Don’t Tell My Mother! is Hollywood's hit comedy show where comics, actors, and award-winning screenwriters share true stories they'd NEVER want their moms to know. Created by Twentieth Century Fox producer Nikki Levy (Frost/Nixon). If you've ever been picked up for shoplifting, had a "casual encounter" or stalked a loved one, you've come to the right place.

Don’t Tell My Mother! is Hollywood's hit comedy show where comics, actors, and award-winning screenwriters share true stories they'd NEVER want their moms to know. Created by Twentieth Century Fox film producer Nikki Levy (Frost/Nixon), each episode delivers an honest, blunt and hilarious tale. If you've ever been picked up for shoplifting, had a "casual encounter" or stalked a loved one, you've come to the right place. Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up to date with all episodes and catch up on ones you've missed!

Hannah Friedman Just Wanted to be Cool

The amazing Hannah Friedman (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp, About a Boy) joined us for our Christmas show and shared a hilarious story about being the least popular kid in Hebrew school. 

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Mindy Cohn is an Amazing Kisser

In this very special episode, the one and only Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) shares the facts of her life, and how she meticulously produced her whole life, including her first time. Don't miss it!

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Stephanie Beatriz has a Little Dolly in Her

Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is a hilarious badass who loves Dolly Parton. She shares a touching story about her mother's love of looking good and hatred of being poor. Check it out!

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Barry Rothbart was a Good Boy

Wonderful comic Barry Rothbart (Conan, Wolf of Wall Street) tells a story about growing up a good Jewish boy before being corrupted by cool kid Benjie. Don't do drugs, kids!

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Angela Shelton is an Afro-Saxon

For our Back to School show, the amazing Angela V Shelton shares a a hilarious and inspiring story about how spending her summers in Martha's Vineyard prepared her to pretend to be black to get into a poetry class. 

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Nikki Levy Blows it with the Cool Kids

We're back and for our back to school show, your host Nikki Levy shares the story of how she tried to fit in with the cool kids back in the day. 

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Moon Zappa's Family was way too Open

The wondeful actress and writer Moon Zappa tells all about how her unconventional upbringing shaped her life, including how her parents ruined co-ed sleepovers, and how she later convinced herself she had AIDS and became a devote of a sexy lady guru. 

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Clementine Ford Sets the Record

The amazing Clementine Ford (The L Word) is here to tell us all the story of how she came out...or did she? 

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Jen Kober has a Prescription

The fantastic Jen Kober is back to share how she gets high now that there are kids in the house, and what it was like to get stoned with her grandma.

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Eden Sher Interrupted

The delightful Eden Sher, star of The Middle tells the story of her ultra-supporitve mother, and the one time she didn't let Eden do anything she wanted.

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Baron Vaughn Eats It

The very talented stand-up and actor Baron Vaughn shares a story about the time he found out what "special" brownies were the hard way one fateful Wednesday night.

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Moses Storm's Junky First Time

Comedian and actor Moses Storm shares a hilarious story about how his first time was almost ruined by some junk on Valentine's Day. 

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Nikki Levy Puts Her Parenting Plans on Ice

Our esteemed host, Nikki Levy, shares the very special story of how she had her eggs frozen so that she can be a mother herself...when she's ready. 

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Erin Foley Has Pride in Her Family

Erin Foley, comedian extraordinaire, tells the story of how she realized she was gay and why her first female romance wasn't everything she hoped it would be.  

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Joe Slepski and Nikki Levy celebrate 100 episodes!

Join us for a special 100th episode celebration!  This time, instead of Nikki doing the hosting, Executive Producer and Podcast Director Joe Slepski jumps in the driver's seat and finds out what makes Nikki Levy tick!

Thank you all, so very much for such loyalty and dedication to our show, both live and the podcast. None of this is possible without your support!

If it's not one thing, it's your Mother!

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Jen Kober is no friend to bees

Jen Kober, the amazingly funny and brilliant comedian and friend of the show joined us last fall for this wonderful story about going back to school.

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Fawzia Mirza is a Good Pakistani Woman

Comic and star of Kam Kardashian, Fawzia Mirza joined us for our coming out show and shared her story of parental expectations in "A Good Pakistani Woman".

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Barak Hardley confronts That Damn Blowjob

Barak Hardley (Upright Citizens Brigade, Community, The Office) joined us recently and regaled us with a tale about blowjobs. Those darned things always get in the way of everything!

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Julian McCullough (Inside Amy Schumer, Whitney, Chelsea Lately) joined us in February to share a story about his young love affair and the grade school heist that it led to.

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Allison Tolman Takes Charge

So happy to have Allison Tolman, award winning actress from F/X's Fargo. She opened her heart to share an honest story about acceptance and personal strength.

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Kevin McGeehan vs. Customs

We're very happy to have Kevin McGeehan join us this week. A Second City veteran and long time LA storyteller, Kevin shared a great story about that time he ran into the customs agent. You'll have to listen to see how it ends...

This story previously appeared in Men's Health Magazine, where Kevin is a regular contributor and we're delighted to have heard it live!

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Jessie Kahnweiler joined us in January to share a very intimate story about her struggles with bulimia and the complex maternal relationship it was tied to.  Jessie is the creator of the new show "The Skinny" on Wifey.tv, you should check it out!

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Actor and Comedian Guy Branum joins us this week to share a story about the joys and sometimes pains of using Grindr.

March 26th we're back in Los Angeles at Busby's East! Come out to see us live!

