If it's the last Wednesday of the month, it means that it's time for me to trek up to Burbank and spend the afternoon with Tom Leykis. Lemme explain how it goes, as it's now part of the show's tradition. The first hour (starting at 3 p.m. PST) is devoted to Tom and I shooting the shit, on conversations that can go ANYWHERE. Last time, for instance, we ended up talking about KPCC-FM 89.3 and its recent personnel struggle, with Tom teaching me a radio joke that was HILARIOUS!
Hour Two is the ¡Ask a Mexican! hour, where I people's questions on Mexicans LIVE. And Hour Three? Even better.
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If you haven't tuned in to Leykis yet (and why haven't you?), the last hour of every Wednesday (5 p.m.) is called "Be Funny," and is devoted to listeners calling in with the task of being funny. People tell jokes, do song parodies, imitations, go on rants--EVERYTHING. This is the last bastion of ethnic humor in Southern California, and people will imitate everybody from Armenians to Cousin Brucie, cover "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" to "My Cherie Amour" in Spanish--truly, a fabulous hour.
And did I mention that during the entirety of the hour, Tom and I drink mucho ON Tequila? I just did!
So the particulars, again: at 3pm PST this Wednesday. Tune in at blowmeuptom.com--see you there!