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Listen to interviews with Sarah Thyre and Anne Beatts

by Adam Finley, posted May 8th 2007 11:03AM

square pegsAn acquaintance of mine used to ask me if I ever listened to The Sound of Young America, and I told her I didn't like it. As it turns out, I had it confused with some low-rent internet podcast with a similar name I cannot recall at the moment.

Anyway, Jesse, the fellow who helms Sound of Young America, recently had a couple great interviews with some very funny women. First, he interviewed Anne Beatts, who was the first female editor of National Lampoon, wrote for Saturday Night Live when that show first started, and created Square Pegs. Major TV nerd points to those of you who remember Square Pegs.

Next, he interviewed Sarah Thyre, who played Coach Wolf in one of my favorite TV series ever, Strangers with Candy. Thyre also has a new memoir out called Dark at the Roots.

Can you believe people still argue about whether or not women can do comedy? It's an obstacle Beatts talks about having to overcome several times throughout her career.

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Stevie

the waitresses! johnny slash!! devo!!! what more does a show need?

May 08 2007 at 10:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

Major TV nerd points for me!

SQUARE PEGS! SQUARE PEGS! SQUARE...SQUARE PEGS
Always never quite right.
I’d like it if they liked us, but I don’t think they like us.

man, that show takes me back. I miss Merrick.

May 08 2007 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

Awesome.
I replaced the links.

Adam

May 08 2007 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jesse

Hey Adam -- thanks for the mention! I love to get TV news from TV Squad. You have great taste.

Here are some better web links for the shows (with players and background info):
http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2007/05/podcast-sarah-thyre-author-of-dark-at.html
http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2007/05/podcast-anne-beatts-original-saturday.html

Jesse

May 08 2007 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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