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In The Dark
Original Broadcast Date
Farley Ziegler, Larry Block, Arthur Miller, Grace Zabriskie, Bob Gordon, Naomi Schwarz, Michael Meloan, Joe Frank
Improv Actors, 23 minutes
Preceded by: Pilgrim
Followed by: Green Cadillac

"I've tried to handle this and not, you know, I mean the whole point was for me to take care of this and not burden you with it."

Smile is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series In The Dark. It was originally broadcast in 1993.


A woman complains about doctor's bills for a long list of procedures. A man talks about immortality through artistic work. Dialog with Larry about not using his material. Some guy talks about calling people more as life gets worse. A woman talks about listening to the radio. (Arthur Miller) disparages Larry, threatens to quit over money. A religious guy talks about feeling the presence of the dead. The story of life as a fountain. A man dreams of being driven by his mother. Monologue: Joe offers a motivational talk against a jazz loop, celebrating (but not molesting) your inner child, laughing. Joe reads motivational poetry to a rhythmic beat. A man complains that Joe's show leaves him feeling depressed.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "[C]reated in collaboration with Arthur Miller, Larry Massett, and David Rapkin. Recorded and mixed by Theo Mondle. The performers were Joe Frank, Farley Ziegler, Robert Gordon, Arthur Miller, Grace Zabriskie, and Larry Block."