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The Sporkful

Comic Ron Funches' Autistic Son Loves Oreos With Bacon

Monday, April 20, 2015

The popular comedian talks about trying to eat healthier and the frustrations of getting his autistic son to do the same. Plus Ron explains why comedy is a lot like cooking.

The Brian Lehrer Show

An Irish-American Comedian Goes to China

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Des Bishop is an Irish-American comedian from Flushing, Queens, who aims to be funny in English, Irish and now, Chinese.

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Death, Sex & Money

Margaret Cho's Sex Education

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Comedian Margaret Cho frequently jokes about her wild sexual adventures. But now, she says she wants something less X-rated and more like a middle school romance. 

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The Takeaway

Dr. Katz Will See You Now: The Return of a 90s Icon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" ran on Comedy Central in the mid-90s, and creator Jonathan Katz is reviving the character as the TV show celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Soundcheck

Pick Three: Judah Friedlander

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The comedian and '30 Rock' actor shares a Pick Three playlist, plus he tells us about the song he finds funniest and shows us his competitive ping pong shoes. 

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Soundcheck

Funniest Songs Ever: Hari Kondabolu's Picks

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Comedian Hari Kondabolu talks about the songs that make him laugh, from artists like Art Brut, Jens Lekman and Morrissey. 

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Soundcheck

Paul and Mike Myers: Oh, Brothers

Monday, August 04, 2014

Actor and comedian Mike Myers and his musician brother Paul Myers host a very special episode of Soundcheck

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Radiolab

This Is Bo, Who's Putting New Beats In New Places. You Should Meet Him

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

This isn't science. Not today. It's art — in this case, the sly performance of a young comedian who is accosted backstage by not-so-nice "fans." But he gets free (wait for this, it comes a few minutes in) by using his pointer finger. I was enchanted.

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The Truth

Tough Crowd

Monday, November 25, 2013

Comedy is hard enough without dating getting in the way.  Performed by Alejandro Kolleeny, Annemarie Cullen, Devin O'Neill, Megan Gray, Noel Dinneen, Maddy Mako, Matt Shafeek, Shacottha Fields, Louis Kornfeld, and Elana Fishbein. Written by Louis...

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WTF with Marc Maron

WTF with Marc Maron: Jonathan Winters

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday at 7pm on 93.9FM and 11pm on AM820

In 2011, Marc headed north to Santa Barbara to sit with one of the giants of comedy, Jonathan Winters. At 85, he was still firing on all cylinders, creating characters on the spot and recalling old improv bits from decades ago. They discuss his storied career in comedy, film and art. It’s the history of modern comedy in one interview.

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Here's The Thing

Rosie O'Donnell

Monday, June 24, 2013

Alec sits down with the woman who says she never dreamt of becoming a talk show host--just a back up singer for Bette Midler. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More on the NSA Leak; NJ Senate Race; Education Commissioner John King; Marc Maron

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We'll continue to discuss the classified information that was leaked by a government contractor. Plus: the New Jersey senate race is now underway; New York State Education Commissioner and the President of the University of the State of New York John King talks about the new teacher evaluation system and the Ramapo school funding dispute; the tables are turned on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as he is interviewed on his new book and TV show; and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine breaks down a debate on cats vs. birds.   

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The Serious Stand-Up of S.J. Perelman

Friday, December 07, 2012

WNYC

"Dehydrating in front of an audience," at this 1957 Books and Authors Luncheon, well-known dramatist and writer S. J. Perelman gives a chilling verbal portrait of the writer's life.

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Humorist Sam Levenson's Childhood: 'Poor, With Books'

Friday, November 09, 2012

WNYC

Everything But Money is both the title of Sam Levenson's autobiography and the theme in this 1966 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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Soundcheck

Dave Hill: CMJ in The Greene Space

Friday, October 19, 2012

For comedian Dave Hill, the electric guitar is more than an onstage prop. Wailing solos are a hallmark of his stand-up act – and his career with indie bands like Valley Lodge, Cobra Verde and Diamondsnake (Moby’s metal band). He joined us in The Greene Space with his shred-tastic brand of comedy – and a new book of essays called Tasteful Nudes.

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Radiolab

Dave Foley, of Kids in the Hall fame, joins us in the Midwest!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We adored Kids in the Hall, so we're kind of freaking out a little that Dave Foley's teaming up with us for our live shows in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison this weekend (9/28, 9/28, & 9/30)! Grab your tickets now.

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Here's The Thing

Fred Armisen

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fred Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a punk rock drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more."

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Radiolab

Dave Foley, of Kids in the Hall fame, joins us in Seattle!

Monday, August 13, 2012

We're so excited to team up with Dave Foley for our live shows in Seattle on 8/24 and 8/25. We’re freaking out a little bit because we adored Kids in the Hall, and we’re over the moon that Dave will be on stage with us! Grab your tickets now, and hope to see you soon!

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Here's The Thing

Chris Rock

Monday, December 05, 2011

Chris Rock says he "wanted [his] acting to grow." So what did he do? He took a job on Broadway. 

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The Takeaway

Tig Notaro on SXSW

Friday, March 18, 2011

Up-and-coming comedian Tig Notaro wasn't much of a household name until a few weeks ago, when South by Southwest included her on the list of comedians to perform at the festival this week. At the time, she was the only female comedian chosen by SXSW. Since the announcement and a subsequent outcry from the public over the lack of female participants, the festival has added other women to the comedy lineup. We talked with Notaro on Thursday about gearing up for SXSW and the challenges of being a female comedian.

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