About The Miserable Liberal

Stef Zamorano the “Miserable Liberal” lives in beautiful Pasadena with no hope in sight.  She’s the host of “Comedy & Everything Else”, a writer for “The Jimmy Dore Show” on The Young Turks Network and if that’s not enough she is an educator with over twenty years of experience.  She thinks big thoughts and plans to share them with you.

Stef is a native Californian who grew up just outside of Los Angeles in the small city of Lynwood.  Eventually her family moved to Orange County and she attended Fullerton College joining their Theatre program.  Stef later graduated from the University of Irvine with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts.  “I regret it.”  She attended South Coast Repertory’s Conservatory and continued to work with Jose Cruz Gonzalez but for whatever reason Stef was not Mexican enough for the theater scene even though she is Mexican.  The world of theater rejected her so she decided to give comedy a chance.

After fleeing Orange County Stef joined The Groundlings.  It was a crash course in comedy and how things work in the L.A. comedy scene.  She loved every moment of it even the painful moments.  She went through their program and was selected to be in their Sunday Company.  After performing a few years at The Groundlings Stef continued doing sketch comedy at ACME Comedy Theater.   One of her proudest accomplishments was performing at The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts.  There she was mentored by Carmen Zapata the artistic director and founder of the BFA.  “Carmen gave me my Equity card!  Which was a pretty big deal.  And later she produced two plays that I collaborated with my sister Desiree Zamorano.”  The plays toured professionally for eight years.

Stef continues to write and perform comedy.   Most recently she participated in one of  her favorite podcast shows:The Moth Story Slam in Santa Monica.    She didn’t humiliate herself.  And some times thats good enough.

You can hear Stef every week on The Jimmy Dore Show 90.7 KPFK in Los Angeles and of course on iTunes.  (jimmydorecomedy.com for more show info.)

35 thoughts on “About The Miserable Liberal

  1. Just heard about your blog from latest Jimmy Dore show. You are now rubbing shoulders with Digby, Charlie Pierce, et al on my phone. 🙂

  2. I want to subscribe to your blog. Is this the right place?
    Is there any way I can be supportive and encouraging?
    GO STEF! ( yay )

      1. Thanks , I really love listening to you , the short slaps you throw out are some of the best of any show . Glad you have this blog as I have so many people in education that wiil love it.
        Thanks ,
        Tim

        1. Yikes, this is an adventure for me and I am trying to write about stuff that drives me nut-so. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

  3. Stef,
    Good luck with the blog. I love your input on TJDS. You’re a true comed-I-AN.
    Wait, that doesn’t make sense.

  4. Hi Stef.

    I’ve been wondering ever since your first rants in TJDS with the Mis.Lib. moniker that when you’re gonna expand on it, it’s so simply perfect it’d be a shame not to use it.
    Especially your insight into the American educational system in your rants (I assume that in your blog as well) is more important than one would assume, the rest of the world really don’t get that much real information about these issues as national medias follow the trends of American corporate media. Played your rant about having 40+ kids in your class to my lecturers here In Finland and one of them nearly choked on his coffee, their pedagogical opinion was indeed the same as yours, one simply cannot properly teach that big a group and they all send you their condolences on the sorry state of affairs.

    I sincerely hope thousands of readers for your blog and that it would make a real impact in the world.

    yours.

    Antti

  5. Hello, Stef ~ I hope you don’t mind my commenting here; I don’t know how else to contact you… I saw you in, “Young Frankenstein” on the last day of the show a few weeks ago and am STILL laughing at your performance! You were absolutely the funniest actress I’ve seen on stage, probably, ever! I was so sorry it was the last day and that I couldn’t come back and bring my daughters and a bunch of my friends. My question is this: By any chance, are you planning on reprising the role of Frau Blucher anywhere nearby in the coming months? (Your curtain call was Not long enough. I wanted to whoop and holler, but by the time I stood up, the next person was bowing, darn it!)
    Thanks in advance for answering,
    Wendy

    1. Hello Wendy! What a lovely note to read and thanks so much for enjoying my performance. I had
      an absolute blast doing the role. It was a dream come true…almost.
      Warm Regards,
      Stef

  6. This is a small critique, but you use the saying, “riff raft”. But the saying is, “Riff Raff”. It’s my pet peeve. Like people who say, ” close to the chest”, when it should be close to the vest.

