Mike Larsen

Mike Larsen is an Emmy-nominated writer for 'Real Time with Bill Maher', former Communications Director for Rep Jackie Speier, and a standup comic with multiple appearances on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.’

July 29th, 2018

Mike Larsen

Jim Jordan: A Lightweight Searches For Smaller Opponent

Freedom Caucus attack dog Jim Jordan’s coy announcement that he’s running for Speaker of the House would be no less valid if it was written on fairy dust and sprinkled on Louis Gohmert’s grave. Jim Jordan isn’t running for Speaker, he’s running for Minority Leader. If he gets his wish, he’ll be Leader of a …

February 15th, 2018

Mike Larsen

NRA’s Winner Take All

Since moving to Ohio in September, I’ve found myself on the mailing list of the National Rifle Association. I’m not sure if it’s because I bought an archery set for my daughter at Cabela’s, or enjoy wearing my Carhartt jacket, but something signals America’s gun manufacturers that I fit their demographic (White? Check. Male? Check. …

November 16th, 2017

Mike Larsen

Comedy, We Have A Problem

Like many of my male peers in comedy and television writing, I grew up awkward, insecure and unable to talk to girls I was attracted to. Fortunately, I was blessed with a quick wit and could find comfort in the world of smartass and inappropriate comments where, if I offended someone, I could shield myself …

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