2008-08-08

Crescent City Stories

One of my favorite weekly podcasts is Le Show, a satirical creation of the versatile Harry Shearer that might best be described as variety program, but that has to be experienced to be understood.

Harry Shearer is probably best known for his roles as the voices of Montgomery Burns, Apu, Principal Skinner, and many other characters from the animated series The Simpsons. But Shearer is a modern-day renaissance man. In addition to his work with The Simpsons, he’s also a gifted musician, a talented comedian in his own right, and has a long memory that comes in handy when he points out with dry wit the hypocrisy and incompetence of public officials.

Recently I stumbled across a new project he’s been working on, devoted to telling the story of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Here we see a gentler, more human side of Shearer, as he interviews his friends in the city to learn how their lives have been affected since the storm.
 

Watch Crescent City Stories on MyDamnChannel.com.

2 comments:

Shmuel said...

One must include that Harry Shearer is also known from his work with Christopher Guest aka Mr. Jaime Lee Curtis aka 5th Baron Haden-Guest.

Of course I refer to the legendary Derek Smalls.

Michael said...

Who could forget Mister Smalls? You know what's funny? For the longest time, I hadn't seen that film because I'm not really into that kind of music, and I didn't realize it was a parody. Similar story with The Simpsons. For the first two seasons, I didn't watch it because I assumed it was like every other cartoon: i.e, for kids.