Does This Still Work? ‘The Jerk’


My longtime stand-up comedy buddy Joe Dixon (he hosted the first open mic I ever played) and my more recent buddy via Joe, George Romaka, host a podcast where they check how well old movies hold up artistically, creatively, and culturally. From their list, I picked The Jerk because I knew it was prime Steve Martin but also full of rough topics from a decade when society was just all around rougher. And I wanted to see it in its intended format, and not just piecemeal in syndicated clips as a clueless eight-year-old. Joe was a regular co-host on my old CBS podcast, so it was nice to let responsibility lie on his shoulders for once. Check us out on Stitcher, iTunes, and probably a dozen other podcast sites.