Monday, May 11, 2009

On WMFO 91.5: Joe Wong and Janeane Garofalo

Last month, Joe Wong made his television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman. A lot has happened for Wong since then. He's working on management and new opportunities, and he's been praised by Louis C.K. Friday, he'll be at the Comedy Studio for a special free early show at 6 p.m. to tape a full set.

Tonight, he'll be on Daniella Capolino's show on FM talking about his recent run. The show starts at 5PM, and you can listen on the radio at 91.5 or online at

In case you missed it, here's the Letterman set:

Also, last week, Derek Gerry and Brian Joyce interviewed Janeane Garofalo on Hear It Wow, which broadcasts every Wednesday from 7PM to 9PM. Garofalo played to a full venue Friday, and gave the most energetic performance I have seen from her. She covered everything from politics to pills to her dogs, ending with a great love story about winter flu (it would be tough to communicate how charming the story was, despite the inherent grossness of the effects of winter flu).

Gerry has posted the interview in pieces on the Hear It Wow blog, here. It's as thorough an interview with her as you will hear or read anywhere. Garofalo was enjoying herself, and stretched a bit over an hour before having to leave to catch a comedy show.

I call in to Gerry's show every Wednesday, as well, to talk about what's happening in the local comedy scene. So if you haven't tuned in yet, and you like the Garofalo interview, let that be your introduction. WMFO is very Boston comedy friendly (Billy Bob Neck also hosts a show Monday mornings there from 10-noon), Billy Bob Neck's Hour of Bein' Good, which I realize is actually two hours, but I digress).

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