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“The Ben Stiller Show” Manson skit

Speaking of Charles Manson, here is probably my favorite bit the cast of The Ben Stiller Show ever did. Look for Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, and the underrated Bob Odenkirk as Manson.

Hint: click twice to enlarge the screen.

It’s hilarious, right? Did you love The Ben Stiller Show, too? Best thing on television from 1990-92.

Remember the faux New Age book by Ben and Janeane?

Remember Feel This Book, the funny faux New Age book that Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo released in 1999?

I saw it recently in a used book store and chuckled to myself. It motivated me to search for and find my interview with both of them when they were promoting it. I think it was my first interview with a comedian – in this case, two at once. Later I would interview Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Elvira Kurt, Lily Tomlin, and Sandra Bernhard.

I do love the funny folks. Comedians are my favorite people in the world. Who has done more for the planet, in your opinion, comedians or rock stars?

My answer is always Richard Pryor.

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