March 7, 2015

Newspaper? Education? Whaaaat?

I’m sure many of you have read about newspapers on the internet. Well, one of those dinosaurs decided to have me write about the recent AP History kerfuffle.

Here are my thoughts, in the Aspen Times:
Kid’s Today

By teaching kids to become unquestioning cogs in a massive economic machine, we’ll remove critical thinking from their brains, leaving room for more exceptionalism, more patriotism, more America.

After all, “more” is just an anagram for “Rome.” And don’t we want our children’s future to burn as brightly as the great Republic of Rome?

February 26, 2015

Media Schmedia

I haven’t posted them (because I’m lazy?), but I’ve had a buncha media appearances the last few months, including the HuffpostLive spot below and regularly on John Fugelsang‘s new Sirius/XM show “Tell Me Everything” (listen to it!).

And, of course, weekly on The Final Edition Radio Hour. LISTEN TO THAT, TOO!

January 29, 2015

Visual Shortcut

Experimenting with something…

I’ve gotten to the stage in my career where, for those first coming across me, it’s a daunting pain-in-the-behind to parse the details of all my work, praise, and cease & desist letters.

So, hey, it’s the 90s, let’s try something visual.


Gonna pop this in various places, like my press kit, and see what happens.
It doesn’t cover everything, but it gets a lot of stuff into a 5 second eye tease, right?

Waddaya think?

November 17, 2014

“Sell It Off” – Taylor Swift’s NYC Anthem

I did this. You’re… welcome?

“…My ex-man is a trustafarian who’s, like oh-my-gawd, living in Brooklyn…”

November 5, 2014


Having trouble getting a date / staying alive? We have the cure.

Life Sucks. Then You Meet Someone. Then You Die.

October 9, 2014

On Fuse TV

The kids over at Fuse TV wanted to know how to raise a quick couple million – for something called a Wu Tang Clan (?) – so who’d they ask for advice?
Why, The Cheater, of course.

Watch and learn:

October 3, 2014

Another Book From Me

Proud to have a piece published in this new book alongside some other brilliant folks (i.e. “Thought Leaders Disrupting Political Comedy”).

“Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter”

A compilation of 12 essays that are political, provocative and hilarious, “Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter” has arrived just in time for the 2014 elections–a perfect escape from campaign fever, or an early holiday gift for your favorite liberal.

With topics ranging from the Right-Wing War on Women to Islamophobia, corporate greed to Congressional corruption, “Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter” is a funny, ferocious and festive addition to any liberal library.

Get your copy today.

September 29, 2014

Tax Evasion Article

Here I am, publishing an article advocating for tax evasion as public policy. But, before you judge, keep in mind that I’m just following the lead of many others… in this case, one specific one.

September 4, 2014

My Robin Moments

(Posted the following on Facebook moments after I heard of Robin Williams’ passing. As I note, I don’t like these “personalizations,” but it did help and many asked me to share more widely and enough time has passed that I doubt anyone will even see this….)

I’ve always thought it in poor taste to publicly tie oneself to a tragedy, but maybe today I understand why some do it. It helps heal. This legitimately hurts.

About 2 years into doing comedy in San Francisco, I got bumped from a set at the Mock Cafe by Robin Williams. He was just getting back into standup. I chatted with him. Told him how I’d once had a locker next to him at a gym on a family vacation when I was about 10. How I wish I could tell him that made a big impact on my life, but that it didn’t really… but was still cool. We chatted. He destroyed the room. That placed was packed for about 6 months. He injected life into that scene & we all benefited.

I’d been lucky to cross paths with him many other times – often at (more…)

August 21, 2014

Jazzy Stand Up

Ever wonder what it’s like to tell jokes about heart surgery, the cult of technology, higher education & the Soviet suppression of dissent in front of Jerry Stiller and his family at a Lower East Side jazz bar after eating too much herring?

