The Adam Carolla Podcast

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Adam’s on tour, so Greg Fitzsimmons, Teresa Strasser, Mike Gibbons, and Bald Bryan fill in to go over the election results and review the biggest wins and losses for comedy.

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Fitzdog Radio

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Greg is rolling solo for this weeks podcast where he entices Americans not to vote, he name drops all the celebrities his kids got candy from, and he talks about the hecklers he encountered in West Palm Beach. Greg then goes over the scientific data behind his prejudices, he talks about the reaction his book received from his mother and therapist, he takes your Overheards and Half-A-Mans, and the audience is formally introduced to new producer Jordy.

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