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FOF #2727 – When Oprah Dyed the Chicago River The Color Purple

Nowadays it seems all of the popular April Fools Day jokes are just awful Internet memes or brand marketing, leaving us to wonder what happened to all the great pranks of yesteryear?

Today Amanda Cohen joins us to look at April Fool’s Day pranks then and now, from our early days as Feast of Fools where we convinced folks that Oprah was going to dye the Chicago River the Color Purple to when Amanda crushed people’s hearts by announcing she had gotten too famous for this podcast.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 20 days ago 1

FOF #2568 – You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

When it feels like nobody wants to come see your show in the club, it’s natural to want to set the world on fire. In a perfect world, everybody Wang Chungs Tonight. But for some folks it’s their party and they will cry if they want to.

Our guest today is writer Roman Harrington who’s been rabbeling and rousing on social media by challenging some of the party people on who and who shouldn’t be welcomed to the party.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 1 year ago 0

FOF #2442 – Go Honey West

The film, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, ignited a modern style of drag filled with campy, self-deprecating fun and trans inclusivity. It was later turned into a musical which our local Pride Films and Plays is putting it on featuring Honey West, who, as far as we know, is the first trans actor to play the role of Bernadette.

Joining us today is the lovely Honey West, who has been a hit on the cabaret circuit since her debut in her 1990 one-woman show, A Taste of Honey.

Posted in: Actors, Drag & Trans, Interviews, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2059 – Love Your Food

We care a lot about food and rightfully so. Besides feeding our bodies, food strengthens our relationships with others when we gather at the table to share a meal and in many ways defines who we are.

Today we take a look at our complicated mixed-up relationship with food, umami the fifth element of taste, and how to enjoy what you eat by making your meals delicious.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 2

FOF #1980 – Chanté You Stay

Today political junkie and gospel singer Richard Streetman joins us to talk about the latest election in North Carolina that involves openly gay American Idol contestant Clay Aiken and anti-marriage equality drag queen Mona Sinclair, under his legal name Steve Wiles.

For years Richard Streetman worked for some of Chicago top politicians including President Obama long before he hit the national stage. As a South Carolinian, Richard has a lot of unque and hilarious insights into their quirky politics.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 10

FOF #1948 – Giving Up Your Cherry for Lent

I’m not sure why anyone gives up anything for any religious reason, but if your religious is that precious, why give up the butt for Lent?

Today the hilarious Brian Sweeney joins us to talk about how he’s giving up skydiving and using condoms for Lent.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 6

FOF #1942 – The Worst Talk Show Hosts of All Time

Talk show hosts are dropping like flies! From Katie Couric to Piers Morgan, Alec Baldwin and Bethenny Frankel, it seems like all talk show hosts are losing their jobs.

Today comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the worst talk show hosts ever who despite their fame, wealth and access to stellar guests couldn’t manage to create a show anyone wanted to watch.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 4

FOF #1921 – The Death of Dr. V

A firestorm has erupted over an ambitious reporter who was writing a story about an amazing new golf club only to discover it’s inventor Dr. V had falsified her educational background and that she was transgender. After telling the inventor that he would include his findings in the story, Dr. V commited suicide.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at the death of transgender inventor Dr. V and why journalist Caleb Hannan coldly peeled back the layers of this woman’s life.

Posted in: Podcast 5 years ago 5

FOF #1879 – We Put the FUN into Your Funeral

You think the cost of living is too high? Try dying. Last year, funeral homes in America pulled in over thirteen billion dollars in gross revenues. With the average funeral costing ten grand, dying is a big business. So much in fact, some funeral homes go to grave measures to get your business.

Today we’re taking a look at some incredibly strange funeral parlors that will do anything to make a buck off the dead.

Posted in: Podcast 6 years ago 1

FOF #1863 – Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Entertainers that are just starting out are faced with a tricky situation- most of them don’t want to get painted into a corner with regards to things like their sexuality, gender or race, but at the same time, those unique qualities can really draw in an audience.

Joining us today is Natalie Jose who recently starred in Oprah’s Network reality TV series “My Life is a Joke” which followed five Chicago female comedians struggling with their careers on making people laugh.

Posted in: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 6 years ago 0