It's an evening of Selected Shorts you won't hear on public radio. We're showcasing amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories, are, well, too hot for radio! Join host Tony Hale and guest actors Paget Brewster, Baron Vaughn, and Mary Lynn Rajskub as they read aloud humorous and saucy stories that are just a little too edgy for that hour on Sunday following Car Talk. Selected Shorts is a radio show and podcast broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn appears on the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver. When he isn’t shooting he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
As a comedian he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY LOPEZ TONIGHT and most recently on CONAN on TBS.
Other television credits include “Law & Order ” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.” Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.” His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album RAISED BY CABLE was released in September 2011.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub has established herself as a versatile and dynamic actress writer and performer through impressive television and film roles as well as stand-out live performances. Her fan-favorite role as computer genius Chloe O’Brian on FOX’s smash hit 24 helped earn the show a 2006 Emmy win for Best Drama as well as 2006 and 2005 SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Rajskub went to art school for painting but discovered performing arts. After her first one-woman show she received a review saying her performance was “one of the strangest and funniest performances I have ever seen.” From that moment she began honing her skills as a comedian and dramatic actress.
After arriving in Los Angeles Mary Lynn was cast on David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s critically acclaimed HBO sketch comedy Series Mr. Show with Bob and David. Quickly thereafter she joined HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. In addition to 24 her recent episodic work includes It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaFlight of the ConchordsRaising Hope and Modern Family.
Mary Lynn’s big screen credits include Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams Firewall opposite Harrison Ford Legally Blonde II: Red White and BlondeSweet Home AlabamaDude Where’s My Car and Roadtrip. She can also be seen in indie hits including Sunshine Cleaning with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt Academy Award winning Little Miss SunshinePunch Drunk Love starring Adam Sandler and in the upcoming film Safety Not Guaranteed which aired at Sundance.
Mary Lynn is currently making a return to stand up comedy where she has an established cult following and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their son.