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Performer, writer and Social Media Advocate, RJ Aguiar, @rj4gui4r  joined us for our October coming out show to discuss all things Anal Sex. He cracked us up all the nitty gritty of  his first time bottoming. Needless to say, don't share this with your mother.

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend everyone!

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Nikki Levy Makes The Cut

Nikki Levy returns this week with her Back to School performance of that time her haircut defined her life. We know you'll enjoy it.

Our Holiday show is right around the corner! December 4th at Busby's East in Los Angeles! Come on out and celebrate!

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Comedian/Actor John Huck, @JohnHuck, joined our Back to School show to tell a story about a trip he took right after leaving school.  One that involved Germany and let's just say it didn't help the American-German relations.

We're back live in LA on December 4th at Busby's East! Come out to see our Christmas show!

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Joanna Kerns has an offer for you

We are so very honored to have the one and only Joanna Kerns as our guest this week! Maggie Seaver herself graced our stage for the back to school show and you will absolutely love the story she shares with us about growing up in Southern California and the specific bargain that she made for a chocolate bar...

Come on out to the December 4th show at Busby's East in LA! It's our Christmas show and surprises galore!

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We're back!  We've missed you all so much.  Apologies for the extended Summer Break, but we've been busy putting together some amazing live shows in LA at our new home Busby's East!  If you've not checked our show out, please join us for our December show!

This week's podcast features Moses Storm, a charmingly funny actor and writer (The 4 to 9ers) and he joined us for our back to school special.  In this story, he details his homeschooling experience.  Let's just say it didn't go well...

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Nikki Levy Gets the Mother She Needs

Nikki Levy returns with an honest look at how she saw her mom growing up and how she really wanted to see her.  All this with Mama Levy in the audience!

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Doris Roberts is Never Too Old

Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond, Remington Steele, Grandma's Boy, Christmas Vacation... there's not enough space to list all her credits) graced our stage to reminice on her growing up in New York, starting in Show Business and manages to slip in a good number of zingers! We loved having her so much!

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Hillary Buckholtz has Private Eyes

Hillary Buckholtz, Producer at Fox' Animation Domination HD, joined us for our Mother's Day show to share a wonderful story about young love and adult jealousy.

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Helen Hong is Really Horny

Comedian and Actress Helen Hong (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Crazy Ones) details her coming of age and getting caught with no pants down, actually.

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Annabelle Gurwitch is Glad You Made an Effort

Delightfully talented, NY Times Bestselling Author Annabelle Gurwitch joined us for Mother's Day to tell us about the joys and more specifically pains of motherhood.

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Ari Shaffir finds himself in True Love

Stand up Comedian and returning DTMM! alum Ari Shaffir joined us to share the real meaning of his one true love.

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JC Brooks Goes on a Dadhunt

JC Brooks, frontman for the JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, joined us in the Windy City to detail the lengths that he went to track down his Father and the life he wanted to live. It's the ultimate case of nature or nurture...

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Fausto Fernos is Just a Gigolo

Top LGBT podcaster, Fausto Fernos is here! His podcast, Feast of Fun, is the #1 LGBTQ podcast in the nation and we were so lucky to have him at our Chicago show.  We know you'll love his story!

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Jen Kober is ALWAYS Prepared

We are still glowing from our Chicago show! To keep our buzz going, we have the incomparable Jen Kober from her hilarious set at the Laugh Factory Chicago!

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Fawz Mirza is looking for a good Pakistani Woman

Fawz Mirza, hilarious Chicago comic joined us for our big Chicago benefit show for IMPACT, the LGBTQ outreach program. She charmed our pants off with her tale of growing up a Husky Canadian Pakistani Lesbian. We loved her story so much and are so happy to welcome her to the DTMM! family!

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Nikki Levy is Passed Over

Our intrepid leader and host joins us again for our Passover/Spring episde! Listen to Nikki get in touch with her desert roots... L'CHAIM!

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Margot Leitman takes us to a Virgin Island

Margot Leitman, amazing author and storyteller joins us to share a story about growing up awkward, gawky and on vacation in the Bahamas. All of this, through a John Hughes filter.

We had a great show in Chicago last week, helped IMPACT and entertained our friends in the windy city! Thanks to IMPACT, Northwestern and The Laugh Factory!

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Matt Braunger faces an Order of the Court

Comedian Matt Braunger (@Midnight, Shovel Fighter) joined our Spring Fling to discuss that time the state made him move back in with his parents. As an adult.

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Alex Alexander gets a Last Call... Twice

This week we are so happy to have our friend Alex Alexander, writer and storyteller, join Nikki Levy to share a personal story about that time she joined the whore patrol. Wait, the what?

DTMM! is back live in Los Angeles on March 27th and in Chicago on April 7th! Get your tickets today!

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Michael Patrick Duggan Discusses "Joan"

We welcome Michael Patrick Duggan, artist, writer & storyteller to this week's episode of Don't Tell My Mother. Michael is the executive director of LA Storyworks and is just one of our favorite people. To learn more go to LAstoryworks.org

We are back in Los Angeles on March 27th and in Chicago on April 4th! Visit donttellmymother.com for more info!

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Cornell Womack Shares His Mother

A blast from the past this week as we get ready for our next live show in Los Angeles on March 27th at Cafe Fais Do Do and in Chicago on April 7th!

This is one of our favorite heartwarming stories from Cornell Womack, Rescue Me, as he explores his relationship with his mother.

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Nikki Levy Loves Therapy

Our esteemed host, Nikki Levy, returns this week with a fresh look at that time she fell in love with Therapy. Maybe not therapy, maybe it's the therapist....

