Bruce Murray || T.J. Shanoff || Elizabeth Hess || Producer Rob || Crew
All About T.J. Shanoff...
T.J. Shanoff comes to Murray in the Morning from Chicago's legendary Second City Theater, where he was a writer, director and performer for Second City Communications and Theatricals. Most notably, T.J. has directed the music behind hundreds of shows with performers such as Colin Mocherie, Tim Kazurinsky, Martin Short, and Bill Murray.
T.J. co-wrote "Sing Along Wizard of Oz," which is currently touring the country and likely coming to a theater near you. T.J. also co-created and co-produced "The Roof is On Fiddler" with Saturday Night Live writer Rich Talarico. The 1980's pop music parody of "Fiddler on the Roof" was called "hilarious" by the Chicago Tribune, and played to packed houses at Chicago's Improv Olympic.
A native Chicagoan, T.J. has been heard on WSCR 670-AM "The Score" and has interned at WGN Radio. He is a life-long Cubs fan, and has not yet jumped off the Bulls bandwagon – which are two reasons you can usually find him crying and/or medicated. He thanks you for listening to "Murray in the Morning," because this job is the main reason he can pay his rent on time.
|Posted on Aug. 26, 2002
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(Questionably) Interesting Facts about T.J...
Favorite Bands: The Beatles, Ben Folds, Guster, Steely Dan
Favorite Movies: Caddyshack, Spinal Tap, A Hard Days Night, Grease 2
Favorite TV shows: WKRP, The Office, SCTV, Real Time with Bill Maher, Seinfeld, Fawlty Towers, Inside the NBA with Sir Charles.
Favorite Books: "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them" by Al Franken, "High Fidelity" by Nick Hornsby, "Team Rodent" by Carl Hiaasen
Favorite Athlete: Tie -- Michael Jordan & Ryne Sandberg
Favorite Team: The Chicago Cubs
Favorite Life Quote: "Pratice, we talkin' 'bout practice?" -- Allen Iverson
Websites T.J. Says You Should Visit...
www.whatgoeson.com (Beatles News you can't live without)
www.rathergood.com (Offensive British Comedy with kittens)
www.theonion.com (America's finest news source)
www.secondcity.com (a plug for America's best comedy institution)
www.natalieportman.com (when we meet, she'll fall in love with me...)