Podcast: Two Sides of a Coin

Posted by Maximum Fun on 27th August 2006

This week on The Sound of Young America: two great New York comedians.

Dave Attell is a legendarily blue standup, but he’s just as respected in “alternative” circles as mainstream ones. His charmingly low-key show “Insomniac” made him famous among third-shifters and college students, but he talks with us about why he pulled the plug when it was just beginning to take off.

Michael Showalter has been a member of The State and Stella, and is currently on a national tour as a solo performer. He also wrote and directed the feature film The Baxter, and co-wrote and starred in the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. He talks about, among other things, the relationship between comedy and semiotics.

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