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Selene Luna Babysits for Little Thomas

Selene Luna is here! Burlesque performer and, according to today's story, part-time nanny/dominatrix treats us to a hilarious story of Diapers and Doms. You won't believe what she has to share about... "Baby Thomas".

 

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Hasan Minhaj Takes Us to Prom

Funny, charming, incredibly talented and warm Hasan Minhaj joins us this week to open his heart about his Prom experience in a very revealing way. Happy Valentines Day???

 

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Movses Kasharian has a Mistaken Identity

Movses Kahsarian, Los Angeles storyteller, joined Nikki to tell that story about that one time he was driving through Texas and was not white. Uh oh, hijinx will ensue!

Thanks for everyone who came out to Cafe Fais Do Do last week, we had a blast!

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Dylan Brody is his Mother's Boy

Dylan Brody, award winning playwright and amazing storyteller, took time out of opening for David Sedaris to join Nikki Levy for an intimate story about his personal accomplishments and those that his mother achieved for him...

Thursday January 30th we are live at Cafe Fais Do Do! Get your ticktets today at www.donttellmymother.com!

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Nikki Levy Screws Up a 3-Way

Nikki Levy, our esteemed host and super talent is back this week with a very funny story about that one time when she converted a woman and ended in a 3 way of epic proportions.

January 30th! Don't Tell My Mother is back in LA! Get your tickets now!

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Moshe Kasher's Mother Holds Nothing Back

Moshe Kasher, stand up, reveals that there is nothing you can't tell his mother, because she's deaf.  Now, it's not because she can't hear him, it's because, well, you'll have to listen to see.

Thank you all so very much for a fantastic 2013 and we cannot wait to bring you more great stories in 2014!

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Fortune Feimster Gives Us Some Pillow Talk

Fortune Feimster, stand up and Chelsea Lately regular joined us for our Holiday Extravaganza to give us some insight into her relationship with her special pillow. Confused? Give it a listen to find out!

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Holly Laurent Follows Just 3 Commandments

Holly Laurent, talented Improv and veteran Second City Chicago veteran, joined us for our Christmas show and charmed every single one of us with her wonderful story growing up in a strict Christian upbringing.  She only had 3 rules to follow, just 3 rules!

Have a very Merry Christmas to all our friends!

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Johnny Pemberton Comes Bearing Gifts of Finest Weed

Comic and Actor Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street, The Watch) joined us for our Holiday Dysfunction show to share a tale of Mothers, Sweet Treats and Weed, the sweetest treat.

Thank you to everyone who came out last week! We hope you enjoyed it, we sure did!

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Nikki Levy Comes Out Of Her Mother, Annually.

Nikki Levy, our fearless host told this story at her Birthday show in October! Fittingly enough, she shared the story of her special relationship with her mother, her birthing relationship.  Not odd right?

December 5th, we're back live in LA!  Come out to Cafe Fais Do Do to see us live!

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Jen Kober has a Grudge Match with Girl Scout Cookies

Jen Kober is back and freaking hilarious. Today, she shares a story about that time she crossed paths with some Girl Scout Cookies. Listen and find out what happens...

December 5th at Cafe Fais Do Do! Come out and see us live!

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Rob Gleeson Gets Crushed

Rob Gleeson is getting ready to grace your tv screens in the upcoming season of "House of Lies" and graced our stage to share this wonderful, funny, touching and personal story about his first crush on a girl, which is a problem as you'll hear...

December 5th we're back in LA! Come out to Fais Do Do!

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Edgar Blackmon Comes in Last

Edgar Blackmon, Chicago Improv Performer and mainstage member of the world famous Second City joined us for our Anniversary Show and boy were we happy about it. What a charming, likeable and FUNNY storyteller. We're very happy to welcome him to Los Angeles and to the DTMM family!

December 5th! Mark your calendar we're back in LA!

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Courtney Act Gives it to us Good

Courtney Act, Australian Idol finalist and super talent is here from the outback to share her unique dating experiences here in Los Angeles. She really gave it to us good at our Anniversary Show.  Gentle, yet firm, that's how we like our storytellers.

Mark your calendars for December 5th, we're back live in Los Angeles!

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Hal Sparks Leaves No Brain Cell Behind

Hal Sparks, Talk Soup, Queer as Folk, Lab Rats, Elevator Guy with the best line ever in Spider-Man 2, joined us for our 2 year anniversary show and was amazing! He shared a wide ranging tale of his childhood, culminating in a life and mind altering experience, all before puberty.

We're back in LA on December 5th! Details to come soon!

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Nikki Levy Makes The Cut

Our intrepid leader is back with her Mother's Day performance in honor of the DOMA overturn and the recent National Coming Out Day celebration. It's Nikki's coming out story, both to her mother and to the world.

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Kyle Kinane Takes us Behind The Beard

Comedian and official voice of Comedy Central Kyle Kinane joined Nikki in her West Hollywood studio for a serious discussion of the current governmental crisis. Or not. They talk about porno stashes, moustaches and just being funny.

We want to thank all of our fans and friends for an AMAZING night last night in Los Angeles at our return show at Cafe Fais Do Do! What wonderful performances from Rob Gleeson, Courtney Act, Hal Sparks, Jen Kober and Edgar Blackmon! Such a fantastic night!

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Terri Mintz Gets Her Kicks

Seventeen years old in New York City, Terri Mintz (Co Founder of "Tale") found herself a naive young girl desperately looking for a way out.  So she answered a want ad...  If that sounds like the start of any number of films, *ahem* you're not far off the mark.  Take a listen!

