Fresh Air Weekend: Seth Rogen; Jean Smart Rogen shares the comedy advice he got at 12 that he still thinks about. Justin Chang reviews The Disciple. Smart is in two series: Mare of Easttown and Hacks, about women comics of two generations.

Fresh Air Weekend: Seth Rogen; Jean Smart

Fresh Air Weekend: Seth Rogen; Jean Smart

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Seth Rogen On The Comedy Advice He Got At 12 That He Still Thinks About: Rogen's first comedy teacher taught him to write material based on conflict, so he focused his first stand-up routine on his grandparents. His new book of personal essays is Yearbook.

'The Disciple' Is Triumphant, Even As It Tells A Story Of Failure: A young man from Mumbai aspires to be a great classical singer — but he's an erratic performer at best. The Disciple is a richly layered story of artistic struggle.

From 'Designing Women' To 'Hacks', Jean Smart's Career Is Still Going Strong: After co-starring in HBO's Watchmen, Smart is now in two series — HBO's Mare of Easttown and the HBO Max comedy series Hacks, about the clash in sensibility between women comics of two generations.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

Seth Rogen On The Comedy Advice He Got At 12 That He Still Thinks About

'The Disciple' Is Triumphant, Even As It Tells A Story Of Failure

From 'Designing Women' To 'Hacks', Jean Smart's Career Is Still Going Strong