Fresh Air: Laughs

Version: Unabridged
Author: Terry Gross
Narrator: Various , Terry Gross
Genres: Comedy, Radio Theatre
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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This laugh-out-loud collection of compelling, thought-provoking interviews with NPR's Peabody Award-winning show, culled from the past 15 years, features some of entertainment's biggest comedy stars, including Bill Maher, Al Franken, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, and Phyllis Diller.

Reviews (8)

Fresh Air Laughs

Written by Pamela Waddell on June 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This was worth listening just to hear Terry Gross laugh. I found myself giggling along side her. I just wish the interviews themselves were longer.

Comedy How-to

Written by Gary Jacobs on February 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I liked these interviews. These aren't comedy bits, but comedians talking about their lives and craft, the pressures, the costs and rewards. Jay Leno talking about what it was like starting out, and his ideas of what drives stand-up, very interesting. This one runs the gamut from Henny Youngman to Chris Rock. Recommended!

Good Interviews

Written by Dena Jensen on January 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed listening to all of the interviews. Easy to listen to, found it a good choice for commuting. I am a fan of Fresh Air and Terry Gross, so I am biased.

Fresh Air Laughs

Written by Margaret Sheldon on March 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! I laughed out loud, and thoroughly enjoyed this collection. It made a long drive fly by.

Entertaining, Short Summaries

Written by Thomas Payne on March 11th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A nice variety of her Fresh Air interviews with comedians. I would have liked to hear more of some of them, but the shortened interviews are nonetheless insightful and entertaining.

Fresh Air Laughs

Written by Anonymous on March 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have always enjoyed Terry Gross' interviews, and to hear all of these interviews with comedians was a lot of fun.


Written by Anonymous from Franklin, MA on July 28th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Some of the comedians were hillarious while others were a little boring

Fresh Air: Laughs with Terry Gross

Written by Anonymous on April 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very enjoyable. I already knew I loved Terry Gross, and listening to her talk to this interesting group of people was a pleasure. The first three interviews focus on September 11, but after that they are timeless. Some of the comedians are ones I personally don't care for, but it was still worth listening to.

Author Details

Author Details

Gross, Terry

"Fresh Air" with TERRY GROSS, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Terry Gross started out in public radio in 1973, at WBFO in Buffalo. Soon after she became producer and host of Fresh Air, then a live, daily show broadcast locally, at WHYY in 1975. "Fresh Air" premiered nationally in its current hour-long version in 1987, designed as the lead in to the program "All Things Considered. A recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award, Terry Gross has been called by the "L.A. Times" "One of the most thought-prov