Celebrities, June 8, 2013

The Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

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GK: ... June is National Celebrity Month when we honor our famous and here is former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

TR (ARNOLD): So------ California has a budget surplus now thanks to little governor man Jerry Brown who raised taxes. Well guess what? I am still the No. 1 manly guy. Who does impressions of Jerry Brown? Nobody. All the kids on the playground, they are still doing me, Arnold. Jerry Brown sounds like somebody's chiropractor.

TR (OBAMA): Thank you, Governor. You make a good point. I've got all these Republicans yammering at me non-stop but I ask you---- who is out there doing a Mitch McConnell impression? Right. Nobody. Mitch McConnell sounds like your brother-in-law, the one who sells insurance. It takes style to be a leader. Right, Mr. President?

TR (BUSH): Heh heh heh heh heh. You got that right, 44. I don't mind being the butt of jokes. That's one of the roles of a President. And that's why they elected me instead of that stuffed owl Al Gore. They thought I'd be more entertaining. And I was. Heh heh heh heh heh. And I still am.

TR (GORE): That is so unfair and it wasn't the voters who elected you, it was the Supreme Court, if you recall.

TR (BUSH): You're just a sore loser. Oughta change your name to Al Jazeera.

TR (BROKAW): This is Tom Brokaw. At a time when famous people are trying so hard to look and sound like everyone else, let's honor those who stand out. Brian Williams is a nice guy but he sounds like every Brian you ever heard. Isn't that right?

TR (KISSINGER): That is exactly right. And so does John Kerry. He has a beautiful head of hair but he does not sound like a Secretary of State. I do. This is gravitas. This is what gravitas sounds like.

TR (CLINTON): Famous people fulfill an important role in our country. They give us a focal point, a sense of identity. You walk down the street and you see Hillary or Prince or Cher and the world becomes a little smaller and less anonymous.

TR (NOBODY): So if you see a Famous Celebrity on the street in the month of June, walk up and say, Thank you for being who you are.

GK: Who are you?

TR (NOBODY): I'm Ryan Grosbard. I'm in the TV series, THE REAL DEAL WITH RYAN GROSBARD.

GK: Never heard of it.

TR (NOBODY): It's on Monday nights on the CPT network.

GK: What network is that?


GK: Oh. What does that stand for?

TR (NOBODY): No idea.

GK: Okay. June, National Celebrity Month. If you see a famous person, go over and say, Hi, and thank you for being who you are.

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