This week on The Sound of Young America, a new New Yorker and an New Yorker of long standing.
First we talk with Roz Chast, long-time New Yorker cartoonist. Her cartoons have now been compiled into a stately tome called "Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006."
Then a chat with Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader. He talks about how he got the gig after Lorne Michaels came to see him perform in a Southern California backyard, and what it's like to be the new guy at one of television comedy's most revered institutions.
He's TSOYA listener, by the way.
Be sure to check out our bonus audio for discussion of his upcoming movie projects, which involve Michael Cera of Arrested Development, the folks behind Reno 911 and Mr. Show's Bob Odenkirk, among others.
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Bonus Audio: Bill Hader
Welcome to season two of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters! In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. These original recordings are from the Sharpe family archive, which is tended by Mal's daughter, Jennifer Sharpe. You can learn more about Coyle & Sharpe on their website or on MySpace. Their recent box set is These 2 Men Are Imposters.
On this episode: Coyle & Sharpe roll out The Welcome Mat for a newcomer to their city.
Aziz Ansari is a comedian and actor. He's a regular on Parks and Recreation, and a member of the comedy group Human Giant. He's also been in films like Observe & Report and Funny People. His new standup special, "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening," premiers Sunday, January 17th on Comedy Central. It's released on CD and DVD shortly thereafter.
Our pals Patton Oswalt and Scott Aukerman chop it up about Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno on Comedy Death Ray Radio. As usual, Patton brings some serious insight to the table.
The Sound of Young America is proud to present Laugh Night: A Benefit for Art Share Los Angeles, a night of standup comedy in downtown LA.
Half a dozen headlining comics will be taping standup sets for The Sound of Young America, and 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Art Share LA, which provides free arts instruction to Los Angeles students. Art Share was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times - click the link to learn more.
The show's February 25th at Art Share's historic warehouse theater in downtown Los Angeles (801 E. 4th Place). Event parking is free in the lot across the street.
Comics performing include:
Tickets are just $8 ($6 for downtown residents)at the door. We'll see you there!
I'm headed to Alberta to speak at the College & University Press conference, so I thought I'd organize a little meetup. Join us for dinner, chai, beer or whatever you'd like at Remedy Cafe (8631 109 Street), an easy-going place recommended by multiple Edmonton MaxFunsters. I'll see you there Saturday night at 7.
Comedian Moshe Kasher joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about race war and other culture clashes. Moshe's new CD is Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, And Then You Are! (Unless You Die First).
A very funny segment from the Kimmel show, in which he explains to interested audience members the mechanics of late night comedy.
We'd like to thank iTunes for once again selecting The Sound of Young America as "Best of iTunes" for 2009.
iTunes: you rock, good lookin' out.