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This American Life: :  -- A bonus second-season edition comprised of material produced for the This American Life web site, a look at comedians and their audiences includes segments about unknown comics performing for a rowdy crowd at a club in the middle of nowhere, and a piece about Mike Birbiglia, a standup with a scathing routine about his worst gig ever.


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Release Date:
22 March 2007 (USA) See more »
An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])

Ira Glass ... Himself (12 episodes, 2007-2008)

Series Directed by
Christopher Wilcha (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Beckman (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Writing credits
Nancy Updike (1 episode, 2007)
Ira Glass (1 episode, 2008)

Series Produced by
Alex Blumberg .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mary Anderson Casavant .... associate producer / coordinating producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ken Druckerman .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jane Feltes .... producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jocelyn Hayes .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Julie Snyder .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Banks Tarver .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nancy Updike .... executive producer / producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christine Vachon .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kevin Vargas .... line producer / producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christopher Wilcha .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robyn Semien .... producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
Adam Beckman (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Film Editing by
Joe Beshenkovsky (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tom Donahue (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Kari Bauce .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Jeremy Gould .... production manager / production supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Mezaros .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Sound Department
Lou Teti .... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Legum .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shawn Bell .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Gould .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Jenny Golden .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Robyn Semien .... associate editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Nadia Brittingham .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Veronica Rutledge .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Jasmin Way .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist (2 episodes, 2007)

Shaun Sindelman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2007)
Series Music Department
Jane Feltes .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Other crew
Rich Brush .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alicia A. Murphy .... assistant production office coordinator / transcriber (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Liz Hodes .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2008)
Cory Monden .... technical operations manager (6 episodes, 2008)
Anthony L. Fisher .... logger (3 episodes, 2007)
William Jackson .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Ernest Belding .... location scout (2 episodes, 2007)
Ryan B. Finkel .... legal - clearance coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
Owen Strock .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)

Douglass Anthony Brown .... utility production assistant (unknown episodes, 2006)
John Crotteau .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:22 min
Aspect Ratio:
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Resembles the radio show to a T!, 10 April 2007
Author: bobscott from Nebraska

Being a fan of NPR's "This American Life" for so many years, I couldn't wait to see this show from the moment I heard about it. Just like the radio show, the television series finds fascination in the mundane, tells the stories that might otherwise never be told. And with each story, perhaps, you might gain a little insight into what makes different people tick.

Ira Glass's narration is always just enough, never overbearing, and the presentation is visually very artistic. The soundtrack accompanying the narration and interviews is just as fitting as it is on the radio show, and it really just makes a great transition from radio to television.

If you enjoy creative documentary-style storytelling, this is certainly a show you'll enjoy.

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