We are back in Los Angeles on October 10th at Cafe Fais Do Do! Our special guest is Beth Grant (The Mindy Project, Donnie Darko) and we hope you'll join us.  Get your tickets here.

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Laura Revness Finds Solace in a Pot Roast

Laura Revness, veteran Moth Storyteller, joined Nikki at her house to share a personal and touching story about what it means to try your best to hold onto the ones you love and how that can manifest itself in the strangest ways, such as a Pot Roast.

We are back in Los Angeles on October 10th at Cafe Fais Do Do! Our special guest is Beth Grant (The Mindy Project, Donnie Darko) and we hope you'll join us.  Get your tickets here.

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Lizzie Czerner Takes a Trip

We have an extra special treat for you Don't Tell My Mother! subscribers.  This week, we break format and bring you one of our very own for a private, personal interview.  Lizzie Czerner, fabulous producer of DTMM! and award winning performer sat down with her best friend Nikki Levy to talk about the origins of the show and share a cautionary tale of her youth.

We hope you like the format, we'll be in this format on and off going forward as we ramp up to our big Fall show return in Los Angeles on October 10th.  Please let us know what you think!

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Jen Kober enters the Cupcake Wars

She's back! Jen Kober, a DTMM! regular returns with Cupcake Wars! if you're not on the Jen Kober bandwagon, you better hurry up. She's on The Mindy Project, Anger Management and in the new movie, Grudge Match, with ROBERT DENIRO AND SYLVESTER STALLONE.  So, you know, no one huge or anything.  Seriously, we love Jen!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Traci Lords Sits at the Head of the Table

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, we have THE Traci Lords for your listening pleasure this week. She headlined our season finale and opened her heart to our DTMM! audience and we're very happy to share it with you.  She shares a poignant story about fighting her way through Hollywood while keeping her eye on the prize...

Don't Tell My Mother! will be back soon with live shows, stay tuned for details!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Steve Agee Tries Ecstasy Just That One Time...

Steve Agee is fantastic.  You know him from The Sarah Silverman Show, The New Girl and his hilarious stand up work. We were so very happy to have him join us for our June Season Finale.  We love this story so much, it makes us feel tingly... you know, in that good way, like we just want to be touched when we listen to it. Just touching, that wouldn't be that bad, it's cool right, doesn't that feel good... ok let's fuck.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass... and we wanna fuck them too.

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Nikki Levy's Accidental Sex Party

Who among us hasn't stumbled into an orgy?  We're sure you've heard this story before, but never before through the eyes of a Lesbian, stepping out as a hetero for the night.  Yes, this story has everything and best of all, it's told by our beloved founder, Nikki Levy!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Tom Lenk Boldy Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

Tom Lenk has major geek cred due to his role as "Andrew" in Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  He was in Argo, Cabin in the Woods and most recently Much Ado About Nothing. What we learned from this story, is that his geek fandom didn't start with Buffy, it goes all the way back to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Someone call Patrick Stewart and tell him he has a big fan!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Nancy Lee Grahn has a Baby Boom

Nancy Lee Grahn is a Soap Opera Goddess! As Alexis Davis on General Hospital she's been through it all...

Killed, resurrected, married, divorced, gave a daughter up for adoption, battled cancer, plea bargained a hit and run, attempted murder, drug possession, faked an alternate personality, pretended to be a butler, killed a guy and slapped many, many people.  You can see all of that on GH, what you hear today is her true life soap opera and the journey that she took to find true love.

It does not involve a long lost twin or aliens, but we think you'll love it anyway.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-NancyLeeGrahn-May2013-E43.mp3
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Grant Cotter is El Coyote

Grant Cotter is a very funny up and coming stand up comic who Nikki Levy saw in the clubs and knew he had to join the show! Now, we've all smuggled something.  Cigarrettes into school, alcohol past our parents, humans across the border.  Happens to everyone, right?

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Mary Lynn Rajskub's Mom is also Chloe O'Brien's Mother

You all know Mary Lynn Rajskub from her indelible performance as Chloe O'Brien on the long running hit series, 24. We were so glad to have her on Don't Tell My Mother! because if terrorists attack, we could rely on Mary Lynn to hack our iphones and save the day. Or, perhaps, she can just tell a hilarious story about her stalker girlfriend and keep the terrorists laughing while we all escaped. Either one works for us, thanks Mary Lynn!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-MaryLynnRajskub-Feb2013-Episode041.mp3
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Nikki Levy has a Near Death Valley Experience

Nikki Levy our proud creator is back! She shares a story from her recent Passover trip where she tries to reconnect with her Jewish roots by wandering in the desert. Very authentic.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-NikkiLevy-April2013-Episode40.mp3
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Jen Kober Drops The Bomb

We are so happy to feature this story during this week of historic political victories for the LGBT community. October was our National Coming Out show and our great friend Jen Kober took the stage.  This is her story of dropping that proverbial bomb on her mother and we love her for it.

Thank you all so much for supporting us this season! Our live show returns in September and in the meantime stay tuned here and at www.donttellmymother.com for updates!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-JenKoberv2-October2012-Episode039.mp3
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Ron Morehouse is a Delinquent... sorta.

Ron Morehouse (Boston Public, NCIS, The Starter Wife) is here to share a tale of his youth, titled Fireworks. What is it about the childhood fascination with fire that well, we don't want to spoil it for you. We just want you to enjoy the story and our wonderfully talented storyteller!

