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Sideshow Podcast: Howard Kremer Is a One-Joke Comedian, and Proud of It

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Most comedians have many memorable bits, but Howard Kremer has just one: “Have a Summah.” Good thing he has managed to build a comedy empire out of it. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Laugh With Us

Friday, August 29, 2014

Laugh along with our "Family Meeting" on laughter, plus boomer humor and our favorite New Yorker cartoons.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Comedians Deon Cole, Billy Eichner, and Reza Farahan

Friday, January 10, 2014

Comedians Deon Cole, Billy Eichner, and Reza Farahan talk about their careers in comedy and what they think is funny. They trade stories about getting heckled, the importance of doing standup at clubs, and how comedy sometimes comes from dark places.

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Soundcheck

Parents And New Music

Monday, November 25, 2013

Comedian and Twitter monster Rob Delaney weighs in on the pitfalls that occur when you try to introduce your parents to new music.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Catskills and Comedy

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The resorts of New York's Catskill Mountains—once known as the Borscht Belt—produced dozens of Jewish comics and entertainers, who still influence comedy today. Robert Klein and Lawrence Richards talk about the documentary “When Comedy Went to School,” a portrait of this country's greatest generation of comedians - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, and others, all of whom got their start on Borscht Belt stages. “When Comedy Went to School” opens July 31 at IFC Center.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Robert Klein

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Comedian Robert Klein was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with writer Lawrence Richards, to talk about the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the comedians it produced. He also told us about his wide-ranging musical tastes. Find out what he's listening to below!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Lawrence Richards

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lawrence Richards was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with Robert Klein, to talk about the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the comedians it produced. He also told us which comedian he's a fan of today. Find out below!

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Don't Look Down Edition

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the 2012 Sight and Sound list of the top 50 films of all time, the dance drama Bunheads, and Jerry Seinfeld's new web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Box Office Gold

Friday, August 12, 2011

Screenwriting partners, co-creators of Reno 911 and co-authors of Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon discuss their latest book.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Young Men on the Make

Sunday, April 03, 2011

A comedian tells all in a rib-tickling memoir, and a directionless young man fishes for a life, in this edition of SELECTED SHORTS featuring two tales about young men seeking their fortunes. 

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The Takeaway

The Real George Carlin

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sally Wade is George Carlin's widow, and she has some stories to tell. But they're not all about the comedian and popular thinker as a gruff man given to strings of four-letter words. In her new book "The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade," she reveals letters, drawings, and experiences from the last ten years with the comedian. She said that the two of them were deeply committed to the relationship and exchanged notes frequently.

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