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The Dork Forest is a show where I, Jackie Kashian, interview everyone and anyone about what they really really like. ie thier dorkdom. Started in 2006, the youtube page has clips (and full episodes). and will lead you to all the information you may ever need re this show and Jackie's standup.

May 23, 2011

My guests were my traveling companions for the last couple weeks in Africa and the Middle East. Vargus Mason was the author of this tour and then got hurt and had to fly home before the end of the tour. So we're debriefing him a bit... April Macie and, not on this episode, our other traveling companion, Alycia Cooper kept on. Because, in the military, it's "no one left behind." In comedy, it's "sure. We’ll go on." and then, belatedly, "the show must go on." Alycia will have rebuttal time when I’m in NY or figure out to record via Skype!


Disclaimer… I express opinions about other people’s standup comedy and, as we know… all comedy is awesome and everyone’s journey is fantastic. But podcasts are people occassionally saying things they regret. When it was live there was all kinds of that... it seems cheating to edit it out. So, welcome to a less attractive part of my brain. I just love some things that were said OFF stage that I wish, and I get to wish, would be said ON stage.


Thanks for listening. Take care of each other out there, Jackie




CLU – Container Living Units

Derek Jeter

Oliver Martinez


Kempinski Hotel

Locked Up Abroad

Belgian Malinois Shepherd

Video of Me being taken down by the dog (facebook)

There is video of Vargus… uh… that’s up to him to post.

Pictures (on facebook)

Russell Brand on Leno – this MIGHT be the show April speaks of


Yogurt Mint Chicken Recipe

Air Force Tent City

What I’m talking about making a lamp stone

Saudi Defies Driving Ban

Full Frontal Feminism

Occam’s Razor


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, the merch (CD/T-shirt opportunities), the donation button: or iPhone App, Android App, and a very basic free app for the iPhone/Android/Palm/Blackberry are available.



Audio leveling by Patrick Brady (part of a great production company in NY)
The music is by Mike Ruekberg
My Website is designed by Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast (road comic interviews… fascinating)