Sep 6, 2018
We Don't Even Know Ep. 62 live at Red Room hosted by Shonali Bhowmik and guest co-host comedian Greg Johnson with special guests comedian Maeve Higgins, comedian Hari Kondabolu and musician Camille Harris. Get It Off Your Chest with our audience member Maggy Adeleye.
Special guest co-host comedian Greg Johnson joins Shonali to host Ep. 62 of WDEK Live at Red Room while Christian Felix is away on the hottest night of the year so far. Greg, Shonali and Christian met while working on a huge case at a Manhattan law firm which is why the word "chron" makes them giddy. Greg was our Ep. 17 guest 5 years ago on 9/10/13. Greg Johnson's #1 is the first stand-up comedy album to be released by Little Lamb Recordings, Shonali's label.
Our first guest is comedian, author and actress Maeve Higgins. Maeve first impressed Shonali with her sparkly sandals but Maeve's undeniable wit and intelligence are what sealed the deal in their friendship. We discuss Maeve's new book Maeve In America along with worldly topics like vagina extensions, M&M world, mental illness, Irish America and the seduction of being white.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu FINALLY is a guest on WDEK live. The discussion starts out light regarding signing autographs and wet t-shirt contests and things get serious when Shonali confesses she was a prom queen and mathlete in high school. Hari has a new Netflix special out called Warn Your Relatives and TruTV documentary The Problem With Apu. Most importantly, Hari and Shonali both have brilliant mothers.
Our audience member Maggy Adeleye joins us for our Get It Off Your Chest segment. We discuss using the word "sweetie", saying you are "color-blind" and being asked to be co-host for WDEK on a day when the heat index is 99 degrees in NYC.
Our final guest is Camille Harris! She is a musician, writer, teacher, comedian and actress. Camille came to NYC as a former prom queen and international baccalaureate. Prom queens unite! She wrote a musical called Muffin Man and has been recently working on a children's album called Silly Jazz with Camille. She is not on social media. Impressive, right? Camille performs two songs in the Red Room, Trying Something New and Baby On The Subway.
Also Shonali has a band called Tigers and Monkeys which has a new album coming out on Sept. 17, 2018. It is called Saturday Destroyer. Tigers and Monkeys will be the musical guest on the September 18th WDEK Live show.