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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.

Jul 22, 2011

My guests are stand up comics and fellow podcasters Kumail Nanjiani and Jake Weisman. Its video games, comic books, stand up comedy, and cats. A lot about cats. It's a good one. Enjoy



Fallen – Denzel Washington

Cats and Dogs – and two

When doing the notes… I thought my phone was going off again.

Walking For Kisses

Origin of Cats – Nat Geographic says Middle East 70,000 yrs ago

The Essential Bill Hicks

On Comedy – Woody Allen

On comedy the whole list

Sasha Grey

Auggie Smith

IFC show – naked cut out of porn

(Russ will look it up – but said it reminded him of this film)

K-9 Bite Suit Video (ff to min 3:00)

The cool hotel we were at that Vargus talked to the bizness guys

Alycia Cooper

TDF EP 40 is Vargus and April Macie

I talk for a long time. Huh. I’m still talking. HEY SUS. Good grief.

Pink Dot

Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981)

RoboCop – no original book

The Staircase

Me Still Talking. Gotta have these guys back.


Books Kumail recommends:
Chew – John Layman

Strange Embrace

Swamp Thing – Alan Moore

The Killing Joke – Alan Moore


Shadows of the Damned - game

Catherine – PS3. weird.


Books Jake recommends:

Drawn and Quarterly

Black Hole



Pride of Baghdad

Secret Six – Gail Simone

Stretch Panic – PS2 Game


My website has a player, standup schedule and videos, merch page (CD/T-shirt opportunities) and the donation button: or


The iPhone App, Android Apps is available. If you hate the $2 spent on the app, I’ll give you $2 off a CD or T-shirt at a show. Or e me.