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|Work In Progress|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Serious Monologue, 60 mins / 87 mins / 120 mins|
|Preceded by:||A Landing Strip In The Jungle|
|Followed by:||Let Me Not Dream|
I have an announcement to make this evening. There is no show.
- Joe announces that there is no show, and spends the program explaining why against soft piano music.
- Discussing the inter-connectedness of all things and the indomitable desire to live with a producer.
- Joe sweeps a tuner across commercial radio stations, suggests his audience listen to something else
- A woman invites herself to Joe's apartment, talks forever about nothing, and harasses his cat. Sharing a frozen dinner with an elderly cat.
- Joe calls a telephone counseling line from the studio.
- A dinner party in Joe's honor, feeling a fraud, discussing the meaning of quality of life. Dinner parties as an Olympic sport.
- The lawsuit against a film company for plagiarism.
- Joe's friend talks about problems with his mother.
- Joe's cat goes into a seizure.
- Living in a noisy neighborhood. Waking up to a film crew outside.
- Joe picks up a girlfriend at the airport.
The original broadcast credits state: "Technical production by Tom Strother."
- Although broadcast frequently in a 60-minute edit, there are 90-minute and 120-minute versions.
- Joe's most truly autobiographical show. 100% true, *probably*. He talks about his daily life and frustrations, and the cumulative interruptions which have caused him to be unprepared to write a show.
- Joe's most "improvised" monologue. You hear him tell unprepared stories about his life, his narrative is less polished, more hesitant, sounds like his "true speaking voice".
- Includes material about his lawsuit against the screenwriter from the Scorcese film "After Hours", which is not included in the 60-minute version.