104: A Christmas Story (1983) with Sandy Marshall
We usually have a strict policy of no Christmas movies until after Remembrance Day, but when professional funnyman Sandy Marshall suggested 1983's A Christmas Story, we couldn't resist. As a midwesterner and Second City mainstay, Sandy knows a thing or two about the hilarity that can ensue from the mundane.
If you haven't seen this holiday classic, the 24-hour marathon will be up soon enough on TBS, and we certainly recommend checking it out. It holds up nicely.
This week's end credit music is a nice little easter egg off of the Christmas Story OST, Bob's Major Award by Paul Zaza and Carl Zitterer.
On this week's show
Sandy Marshall is a Chicago Emmy-nominated writer, producer, director, speaker, and actor.
Content: Sandy writes the Workish syndicated column in Canadian Business via Rogers Media, for Contently's The Content Strategist, and is a NASA Social alum. He co-founded Toronto's comedic branded content firm Norman Howard, and Toronto's Ensemble event series alongside WE.
Business: For 20+ years, Sandy's worked as a creative director, marketer, and strategist for clients like Oath, Morgan Stanley, Zappos, GE, RBC, and Basecamp. He's a former VP of Second City Works, 3-time Jurist for the Banff World Media Festival, and holds a B.A. from Drake University (where he served on the Board of Trustees).
Comedy: Sandy appeared alongside Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard's The Dilemma, on the Comedy Central special Still Hungry, and in dozens of commercials. He's a co-founder of Chicago's sketch ensemble Schadenfreude (WBEZ, Lollapalooza, Just For Laughs, etc.), is a Director / Faculty Member at the legendary Second City, and regular guest on WGN Radio.