Local Chicago author, teacher and viral video star of “Welcome to the Fourth Grade” Dwayne Reed called in to discuss his new book “Simon B. Rhymin.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Haley Orrantia checked in for a chat about what’s happening on season 8 of “The Goldbergs.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
We wrap up The Big Wakeup Call for 2020 with our End of the Year Spectacular Special Show, featuring our trademark wacky, zany, and madcap humor. And, as a special bonus feature to help make the last few days of 2020 a little more tolerable, we have added some “off-the-wall” humor as well! Frankly, it’s my second-favorite type of humor after “madcap.” We should have added that a lot sooner.
Also, I’m joined by some of our favorite guests over the past year (and past history) of the show, Scott Aukerman from “Comedy Bang Bang,” playwright, humorist, comedian and author Dylan Brody, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan from “Go Fug Yourself”, kids music superstar Laurie Berkner, host of the “Nothing Much Happens” podcast Kathryn Nicolai, and of course Bill McCormick from the World News Center.
Thanks to everyone who listened and who appeared on the show in 2020. I hope we helped you pass the time with a giggle or two.
I think you’ll enjoy the entire program if you happen to like whatever is we do, but should you prefer to hear the individual interviews, here they are:
Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Bill McCormickFollow @bigwakeupcall
Camilla Pang holds a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London and is a postdoctoral scientist. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans and how we work. She joined us to discuss her new book, “An Outsider’s Guide to Humans.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Micheal Kosta called in to talk about his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, “Michael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA.,” which was filmed in each of those three cities in a hilarious and nostalgic reminder of pre-pandemic life.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Ron Funches gave us a call to talk about his new show “Top Secret Videos,” which airs Thursday nights at 9:30 CT on truTV.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Michael Ian Black joined our Five-Timers Club when he called in to discuss his new book, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Charise Mericle Harper is the bestselling author and illustrator of many children’s books, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series. She called in for a fun chat about her latest, So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them.Follow @bigwakeupcall