J.R. Havlan

J. R. Havlan is a former writer for The Daily Show, where he won eight Emmys for Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

Guest Appearances

Counting the Lady Numbers

Fake The Nation #137February 28, 2019

Negin is joined by comedian J.R. Havlan and rapper MC Frontalot to discuss Trump’s trip to North Korea and Warren's campaign forgoing traditional fundraising methods. Then they examine the merits of quantifying women's achievements, particularly in comedy writers' rooms.


The EPA, CBO Report Fallout and Gun Silencers

Fake The Nation #37March 16, 2017

Sopan Deb (New York Times) and J.R. Havlan (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the future of the EPA, the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the GOP health care bill, and the Pope’s seeming openness to ordaining married men.  Plus,…


Go Vote

Fake The Nation #18November 4, 2016

J. R. Havlan (SPY on Esquire, The Daily Show) and Jordan Carlos (Friends From College, The Nightly Show) join Negin to talk about the last throes of the presidential election and some down-ballot races, including measures to legalize recreational pot. Plus, they revisit the…



Fake The Nation #6August 12, 2016

Justin Krebs (Blue in a Red State, Moveon.org), J.R. Havlan (Daily Show, A&E’s Black and White) and the the founder of this podcast, Negin Farsad, dig into this week's political gaffes, missteps and wins -- including all of Trump's latest headlines. In…

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