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"I Wish There Was More"
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown...." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
"Response to whole show question"
At the age of 44, comedian Richard Lewis found himself on a gurney in an emergency room, toxic with alcohol and hallucinating from excess cocaine use. Find out what led him to that point, how he got on the road to recovery and how he stays sober.
From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.
"Some very entertaining, some not"
Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.
"A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
This very special Un-Cabaret collection includes four deeply funny stories about Jews and Jewishness: "The Day I Got Caught Playing with Myself in Hebrew School", "Hitler's Willing Executioner, Me?", "The Ish Factor", and "Bar Mitzvah Boy".
Terry Sweeney, the first openly gay performer on network TV, tries to flee Hollywood for the rural life.
Taylor returns from his house in France and settles into West Hollywood, circa 1940, complete with the ghosts of Dorothy Parker and Judy Garland.
A deeply funny story by Scott Carter about trying to find ways to bond with his adopted daughter.
In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.
"Resonated Big Time"
Patton Oswalt falls in love. This is a classic Un-Cabaret performance, in which Beth's questions push the performer to go deeper and find all kinds of funny.
Patton Oswalt is a brilliant comedy writer and the ringleader of Comedians of Comedy on Showtime and on tour. In fact, he's probably appearing at a club in your area right now. You've probably seen him on King of Queens or Balls of Fury and heard him as the voice of Rattatouile.
Michael Patrick King attends his first Bikram yoga class, and it doesn't go so well.
These red-hot standup performances from the Un-Cabaret feature stories about live sex acts. No kidding! Visit a live sex show with David Cross, a porn movie shoot with Greg Fitzsimmons, and go behind the scenes to see what life is like for a phone sex operator when that operator is Margaret Cho! Insightful and hilarious, these performances are also very, very dirty.
"It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown..." Garrison Keillor first did his monologue in 1974 to an audience of 20 in a St. Paul theater. Today, more than 2.2 million people tune in each week to hear the tall tales and sweet stories about the citizens of this small Minnesota town.
"A reply from Audible"
Carl Reiner - legendary comedian, actor, novelist, and director - was a creator, writer, and producer for The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
Julia Sweeney went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.
Take off with these high-flying stories about air travel that go a lot deeper than jokes about airline food (although one of the stories is, in fact, about a food-related revelation). They're also about crazy travelers and horribly awkward interactions with the stranger in the next seat.
A deeply funny story by Rob Cohen about his encounter with America's foremost fitness guru. The third installment of Cohen's 'Trilogy of Celebrity Terror' (along with "Jerry Lewis Called Me a Faggot" and "Delivery for Ms. Kellerman").
Julia went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.