October 3rd, 2005
On this evening's show, I interview two luminous and talented women. First, the genius comedienne and monologuist Marga Gomez, whose most recent one-woman show, Los Big Names, is her most brilliant work yet. Next, the whimsical and wonderful Beth Lisick, whose talents are so multi- that I will vainly attempt to break them down as follows: author (most recently of the bestselling Everybody Into the Pool), bandleader ("The Beth Lisick Ordeal"), and co-curator of the magical Porchlight storytelling series. ... In between the two in-studio interviews will be a "Wandering Josh" segment in which I begin my quixotic quest to learn to drive. ...
I should mention that this show, though the fifth to be broadcast, was the first one we actually taped (and this was the first WJ we did as well), so my nerves were at their nerviest. I had a great time talking with both of these charming women, and they were incredibly gracious and patient with their jittery host. But you may find yourself wondering why, for example, coming out of the WJ segment, I don't refer to the fact that I am now suddenly with a different guest and in a different part of the set. The answer is that my synapses were overflowing with more basic concerns, like don't spill coffee on anyone and remember that the camera is your friend.
Marga and Beth -- if you happen to read this little blog item -- let me just say again: THANKS!!!
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