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Pop Culture Overload: Andrew WK in Radio Show Tribute to John Hughes

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You can't see this shit-eating grin on the radio

The finale of last year’s Indie Rock Karaoke was a group of guys singing Amarie’s 'œOne Thing.” Host Andrew WK’s contribution was standing at the front of the stage, clutching two empty mic stands while shaking them back and forth, and it was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Andrew WK can go from 'œParty Hard' to 'œthe McLaughlin Groove,' making him the perfect celebrity guest for an old-time-radio-style show that’s also a tribute to the late John Hughes.

The Radio Happy Hours at (le) Poisson Rouge are part normal variety show, where celebrity guests are interviewed and they perform. But unlike other variety shows, the celebrity guest gets thrown into a reading of a modernized old time radio comedy, complete with over-dramatized acting and sound effects. Norah Jones was a hotel owner/murderer. Michael Showalter was in a crime caper about a giant grasshopper. Maybe Andrew WK will create a woman on his computer while in detention as part of this Saturday’s show.

The best part of The Radio Happy Hour is advance tickets are only $5, and that’s a low price for the spectacle that is Andrew WK. The only drawback is drinks aren’t that cheap'”so consider downing an extra bloody Mary at brunch before hand.

Radio Happy Hour’s Tribute to John Hughes featuring Andrew WK
(le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker Street, West Village
Saturday doors 1pm, show 2pm
$5 advance tickets here/$8 day of show

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