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When Bill Cosby announced his return to television this past week, we were delighted to share our exclusive interview with this comedy legend. Bill talks about his fondness for gumbo, some backstage shenanigans from a local crew, and reflections from the Civil Rights era.

Plus Jeff Henderson's new television program is helping Mom & Pop restaurants curtail their menus in healthier directions. Stuffed shrimp from Eddie's Restaurant in Shreveport is on Jeff's list, but the mythology behind their iconic food might intrigue you even more. We'll get the report from Chris Jay, then speak with Sean Wilsey about More Curious, his new book. 

Joan Rivers to host New Orleans comedy show

Jul 23, 2012

When comedian Joan Rivers thought her New York apartment was haunted about 15 years ago, she called on New Orleans voodoo priestess Sallie Ann Glassman to perform a "spiritual cleansing" of the brownstone.

Glassman says the pair became friends during that meeting, at which Glassman wore a flowing white gown and chased off the disturbing spirits in a night of rituals.

Rivers says Glassman's efforts worked.

Next month, the comedian is heading to New Orleans to return the favor.

It is an invasion of British humor with a local twist, as a popular 1950's comedy show makes a comeback in the Metro area. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at the GooNOLAs, a live radio slapstick-comedy stage production, reminiscent of the old Goon Show.

Performances are June 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m.  More info at www.goonolas.com