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October 29, 2010

The Roots of Comedy

Produced by
Rachel Raney

THE ROOTS OF COMEDY

This weekend thousands will descend on Washington, D.C. to watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mount what will most likely be a very unusual political rally. Dick’s guest today takes us back to a time when the best comedians still worked the club scene. Bob Ayres ran a legendary place called The Other Café in San Francisco. Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dana Carvey all cut their teeth on the stage there. Recently the Café held its 30th anniversary, and those legendary comics gathered again.

ON THE ROAD TO D.C.

Two people who will be making the trip to the “Rally to Restore Sanity” are farmers Ron Honn and Vicke Adams from Oklahoma. They made the decision to go, in response to a birthday wish. And they filled up a few buses with friends – and strangers.

THE KEY TO THE BONEYARD

Beau Bennett discovered a centuries-old cemetery in Europe. According to local lore, graves that no longer had descendants paying a yearly burial fee were dumped into a boneyard. Of course, Beau and his friends couldn't wait to explore.

OPEN MIC: MORE GHOST STORIES

Recently Dick asked listeners to call in to our Open Mic line with true life ghost stories…for Halloween. Today, a haunted college dorm.

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