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Christopher Guest Radio Profile in the Works

November 1, 1998

A radio profile of Christopher Guest is likely to be broadcast sometime in early spring 1999 on National Public Radio affiliates. Though he is now best known for his movie work (This Is Spïnal Tap, The Princess Bride, Waiting for Guffman) and a short stint on Saturday Night Live during the ’80s, Guest was a prominent fixture in National Lampoon‘s forays into LP records and radio in the ’70s, both as a writer and performer. In addition to creating such memorable characters as Flash Bazbo—Space Explorer, music critic Roger de Swans, and sleazy record company rep Ron Fields, he also wrote and performed numerous musical parodies, giving uncanny imitations of Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Neil Young, to name a few.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to contact producer Bill Colrus.


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