Dave Hill

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician and actor. He hosts the stage show The Dave Hill Explosion at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Hollywood and recently starred in the television show The King of Miami on the MOJO HD network. The show is now airing on Film24 in the UK. Dave currently appears as on-air talent for HBO and Cinemax. He has also worked extensively for the comedy website Super Deluxe. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Hill one of their “10 Comics to Watch”. He appeared at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado that same year. Hill was a member of the ’90s alternative band Sons of Elvis and Cleveland-based rock band Cobra Verde, and currently fronts the band Valley Lodge and plays guitar with Walter Schreifels’ solo band and Diamondsnake, a hard rock band also featuring Moby . He has also played bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche. Additionally, Hill is the creator and sole member of the semi-fictional Norwegian black metal band Witch Taint. Hill has also written for the New York Times, Salon.com, and Huffington Post among others and is a contributor to the public radio program This American Life. In June 2010, Dave launched his own podcast series called Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident on iTunes and as part of the promotion for this he guest appeared on the podcast The Complete Guide to Everything. Dave is currently writing a book of essays to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012.

Guest Appearances

February 21, 2019

Negin is joined by comedians Dave Hill and Jena Friedman to discuss a recent white-haired addition to the 2020 presidential race, updates on the Mueller investigation, and Amazon’s recent decision to no longer move to NYC.


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This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com or call 312-883-1241) and Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION).

December 13, 2017

Comedians Jessica Chaffin (Ronna & Beverly, The Kibitz) and Dave Hill (Valley Lodge) join Jo and Manolo to play listener-created games with callers. 

Games played: The USDA Guide to Soil Taxonomy Game, Brand Builder, and Mano What I’m Saying?

June 8, 2017

Recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest, Adam Savage from MythBusters joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Chance the Rapper, crying at the finale of MythBusters, Haruki Murakami’s dystopian novel “1Q84,” The Abyss, and the musical Hamilton. Then, writer and author Mary Roach (Mars, Stiff, Spook, Bonk) stops by to talk about The Cure, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, and Harry and Tonto. Plus, a special performance by the great Dave Hill.

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August 4, 2016

Author, comedian, and musician Dave Hill joins Sarah and Susan to talk about musical legend Prince, Big Star’s “Thirteen,” memories of ice skating with his mother, The La’s “There She Goes,” Pedro the Lion’s “Priests and Paramedics,” and “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin played on piano by Dave’s father.

This episode is sponsored by Third Love.

June 19, 2015

Randy and Jason start off the show by brainstorming proper punishments for the St. Louis Cardinals and revealing why sports paraphernalia is the best investment a fan can make. Then, the Sklars welcome to the show Dave Hill who discusses why LeBron is a really good guy, why ZZ Top is magic, and why the Chicago Blackhawks may or may not be a dynasty. Later, in quick hits the gang covers stories that include a restaurants ability to turn away business, as well as a soccer player who’s able to turn a crowd evil. Lastly, Sepp Blatter calls in to defend the integrity of Fifa.

November 14, 2013

Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, Katie Notopoulos, and Kitty join Jake LIVE from the Bell House in New York! They introduce Kars-4-Kids to Dave, take a look at another internet phenomenon involving dogs reacting to the Law & Order theme, and chat about Jordy, the french rapping baby. Plus, a very special hardcore punk guest drops by! As always, check out the full playlist over at youtube.com/TheFogelnestFiles!