Show No. 418 with guests Bob Bergen, Lili Bordán and Geoffrey Mark
Original Airdates: Sept. 7-10, 2018
First hour: Actress Lili Bordán (The Nun, Book Club, Curtiz) talks to Ed about having “good nun experiences” while attending Catholic school growing up; meeting one of her idols, Diane Keaton, as a result of making Book Club; and the upcoming premiere of the biopic Curtiz at the Montreal World Film Festival. The Nun is now playing in theaters everywhere. Also in this hour: Geoffrey Mark shares the back stories of “Miss Otis Regrets,” “Basin Street Blues” and other songs featured on the long-awaited two-CD set that is part of the Deluxe Edition of his latest book, Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald. Geoff will perform some of the songs of Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Santa Monica Public Library. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome Emmy Award-nominated actor Bob Bergen, the voice of Porky Pig since March 1990, and a living breathing reminder that, with hard work, determination and a little luck here and there, you really can make your childhood dreams come true. Topics include the generosity of the voice artist community, Bob’s friendship with voice legend June Foray, how he came to meet his idol, Mel Blanc, and why performing voice work in animated shows and movies requires great physical stamina.
Also an accomplished voice teacher, Bob Bergen is in his thirty-first year teaching his animation voice workshop in Los Angeles. He also travels the U.S. and Canada teaching weekend voiceover workshops, plus he offers private sessions. For more information, contact Bob through his website.