Ben Roy is blowin’ up, yo! He tours all over the country performing stand-up, his debut album was one of Laughspin’s top 10 comedy albums of last year, he and fellow friends of the show Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl are The Grawlix – a three-headed beast of a monthly comedy show at The Bug Theater, a web series, and a pilot for Amazon Studios (Those Who Can’t)… and NOW, to top it ALL off, he is the guest on our show to talk about The Wire.
Join us as we discuss dem corner boys, real po-lice, back in dah day… talkin’ bout Omar, Bodie, Poot, D, Wallace, Avon, String, McNulty, Bunk, Lester, Kima, Herc, Carver, Prez… and so many other iconic phrases and characters. Indeed.
We LOVE The Wire. After all, THIS AMERICA, MAN.
Here are some of our favorite Wire-related items…
A collection of amazing Wire character illustrations by Blake Hicks
“All In The Game” poster by Dennis Culver
and, of course, perhaps the greatest Wikiquote page of all time.