Graham Elwood is a stand-up comic and host of the YouTube show and podcast, The Political Vigilante, where he talks politics from a progressive point of view. He has more than 20 years of experience working comedy clubs, colleges, TV shows, Holiday Inn Lounges, war zones, dive bars, and even the top of a double decker tour bus in Chicago. He’s hosted game shows including Cram (GSN) and Strip Poker (USA), and appeared on Best Bodies Ever (VH1) and The Late Late Show (CBS). Mr. Elwood also starred in the theatrical plays Speed the Plow, Light Sensitive, and Cash Flow, and he co-wrote the one act play Brothers.
Mr. Elwood directed the award winning feature film Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary distributed by Comedy Dynamics and available on iTunes, Google, Amazon and all platforms. He has directed the award winning short Hello Junkie (coming soon to CFN) and the stand-up comedy concert DVD, Graham Elwood: Live from Afghanistan. His first feature film, Laffghanistan: Comedy Down Range, highlights his first trip telling jokes in a war zone.
He is the co-creator of the Los Angeles Podcast Festival with Dave Anthony, Chris Mancini, and Andy Wood and a frequent guest of the Jimmy Dore Show and Aggressive Progressive on TYT.
Russia-Ukraine conflict a fuss, designed to distract
Every news source in the country is carrying on about the possibility of Russia invading Ukraine, but have you considered any other point of view? Whether you’re watching CNN or listening to NPR, the reports are the same. High level talks are going nowhere, tension is mounting, and troops are taking up position at the border. …
Is America the land of the free? Not exactly. Look at Julian Assange.
If you think America is a bedrock of freedom of the press, think again. Our government is trying to extradite and jail Julian Assange for being a journalist, for exercising his right to freedom of speech. Ten years ago, Assange and Wikileaks began publishing its Guantanamo Bay files, exposing abuses there. If Assange is extradited,…
Do you doubt climate change? Just look at the tornado devastation.
If you have any doubt about climate change, take a look at the deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky and several other states last month. The devastation is vast and just the latest in a list of extreme and record-breaking weather events that prove our environment is shifting. Who’s to blame? Listen to Penn State climate…
Do you really want to live in a country defined by the Rittenhouse verdict?
When a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges, many on the left felt defeated while others on the right applauded and pointed to Rittenhouse as a hero of the Second Amendment. No matter how you feel about gun rights, this verdict is no cause for celebration. It’s bad news for everyone as…
Despite what Republicans and Democrats say, US can afford Medicare For All
There’s a common response Republicans offer when asked why they don’t support some version of Medicare For All. “It’s too expensive,” they claim. “We can’t afford it.” That’s complete nonsense, and it’s not the real reason the GOP opposes any attempt to fix America’s broken healthcare system. Of course we can afford better, cheaper health…
Opinion: US military spending is out of control
Do you ever wonder why the U.S. budget is so enormous, yet we don’t have enough money to meet all of our needs? The answer is simple. We put too much money into the military, and it comes at the expense of everything else: schools, parks, roads… you name it. You don’t have to look…
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