Follow Us  
CG: Radio Happy Hour Welcomes Twin Sister, Mike Doughty, Matt Pond PA & More
Post Feedback | Printer-Friendly | Send Article to a Friend
July 12, 2011 - by NYC News Desk

Featured Listings
Broome Street Bar· A casual favorite among professionals and longtime Soho loca...

Metropolitan Room· A high-end cabaret and jazz club...

Broome Street Bar Photos Apollo Theater· Experience The Original Apollo Amateur Night...

Broome Street Bar Photos B.B. King Blues Club & Grill· One of New York's most exciting nightclubs with live music a...

Broome Street Bar Photos Dangerfield's· The longest-running comedy club in the world...


Radio Happy Hour, the radio show not on the radio, has announced the end of their 2+ year run as the Village's best variety show. After a US tour, appearances on public radio, feature articles in NY Post, Nylon, and many other places, the hit comedy show is ending its run. "Secretly, I was always surprised that anyone ever came to see a murder mystery on a fake radio show, or that anyone ever agreed to be on the show. Apparently, New Yorkers have a real appetite for idiocy," says show host and head writer Sam Osterhout.

The finale won't be without its share of fanfare, titled Radio Happy Hour: The Final Episode, this episode will feature guest appearances from musical guests Twin Sister, Mike Doughty, Matt Pond PA, and Franz Nicolay, as well as comedians Jenny Slate, Jessi Klein, Arden Myrin, Murray Hill, Max Silvestri, Gabe Liedman, Jared Logan, John & Molly Knefel, author Arthur Phillips, and 2009 US Air Guitar Champion William Ocean, plus buttloads of unannounced guests will be making appearances as well. (All of the guests except for Twin Sister and Jenny Slate will be making a return appearance on the show.) With so many guests it's impossible to say exactly what is going to happen during this final murder mystery, but it's possible that the producers have lured all these past guests back with promises that they'll get their revenge on Osterhout and the Radio Happy Hour crew (actors Robin Reed and Matt Skibiak, as well as music director Rich Bologna) for two years of making guests say fart and dick jokes in public. (Past cast members include author Geoff Herbach and musician Stephanie Davila who performs as Stardweller.)

Since it's inception in the spring of 2009 Radio Happy Hour has constantly produced hilarious sold out shows and brought great guests to their home stage at (Le) Poisson Rouge (as well as the Bell House, City Winery, Cedar Cultural Center and other locales) including Norah Jones, Andrew WK, Michael Showalter, The Hold Steady and others to take part in ridiculous murder mysteries, perform songs, and participate in off-the-wall interviews. The show produced two mixtapes of live music recorded live at the show, including one just released in June 2011. (Download the Radio Happy Hour Mixtape Volume 2 here.) The show also produced the three-part comedy shorts "The Fall of Keith" which featured the Radio Happy Hour crew as well as NYC comedians John & Molly Knefel, Sean Patton, Brett Tabisel, and Ali Wong.

There are currently 18 podcasts available from Radio Happy Hour, which are live recordings of many of the shows (two more are forthcoming, one with guests Hank & Cupcakes, Sun Airway and Jared Logan, and then The Final Episode).

Radio Happy Hour had become a great place to find new music and get a special live performance with great moments such as Tunde Adebimpe doing TV on the Radio songs acappella, David Bazan covering Vic Chesnutt, Jolie Holland covering Michael Hurley, Tapes 'n Tapes debuting "SWM" at Radio Happy Hour in Minneapolis, MN, Air Guitarist William Ocean jumping on stage and rocking out with The Postelles, Franz Nicolay debuting a new song in the green room before a show, Andrew W.K. battling a piano while playing "Party Hard," The Hold Steady performing acoustic, or the hilarious Radio Happy Hour preproduction series.

The crew won't totally disappear though. Host and creator Sam Osterhout, as well as writer/producer Dustin Luke Nelson are moving forward with a similar show, though not live, called Geocachers, which launches in approximately two weeks. The show features Sam Osterhout as host taking guest stars around New York City to explore the hidden geocaches of New York, as well as showcasing some of the hidden gems of neighborhoods around the five burroughs. (A geocache is a small hidden box found through GPS location. It's a scavenger hunt of sorts with guest stars.) The first episodes will feature appearances from Nick Diamonds (Islands, The Unicorns), Ólöf Arnalds, Paul Dempsey, Thousands, and many others. More info about Geocachers can be found at The show is being shot and produced with Robotic Raptor Studios.


Related Articles
Most Popular Articles on CGNY
Click Here to open the calendar
Click Here to open the calendar


 · Theater
 · Culture/Museums
 · Sightseeing
 · Galleries

 · Nightlife
 · Family Fun
 · Places to Eat
 · Shopping in NYC

 · Activity Planner
 · Discounts
 · Hotels
 · Maps

 Advertising |  Add a Calendar Event |  Bookmarks |  Company News |  Contact Us | Jobs @ City Guide
 Suggest a Listing

 For More Content Visit: Concierge Choice Awards | Promenade Magazine | NY Metro Parents Magazine
Bar Bat Mitzvah Book | NYC Activities | NYC Dining | NYC Discounts | NYC Events
NYC Museums | NYC Shopping | NYC Theater

Contact us. All Materials Copyright 2014 Davler Media Group, LLC
View Privacy Policy | Terms of Service

HBO Shop Coupon - Buy More, Save More
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Coupon - 20% Off General Admission, Space Shuttle & Guided Tours
NBA Store - $10 Gift Card With Spalding Basketball Purchase
Dave & Buster's Coupon - Times Square - New York City - Free $20 Game Play
Click Here for More Discounts...
· Far East Eats: Our Favorite NYC Asian Restaurants
· NYCAHC Provides Donation & Volunteer Efforts for Habitat for Humanity
· Life on Other Worlds - American Museum of Natural History on August 26, 2014
· 2014 New York Comedy Festival
· This Week in NYC
· Being Berry Gordy: Josh Tower Talks Motown the Musical
· Little Italy's Annual Feast of San Gennaro Begins September 11
· Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art Through August 18, 2014
· Nine Museums to Visit in New York City
· A History of New York City Skyscrapers
Click Here for More News...
Click below to contact our NYC Experts for suggestions on group activities & more:
buy tickets | find savings | set your itinerary
East Village
Financial District
Greenwich Village
Little Italy
Lower East Side
Midtown East
Midtown West
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side



 Forgot Password?