Right Between the Ears is an award-winning, nationally broadcast radio show that skewers politicians, celebrities, TV, movies and more. RBTE is a four-time winner of Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals and has been featured on NPR, BBC, Sirius-XM and 60 Minutes!
Price Range: $2,500 - $6,000
What to Expect
Right Between the Ears stages a live, radio-style comedy show, complete with outrageous sound effects -- everything from slamming doors to fistfights -- all performed live on stage. Our talented cast of comedians, impressionists and misbehaviorists spoof current events and serve up commercials for such ill-advised products as Testosterettes (the cigarettes spiced with male walrus hormones) and the Office Catheter. It's "Saturday Night Live" meets the Golden Age of Radio!
In addition, we can customize a show for your particular event, whether a corporate retreat or a performance series, with material targeted for YOUR audience. The show can be presented in 90-minute, 60-minute or half-hour performances - whatever's right for your needs.
Right Between the Ears is an award-winning sketch comedy show, broadcast every week on Kansas Public Radio stations. RBTE has also been heard on Sirius-XM, National Public Radio, BBC 4 and Delta Radio. Four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, Right Between the Ears spoofs politics, TV and movies, sports figures, the rich and famous, the quirky and even the occasional turkey.
At the prestigious New York Festivals, Right Between the Ears has been awarded Gold Medals for Best Comedy Program (1991, 1993, 2004 and 2005), Best Humor/On-Air Personality (2003, 2004), Best Writing (2000, 2005), and the Festival Grand Prize for Entertainment Programs (1993 and 2004).
Besides the radio show, Right Between the Ears has also appeared on TV. The show's 10th anniversary show was featured on KTWU-TV in Topeka and, in 2001, RBTE produced a weekly half-hour comedy show which was broadcast on public TV in Kansas and Missouri. In addition, RBTE has presented live shows for arts presenters and corporate clients, including the Kansas Bar Association, Hallmark, the Natl. Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Smoky Hill River Festival, the Kansas Feed and Grain Association, the Maple Leaf Festival, the KC Fringe Festival, the Mainstream Coalition, the Economic Development Council of Kansas City, the Big 12 Conference and more.
Among the guest performers who've appeared on Right Between the Ears are Phil Proctor and David Ossman from the legendary Firesign Theatre; NPR's Carl Kasell, Susan Stamberg, Liane Hansen, Scott Simon and Carl Kasell; Barbara Rosenblat of Orange Is the New Black; and Gary Sandy of WKRP in Cincinnati.
Our regular live shows have been presented at various venues in the Kansas City area, including Liberty Hall, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Kansas Public Radio performance studio in Lawrence, KS; and the Off Center Theatre, Heartland Forum Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre in KC.
Influences & Inspiration
Saturday Night Live
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The Goon Show
I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
Royal Canadian Air Farce
The Firesign Theatre
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