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The Sound of Young America

On the West Coast, Jesse Thorn, the host of Santa Cruz's radio program, The Sound of Young America, has been steadily conducting and archiving a library of interviews of many of the best comedians and characters running amok in comedy today.

In his most recent show, he has all 3 of the guys from Stella on the line for about 25 minutes or so. It's a great interview. Midway through, Stella begins seriously undermining the Q's and the A's and the tension builds as the host gets closer and closer to screaming, "Why can't I get a straight answer out of you?!" like a parent trying to manage his or her smart-aleck teenager.

It doesn't get that far--Jesse somehow finesses the situation by lobbing some sass back. At one point, everyone on the show is in total agreement that Good Morning Miami and Watching Ellie are two of the most influential television programs of recent memory.

Anyways, if you go to the sound archives, there are interviews with Improv Everywhere, the EiC of The Onion, Tim & Eric, Eugene Mirman, Slovin & Allen, and many MORE. The shows are available in all sorts of formats. It's definitely worth checking--radio interviews with some of these guys are quite rare.

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thanks for the awesome find. ps. wanna know how to make yourself feel like a real fan of the comedy? easy. check out HOURLY.
June 8, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkeith h.

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