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Move over Adrian Cronauer, Barry, and Grant Mazzy!
There's a new sheriff in the radio booth. The oft-mimicked and irreplaceable Christopher Walken recently tried his hand at radio, filling in for NPR's Leonard Lopate the other day. There's no cowbell, nor strange monologues about wristwatches, but it's completely delightful. This is 100% earnest Walken, chatting with friends and a slew of other guests, namely: Tony winners Jack O'Brien and Richard Easton, Zoe Kazan (Me and Orson Welles, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Eddie Izzard in a quick drive-by, dancers Jacques D'Amboise and Alex Shimizu, and Chef Lidia Bastianich and her mother, who turn out to be childhood friends of Walken's, from his days in Queens.
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- Monika Bartyzel
Whenever I interview someone over the phone, I inevitably hear Leonard Lopate's voice in my head and find myself posing questions the way he does -- the way he states something the interviewee has done, or is known for, or admitted to, and drops a question mark at the end in a way that's inviting, sometimes almost intimate. Maybe now when I listen to Leonard Lopate, I'll have Christopher Walken in my head after he guest hosts for Lopate this coming Monday on Wnyc.
What syllables he'll be accenting, no one knows. What strange and wonderful pauses will be created where none should be. Walken's guests will be Jack O'Brien, director and producer of the stage musical "Hairspray," followed by actress Zoe Kazan, who shared the stage with Walken in "A Behanding in Spokane." Then, dancer to dancer, Walken interviews the classically trained Jacques D'Amboise, founder of the National Dance Institute, »
- Brandon Kim
2 items from 2010
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