Ever since Hans Summers voted against Shaun Landry's membership in his theater company, the two have been inseparable. For 25 years, the biracial LA-based couple has picked on society's most laughable indiscretions, its questionable political leaders, and its dubious inconsistencies. Their current show, "Whatever It Is, We're Against It," at Bang Comedy Theatre, moves the pair from improv into sketch comedy. They talked with KPCC's Steve Julian.
Right here in Pasadena, where Pasadena Avenue splits off into two streets there's a fork in the road. Literally. The guerilla art appeared at the intersection of Pasadena and St. John avenues in November of 2009. After being out of commission for over a year, the fork came back for good this past October.
The city of South Pasadena was among the hardest hit communities during this week's wind storm. Trees were knocked down, cars crushed, closed schools. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, as of Thursday. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday morning to talk to residents, many were seeing storm's damage for the very first time.
An 81-year old woman riding the 67-mile trail over the Santa Monica Mountains ... The California African American Museum just announced a major grant and collaboration with the Smithsonian ... We remember Carolyn See, who once said, “When I started to write, I was relatively old, and lived in California. So I was the wrong sex, wrong age, wrong coast. Luckily, I was too ignorant to know it.” ... We'll check in with KPCC’s Mike Roe at Comic-Con to see if anybody’s actually getting work done, or if they’re all playing Pokemon Go ...
Meet an artist named Juanita Pina who lives on LA’s Skid Row. We’ll hear from Ringo Starr and talk with some of the hundreds of fans (like Scarlet, right) who celebrated his birthday with him in Hollywood. Tim Cogshell has another DIY film festival for Off-Ramp listeners, this time looking at 3 important films in the film noir style.
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