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Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage

Thursday, April 09, 2015

VIP: Dan Savage and more

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AMA Bonus: Pixar's Brad Bird And His Ratatouille Quest

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

VIP: Pixar's Brad Bird

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AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Lands The Daily Show

Monday, April 06, 2015

VIP: Aasif Mandvi

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On The Media

Cancer and Comedy: Strange Bedfellows?

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the 1990s, Julia Sweeney was a comedian known for her SNL character, Pat. Then her brother got cancer. She discusses performing cancer, and why cancer is inherently hilarious.

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Smooth Criminal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

VIP: Aasif Mandvi

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Studio 360

A Comedian Plants Hilarious Fake Self-Help Books at a Bookstore

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Not all the books you find in the self-help section are full of good advice. They might be pranks left by Jeff Wysaski.
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WQXR Features

Notes of Nuttiness for April Fools' Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April Fools' Day is a chance to remind ourselves that classical music isn't all stuffed shirts and furrowed brows. Tune in to WQXR on Wednesday for some rib-tickling pieces.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Speaks with Leonard

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The South African comedian appeared on the show in 2013 to talk about his off-Broadway solo show, “Born a Crime,” about being born mixed race in apartheid South Africa.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Nation Magazine, Des Bishop & Eva Moskowitz

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: The Nation's 150th Anniversary (First) | Comedian Des Bishop (Starts at 27:14) | Eva Moskowitz (Starts at 42:10)
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Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

VIP: Gail Simmons

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Living Cancer

Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

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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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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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Death, Sex & Money

Cancer Changed Ken Jeong's Comedy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After years of working as a physician, Ken Jeong quit to pursue acting. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, and he found himself needing to think like a doctor again.

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Looking For Answers

Thursday, March 19, 2015

VIPs: Looking castmembers

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AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day--and this one's special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.

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Unbreakable Tituss Burgess

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Truth and Nothing But Lies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

We're playing a game with The Liar Show, where only one panelist's story is true...and telling the truth from the lies is the challenge. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate's 3 Most Memorable Interviews!

Friday, March 06, 2015

A special Leonard Lopate Weekend podcast featuring 3 of his most memorable interviews of all time: Mel Brooks, Alice Munro & Henry Kissinger! 
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