Keeping Up With the Sarah Joneses

Interview + Performance

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Tony Award-winning writer and performer (“Bridge & Tunnel”), briefs Kurt on her experiences at the Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of big thinkers who meet to tackle big problems. Sarah Jones transforms from a self-deprecating Brit to a Jewish grandmother, to a young male rapper.

(Originally aired July 18, 2008)





Slideshow: Sarah Jones in character

Photo by Michael Faas

Sarah Jones puts on glasses to speak with Kurt as “Lorraine,” an elderly Jewish woman from New York.

Photo by Michael Faas

Sarah Jones sports a Yankees cap as “Rashid,” a recovering rapper.

Photo by Michael Faas

Sarah Jones performs as “Miss Lady,” a homeless woman from Chicago.


Sarah Jones

Comments [2]

Peter from Princeton, NJ

The fast-talking character on the spot used on NPR to promote the show is like fingernails on chalk to me. Another reminder of how old and un-hip I have become.

Aug. 20 2013 10:29 AM

Sarah is fabulous! Wish I could have heard the entire piece with Kurt.

Aug. 17 2013 02:00 PM

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