The folk rock gentleman from Austin Shakey Graves stops by the Terrace following a sold out show the night before to play a couple of tunes. He and Michael discuss names, making your parents proud and Shakey's coming tour schedule!
Actor…author…director…comedian…musician…philosopher…political satirist…record-company owner…and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask THE SIMPSONS), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man. He calls in from New York to talk to Michael about his hilarious Nixon's the One!
Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent. Gaffigan says he came from "a conservative family where you're driven by security, and wearing a tie to work is considered a success.
After a some miscommunication and not be able to connect with him Michael reads a bit about Gaffigan's history and finds interesting connection points in the audience. When a connection is finally made Michael and Jim chat about kids, exploiting them, conversations with relatives, food and more about food!
Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and is the author of several books, including the novels Starting from Happy and Him Her Him Again the End of Him (both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize) and numerous children’s books. Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University, but mainly she does errands and looks things up on Wikipedia.
Marx calls in to the show to talk about the law of service animals and pushing the boundaries and limits of service and emotional support animals in public places. While dining with a piglet at The Four seasons in New York a woman is startled that her baby is oinking and then flying with the same pig. She's next plotting to bring a skunk with her to get out of jury duty.
Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. Having just released his first young adult novel titled The Scavengers, Perry stops by the Terrace to tell Michael all about it and how it came to be.