Joke Warfare

21st February 2007

This week’s Sound of Young America program bears the theme “Joke Warfare.” Two brilliant joke warriors join us for the show, Terry Jones and Dino Stamatopoulos. Dino is a legendary comedy writer, having written for many of the seminal comedy programs for the past 15 years. He won an Emmy for his first gig, writing […]

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This week’s Sound of Young America program bears the theme “Joke Warfare.” Two brilliant joke warriors join us for the show, Terry Jones and Dino Stamatopoulos.

Dino is a legendary comedy writer, having written for many of the seminal comedy programs for the past 15 years. He won an Emmy for his first gig, writing for The Ben Stiller Show. He was one of the first writers on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and wrote for HBO’s Mr. Show. We talk with him about a musical he wrote about a dead baby and his new show on Cartoon Network’s [adult swim], a social satire called Moral Orel. In our full interview with Dino (MP3 Audio), we talk extensively about his writing career pre-Moral Orel.

Terry Jones, of course, is one of the founding members of the legendary sketch comedy group Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and directed both Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. He’s also written two books on Chaucer, written and directed several other films, and composed several children’s books. We talk with Jones about his years with the Pythons, as well as his career since. Monty Python’s Flying Circus returns to PBS in April.

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Music This Week

Eric B & Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
Buy Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

Eric B & Rakim – Casualties of War
Buy Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique

Other Stuff to Buy

Terry Jones’ “War on the War on Terror”

Terry Jones “Fairy Tales”

Monty Python’s Personal Best

The Ben Stiller Show on DVD

Mr. Show on DVD

Monty Python’s Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset

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