Episode 120

Jonathan Randall


June 3rd, 2024

46 mins 30 secs

Season 9

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About this Episode

The conversation covers a range of themes and topics revolving around Jonathan Randall's identity as a Jewish comedian and activist advocating for Palestinian rights. Randall discusses the distinction he sees between Judaism and Zionism, criticizing the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians as a violation of Jewish values. He expresses support for the Palestinian cause, denouncing the occupation and human rights abuses, while also sharing his struggles navigating these views within the Jewish community. The conversation delves into the role of media and advocacy in shaping narratives, the viability of a two-state solution, and the challenges Randall faces in combining his activism with his comedy career.

Jonathan Randall is a Comedian/Activist/Writer/Actor living in NYC who has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia. Jonathan is Jewish and very outspoken about Palestinian human rights, ending the occupation, and freedom & equality for all people which he advocates for across social media @jonathanrandall and on his podcats "American Jew" and "How You Like Me Now?". Jonathan has appeared on Comedy Central, ABC, MTV, TruTV, SiriusXM, in addition to a slew of commercials, podcasts, pilots, sketches, short films, and has filled in as the warm-up comic on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," but doesn't like to brag. His writing credits include TV show pilots “That's Reality” & “Swipers”, some shows on MTV you've never heard of, and a very heartfelt card for his grandmother's 100th birthday. Check out his website ThatJonathanRandallGuy.com

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