Evan Sayet is a stand-up comedian and writer in Hollywood – and a conservative. How’d he get that way? Well, he discusses it with Jay.

They also talk about Carson, Leno, Letterman, Maher, Stewart, Colbert, and others you know. Evan Sayet, you will very much enjoy knowing.




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  1. Don Tillman Member
    Don Tillman

    This is great.  I’m a big fan of Evan Sayet.

    The section at the beginning where he describes being a “9/13 Conservative” is especially powerful.  And weirdly more relevant today.

    Silicon Valley folks: Evan will be speaking at The Conservative Forum in Mountain View on July 12.  I’ll be there for sure.  Please join us if you’re nearby.

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  2. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
    Dick from Brooklyn

    Another fine interview. Sayet is a gem. I’ll get behind his “Adopt a Liberal” program provided we neuter and spay them first.

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  3. Don Tillman Member
    Don Tillman

    Evan’s infamous Heritage speech is here:

    Highly recommended.

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  4. Peabody Here Inactive
    Peabody Here

    I think the “Jim Gaffigan” joke Evan was retelling about hurtling through space on an airplane complaining about a drink not coming, is actually a Louis C-K joke.  Louis C-K is no conservative.  He recently performed at a fundraiser for Bill DeBlasio.

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  5. Tennessee Patriot Inactive
    Tennessee Patriot

    Excellent and interesting, as usual. Thanks.

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  6. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne

    Thankfully, I read about Native American history from Peter Nabokov after listening to Evan Sayet’s speech. I am quite glad I did.

    Peter Nabokov never mentions that parts of Native American culture are not good or decent. Polygamy, slavery and rituals involving the scarification of the flesh are not condemned while white bigotry and mistreatment of Indians are always (and rightly) condemned. His book talks about how, Sioux children at the age of about 11 could sing multiple death songs that Sioux warriors song when they approached battle. He also describes how the traditional Potlatch was outlawed in British Columbia and Washington state. As far as I can tell, the Potlatch tradition seems to discourage intelligent and practical application of capital. It probably helps keep Indians poor.

    Peter Nabokov, while bemoaning the poverty and ill-health of indigenous peoples cannot ever bring himself to explore whether Indian themselves are partly responsible for their suffering.

    That being said I do like his book, Native American Testimony, though it has to be read a grain of salt.

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  7. Annefy Member

    Evan Sayet is not only funny and intelligent; he’s a gentleman.

    I am a big “nobody” and have been in his company and crossed his path several times – mostly when there’s lots of “somebodies” around. He always greets me warmly.

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  8. EEM Inactive

    Quick question. Evan mentioned the Friends of Abe as if they were still gathering. But didn’t I read something about the organization disbanding?

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