comedy http://iowapublicradio.org en The Embarassing but True Tales of Mike Birbiglia http://iowapublicradio.org/post/embarassing-true-tales-mike-birbiglia <p>Comedian Mike Birbiglia hit the big time by sharing his most intimate and embarrassing experiences on stage.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with him about storytelling and the power of oversharing.&nbsp; Birbiglia is traveling the country right now with his latest show, “Thank God For Jokes,”&nbsp; and is <a href="http://www.hoytsherman.org/">appearing at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Saturday, May 17th</a>.&nbsp; He’s also become a regular panelist on NPR’s "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me," and filmed a role in one of the most anticipated movies of the year.&nbsp; A conversation about makin Wed, 14 May 2014 17:07:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 40614 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Embarassing but True Tales of Mike Birbiglia President Obama Sits Between Two Ferns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/president-obama-sits-between-two-ferns <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/12/289299072/feinstein-cia-tampered-with-senate-panels-work">U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA improperly accessed computers</a> used by congressional staff.&nbsp; What comes next?</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:16:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 37479 at http://iowapublicradio.org President Obama Sits Between Two Ferns News Buzz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-0 <p>Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa.&nbsp; MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home.&nbsp; The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa.&nbsp; Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:39:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 29416 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz Jim Gaffigan is Fat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jim-gaffigan-fat <div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">Comedian Jim Gaffigan started his career discussing life as a single guy in New York.&nbsp; Now Gaffigan is married and lives with his five kids in a two bedroom, five-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:29:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22315 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jim Gaffigan is Fat Iowa's Growing Comedy Scene http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-growing-comedy-scene <p><span class="userContent">Host Charity Nebbe talks comedy all hour today on Talk of Iowa. Sketch, improvisation, standup...comedians in Iowa are working to foster more home-grown performances in the state.</span> Joining the program are actors from Banana Punch, a sketch comedy group from Des Moines, performers in the latest Iowa improv showcase, "The Revolver Comedy Revue", and several stand-up comedians across the state. Join the conversation for some laughs, <span class="userContent">and to find out more about Iowa's up-and-coming comedy scene.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 16:52:20 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 20368 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Growing Comedy Scene