Joel Stein is the best! He is one of America’s most popular and funniest writers and “Self Promoters”, with his weekly hilarious sophomoric humor column in TIME Magazine having achieved mega popularity (He has become a celebrity writer as witnessed by his 1 million Twitter followers and many of Hollywood’s elite following him), not to mention that he has written 14 cover stories for the iconic publication, while also being featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Details, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Businessweek, Wired, Real Simple, Sunset, Playboy, Elle, Los Angeles Times, and many more magazines. Joel is also a talking ahead on pretty much any talk show you can think of (He was brilliant on Bill Maher this weekend, and will also be on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen tonight), and has appeared on the popular “I Love The…” series on VH1. But the one thing that one of America’s great comedic minds hadn’t done until now was write a book, but with the publication of his hilarious “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”, he can probably check off NY Times Bestselling Author off his bucket list! The reviews for the book have been outstanding, and it features his quest to become a more masculine father to his newborn son by doing things along the lines of a twenty-four-hour shift with L.A. firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the U.S. Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture while also seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of his favorite writers, Joel Stein, to talk about his journey to becoming a Man’s Man, the lessons he learned along the way, who the bigger self promoter between him and I is, his complimenting of my hair but tearing apart of my shirt, why he is a great wing man, what he will ask Joan Rivers when he interviews her, and of course how he got different branches of the military bidding against each other to help him with his book. There are so many times that I am disappointed when I get to chat with someone brilliant that I am a fan of because they are not nearly as captivating in real life, but with Joel, he was even funnier and quicker then I expected. A HUGE thank you to Lou At Barnes and Noble Upper West Side In NYC as always for his help. Enjoy Kade Nation!!
And here is Joel being Joel on Bill Maher’s Show this past weekend alongside Dan Rather:
And here is Joel On Conan alongside Mila Kunis!!