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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Oct. 27: Godfrey

We got a good one tonight, folks! This will go down as one of my all-time favourites. It also marks the first time we've had a one-named guest. Godfrey was headlining Yuk Yuk's last weekend and I sat down at the club to talk for an hour. And he handed it to me right off the bat, as you'll hear, calling me out for being a "so-called expert" and critic who's never performed. We got into that a bit and emerged from it to talk about black & white films and early television, doing warm-up for Bill Cosby's sitcom, and he gives some unsolicited advice to Eddie Murphy. Along the way, he does a bunch of spot-on impersonations. I edited them together and put them in a little video montage below. That'll give you a sense of what to expect tonight. Despite getting off on potentially a bad foot, when it was nearing the end, he called our conversation a "kick-ass interview." I agree. Loads of fun.

As always, we're on the air at 11 pm PT at 100.5 FM in Vancouver. If you're in Godfrey's hometown of Chicago, his current residence New York City, or anywhere else on the globe, you can livestream it And, of course, the episode will be available in podcast form within the week.

Now enjoy a taste of our conversation through Godfrey's amazing impressions. If you're keeping track at home, those voices are David Brinkley, Snoop Dogg, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Eddie Murphy, Andrew Dice Clay, Bill Cosby, Sheldon Leonard, Howard Cosell, Muhammad Ali, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, and Walter Cronkite:

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