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Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

LISTEN: Comedian Jacob Sirof talks to Arthur and breaks down the art of crowd work

LISTEN: Comedian Jacob Sirof talks to Arthur and breaks down the art of crowd work

One of the true wonders of comedy is watching a comedian who is quick witted enough and brave enough to structure their sets around crowd work. Jacob Sirof is an absolute master of interacting with the audience and cracking jokes off the cuff based on their responses. Jacob rolled through the KFOG studios to chat…

Jeremy Piven talks to Arthur about his new career in stand-up comedy

Jeremy Piven talks to Arthur about his new career in stand-up comedy

What could possibly make one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood decide to test the uncharted and often unfriendly waters of stand-up? Actor turned stand-up comic, Jeremy Piven called in for a chat with Arthur to discuss his career change and what he has done to prepare for this new endeavor. Don’t get me…

Comedic duo The Sklar Brothers talk Warriors basketball with Arthur

Comedic duo The Sklar Brothers talk Warriors basketball with Arthur

  The Sklar brothers , probably the funniest brother duo to ever grace a stage, stopped by KFOG this afternoon before their shows at Cobb’s Comedy Club with more than a handful of hot takes. The bros and I (only using bros because they are, well, bros – as in brothers) talk about their cult…

Bay Area comedy legend Will Durst discusses the issues of the day with Arthur

Bay Area comedy legend Will Durst discusses the issues of the day with Arthur

Political satirist and San Francisco comedy legend Will Durst stopped by the KFOG studios for an entertaining conversation about the politics of the day. Will has a biting sharp wit and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to politics having been a regular commentator for  audible.com, C-SPAN, CNN, NPR, not to mention his nationally…

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Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

Author Archives: Arthur Ballesteros

LISTEN: Tom Green talks to Arthur about the origins of his show on MTV, stand-up, and his unusual protest

LISTEN: Tom Green talks to Arthur about the origins of his show on MTV, stand-up, and his unusual protest


I’m not going to lie, 14 year old me just peed a little.

Comedian, actor, and talk show host Tom Green stopped by the studio today for a chat before his shows this weekend at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.

Tom and I talked about his time doing the highly influential Tom Green Show on MTV, a show that spawned a generation of YouTube pranksters and copycats, his experience as a stand-up over the last 10 years, and the unusual cause he has taken up and is urging people across the world to protest against.

Listen to the full interview below and make sure you catch Tom at Cobb’s Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:45pm.

LISTEN: Comedian Jacob Sirof talks to Arthur and breaks down the art of crowd work

LISTEN: Comedian Jacob Sirof talks to Arthur and breaks down the art of crowd work

One of the true wonders of comedy is watching a comedian who is quick witted enough and brave enough to structure their sets around crowd work. Jacob Sirof is an absolute master of interacting with the audience and cracking jokes off the cuff based on their responses. Jacob rolled through the KFOG studios to chat…Continue Reading

Jeremy Piven talks to Arthur about his new career in stand-up comedy

Jeremy Piven talks to Arthur about his new career in stand-up comedy

What could possibly make one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood decide to test the uncharted and often unfriendly waters of stand-up? Actor turned stand-up comic, Jeremy Piven called in for a chat with Arthur to discuss his career change and what he has done to prepare for this new endeavor. Don’t get me…Continue Reading

LISTEN: Comedian Taylor Williamson talks to Arthur about his worst gigs ever before America’s Got Talent fame

LISTEN: Comedian Taylor Williamson talks to Arthur about his worst gigs ever before America’s Got Talent fame

What’s it like to achieve instant fame after appearing on national game show? Comedian Taylor Williamson stopped by the KFOG studios for a chat about how his life changed after taking 2nd place on America’s Got Talent, and whether the achievement sparked bitterness amongst his peers. Taylor also shares some funny stories about his comedy…Continue Reading

LISTEN: Comedian Mo Amer tells Arthur his incredible story of triumph going from refugee to headlining comic

LISTEN: Comedian Mo Amer tells Arthur his incredible story of triumph going from refugee to headlining comic

Comedian Mo Amer stopped by the KFOG studio for an in-depth and inspiring conversation about his ascension from Kuwati refugee to a headlining comic who has sold out shows in dozens of countries around the world Mo and I get into the story of his family abruptly leaving their life behind in Kuwait, his start…Continue Reading

LISTEN: Comedian Jamali Maddix shares his observations on the people of San Francisco with Arthur

LISTEN: Comedian Jamali Maddix shares his observations on the people of San Francisco with Arthur

Comedian Jamali Maddix and Arthur sat down for a candid conversation about his observations about people in San Francisco, how he avoided being pigeonholed after the success of his Viceland show Hate Thy Neighbor, what British people actually think about Americans, and why dating apps are changing society…for the worse. Listen to the full podcast…Continue Reading

Bay Area comedy legend Will Durst discusses the issues of the day with Arthur

Bay Area comedy legend Will Durst discusses the issues of the day with Arthur

Political satirist and San Francisco comedy legend Will Durst stopped by the KFOG studios for an entertaining conversation about the politics of the day. Will has a biting sharp wit and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to politics having been a regular commentator for  audible.com, C-SPAN, CNN, NPR, not to mention his nationally…Continue Reading