In the Studio: Harry Shearer tapes Overheard 4/14

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Harry Shearer.

Date: Thursday, April 14
Time: taping starts at 4:30 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m.
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

Comedian Harry Shearer is known and loved for a diverse collection of roles, including one of the members of Spinal Tap in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap (which Shearer co-wrote and co-directed with Rob Reiner) and a significant percentage of The Simpsons town of Springfield (including Mr. Burns).  But that’s a tiny sample of Shearer’s work in a career that reaches back to his time as a child actor in the 1950s.  Shearer also works as a director, novelist, radio host, musician, playwright and record label owner.  He’s in Austin to screen The Big Uneasy, his first documentary, at The Alamo Drafthouse.  The film examines what could have been done to prevent the much of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at