Kliph Nesteroff is a best-selling author regarded for his knowledge of show business. Vice Magazine has called Nesteroff "The Human Encyclopedia of Comedy," and Los Angeles Magazine profiled him as "The King of Comedy Lore." The New York Times has deemed some of his theories "provocative" while Vanity Fair calls his work "essential." He is the consulting producer of the CNN series The History of Comedy, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
After eight years as a stand-up comedian, Nesteroff became a frequent contributor to WFMU. For several years he moderated Classic Television Showbiz, a website devoted to classic show business and comedians. The A.V. Club referred to Nesteroff as their "favorite pop culture historian." He is a regular on NPR affiliates in Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, Milwaukee and Los Angeles. NPR San Francisco did a mini-documentary on Nesteroff featuring the praise of comedians Dana Gould, Marc Maron, and historian Leonard Maltin.' Nesteroff has appeared on WTF with Marc Maron three times and Maron is reportedly producing Nesteroff's forthcoming podcast. He was named by LA Weekly on their Best of LA list in 2016.