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Friday, January 13 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black, with special guest Grace Helbig

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In this in-depth, long-form interview show, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Black’s trademark wit and natural inquisitiveness offers a behind-the-scenes viewpoint, along with laugh-out-loud humor and valuable advice from guests who are at the top of their game.

How does someone discover their passion and make it into a successful career? What setbacks, failures and life experiences have molded the career of a thriving entrepreneur or award-winning actress? How does somebody go from being the class clown to head writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?" Black gets to the core of these questions while offering a unique blend of wry humor and poignant observations making him the perfect host to bridge the gap between present and future public radio listeners.


Now close to 50 interviews, including comedian Amy Schumer; "In The Heights" and "Hamilton" writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda; "VEEP" producer Frank Rich; head writer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" A.D. Miles; Emmy Award-winning actress Megan Mullally; the star of "Better Call Saul," Bob Odenkirk; the editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie, Tavi Gevinson; theoretical physicist Brian Greene; operatic tenor Carl Tanner; Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian; and "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert. More recent episodes have included bestselling author David Sedaris, comedian Jim Gaffigan, founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver, actor John Leguizamo, singer Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Savage, Tim Gunn and more.


How To Be Amazing is brought to you by PRX. $25

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Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and author who began his career with The State, a sketch comedy troupe he co-created in college, which went on to have a successful run on MTV. Michael then co-created the television shows "Viva Variety," "Stella," and "Michael and Michael Have Issues." For four seasons, he starred as Phil Stubbs on the NBC show "Ed." Michael was heavily featured on VH1's "I Love the..." series. He starred in "Wet Hot... Read More →
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Grace Helbig

Grace Helbig is a comedian, actress and video vlogger. She's the creator and star of “It's Grace” (over 2.9 million subscribers), for which she’s been awarded a Webby. She is also the creator of the IAWTV and Streamy award winning web series "DailyGrace." | | Her film, the superhero reboot “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl”, has just been released on all TVOD services and can be seen as a series on the Fullscreen... Read More →