Episode 684 Writer, Activist, Funny Person Maura Quint and Comedian Lenny Marcus

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Maura Quint is a humor writer and activist whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants’ rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed. She was the co founder and executive director of TaxMarch.org

She is now the Wealth Tax Campaign Director at the Americans for Tax Fairness

Originally from Oceanside NY, Lenny Marcus has been a mainstay of the New York City comedy scene for over for twenty years. He is currently a regular performer in every major comedy club in New York City.

Currently, Lenny has been traveling the world with comedian Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), writing and performing. They have collaborated on recent projects such as her Netflix special which Lenny co-wrote entitled Time Machine, ABC's Supermarket Sweep which Lenny executive produced, TV Commercials, Olympics appearances, movie scripts, The MTV Video and Movie Awards, NBC's New Years Eve show in Times Square, and the upcoming Fckry podcast with Lenny and Leslie. Lenny has performed stand-up comedy on television multiple times. He has not only performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. You may also have seen him in commercials for Wendy’s or Marriott or heard him on the radio in spots for Southwestern Bell Telephone or Priceline.com. He has performed at both the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada three times, HBO’s US Comedy Arts festival in Aspen Colorado, Clusterfest in San Francisco, and the Great American Comedy festival in Norfolk, Nebraska. Lenny appeared on TruTV on the show TruInside in the episode about the world famous Comedy Cellar in NYC where you can see him perform regularly. You may also have seen Lenny on Louie, on the FX network, Amy Schumer Show or The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, or in the short film The Unimportance of Being Ernest. Lenny has recently directed and starred in his second short film entitled The Walker, which was screened at the Big Apple Film Festival, in New York City. His first short, A Condom Moment, has been shown at the PSNBC short film festival. Lenny is also the creator/co-star of Superstar Talent (www.SuperstarTalentAgency.com), an online sitcom, and a long time ago he also wrote and co-produced a show for Comedy Central’s web site called Crash Course in Comedy. Currently, Lenny has four comedy CD's, "Home and Away" being the most recent. He also has ”You’re Getting A Zero“, ”Idiots, Toasters, Meredith And Other Things Hazardous To Your Health” and "Vegan Cupcakes", which are played on Sirius radio and will keep audiences laughing for years to come.

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