Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hey, We're Back!

Hey, We're Back!

If you enjoyed Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, and who didn't, it's time you check out Jonathan Katz's weekly podcast, Hey, We're back!, since it's full of the same deadpan humor that made his original series so enjoyable. Interviews with Aretha Franklin, constant sparring with directory assistance, and a self-contained tollbooth all pop up within these short (5-7 minute) episodes.

Kat's humor often causes the listener to explode after an unexpected joke, and he's very similar to Woody Allen (in Allen's written work) when it comes to taking his comedy on unexpected twists and fabulous turns. Kind of like Steve Martin's writing too, come to think of it.

Actually, maybe that why I enjoy Katz so much. Much of his humor has a writerly quality to it, but it's kept from stultifying by Katz's easy-going delivery and the naturalistic feeling that projects.

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