Thank you SO MUCH to all of you that joined us last night at Cafe Faid Do Do. Another sellout show and wonderful way to close out our season. We couldn't do this without you. Please tell your friends and share the show and we promise to be back live in the fall. Stay tuned to this podcast for our summertime schedule!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-RonMorehouse-April2013-EPISODE038.mp3
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Teddy Margas is a Telephone Thespian

Teddy Margas (Margaret Cho's Blind Dinner Party, Streep Tease) is an actor/standup/writer and moreso a wonderful storyteller.  Teddy joined us live at Cafe Fais Do Do to share with us the story of how he broke into the acting business.  More specifically, the telephone acting business.  If you're not sure what telephone acting is... Listen close.

We are LIVE back in LA on June 20th! Come out to Cafe Fais Do Do to see these amazing performers...

  • Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle)
  • Traci Lords (pop icon)
  • Steve Agee (New Girl)
  • James Adomian (Last Comic Standing)
  • Grant Cotter (R is for Radical)
  • Nikki Levy (Epic)

Get your tickets here and we'll see you on Thursday!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-TeddyMargas-Feb2013-EPISODE037.mp3
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Jackie Kashian is back!

Jackie Kashian is a huge dork, which is appropriate as her wonderful podcast The Dork Forest tickles our ears every week. As a stand up, she's been on Conan and is currently destroying crowds across the country.  Check her website here for upcoming dates.

DTMM! is back LIVE in LA on June 20th with an amazing lineup!

  • Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle)
  • Traci Lords (pop icon)
  • Steve Agee (New Girl)
  • James Adomian (Last Comic Standing)
  • Grant Cotter (R is for Radical)
  • Nikki Levy (Epic)

Click Here for Tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Adam Shapiro is a Win Amp Virgin

We're very happy to bring you Adam Shapiro this week! You've seen him on 1600 Penn, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy. He's in the new film Now You See Me, which is about young magicians committing crimes. Here's a story of Adam, being young and not exactly magical when it comes to women. Remember, in comedy and apparently sex, timing is everything.

Don't Tell My Mother is back in LA! June 20th at Cafe Fais Do Do we're featuring the Traci Lords, Steve Agee, James Adomian, Grant Cotter and more! Visit www.donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-AdamShapiro-April2013-EPISODE035.mp3
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Jen Kirkman Can Barely Take Care of Herself

Jen Kirkman (Drunk History, Chelsea Lately, Conan, Craig Ferguson) is a funny, funny lady. She's also the author of "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales of a Happy Life Without Kids". Which, after hearing her story, we understand and applaud her choices. So funny, so engaging and very heartwarming.

Be sure to check Donttellmymother.com for upcoming shows!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-JenKirkman-April2013-Episode034.mp3
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Arden Myrin Deftly Avoids Sex

Arden Myrin (Chelsea Lately, MadTV) joined us in April to spill the beans on all the naughty college sex-capades she had. Which was to say... None.  NONE? Even a blind squirell finds a nut sometimes? We love her just the same!

Be sure to check Donttellmymother.com for upcoming shows!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-ArdenMyrin-April2013-EPISODE033.mp3
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Barry Rothbart Encounters 800 Penises

Barry Rothbart (Conan, The Wolf of Wall Street) encounters 800 penises. Really, there's not much more we can say about that. Except that we're so happy he shared it with us!

We had a great show last night in Los Angeles! Thank you to Jen Kober, Diane Neal, Tom Lenk, Davy Rothbart and Nancy Lee Grahn! An even bigger thank you to the wonderful audience that came out to support us.

Be sure to check Donttellmymother.com for upcoming shows!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-BarryRothbart-Feb2013-EPISODE032.mp3
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Nikki Levy visits the Holy Land and learns a Handy lesson

Our esteemed host, Nikki Levy, is back with one of her favorite stories.  This is the true account of a naive 15 year old girl who visits Israel, eats her first schnitzel and learns how to give a hand job. We can all relate to this, right? Wait, what? Enjoy Hand Job in the Holy Land, we know one lucky young man who did.

Mark your Calendars! May 9th in Los Angeles at Cafe Fais Do Do, Don't Tell My Mother! is back with an amazing lineup!

  • Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU)
  • Jen Kober (Anger Management, American Reunion)
  • Tom Lenk (Argo, Buffy)
  • Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital)
  • Nikki Levy (Epic)


with music by Abby Posner and special guests

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-NikkiLevy-Feb2013-EPISODE031.mp3
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Alison Becker Fights Authority

Alison Becker, actress, comedian, Rob Lowe's love interest on Parks and Recreation, all around lovely and talented lady joined us to spill the deep, dark secrets of her earliest criminal hijinx. It's a good thing that juvenile arrest records aren't available otherwise we'd all know what she did.  Wait, she just told us all about.  Ok, please just don't tell her Mother.

Mark your Calendars! May 9th in Los Angeles at Cafe Fais Do Do, Don't Tell My Mother! is back live with an amazing lineup!

  • Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU)
  • Tom Lenk (Argo, Buffy)
  • Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital)
  • Nikki Levy (Epic)


with music by Abby Posner and special guests

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-AlisonBecker-022813-EPISODE030.mp3
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Amanda Marks Fills out a Withdrawl Slip from the Sperm Bank

Amanda Marks is a Key Art Award Winning Copywriter for motion pictures.  She has appeared on This American LIfe and graced our stage last year for the Father's Day Dysfunction episode. Today, she shares the truth about picking the right guy... out of a freezer.

Mark your Calendars! May 9th in Los Angeles at Cafe Fais Do Do, Don't Tell My Mother! is back live with an amazing lineup!

Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU)

Tom Lenk (Argo, Buffy)

Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital)

Nikki Levy (Epic)

with music by Abby Posner and special guests

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-AmandaMarks-06272012-EPISODE029.mp3
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Laurie Kilmartin dishes on her Dad

Comedian and Writer, Laurie Kilmartin took time from writing for Conan, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Comic Standing to join us on our Father's Day show.  She shared a loving, honest portrait of her father, warts and all.  It's heartfelt and most of all, very funny!

We had a TREMENDOUS show last night in Los Angeles!  Thank you to all the DTMM! fans that came out, we loved seeing you all there.  Stay tuned to www.Donttellmymother.com for upcoming showtimes in Los Angeles, New York and... Chicago!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Jen Kober is Back and Falling Fast?

We've said it before, we'll say it again... We LOVE Jen Kober! She's been such a great friend to Don't Tell My Mother! This is a long form story, so sit back and relax.  It's our lengthiest DTMM! yet and we know you're going to love it.  It involves taking a leap of faith, out of a perfectly functional airplane.

 Next Thursday, 4/11, we are back, LIVE in Los Angeles!  Join us at Cafe Fai Do Do, to see these amazingly talented performers! Storytellers include Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately), Adam Shapiro (1600 Penn), Ron Morehouse (The Amazing Spider-Man) & Jackie Kashian (Conan)!

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-JenKober-July2012v2-EPISODE027.mp3
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Jason Stuart plays The Dating Game

We have the pleasure of bringing you a story from Jason Stuart, a comic, actor and most of all, great friend to Don't Tell My Mother.  He's been on Entourage, The Closer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and House, to name a few.  He joined us for National Coming Out day and shared a wonderfully honest story about his early adventures in dating and games.

Get ready for our next live show, coming to Los Angeles April 11. Storytellers include Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately), Adam Shapiro (1600 Penn), Ron Morehouse (The Amazing Spider-Man) & Jackie Kashian (Conan)!

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-JasonStuart-Oct2012-EPISODE26.mp3
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Mark Miller Discusses the Hair Down There

Mark Miller is a writer and humorist. He created stand-up comedy material for Roseanne, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Jimmie Walker, Gallagher, Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey and... if you're not impressed already then you need to take a long look at yourself in a mirror and evaluate your life.

He joined us last year to share a personal story of Samson and his other hair... down there.

Get ready for our next live show, coming to Los Angeles April 11. Storytellers include Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately), Adam Shapiro (1600 Penn), Ron Morehouse (The Amazing Spider-Man) & Jackie Kashian (Conan)!

Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-MarkMiller-Feb2012-Episode025.mp3
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Drew Droege Happily Faces his Nightmares on Elm Street

Drew Droege, or as you may know him, the Internet's Chloe Sevigny.  Seriously, Google it.  He's a Groundling, has been on Hot in Cleveland and Chelsea Lately. He joined us last year to tell us about his encounter with the erotic world of horror.  

Get ready for our next live show, coming to Los Angeles April 11. Visit Donttellmymother.com for tickets and upcoming shows.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Betty Goldstein Colors her Carpet

We love Betty Goldstein! She is a blogger for HuffPo, a contributing author to What Was I thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories, a talented storyteller and an even lovelier woman.  Today she talks about the time she used an heirloom, bequeathed to her by her mother... a genital grooming kit.

Get ready for our next live show, coming to Los Angeles in early April.  Stay tuned to Donttellmymother.com for upcoming shows.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Nikki Levy Loves Her Therapist... a Little Too Much.

Therapy is amazing.  It can help you cope with trauma, work through problems and help a person find some sanity in their life.  It's not, however, meant to be a dating service.  This is a lesson our intrepid host, Nikki Levy, learned the hard way.

Last night was another amazing live Don't Tell My Mother! in Los Angeles. Thanks to all who came out and all our wonderful performers. Stay tuned to Donttellmymother.com for upcoming shows.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

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Jackie Kashian is Betrayed

Jackie Kashian is the shiznit. A stand up comic just seen on Conan O'Brien, she hosts the very popular podcast The Dork Forest, where she digs into guests dorkiest obsessions with a fine tooth comb. We had the pleasure of turning the tables on her and she opened up about how the cruelest of cuts can come from those closest.

Basically, she's Han Solo and her friend is Lando.  What?  Too dorky?

DTMM! is back in LA with a live show on February 28th at Fais Do Do featuring Mary Lynn Rajskub (aka Chloe from "24") and the bluegrass band Fiddle and Pine. Tickets are available here. Come out and see us live, you'll be glad you did. 

And we're planning a return show in NYC, and a Chicago debut. Check out www.donttellmymother.com for updates!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

 

Direct download: DTMM-JackieKashian-Sep2012-Episode021.mp3
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Tom O'Connor Punks Out

This week's guest is a great friend of the show, and one helluva guy! Tom O'Connor is a writer, comedian, teacher and Punk Rocker extraordinaire.  He just published his eBook, "Ask a Punk!", which you should check out here!

DTMM! is back in LA with a live show on February 28th at Fais Do Do featuring Mary Lynn Rajskub (aka Chloe from "24") and the bluegrass band Fiddle and Pine. Tickets are available here. Come out and see us live, you'll be glad you did. 

