Comedian Tim Heidecker on pushing boundaries and people’s buttons

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Tim Heidecker outside KCRW. Photo by Chris Ho.

Tim Heidecker has made a career blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. His television shows on Adult Swim, “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” and “Check it out! With Doctor Steve Brule,” have created a different kind of comedy: subversive, cringey, surreal, and not always laugh-out-loud funny.

He’s also a musician and has put out several comedy albums, in which he sings and plays piano. He’s done two that parody President Trump, which led to online harassment from Trump’s defenders. Heideker responded with another album that takes them on, called "What The Brokenhearted Do…”

Credits

Guest:
Tim Heidecker - comedy writer, producer, actor, and musician

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Gabriela Sierra Alonso