Laraine Newman - Original SNL cast member - author of May You Live in Interesting Times

Laraine Newman, who was, among other things, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, is the guest on this week’s podcast. And she has a memoir out!

Laraine, despite her mother’s pleas to not go into show business, of course, went into show business. Which, you may have guessed, turned out pretty well for her. She shares some the highlights of her book, May You Live in Interesting Times, casually mentions her friendships with other show business stars like Richard Pryor and Weird Al, and her time at SNL. They also discuss Coachella, The Salton Sea, desert landscapes, and other things Laraine has a love for—and there’s some depression and childhood neglect thrown in for good measure. 
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