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Santa! 9 MIN, 33 SEC

If you shake up this first holiday snow globe, you'll find snow falling inside a bedroom, where a man is getting dressed. He's putting on pants that are about 30 sizes too big – then a red coat, a red hat, and a beard. He's Santa Claus. And, at first, being Santa is just a job for him. Until it becomes something more like a way of life.

Christopher McCabe's career has taken him from the grill at Jack-in-the-Box to the English faculty at Pasadena City College. He is now a writer based in Los Angeles.


Christopher McCabe


Christopher McCabe as Santa Claus

Friends in Disguise 9 MIN, 54 SEC

The next snow globe scene is set at the airport, where a chaotic mass of people is swarming an airport gate, waiting to pack into a sold-out flight from New York to Portland, Maine. Wedged somewhere in the middle, there are two people – both young men – also waiting to board. But when you look a little closer, you realize that, for some reason, they're in disguise. Nose putty, fake sideburns, dyed hair – everything. The disguises are cheap, and very suspicious for airline passengers. But somehow, they've made it to the gate. It is 1986, after all.

Doug Bost is a writer living in Brooklyn. He hosts a bi-weekly comedy podcast called Grown Ass Men.


Doug Bost (R) with Chris Hatfield (L) and Steve Wicks (C) when they were in high school

Merry Christmas? 9 MIN, 3 SEC

The last holiday snow globe scene is a bit more traditional. It's a family sitting around a Christmas tree. But, upon closer inspection, something's a little off. For one thing, there's a menorah in the corner. Because, as it turns out, the family's actually Jewish. Or – mostly Jewish, anyway. And despite the holidays hanging heavy with tradition, they're somehow also godless, nonetheless.

Dylan Brody is an award-winning playwright, a humorist and story-teller. His new special, Dylan Brody's Driving Hollywood will be available to the public as of February 14, 2017.


Dylan Brody at age 11


Dylan Brody

CREDITS

Host:
Bob Carlson

Producers:
Bob Carlson
Nick White

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