Chip Franklin is a talk show host, comedian, musician, film-maker and writer who has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, The Situation Room, Larry King, The CBS Morning Show, Fox and Friends, Conan O’Brien, CNN, HBO and Showtime.

He’s written speeches for congressman and jokes for Jay Leno. Winner of 7 Edward R Murrow awards for radio and television writing, his 2004 National Murrow award for writing was presented by Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw.

A 20 year talk show host veteran for ABC, Hearst and Clear Channel, The Wall Street Journal says “Chip has a razor sharp wit,” and The Washington Post says “Franklin brings a sense of irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” The Post, reviewing his eponymous recording debut said the “Musicianship was practically peerless.”

An award making filmmaker, he is currently shooting a documentary surrounding the Medical Cannabis movement. And oh yeah, consulting lawyers, doctors, and other professionals on the new media.


Dinosaurs and Men, So Happy Together

November 24th, 2014

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Maybe this was made up to keep Mexicans up at night, but a University of Texas study found that 25 percent of public school biology teachers believe that humans and dinosaurs inhabited the earth simultaneously.
Now on the surface, this is frightening. But it is Texas, after all. The state that screamed bloody murder when Honduran immigrant children crossed their borders, carrying “diseases that could dessiminate (sic) our children,” according to Governor Rick Perry. Of course, the truth is often laden with irony. The Honduran children had access to free health care and had a vaccination rate six times better than the Texas kids.
Back to the dinosaurs, even with their tiny brains, I imagine would never have voluntarily chosen to inhabit land with Texas biology teachers. Or as comedian Bill Hicks so poetically stated, when told by a creationist that God put dinosaur fossils in mountains to test our faith, Hicks replied, “no dude, God put YOU here to test our faith.”