About Harry Shearer: He co-wrote and starred in the seminal rock mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap; he's the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Kent Brockman, and nearly a dozen other characters on the long-running FOX-TV hit, The Simpsons; and he was a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live. Le Show, has been on the air since 1983.
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"Le Show is one of the best shows on modern radio." (Entertainment Weekly)
"In the long nightmare that is America in the late 20th century, no one has given voice to the worst in all our natures better than Harry Shearer. His rants are funny, and his depth of knowledge on certain matters, from digital TV to Lewinskygate, is impressive." (San Francisco Chronicle)
I listen to a lot of talk radio and I think this may be one of the most unique shows out there. Harry is brilliant and very entertaining. You need to listen to this.
With his sharp mind, his talent for mimicry, his penchant for skewering hypocrisy and pendantry, Harry Shearer, in Le Show, is that rare breed -- a political satirist with real comedic talent.
I remember when I thought this show was funny back in the OJ days so I signed up. To paraphrase Heinlin; Le Show is psuedo-intellectual masturbation. Harry is there to make himself laugh -- he doesn't care if you get a chuckle. No wonder he didn't last long at SNL.
Harry Shearer does, as several other reviewers have noted, 'just' read the news, often with pauses to allow/force the listener to think about what was just said. The news is often 'funny', though in the painful irony sense rather than the mindless Gallagher sense. The funnyness is in the juxtaposition of the stories and his commentary on the news.
I often find that his reading is broader than mine, and thus I actually get news from him that is not played up by the herd media. Not that I need reasons to be angrier about the behavior of the federal, state and local government, politicians, corporations, and celebrities, but it is great to have the right person humiliate the offenders. After listening to each week's show, I feel vindicated and cathartically cleansed as by a Greek tragedy. Thank you, Audible, for providing Le Show.
Nicely done show. Good imitations of Bush, outstanding resources and grasp of international news. When does Harry sleep? Very Funny, and trully fun! The imitation of Rush Limbaugh in Rehab trully got a belly laugh.
I've always enjoyed Harry Shearer's performances: Derek Smalls in "This is Spinal Tap", about a third of the Simpson's characters (only a slight exaggeration), and many many others.
I didn't realize he did a radio show and what a brilliant fellow he is. He has a very sharp mind. The content is very well done.
He reads the news and makes comments on it. He is very good at bringing disparate things into focus. The show also has some interesting music and brilliant sketches. I think only some of the music is Harry, but
This is like some of the old time radio broadcasts from the '40s. Very folksy and conversational.
He is extemporizing and it shows. He does have long pauses, and stumbles. It is only a little distracting to me, and after I thought about it, I wouldn't have it any other way. It sounds like nothing else.
He's been doing his show for 21 years. I won't miss it from now on!
Le Show is a national treasure.
It is a rare light in a time of darkness.
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