Listen to interviews with Sarah Thyre and Anne Beatts
An 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.