Jay Mohr is the kind of person that doesn’t seem to ever take a break. He’s a touring comedian, syndicated sports radio host, actor, author, husband and father. Usually entertainers are put into just one category, but Mohr is a rare breed. His comedy has allowed him to be successful in several areas of entertainment.
Surprisingly, the thing that intrigues me most about Mohr is his knowledge of music. It's regularly part of his "Mohr Stories" podcast. He is a self-proclaimed audiophile and has had featured Queens Of The Stone Age, The Eels, Bootsy Collins and David Lee Roth on the podcast.
Musician Rufus Wainwright was actually his first musical guest and Mohr calls him an "untouchable genius" and "one of the reasons he was so hell bent on playing The Pabst Theater" because he wore out Wainwright's DVD filmed there.
Mohr proclaims, "It’s such a great DVD and beautiful old theater." On Aug. 16, Mohr gets the opportunity to perform his comedy at The Pabst Theater.
There is no denying that Mohr is at his best when he’s on stage doing stand up. His hilarious celebrity impressions haven’t changed much over the years, but his shows are always updated and entertaining. Comedy Central agrees, having named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time.
I was lucky enough to have him go into Christopher Walken, Eddie Vedder, Norm MacDonald, Adam Sandler and Tracy Morgan impressions in our interview, but the stories from his youth are relatable and funny.
In today’s Kramp Cast, Mohr and I talk about the syndicated Jay Mohr Sports Show which can be heard on Milwaukee’s The Big Sports 920, how wrestling saved him from being a goof as a teenager, plus we talk about our first days of school and getting drunk. Enjoy!
Over the past 16 years Brian Kramp has been a dedicated, recognizable and award winning personality on the Milwaukee airwaves. From his time on WLZR 102.9 and most recently on WLUM 102.1 he has been committed to Milwaukee and wants you to continue to be plugged in about our great city.
Kramp's podcast consists of original programming on Milwaukee news, events, entertainment, sports, food and fun in a relaxed format.
As the winner of 10 Wisconsin Broadcaster Association Awards including Best Large Market Morning Show in 2008, 2010 and runner up in 2011, Kramp is ready to bring quality broadcasting back to your ears via the podcast.