And we're planning a return show in NYC, and a Chicago debut. Check out www.donttellmymother.com for updates!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.
Direct download: DTMM-TomOConnor-SEP2012-Episode020.mp3
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Cindy Chupack Shops for her Wedding Dress with her Gay Husband?
Cindy Chupack is one of the most talented and influential writers working in television today. Writer and Executive Producer of "Sex and the City," she's also worked on sich obscure shows as "Modern Family" and "Everybody Loves Raymond." And, yeah, she's won a few Emmys. Cindy joined us for our one-year anniversary show in October, and after hearing her story "Til Death or Homosexuality Do us Part," we fell in love with her even more. Sit back and put your hands together for Cindy Chupack!

DTMM! is back in LA with a live show on February 28th at Fais Do Do featuring Mary Lynn Rajskub (aka Chloe from "24"). Tickets are available here. Come out and see us live, you'll be glad you did.
ALSO! We are proud to announce the Don't Tell My Mother! Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week class designed to help you generate and craft your stories for the page and stage.  Details here!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.
Direct download: DTMM-CindyChupack-Oct2012-Episode019.mp3
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Jen Kober and the Greatest Love of All...

We love Jen Kober! An amazing comic and actor, Jen has been seen on "Anger Management" and "The Mindy Project," and she's a mainstay at Don't Tell My Mother!, appearing five times. We don't know why she keeps coming back, but we're glad she does! This time out, Jen opens up about her first love...sliced American cheese. This may actually be the most romantic episode of Don't Tell My Mother! to date. Cue the sexy music and red wine.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Fais Do-Do last week for our show with Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU)! Our next live show is Feb. 28th! Purchase tickets here!

ALSO! We are proud to announce the Don't Tell My Mother! Creative Writing Workshop, a six-week class designed to help you generate and craft your stories for the page and stage.  Details here!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-JenKober-Cheese-Episode018.mp3
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Claire Titleman redefines casual sex

You've seen Claire Titleman on Parks & Recreation, Veronica Mars and New Girl.  All hilarious performances to be sure, but nothing compares to the story she shares with us at Don't Tell My Mother!  Do you remember the time you talked YOURSELF into a one night stand?  Claire does...

We hope you caught our show last night, live in LA!  Stay tuned to this podcast and check www.donttellmymother.com for upcoming showtimes for our next live performance.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM_Claire-Titleman-June-ComCent-EPISODE017.mp3
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Greg Levine is The Boy Who Was Never Kissed

Greg Levine is a mega-talented writer on Parks and Recreation and has worked on The Office and ER.  We hope he lands on a successful show one day, he deserves it.  Greg joined us last year to share the story of how it took him 18 years to lose his... what do you call kissing virginity?

Don't Tell My Mother! Live is back in LA!  January 24th at Cafe Fai Do Do! 8pm! Guests include Annabelle Gurwitch (author, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up), Baron Vaughn (Fairly Legal) and David Dean Bottrell (Boston Legal). Tickets available here! See you there!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-GregLevine-Jan-2012-Episode015.mp3
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Tom Lenk celebrates the Holidays

You know Tom Lenk as "Andrew Wells" from the famous TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it's spin-off Angel.  He was in Transformers, Argo and Cabin in the Woods.  He also originated the role of "Franz" in Rock of Ages.  Tom joined us for our Father's Day show, sharing a tale about a on night stand and.. Santa Claus?

Don't Tell My Mother! Live is back in LA!  January 24th at Cafe Fai Do Do! 8pm! Guests include Annabelle Gurwitch (author, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up), Baron Vaughn (Fairly Legal) and David Dean Bottrell (Boston Legal). Tickets available here! See you there!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-TomLenk-June-2012-EPISODE14.mp3
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Gary and Larry Lane Swear on a Bible... or not.

Twins.  You know them, you love them, you enjoy their chewing gum.  Today we bring you the adorable Gary and Larry Lane. You've seen them on Fear Factor, in Spider-Man (2002) and their documentary Hollywood to Dollywood, chronicling their quest to meet their idol, Dolly Parton.  They're from North Carolina and entertaining as all get out. Enjoy their accents.

January 24th is our next show in Los Angeles!  Cafe Fai Do Do! 8pm! Guests include Annabelle Gurwitch (author, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up), Brian Finkelstein (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Moth) & Dava Krause (House). Tickets available here!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-GaryLarryLane-JUL2012-EPISODE013.mp3
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Suzanne Whang dishes on cancer, cannabis and... Prince?

Actress, comedian, television host and Prince fan Suzanne Whang details her adventurous night as a VIP (Very Inebriated Person) at a Prince concert in Los Angeles.  You've seen Suzanne as the host on HGTV's House Hunters and as "Polly" on NBC's Las Vegas.  Now, hear her tell about her secret night of "mary jane" shame...

We had a blast in NYC and wish a wonderful holiday season to all our fans!  Look for more live LA and NY show announcements coming soon!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-SuzanneWhang-JAN2012-EPISODE012.mp3
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Nikki Levy has a coming out party

Host and creator, Nikki Levy (Frost/Nixon, Epic) returns this week to share some intimate details about growing up gay.  Join her as she attempts to fit into a world she desperately wanted to be a part of. Listen to this rainbow butterfly burst out of her cocoon. 

Thanks to everyone who came out to our New York show, we had a blast!  Be on the lookout for upcoming show dates for Los Angeles in 2013.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-NikkiLevy-July2012-EPISODE011.mp3
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Kay Sedia #1 Tupperware Salesperson and star of Chico's Angels!

We are proud to unseal the beauty, the glamour and the wonderful experience that is Kay Sedia.  THE #1 Tupperware Salesperson, Kay is the hilarious creator of Chico's Angels and Feliz Navi Divas.  Kay treated us to a heartwarming and genuinely touching view into her childhood and the love she has for her mother.

You should visit her website and book her for your next Tupperware party (true!)