  7. Hey Stef, I love your work on the Jimmy Dore show. I usually listen to you there but I wanted to contact you so I came over here. This definitely looks like some awesome future reading material. If I could ask a small favor though that would be great. When Jimmy was discussing Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning on the October 16, 2015 episode of the Jimmy Dore show he referred to her as Bradley Manning. Considering the topic was how unfairly Edward Snowden would be treated, mentioning the Pentagon denying Chelsea Manning medically necessary treatment would be appropriate. I’m not even asking that, but if you could perhaps correct him when she comes up again that would mean so much. I love your guys show and when that happens it is disappointing to both see a progressive voice mess up on that issue and to also miss an important opportunity to highlight institutional mistreatment in line with the corrupt mentality so often mentioned on The Jimmy Dore show involving imbalances of power.

    Sorry to bother you over here. I just commented on the Jimmy Dore show once before and didn’t want to pester him. I can’t wait to read some of your posts and see your thoughts in a more extensive format.

  8. Hey Stefane! I’ve been a fan since I started watching The Jimmy Dore Show (Your contributions are always the best). You were great at the Burbank Comedy Festival. I just wanted to voice my support for you and all your endeavours, keep being great!

  9. Stef I really really like you and I think I’m the biggest fan of your husband, I love the fact that you don’t overstretch in your arguments wether it’s politics, race or gender. You are a professional Stef and I do hope you get all your heart’s desires.

  10. volume down on last jim’s video
    never cover the voice with music
    specially basses

    I know it’s a must
    but it’s suicide

    “Satan is so intelligent he first attacks the music of the peoples he wants to destroy” Céline

    and first, this music is in the Voice, the thinking, the quality of hearing
    jimmy doesn’t need music!
    you’re insulting your gifts and career
    fuck their tv show models –
    impose!

    you wanna talk revolution
    and you’re unable to cut this shit off for two minutes to say two words?
    evident mistake

    1. I watched a video of stephane today, first time!
      it was so sad 🙁 they were so stupid only asking her about her body
      like silencing her in fact
      but she knows how to play the game
      thx I saw another video just for the voice.

      this barbaric land called USA is not easy to understand ..
      I remembered a quote today, by the last french writer, philippe sollers :
      he says, “go on feast! let women have the maximum fun,
      otherwise, war will be certain.

      I think when jim talks about the loss of values
      maybe he doesn’t dare the nietzsche step
      towards a loss of humanity?
      the real drama is that for sure, combining hilary and the Don.
      there’s less and less fun in america, it’s heavy, so heavy what’s in their blood…
      that they will have to think of a bloody treatment!

      so sad this spieces, so unaware.
      ok, I’ll come back later,
      you know I live not so far away from bachar
      I’m in the middle of the cake!
      waiting for the candles 🙂

      see u

  11. Started to hear you guys on youtube. Nice job with dore. Being argentinean and having us relatives. Have to wake en up some how!!
    Keep up the good job

  12. Stef,

    You’re an inspiration to me as a first year teacher: you’ve impacted so many in such a short amount of time while adding your dose of comedic magic. Thank you so much for what you do, I appreciate what you’ve accomplished.

  13. Stef, you and Jimmy are keeping me sane as an Ex-Pat in Europe. You are spot on on your insights on your hard-hitting news channel. The Carbon Bubble is going to burst very soon so you don’t risk anything by taking action now with your Green Revolution. You might be surprised when I tell you that European Corporations were the ones that manipulated the elections. Remember that Les Moonves was at a conference sponsored by UBS. Over half of the Central Banks and retirement accounts are invested in fossil fuels. Germany and Switzerland are buying less EV this year than last year. Their workers are putting out ICE vehicles and want America to keep that fracked oil and Bitumin flowing. We saw no information on DAPL on state sponsored media. The Swiss government is pushing to go to war with Russia, for fuck’s sake. I just saw your video with Bernie and the woman from Coal Country. It took a Tunisian to set himself on fire to start the Arab Spring. You have started the fire, now start the Revolution.

  14. I watch Jimmy Dore and see you there. I am a retired educator now living in Italy. I appreciate these videos, and appreciate your comments. Don’t stop! We need to hear your voices, especially since you are a lot more progressive than Cenk, who backed Hillary after Bernie quit.
    If you need a reporter in Italy, I volunteer.
    My blog is about my life in Italy, not very political.

  15. I love The Jimmy Dore Show and love you on the show. A lot of times when Jimmy says who is with him, he doesn’t introduce you. The YouTube video that just went up is one of those times. I know you are his wife so he just kind of feels like you are a part of him and don’t need a separate introduction but it always seems weird when he leaves you out.

  16. I first heard about you seeing you on the Jimmy Dore show. You are awesome but Jimmy should let you co-host or TYT should give you your own show. Or you should collaborate with another liberal with a great sense of humor, such as Caitlin Johnstone. Keep up the great work

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