Friday, May 11, 2012

This American Life Live 5.10.2012

 Thursday night's This American Life live show at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City exceeded all expectations and that's saying something because the expectations were pretty high but host Ira Glass assembled an amazing show featuring guest such as: the amazing Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington as well as two of my favorite writers ever David Sedaris, who showed up in a clown mask, and David Rakoff who turned the tragic loss of his arm into a wonderfully brave moment as he broke into a choreographed dance while performing his new piece.
Comic Tig Notaro also had a wonderful moment after telling a great story about meeting singer Taylor Dayne who then stepped out onstage and sang to her.

The band OK Go performed one of the coolest audience participation songs I've ever witnessed after creating an iPhone and Android app that the audience downloaded we played along with them following cues on the screen.

Also comic Mike Birbiglia presented a terrific short film by featuring NPR icon and Fresh Air host Terri Gross which you can watch below, I love the premise!

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