Listen April 21st when writer Michele Serros takes us along on her tireless search for her native L.A. comfort foods in NYC.
MADtv comedian Alex Borstein is our artist reporter this trip. Her "research" piece on class clowns ends at a Pasadena elementary school, where Alex meets some up-and-coming young comedians. But our journey, and Alex's, begins at home . . .
LISTEN to the piece about Alex that aired on Weekend All Things Considered. Or plan your own trip between the choices below:
funny started here
Hear Alex search for the origins of funny in childhood. She interviews her parents about her own days as a classroom funny girl. And she catches a 12 year-old class clown in the middle of some last-period antics.
meet the borsteins
Check out Alex's family. Her parents remember her girlhood antics. Her oldest brother, also a comedian, explains why he sympathizes with teachers. Read and post other class clown stories.
Read about Alex's MADtv characters.
Alex singles out her favorite cultural items in the world and on the web. Also hear MP3s of her old band, The Rashods.
Another take on Alex.
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