Benari Poulten

Benari Poulten is a comedian and segment producer for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Guest Appearances

Horseface Mob

Fake The Nation #119October 18, 2018

Cristen Conger (Unladylike) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin to discuss the geopolitical implications of the missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then, the panel asks: If the Democrats win the House, is a quest for impeachment politically savvy? Plus,…

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State of the Unions

Fake The Nation #112August 30, 2018

Negin takes a break from the weekly news grind to deliver an episode that packs a punch! An all-star cast joins Negin for a Labor Day chat about unions, a debate on tipping and some tips on how to argue. The panel…

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It's Absurd That We're Even Here

Fake The Nation #109August 9, 2018

Comedians and Fake the Nation regulars Scott Blakeman (Laughing Liberally) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) join Negin for a wide-ranging conversation about the Trump administration’s cast of unsavory characters. They recap the Manafort trial, take a look at Stephen Miller’s plans…

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The Blue Wave

Fake The Nation #97May 17, 2018

Comedian and writer Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Franchesca Ramsey (MTV’s Decoded) join Negin to talk about the controversial decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Plus, the panel asks: Should Democrats be hopeful that a blue wave…

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Losing Hope

Fake The Nation #86March 1, 2018

Writer and comedian Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and bona fide Republican Evan Siegfried (Fox News) join Negin to chat about Hope Hicks’ resignation and the plethora of recent Jared Kushner scandals. They also recap Trump’s televised meeting with lawmakers about gun…

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Jeff ‘I Can’t Recall’ Sessions

Fake The Nation #71November 16, 2017

Leah Bonnema (Solving Leah) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the potential special counsel on the Clinton Foundation, and Donald Trump Jr.’s cozy relationship with WikiLeaks. Plus, they dig into recent…

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Cauliflower, Yoga and Jobs

Fake The Nation #63September 21, 2017

Negin welcomes several of her literal favs to tackle some big questions. Should drugs be legal? Do white guys get to say stuff? Does happiness take a dive in middle age? Plus, don't forget to pick up your very own eggplant-colored Fake…

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A Tale of Two Trump Speeches

Fake The Nation #59August 24, 2017

Comedians Benari Poulten and Seena Jon join Negin to discuss the military plans Trump has laid out for Afghanistan and his inflammatory remarks at a rally in Phoenix. They also cover Steve "Jacked Up" Bannon's departure from the White House and take…

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Comey Gets Canned

Fake The Nation #44May 12, 2017

Negin phones in from a gig in Salt Lake City, Utah to chat with Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) and Kaitlin Fontana (The Box) about the biggest news of the week: Trump firing FBI Director James Comey. They discuss the…

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Spring Break Edition

Fake The Nation #42April 28, 2017

Spring has sprung! To celebrate, today’s episode is a special spring break edition featuring a grab bag of new conversations with some of Negin’s favorite guests. Negin is joined by Pete Dominick (Stand Up! With Pete Dominick) and Mark Thompson (Make It…

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Russia Isn't Going Away

Fake The Nation #39April 5, 2017

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) join Negin to talk about the latest Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment scandal, the Senate showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and the gender pay gap. Plus, they take…

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The Russian Quagmire

Fake The Nation #33February 17, 2017

Maeve Higgins (Maeve in America) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time with Katie Nolan) join Negin to talk about Michael Flynn's resignation, Stephen Miller’s big debut, and what to say to Trump supporters who think things are going great. Plus, White House power…

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Dawn of the Trump Era

Fake The Nation #30January 27, 2017

Negin is on the road out West, but Fake the Nation rests for no one! Leah Bonnema (VH1) and Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) get on the horn to discuss the sensitive, traumatizing first days of Trump's presidency. Hint: it's…

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The Dark Abyss

Fake The Nation #20November 18, 2016

In today's grab bag episode, Negin calls up Dean Obeidallah (SiriusXM) to talk about the latest president-elect developments, including widespread peaceful protests. Next up: Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to…

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Cesspool 2016

Fake The Nation #16October 21, 2016

Today's episode is a two-parter! First up: Negin calls Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan) from a hotel room in Chicago to recap the third (and thankfully final) presidential debate. Then Dean Obeidallah (Sirius/XM) and Nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot join Negin…

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The Election Compost Heap

Fake The Nation #15October 14, 2016

Benari Poulten (Garbage Time With Katie Nolan,) and Leah Bonnema (New York Comedy Festival, VH1) join Negin to talk about Donald and Billy unbleeped, the indignities of the latest debate and #MuslimsReportStuff. Plus, they dip their toes into international waters to ask:…

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Beautiful, Towering, Veiny Wall

Fake The Nation #10September 9, 2016

Christian Finnegan (Black and White) and Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show, Garbage Time) join Negin to discuss Trump & the Mexicans (not a band) and his impenetrable, not-at-all phallic wall. They also recap the first Commander-In-Chief Forum -- a light apéritif before…

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Say Hola To America's New Stepdad

Fake The Nation #4July 29, 2016

Benari Poulten (The Nightly Show) and Kaitlin Fontana (A&E's Black and White) gather round to discuss another blockbuster week, including: the latest email scandals; the speeches, the tears and the A-list celebs at the DNC in Philly; and what on earth is…

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We've Lost the Will to Emoji

Fake The Nation #2July 15, 2016

Sirius/XM host John Fugelsang and comedian and Nightly Show producer Benari Poulten join Negin this week. What's on tap? Adorable baby talk between Trump and the Notorious RBG,  Bernie's "endorsement" of Hillary, and the polarizing issue of gun violence and gun control.…

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