In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts...
Jesse Thorn, America's radio sweetheart and host of The Sound of Young America, has dug up these comedy gems and polished them into shiny podcasty goodness for your listening pleasure. Part con, part Candid Camera, Coyle and Sharpe's escapades presage today's infatuation with prank comedy. As a fan of both pre-FM radio and well executed cons, I'm a natural mark for this sort of schtick. If your only exposure to put-on comedy is Borat or Punk'd, you'll be amazed at how well Coyle and Sharpe navigate the constraints of 1960s decency and still manage to be hilarious. Thorn has posted two episodes of Coyle & Sharpe: The Imposters online so far. I recommend you tune in.

Check it out:

The Sound of Young America: Podcast: Coyle & Sharpe: Ep. 1: Maniacs in a Living Hell

The Official Coyle & Sharpe Website