Interviews conducted in the 1970s with Three Stooges stars Moe Howard and Larry Fine that have gone unheard for nearly four decades will air tomorrow (Friday, July 31st) at 2 pm on one of the two Sirius-XM Satellite Radio channels programmed by life-long Stooge fan Howard Stern.
“The Three Stooges: Lost and Found Interviews” has its origins in an interview last May Stern did with Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron, who admitted that he had interviewed Howard and Fine back in the 70s when he was a teenage radio disc jockey. Intrigued about what the two classic film comics had to say about their careers, Stern asked Bergeron if he still had the tapes and offered to air them on his channels. After some searching, Bergeron was able to locate the tapes and soon wheels were set in motion to bring them to the the public.
The special, hosted by Bergeron, will air on Sirius-XM channel 101.
While I’m not much of a Stooges fan, I am planning on tuning in for this. The interviews were done back in the sunset of their lives, Fine was just a few months away from his death, so it should be interesting to see how they look back at their careers. Accrding to a Sirius-XM press release, “[o]n the tapes, both Moe and Larry discuss the history of the Stooges plus the Curly/Shemp/Curly-Joe/Joe ‘third stooge’ evolution. Larry reminisces about working with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, in one memorable moment, Moe takes a swipe at legendary comedians Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope.”
The special will also feature several of the Stooge-themed comedy bits that have appeared on Stern’s show over the years, so expect to hear several instances of voice artist Billy West’s dead on Larry Fine impersonation.