Bob Claster interviews comedians
March 27, 2009 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Bob Claster was a DJ on KCRW in Los Angeles. In the 80's he had a comedy show called Funny Stuff and he would interview comedians. He has many of these interviews online as mp3s. He interviewed Tom Lehrer, Douglas Adams, Danny Arnold (a.k.a. Barney Miller), Peter Cook, Terry Jones, two interviews with John Cleese, one solo and another with Michael Palin, Emo Philips, Billy Connolly, Mort Sahl, Quentin Crisp, "Brother Theodore" Gottlieb, June Foray and Bill Scott (a.k.a. Rocky and Bullwinkle and an epic five-part interview with Stan Freberg, the subject of my last post.
posted by Kattullus (7 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
That little blurb about Emo Philips perfectly encapsulates exactly why I love Emo Philips.

This is all really great stuff!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on March 27, 2009

Yeah, his little introductions are note-perfect.
posted by Kattullus at 10:36 AM on March 27, 2009

Fantastic find, Kattullus!
posted by Jofus at 3:02 PM on March 27, 2009

Listened to the Emo Philips and Brother Theodore ones, and they were both chock-full of gems. He's not exactly slick as an interviewer, but that doesn't seem to matter - he obviously genuinely admires the people he's interviewing and knows their work very well.
posted by RokkitNite at 5:43 PM on March 27, 2009

posted by IndigoJones at 4:46 PM on March 28, 2009

Wow, thanks!
posted by svenni at 7:14 AM on March 29, 2009

Good stuff! And I still have ones yet to listen to. Thanks!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 10:27 AM on March 29, 2009

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