Radio Happy Hour kicked off with a full house at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village yesterday afternoon.
Yes, a good-sized crowd filled the dark Bleecker Street basement club for a 2 p.m. Saturday show that featured singer-songwriter cum actress Norah Jones as guest on a modern take on an old-fashioned radio show. It was just like radio in that it had a cast, sound effects, micophones and a live audience. But there was no radio broadcast. The show was recorded as a podcast.
Norah gamely participated in the first of a series of three planned Radio Happy Hour show this summer. answering questions from host Sam Osterhout, playing a couple of songs on an acoustic guitar, listening to Sam do a slightly absurd trivia quiz to a member of the audience and joining the cast for an amusingly silly radio drama called Terror in Teaneck.
Here’s a video of one of Norah’s songs:
It turned out to be a perfectly pleasant way to spend an hour or with LPR’s brunch menu and some drinks.
There are two more shows scheduled: Michael Showalter joins the show at 2 p.m. on July 11 and Andrew W.K. will be there at 2 p.m. on Aug. 8. At Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC. Ticket are available here. $5.