Bonus Podcast: Ken Reid and Box Brown


Live from the basement of a Cambridge, MA Panera Bread Ken welcomes cartoonist, writer and artist Box Brown (Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven and “Andy Kaufman: Is this Guy for Real?”)to the show.

Ken and Box discuss libraries, Roseanne, why Wrestling is fascinating, Andy Kaufman, Jerry the King Lawler, Andre the Giant, Bill Apter, Wrestling magazines, the celebrity wrestling connection, Bobby the Brain Heenan, the loneliness of the road, Cyndi Lauper, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Muppet Babies, Dragon’s Lair, Dungeons and Dragons, the design of old TVs, growing up in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Sesame Street, the death of Mr. Hooper, after school reruns, Gilligan’s Island, The Harlem Globetrotters, pyro kids, Kidd Video, Diff’rent Strokes, Just Say No, orphans, live TV, Roc, Gimme a Break, The People Next Door, cartoonists, newspaper strips, Silver Spoons, Punky Brewster, owning actual arcade games, dyslexia, the sad world of child stars, Night Court, the strange relationship of Mac and Qwan Lee, Benson vs. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, and Ben Vereen’s odd Webster use.

About Ken Reid

I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.

Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

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