Stopped by Justin, our main tech geek's house last night along with Rick and Milt from In Between Diapers comedy troupe. We're all working on securing our own radio show, which will air Friday night, so we were just getting our sound effects together. Justin has a sweet setup and provided us with three CDs filled with sound effects.
We also recorded some skits I wrote for the show. One of the skits, "Sphincter Blast," a phony commercial for a laxative, was a riot to record. I wrote it for Milt, the oldest member of the troupe. He's a 74-year-old Jewish guy from Philly, so you can imagine how that went. Milt couldn't pronounce "sphincter." What's more, he cracked himself up and his laugh sounds like the Joker from Batman, so that cracked everybody up! It took us six takes to record it and we just were all dying laughing! I never laughed so hard in my life. Guess you had to be there.
I'm really excited about this radio show. For a long time, I've always wanted to do goofy voices on the radio. Ever since listening to Howard Stern as a teenager in the 1980s, I've yearned to do radio. Now I'm finally going to get that opportunity in a few days!
It's going to be a little nerve-wracking as we find our places and learn the ropes, but it'll be worth it.