Actors Ed Asner and Peter Onorati and author and comedy historian Jeff Abraham will join us on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 4-6 at the following times and venues:
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The only actor to win a Prime Time Emmy Award for playing the same role in both a comedy series and a drama, Ed Asner earned five of his eight Emmys for playing Lou Grant (three for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, two for his own hour-long spinoff, Lou Grant). Ed is currently bringing both his political comedy God Help Us and his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to venues across the U.S. and Canada throughout October and November. We’ll talk to him about that, plus we’ll ask about Ed’s upcoming new series, Briarpatch, as well as read email questions from you. Ed Asner joins us in our second hour.
Ed Asner will perform God Help Us at the Billings Studio Theatre in Billings, MT on Oct. 4, 5 and 6; the Lebanon Opera House in New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 10; the Eastport Arts Center in Maine on Saturday, Oct. 12; the Strathspey Performing Arts Center in Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday, Oct. 18; and, looking further ahead, the Hampton Arts Center in Hampton Arts, VA on April 25 and 26, 2020. To learn more about God Help Us, and to find out how to book the play to a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net.
Ed Asner will bring A Man and His Prostate to The Strathspey Performing Arts Center in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 19; The Imperial Theatre, in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on Thursday, Oct. 24; The United Solo Theatre Festival at the Studio Theatre in New York City, Friday, Nov. 1; The Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine, CA on Saturday, Nov. 9; The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on Saturday Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17; The Millbrook Community Players Theater in Millbrook, AL on Thursday, Nov. 21; and The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA on Nov. 22, 23, and 24. For more information on these dates, go to AManandHisProstate.com.
This week’s show will also include a return appearance by Peter Onorati. One of the most visible actors on network and cable television over the past twenty-five years, Peter is particularly known for his many collaborations with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Steven Bochco, including Civil Wars, Murder One, Murder in the First, NYPD Blue, and the cult classic Cop Rock. Fans of NBC’s This Is Us know Peter for his recurring role as Jack’s father, Stanley Pearson, while viewers of the CBS reimagining of S.W.A.T. know him as Hondo Harrelson’s rival Mumford, a character that Peter played over the past two seasons.
Peter plays the head of a New Jersey mob family in West End, a feature motion picture by Joe Basile that also stars Neal Bledsoe and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts. What Weekly magazine says that “West End is old-school the way we like it: cops and criminals as human beings, navigating the moral labyrinth of family loyalty, Jersey style,” while Peter himself describes West End as “Hamlet, set on the Jersey shore.” Peter Onorati will join us in our second hour.
For our listeners in Southern California, West End will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 5 as part of the Sixth Annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival. For our listeners everywhere, West End is available for viewing on demand on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu. For more about the movie, go to WestEndtheMovie.com.
Also this week: We will welcome comedy historian and longtime entertainment publicist Jeff Abraham. Jeff has represented some of the biggest names in comedy over the past thirty years, including David Brenner, Andrew Dice Clay, Firesign Theatre, Carl Reiner, George Lopez, Rita Rudner, Rhonda Shear, Bobby Slayton, The Smothers Brothers, Lily Tomlin, and, for the last eleven years of his life, legendary comedian George Carlin.
Jeff is also the co-author, along with Burt Kearns, of The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage, the first book to explore an aspect of show business that not too many people talk about: performers who died onstage in the middle of their act. From comedian Harry “Parkyakarkus” Einstein (father of Albert Brooks and Bob “Super Dave” Einstein) to Tiny Tim, Tommy Cooper, high wire walker Karl Wallenda, rock star Dimebag Darrell Abbott, and health guru J.I. Rodale (who died on the set of The Dick Cavett Show in the middle of a taping), The Show Won’t On celebrates the lives of these entertainers and their dedication to an art form that would see them through to the end.
Despite its morbid-sounding premise, The Show Won’t On is an absorbing read that gives readers a sense of who each performer was as a person, so that, by the time you learn the details of their inevitable demise, you can’t help but feel a sense of genuine loss. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll learn about the most dangerous profession in show business (and no, it’s not what you’d think). Jeff Abraham will join us in our first hour.
Listeners in Southern California can meet Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns at the Dearly Departed Artifact Museum in Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 19 and at Stories Books & Café in Echo Park, CA on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
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