14 episodes

Radio Happy Hour started in June 2009 with a monthly residency at the NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Radio Happy Hour is a live-mystery-meets-late-night-talk-show, that engages guest stars in wildly right-angled conversations that careen between interviews, performances, and an audience quiz show. At the center of the show is an old-time radio murder mystery/comedy, where the guest star is written into the storyline as him or herself. Past shows have seen Norah Jones as a motel manager; Michael Showalter as the host of his very own cable fitness show; Andrew W.K. as the iconic John Bender character from The Breakfast Club; Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) as the founder of a wilderness camp for ineffectual men; Kumail Nanjiani as a ventriloquist with a southern dummy; Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady) as brothers and Chuck Klosterman as their dad on a doomed road trip to a small town called Manhattan, Minnesota. (New podcasts come out monthly, despite the fact that the dates are mixed up on the iTunes feed.)

Radio Happy Hour Radio Happy Hour

    • Comedy
    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

Radio Happy Hour started in June 2009 with a monthly residency at the NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Radio Happy Hour is a live-mystery-meets-late-night-talk-show, that engages guest stars in wildly right-angled conversations that careen between interviews, performances, and an audience quiz show. At the center of the show is an old-time radio murder mystery/comedy, where the guest star is written into the storyline as him or herself. Past shows have seen Norah Jones as a motel manager; Michael Showalter as the host of his very own cable fitness show; Andrew W.K. as the iconic John Bender character from The Breakfast Club; Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) as the founder of a wilderness camp for ineffectual men; Kumail Nanjiani as a ventriloquist with a southern dummy; Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady) as brothers and Chuck Klosterman as their dad on a doomed road trip to a small town called Manhattan, Minnesota. (New podcasts come out monthly, despite the fact that the dates are mixed up on the iTunes feed.)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

pantlessinmybasement ,

Small town charm & Big Time Guests/Hold on to your pants

Sam Osterhout and his coterie of vocal stylists are bound to charm them off.

I know, I've seen them do it to guests and audiences alike during their live shows and am pleased to report the same result when listening from home (for nostalgia's sake I listen in my basement with the lights out...and a bottle of peppermint schnapps).

Sam strikes a delicate balance between small town charm and pool hall sleaze, lowering guests' guards not for sucker punches but playfull pokes and stolen kisses.

Cabinet3 ,

Funny Radio Show that is not on the Radio

Great guests and great perfomers! I love the music and the old radio references. Looking forward to more episodes.

Pledge Music ,

Better than...

...Marmite on toast. Loved the RHH that I attended in NYC and have been listening live from London ever since.
Loving your work!
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