Le Show, Sundays from 10:00-11:00pm on KCPB 90.9. Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm on KMUN and KTCB.
Harry Shearer, a Los Angeles native, began acting at the age of seven at the suggestion of his piano teacher-turned-agent. He made his film debut in the classic Abbott and Costello Go To Mars and had a small role in the first Cinemascope movie The Robe.
When the last days of network radio made way for the early days of live TV, the young thespian appeared often on The Jack Benny Show as well as appearances on GE Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode of Leave It To Beaver.
Shearer resurfaced in the mid-70's as a comedian in Los Angeles, writing and occasionally performing on Laverne & Shirley, Fernwood 2Night, and America 2Night. He eventually landed a gig on Saturday Night Live, where he performed and wrote sketches during the 1979-80 season, then came back to do the same in 1984-85.
His greatest fame came from two completely different entities: as bassist Derek Smalls in the movie This Is Spinal Tap, and as the voice of Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Reverend Lovejoy, and many others as welll as the voices from some guest stars on the hit TV series The Simpsons.
Shearer created and has been host of "Le Show," broadcast from the KCRW studios in Santa Monica, California, since 1983.
Shearer has homes in both Santa Monica, California and the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. According to a telephone call on "Ask Mr. KABC," his house survived Hurricane Katrina.
Since 1993, Shearer has been married to singer-songwriter Judith Owen.