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The Indecision 11
  • The Indecision 11: Kyle Kinane

    Kyle KinaneWelcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Kyle Kinane, a stand-up stand-up (get it??) whose one-hour special Whiskey Icarus premieres on Comedy Central on November 24 at 11pm ET. You've also seen him on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand Up-Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Live at Gotham. You've heard him on some of the best podcasts in the biz, including "Doug Loves Movies," "The Nerdist," "The Adam Carolla Show" and "Stop Podcasting Yourself." And, of course, you've watched him host the election-season web series about America's craziest political ads, 30 Seconds Over Washington. There is literally no reason not to follow him on Twitter: @kylekinane.

    What's your earliest political memory?
    I met Ronald Reagan at a Republican rally in 1984. I was eight years old. I didn't know any better.

    What do you think of people who don't vote?
    It's sad that we have to resort to voting defensively. Vote. Write in your own name. Let your displeasure with the current two party system be known.

    If you could meet any political figure, living or dead, who would it be?
    Aaron Burr. He won a duel. Sit with me, Aaron, and fill me in on how that feels.

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  • The Indecision 11: Andy Kindler

    Comedian Andy Kindler

    Welcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Andy Kindler, who voices Mort on Bob's Burgers, and has appeared regularly on The Late Show with David Letterman and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival stage. His television credits include Everybody Loves Raymond (where he played a recurring character, cleverly named Andy), Wizards of Waverly Place, Significant Others and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. He also draws comics, is the star of a stand-up DVD entitled I Wish I Was Bitter, and tweets all manner of witticisms @AndyKindler.

    What's your earliest political memory?
    JFK getting shot. Thanks for asking. I was almost over it. Hope you're happy.

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  • The Indecision 11: Phoebe Robinson

    Phoebe Robinson comedyWelcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Phoebe Robinson, proprietor of Blaria.com (that's Black Daria, for those not in the know). She's performed stand-up at several major festivals, including the New York Underground Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and she's written for the New York Times, Time Out New York and The Smoking Jacket. She's also appeared on TV Guide's "100 Shows to See Before You Die" and "25 Biggest Reality Star Blunders." She frowns upon you following her in real life, but totally feel free to track her every move on Twitter: @PRobinsonComedy.

    What's your earliest political memory?
    The whole Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky beej situation. However, I was about ten or eleven at the time, so my parents shielded me from all the salacious details, so what I took away from it was like, "Whoa! There's a trial about what the definition of 'is' is because the president doesn't know what that word means?" For a while, I thought that was the big controversy. And when I'd join adult conversation about it, I'd chime in and go, "I can't believe him!" I'm sure these folks were weirded out that this little girl was so passionate about oral sex and husbands cheating on wives. And it's like, no, dude, I was super pissed about his basic misunderstanding of the word "is." I didn't realize it was a stalling tactic.

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  • The Indecision 11: Connor Ratliff

    Connor Ratliff running for presidentWelcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Connor Ratliff, a ridiculously funny comedian and performer. He's the co-star and co-creator of the web series I'm Too Fragile for This, a regular on The Chris Gethard Show, and a member of the improv supergroup The Stepfathers (catch 'em every Friday night at the UCB Theatre-Chelsea in New York). As if this weren't enough, Mr. Ratliff is running for president. Yes, of the United States. After all, he's 37 years old, and you only have to be 35 to run. Visit his official campaign website, buy tickets to his campaign film screening on 10/15 at 92Y Tribeca, and for the love of democracy, follow him on Twitter:  @35ratliff2012.

    What's your earliest political memory?
    I think it was probably a Reagan thing. Maybe learning that Reagan was in a movie called Bedtime For Bonzo. That made an impression on me, that you could be in a movie with a chimp and then later on be president.

    I have a drawing I did of Reagan and Gaddafi when I was like 7 or 8 years old. I drew them as babies. Baby Reagan was hitting Baby Gaddafi, and Baby Gaddafi was crying.

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  • The Indecision 11: Dan St. Germain

    Dan St. GermainWelcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Dan St. Germain, who, alongside his luxurious beard, has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, the WTF with Marc Maron podcast and too many club stages to count. Get into his podcast, My Dumb Friends (with co-host Sean Donnelly), and follow him on Twitter: @DSGermain.

    What's your earliest political memory?
    My earliest political memory… I was nine months old and Michael Dukakis walked away from my crib. I heard a door slam, and then my mom was taking me in her arms and whispering, "Daddy's not coming home." (Dan takes a shot of whiskey as a tear begins to form in the corner of his eye.)

    What do you think of people who don't vote?
    You're either voting and part of the solution or not voting and part of the reason why Papa John's delivers at 10 a.m.

    If you could meet any political figure, living or dead, who would it be?
    Chester A. Arthur, for inspiring the douchebag hipster moustache of today.

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