The Gist: David Steinberg on comedy history, and Brussels on lockdown.

Nixon Once Hired Hecklers to Silence David Steinberg. Now He Has a Podcast.

Nixon Once Hired Hecklers to Silence David Steinberg. Now He Has a Podcast.

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Nov. 23 2015 7:28 PM

From Carson’s Couch to Nixon’s Enemies List

David Steinberg’s satirical comedy got him on the Tonight Show more than 100 times and led Nixon to hire professional hecklers. 

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Comedian David Steinberg.

Photo Courtesy David Steinberg.

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On The Gist, comedian David Steinberg joins us to share favorite tales from his life making comedy history. His new show is called The David Steinberg Podcast. For the Spiel, Mike takes on the manhunt for Saleh Abdeslam in Brussels.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.