comedian, Mike Rowe on the show.
We have two degrees all over the place and yet our lives had barely intersected. I wanted to know everything about this funny, successful man who's worked steadily and passionately doing what he loves throughout his life to the present. Mike's got two shows currently running on Netflix, The Trailer Park Boys, where he was nominated for two Gemini Awards, and Paradise PD, which is in its 3rd season. Futurama's available on Hulu. How many writers/producers have all that going on at once when there isn't a pandemic.
We talked early discovery of the funny, the comedians who influenced him... gigging at NASA and almost choosing that, doing sometimes a dozen standup sets in a night up and down New York's Upper West Side back in the heyday, hysterical young Larry David stuff, he did a great Dangerfield, with a surprise ending, a heart-warming Henny Youngman story, shifting gears to sitcom writing, a funny early George Clooney incident, a crappy Kenny G tale, happy days on Coach, not so much on Becker and 2 Broke Girls, segueing into animated TV, Matt Groening making him the cool dad, Futurama making everything possible, digging in and digging it all up for his wonderfully written, heartfelt, exceedingly entertaining memoir, A Funny Thing: How The Professional; Comedy Business Made Me Fat and Bald. https://amzn.to/3fS5Guz I'm loving it! Two well-drawn thumbs up for it and for Mike Rowe.
Mike Rowe on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson
Wed, 4/7/21, 5 pm PT/8 pm ET
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