Neither had I, until it happened to me…

June 16, 2014

Negotiating with UpWorthyists

Taped this important piece – comedy, but important – about Iranian nuclear talks. Sounds hilarious, doesn’t it. I played the worn-down, disheveled straight man. As you can see… Nailed it! (In part because we taped 48 hours after I had heart surgery).
Upworthy and all them goody-too-shoes type places are featuring it, so do yourself a favor and watch now, so you, too, can learn to Get To No!

May 26, 2014

5 years

Today is the 5 year anniversary of HarperCollins publishing my first book, “Get Rich Cheating.” I’ve got mixed emotions, mostly because I can’t believe it’s been 5 years (and then some, if you include the long inspiration, research & writing process).

The book has done amazing things for me: A regular spot on a TV news show, an appearance on a bestsellers list, and great reviews from people like Rachel Maddow, Terry Jones & Penthouse… a live show that sold out theaters, became a TED talk, took me around the country and the world & got more kind words from the likes of The New York Times… pitches for TV shows, books & other projects that have been requested, rejected and rejoiced… plus all the immeasurable benefits that have surely helped make possible the other pretty cool things I’ve done in the last 5 years.

But, of course, I can’t help but sometimes wish it could have done more. It deserved to do more. Maybe if the news every single day didn’t so easily flow through the “Get Rich Cheating” filter, I could more quickly let it go. But I’ve got to let it go, and embrace the other inspirations and creations I’ve completed, begun, or am stumbling towards now.

Five years ago today, my book was born.
Exactly half that time ago – two and a half years today – this guy was born.

So I think I’m doing okay. Thanks for your support.

May 1, 2014


I’ve been on HuffpostLive a bunch lately, but I haven’t been posting on this blog much lately, so let’s rectify. Here’s today’s talk about comedy, politics, & addiction. More tk…

April 1, 2014

Legends Found Lacking

So they published this book called “Legendary Locals of Hoboken.” Frank Sinatra’s hometown, you know? Nice book, legendary people. Until you get to Page 102 and realize they must’ve had a word count requirement because they scrape the bottom of the barrel pretty hard.

On the plus side, it’s a better bio than I’ve ever been able to write myself.

(I’m even on the back cover. Don’t blame me).

February 28, 2014

Aspen Comedy

Here’s a little video hit from my visit to the Aspen Laff Festival. It was fun and it was free of all that pesky oxygen. I like to call my look in this video “sickly chic.”

Aspen Laff Festival | Jeff Kreisler from Aspen 82 on Vimeo.

February 3, 2014

A-Plus For Effort

Finally, more good marks for me to squander. This time from the National Educators Association PR Council for a gig. The fools!

“Thank you for the laughs & all the great lines! Your humor was ‘perfect pitch’ for our group and helped make our Awards Banquet a delightful evening. A+ ;)

December 21, 2013

A Dream Fulfilled

I don’t think I’ll rock anyone’s world by saying that this 5’8″-ish swarthy male comedian is M.O.T., so you’ll understand that this video is the culmination of my life’s work.
Thanks to the Y&R ad agency, I play Santa, ruining X-mas for the children.

If it is, indeed, all down hill from here, it was the highest of heights.
Merry Happy, everyone. Merry Happy.

November 14, 2013

Final Edition videos

Hi all. I don’t have enough time to post all the awesome things in the world, but I’ll share this:
The Final Edition’s YouTube Channel is taking off.
Please check it out, share, & subscribe.
I’ll post some of our thrice weekly videos here more frequently, but, in the interim, here are a few that have been featured on Huffington Post.
Click, comment & share.

Ken Burns’ Republican Civil War
The National Denier Service: Ted Cruz
60 Sorries With Lara Logan

Thanks for everything!

October 22, 2013

Reality Catches Up To Us

Today Yahoo News ran an article, “Can corporations pray? The next big fight over Obamacare

About a year ago, we at The Final Edition predicted such things:

You should really check out what we’re doing on the radio, in our video series, and online.

September 24, 2013

New Broadcast TV Reel

After nearly three years (geesh!), I finally updated my TV reel. It’s mostly punditry type stuff – my pure silliness is elsewhere – but take a look and tell me what you think.
Also, really, I’m more on Twitter and Facebook than here, so, you know, come over.

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