Keep an eye out for our next live show in Los Angeles or New York!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-Kaysedia-ChiChis-EPISODE010.mp3
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Leah H discusses the Pink Elephant in her Bedroom

Join us this week as writer Leah H describes the dissatisfaction she was feeling in her marriage and how her journey to resolve that led to more truth than she bargained for.

Don't forget, DTMM! is making its New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show),Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-LeahHames-PinkElephant-EPISODE009.mp3
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Jack Plotnick Makes a Contract with His Mother

We are joined this week by the super-talent Jack Plotnick!  You know him from Ellen, Reno 911!, Meet The Fockers, Gods and Monsters and the list goes on!  Jack shares a hilarious observation of growing up gay, coming out to his mother and the contract they shared... and ultimately broke.

Don't forget, DTMM! is making its New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-Jack-Plotnick-July2012-EPISODE005.mp3
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Ryan Knighton Yells "Bear!" In The Woods

This week, we are joined by my friend, the fabulous Ryan Knighton. An author and screenwriter, I met Ryan when I read one of his scripts, fell in love with it and hired him to write a screenplay for me at Fox. The author of "Cockeyed," Ryan is an amazing writer and also completely blind. Read his book and find out more! In the meantime, Ryan dropped in from Canada to join us for our Father's Day Dysfunction Show. What happens when you're blind and your little daughter screams "bear!"?

Don't forget, DTMM! is making its New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-Ryan-Knighton-_June-2012-EPISODE-007.mp3
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Cornell Womack Shares His Mother's Wisdom

Today's performer is the incredibly talented actor, Cornell Womack.  You've seen him in his multi-year arc on Rescue Me or in HBO's The Newsroom.  He's also performed on Broadway alongside James Earl Jones in On Golden Pond.  He opens his heart and his life with us, sharing a personal, touching story of his mother's passing and the wisdom she imparted to him.  We hope you find it as touching as we do.

Don't forget, DTMM! is making its New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show),Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM-Cornell-Womack-June2012-EPISODE006.mp3
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Frangela gets into Gay Rights, Race Relations and Everything Else!

You are getting double-teamed today.  We proudly bring you the comedic duo of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, better known as Frangela (VH1's Best Week Ever, Frangela's Idiot of the Week).  They joined us for our special "Big Gay Show" and will regale you with their take on equality, love and Frances' drag queen uncle.  These girls bring the funny!

Don't forget, DTMM! is making its New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM_Frangela_July_2012_EPISODE_005.mp3
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Shelagh Ratner Falls in Love

Today, Nikki Levy brings you the talented Shelagh Ratner (Lifetime's Prank My Mom).  Comic, actor and mainstay at The Moth, Shelagh talks about falling in love with an older woman - her best friend's mom.  This is the springboard for a wide ranging discussion about the joys of dating women, Los Angeles and Faith Hill.

We're making our New York debut on November 29th with Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) and special guests! Come see us, East Coasters. Tickets on sale here.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Direct download: DTMM_Shelagh_Ratner_May_2012_EPISODE_004.mp3
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Nikki Levy Describes Her Own Birth And Rebirth
We are so happy to share this episode with you. Nikki Levy, (20th Century Fox producer on Epic and Frost/Nixon) our intrepid host, is also the storyteller this week!  Not only is it her birthday, the story itself centers around her annual "re-birthing" re-enactments with her Mom.  On top of that, Don't Tell My Mother! celebrating its 1 year anniversary!

So, please, sit back and celebrate with us as Nikki takes you on a journey into and out of, her mothers legs.
Just Don't Tell Her Mother!     

Don't forget to tell your friends (just not my mother) and leave a comment below!

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.
Direct download: DTMM_Nikki_Levy_May_2012_EPISODE_003.mp3
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Justin Halpern Will Never Screw a Woman Who Looks Like That

This week, we welcome Justin Halpern to Don't Tell My Mother!  You know Justin from his insanely popular Twitter feed @ShitMyDadSays which was made into a TV show starring William Shatner.  Justin is a talented author, who brings us a story from his latest book, "I Suck At Girls".  It's a good, old American tale about baseball and porn.  Enjoy!

DTMM! is gearing up for our next live show, October 11, 2012, which is our big Anniversary Show!  If you're in LA and want to see these amazing performers live, follow this link for ticket info!

Don't Tell My Mother! Anniversary Show

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Direct download: DTMM_Justin_Halpern_May_2012_EPISODE_002.mp3
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Jen Kober talks Drugs, Eggs and Dispensaries

Welcome to the very first episode of the Don't Tell My Mother! podcast.  DTMM is a live show in Los Angeles, California where writers and performers from film and television share true stories they'd NEVER want their moms to know.  Created and hosted by Twentieth Century Fox producer Nikki Levy (Epic, Frost/Nixon), DTMM is where the funniest, brightest and most insane minds in the business share stories that'll make you laugh, blush and cringe.

The perfect guest for our first episode is the wickedly funny Jen Kober.  An actress and comic from Louisiana, Jen can be seen in The Mindy Project, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Showtime's Fierce, Funny Women and American Reunion.  While Jen has many stories she'd prefer her mom not know, this is one of our favorites.  We're so excited to share it with you as our inaugural episode.

Our theme song was written and performed by Steve O'Reilly with lead vocals by Karen Rockower Glass.

Sit back as Jen regales us with the dangers of mixing drugs and Christians.  We hope you enjoy and don't forget to leave comments in our talkback!

Direct download: DTMM_Jen_Kober_May_2012_EPISODE_001.mp3
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