March 14, 2009

Please Laugh Now

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, it's a joke show compilation with the now legendary "Buzz Off" competition between our sound- effects men Tom Keith and Fred Newman, Andy Stein's latest "Knock-Knock" song, and a slew of blonde jokes, lawyer jokes, Unitarian jokes, puns, groaners and one really good parrot joke (no penguins this time). Southern-fried humorist Roy Blount Jr. takes a break from that NPR show to chime in with a few jokes, Guy Noir tries to find love through a dating service, and Dusty lets the bad jokes fly — that is until Spike and Big Messer show up. Of course the rest of the gang is here too — The Royal Academy of Radio Actors to help keep the laughs coming; and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band to keep the toes tappin'. And if you want to know what happened when the chicken slept under the car, you'll just have to tune in...

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:54 - GK Intro
    • 00:02:46 - "Sound of Chickens" - GK and Pat Donohue
    • 00:06:25 - Jokes Segment 1
    • 00:13:50 - GK intros Pat Donohue
    • 00:14:08 - "Blues When I Exercise" - Pat Donohue
    • 00:17:22 - Jokes Segment 2
    • 00:20:22 - "Railroad Bill/ Jokes" - GK and Pat Donohue
    • 00:22:53 - Date script
    • 00:25:36 - "Crawdad Song" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:27:36 - Winter script
    • 00:34:58 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:36:13 - GK Intro Bad Jokes
    • 00:36:32 - "Bad Jokes" - GK and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:40:20 - Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:51:23 - Jokes Segment 3
    • 00:58:33 - GK Intermission/"Stone's Rag" - The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:54 - GK Welcome Back
    • 01:03:29 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:21:06 - GK Intro Knock-Knock Song
    • 01:21:26 - "Knock, Knock" - Andy Stein and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:25:00 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:35:23 - "Ain't No Joke" - Pat Donohue
    • 01:38:39 - Rhubarb script
    • 01:43:15 - Buzz Off script (SFX)
    • 01:55:18 - "Bright Side" - Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:58:33 - Credits

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