If there is only ONE F2B show that you listen more than once this year, it is this one. Phil Proctor and the Firesign Theater were real game-changers… this is a very real and open conversation covering everything from aliens to Hollywood…and everything in between.
Phil started at the age of 9 as a child actor in New York on live TV in ‘Uncle Danny Reads the Funnies’… Since then, his 68-year career has taken him from Broadway to radio, TV and feature films…
Television appearances include: Last Man Standing, Arrested Development, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, All in the Family, Night Court, Dave’s World, Golden Girls, Cagney and Lacy, and Simon and Simon.
With the Firesign Theater four-man group—listed as one of the “thirty greatest acts of all time” by Entertainment Weekly—he’s appeared for over half a century on LPs, CDs, DVDs and on stage, TV and on screen in Zachariah, God’s Clowns, Everything You Know is Wrong, Hot Shorts, The Madhouse of Dr. Fear with Don Adams, Eat or Be Eaten; and in Proctor & Bergman’s TV or Not TV and their overdubbed Republic cliffhanger cult hit, J-Men Forever.
Phil, with Peter Bergman, Phil Austin and David Ossman, predicted reality TV, hackers, computer viruses, virtual reality, the fall of the Soviet Union, 9/11 and more.
his Thursday, September 28th, he and Dave Ossman will be appearing in a command performance of The Firesign Theater, or What’s Left of It on the Coolidge stage of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., which, by the way… sold out in three days.
Tonight we’ll be discussing the Firesign Theater… and his new book: ‘Where’s My Fortune Cookie? My psychick, psurrealistic pstory’… co-authored with Brad Schreiber.
Air date: September 26, 2017