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Too Hot for Radio: Erin Somers "Variations on the Same"


Paget Brewster and Andy Richter perform Erin Somers' masterly comical and sardonic story about an overwhelmed mom who acts on her fantasy of getting away from it all. Writer Erin Somers has a novel, Stay Up with Hugo Best, and has been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. Performing it, we've got two actors who found the funny with both the words and each other. The first, Paget Brewster, is best known for her role on Criminal Minds. Additionally, she has appeared on Friends, Community, and Comedy Central’s Another Period. Playing off her is Andy Richter, known for his years on Conan and Late Night with Conan O'Brien; but has also appeared in cult classics like Cabin Boy and done many voiceovers for animated movies like Madagascar. The episode is hosted by Aparna Nancherla. The story was recorded at SketchFest in San Francisco.

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