(1) Take three parts Chico Marx, two parts Pat Cooper and one part Howard Stern. (2) Mix vigorously in a large pot. (3) Simmer for two hours. (4) Let marinate overnight. (5) Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan and pinch of the cheek. YIELD: Laughs galore. So reads the recipe for Marty the Paisan’s success. For more than a year now, the host of Sundays Sauce Pot, who was born in East Haven, Conn., and now makes his home in Port Saint Lucie, Fla., has entertained us with his outrageous antics while interviewing such fellow Italian-Americans as comedian Dom Irrera, Married with Children star David Faustino and crooner Franco Corso. So without further ado (apart from passing the pillowcase for, ah, donations), we now present your favorite goomba and ours, Marty the Paisan...
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?
Sundays Sauce Pot is more than just a comedy show. From interesting news to intriguing topics to special guests to song parodies, we’ve it all, and so much more. Our program is not only the most entertaining hour on Internet radio, it can be very addicting. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself listening live on Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. EST, as well as to the archives.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
Well, for starters, my sister and my mom are actually the same person. Also, I can touch my tongue to my forehead. [Editor's Note: We've seen pictures of the latter, but don't even want to think about the former.]
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
That would be none other than Dr. Blogstein, the host of Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour here on BlogTalkRadio. [Editor's Note: Contrary to popular belief, Dr. Blogstein is not Italian.]
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Jesus. Need I say more? [Editor's Note: God no.]
As we speak, what are you wearing?
Well, I’m a nudist. So there ‘ya go. [Editor's Note: Yea, scampering in the opposite direction.]
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
Once I was having phone sex while trying to cook some tomato sauce – and the phone fell into the pot. Good thing my switchboard wasn’t affected. [Editor's Note: Insert your own "lay-dle" joke here.]
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