Blogger Profile: Julianna Forlano
Julianna Forlano is the creator, host, and producer of the acclaimed political news parody ABSURDITY TODAY! on DirectTV and Dish Network’s FSTV. It is part of The Young Turks Online Network and is also aired on WBAI radio in New York City and on The Progressive Voices Radio Network. (Archives: www.AbsurdityToday.com).
Ms. Forlano is a popular guest commentator and can be found on some of today's favorite TV and radio programs including Current TV's Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, Huffpost Live, Progressive Voices Radio, Revolution Boston Radio Network and more.
As a speaker and performer, Ms. Forlano has a reputation for consistently delivering intelligent, socially relevant, insightful and funny commentary on stage and on air. Her list of notable performances includes being the featured speaker and humorist at Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Ball as well as appearing in NYC at the Friar’s Club, The Daily Show and Friends Show, Netroots Nation Conferences, and The 92nd Street Y Tribeca. She is contributing writer for CrooksandLiars.com, and her writing can also be seen in the Chicago Sun Times, in the book Letters to President Obama and in other outlets.
Ms. Forlano holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and MSW from New York University. A licensed psychotherapist, Ms. Forlano has served as a life coach for private clients for over 10 years. She also teaches Media Studies courses including Media Ethics, Broadcast Journalism, and Comedy Scriptwriting in the Department of Television & Radio at Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
November 1st, 2013
NY’s Public Universities Working Hard to Pre-Crush Dissent.
In a move likely to sharply curtail free speech and free assembly, administrators at The City University of New York (CUNY) are developing what they call a “Policy on Expressive Activity” to set severe limitations on who, how and where free speech and assembly rights can be exercised. The proposed ...
August 14th, 2013
Have You Heard The "Good" News About Monsanto? Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano, Episode 44
Finally, some 'good' news about Monsanto, followed up with some actual good news, and a tip for how to deal with all the bad news. Brought you to by Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano.
August 7th, 2013
Are Democrats ANTI Science Too, Now? Or Is This One Just ANTI Common Sense? Absurdity Today Ep 43
Weiner's fundamental misunderstandings, mind control and the reason Nazi war criminals are staying in the US are all covered in this week's Absurdity Today, the independent news parody series hosted by political satirist Julianna Forlano. Not to shabby for a comedy show...
August 5th, 2013
He saw something. He said something. And THIS is What Happened! Absurdity Today Ep 42
He saw something. He said something. Absurdity Today takes on the surveillance state.
July 27th, 2013
Congratulations! Pennsylvania is officially the NEW Texas... Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano; Ep 40
Texas and Pennsylvania: both have been exploited by the oil and gas industry and both have regions so steeped in religious zealotry you may want remove that Darwin fish from the back of your sedan before driving through. In this week’s Absurdity Today, the indie news parody, Julianna Forlano helps ...
June 19th, 2013
Got Scandal Fatigue? Welcome To Absurdity Today
Scandal Fatigue: n. A condition whereupon suffers "can't F'ing BELIEVE these partisan, government and/or corporate media pricks are crying victim to actions they themselves have been guilty of for the last 40 years and FLOODING the airwaves with this crap when there are REAL scandals out there to cover and ...