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ImprovBoston Takes On Public Radio With New Show: 'WIPR'09:00

A scene from the ImprovBoston show, "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio." (Courtesy ImprovBoston)MoreCloseclosemore
A scene from the ImprovBoston show, "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio." (Courtesy ImprovBoston)

In a new show, "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio," ImprovBoston is trying its hand at parodying public radio.

"WIPR: Improvised Public Radio" runs Fridays at 10 p.m. until Feb. 12.


Benjamin Snitkoff, director and cast member in "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio." He's also an improv instructor, and an attorney at law at Modern Renaissance Legal. He tweets @WIPR914.

Lauren Magnuson, cast member in "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio."


Cambridge Day: Public Radio Fans Can Get Their Fix At WIPR, Taking To The Air Above ImprovBoston Stage

  • "We love our public radio, so attorney and improv comedian Ben Snitkoff chose well in bringing his "WIPR — Improvised Public Radio" to Central Square’s ImprovBoston for the next three Fridays."

Mental_Floss: 7 NPR Spoofs To Get You Through Pledge Drive Season

  • "For public radio listeners, it’s pledge drive season once again—that time of year when the good people at NPR interrupt your favorite programming and urge you to give, luring you in with the possibility of a tote bag or your very own coffee mug."

The Atlantic: Why Do NPR Reporters Have Such Great Names?

  • "What makes NPR reporters' names so particularly mellifluous? There's that pleasing alliteration — Allison Aubrey, Louisa Lim, Carl Kassell, Susan Stamberg. And it's hard to match those mouth-filling double-barrelled names."

This segment aired on February 5, 2016.

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