My Big Break

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Getting your big break isn't always what it's cracked up to be. And blowing your big break isn't always such a bad thing, either. A comedy duo lands the gig that can make them famous, the Ed Sullivan Show --- and they bomb. Plus, a third-grader gets his big chance to please his mother and finally push his drunken father out of the picture. This from a true story by author Shalom Auslander (Beware of God).

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Photo: Ed Sullivan at the Expo



Ira Glass