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This edition: "Oh, Hello on Broadway" and "Shear Madness"

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 14, 2016.

First aired: November 12, 2016.

Actor/comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney discuss their popular comedy "Oh, Hello on Broadway," which features two 70-something, down-on-their-luck bachelor characters that John & Nick have been developing over the years in clubs, on TV and Off-Broadway.

Next, we host a conversation on "Shear Madness" with its creators Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan (also director of the production), plus the show's NYC leading man, Jordan Ahnquist. Thirty-seven years ago, Marilyn and Bruce acquired the rights to a gravely serious German play "Scherenschnitt," in which the audience helps solve a murder mystery. They adapted it, initially for themselves to star in, keeping the crime and the audience participation, but adding campy characters, improv and constantly-updated topical jokes. The result is "Shear Madness," now the longest-running play in the USA with productions staged all over the world.

Guest List

Marilyn Abrams Creator, Producer, “Shear Madness’

Jordan Ahnquist Actor, “Shear Madness”

Bruce Jordan Creator, Original Producer, Director, “Shear Madness”

Nick Kroll Comedian, “Oh, Hello on Broadway”

John Mulaney Comedian, “Oh, Hello on Broadway”