Norah Jones, Andrew W.K. Playing Radio Happy Hour at LPR

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Keep your eyes on the background audience members at 47 seconds and beyond.

Radio Happy Hour is a live variety show featuring an old-time radio comedy/drama and guest stars such as Andrew WK and Norah Jones. The show engages its guests – actors, musicians, authors – in a wildly right-angled conversation that careens between interviews, performances, and audience questions. And at the center of it all is a short, old time radio drama/comedy in which the guest stars as him or herself or, in some cases, as Nancy Drew. Audiences will see all of this–the interviews, the corny jokes, the guest performances, and the behind-the-scenes making of a radio drama–from 2 to 3 pm on the second Saturdays of June, July, and August. Radio Happy Hour is an updated, New York version of Hee Haw. With more drinking. And sound effects.

Drinking cheaply in the afternoon. Radio Drama. Famous stars pretending like they’re real people. It’s like the depression, but funnier.

The next scheduled Radio Happy Hour show is June 13 at Le Poisson Rouge and the guest will be my old Grammy buddy Norah Jones.

Sat. June 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Radio Happy Hour w/ Norah Jones
Presented by (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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More Radio Happy Hour dates and guests after the jump.

Radio Happy Hour
Comedy Show
Sat., July 11, 2009
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Radio Happy Hour
w/ Andrew W.K.
Sat., August 08, 2009
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