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Arts & Culture

Wild And Crazy Guys

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The Ghostbusters: Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd.

Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Belushi, John Candy, Rick Moranis.

Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Beverly Hills Cop, Caddyshack, Ghost Busters, ¡Three Amigos!, Funny Farm, Spaceballs, Stripes.

We maybe didn't properly appreciate it at the time, but the 1980s were one of the most fertile periods ever for screen comedies and screen comedians.

This hour, a look at the mavericks who shaped a whole comedy aesthetic and at some of the most popular movie comedies ever made.

GUESTS:

  • Nick de Semlyen - Features editor for Empire and the author of Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
  • Daniel Kalwhite - A standup comedian based in New Haven
  • Carolyn Paine - A standup comedian, an actress, and a dancer

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired July 11, 2019.

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