Audio Mixer: Steve Rossiter.
Recording information: Broadway Sound.
Editor: Steve Rossiter.
Tasty Radio is a 75-minute sketch comedy audio recording by former Saturday Night Live writer and Second City Chicago alumnus Mike O'Brien. It features a slew of guests, including former SNL cast members Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Jason Sudeikis; actor and Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Peter Grosz; and Tony Award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson. Talk radio and radio ads are spoofed, as are automated phone systems and inefficient approaches to Internet searches and the war on terror. Refreshingly, obnoxiousness usually comes with repercussions here -- a few of the sketches offer shock-jock radio or frat-boy behavior, but normally overlooked victims get to talk back. Highlights include "Basketball Is a Game of Names and Numbers," which imagines a basketball game broadcast in which announcers can't say player names or uniform numbers; "Middle Ages," with Fred Armisen as a challenging interview subject from the Middle Ages unhappy with contemporary depictions of the era ("I'm not a monk!"); and two "Sexy Bible" tracks with Johansson as herself. ~ Marcy Donelson