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Welcome to the Joe Frank Wiki, a collaborative knowledge base dedicated to the work of Joe Frank. We are currently working on 356 articles, and we need your help to complete this study of Joe's material. If this is your first time here, please see the About Page. This is a fan-maintained page, and as such is not directly affiliated with Joe Frank or

Who Is Joe Frank?

Joe Frank (August 19, 1938 – January 15, 2018) was an American radio personality and humorist known best for his often philosophical, humorous, surrealist, and sometimes absurd monologues and radio dramas.

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Programs By SeriesPrograms By Type

WBAI and NPR Playhouse (1979-1984)

Work in Progress (1986-1992)

In the Dark (1993-1995)

Somewhere Out There (1996-1997)

The Other Side (1999-2001)

Online (2001-2017)


Absurd Monologue

Improv Actors

Serious Monologue

Scripted Actors

Narrative Monologue

Karma Style

Real People

Sound Effects

Found Tape

Pledge Drive

Panel Discussion


Call In Show


Mock Interview




Absurd Lists


Programs By Cast Member

Larry Block | Zak Block | Ryan Cutrona | Harry Dennis | Jack Kornfield | Arthur Miller | Lester Nafzger | Gregory Poe | David Rapkin | Julie Renick | Debi Mae West | Grace Zabriskie

External Links

  • The only authorized way to obtain or hear Joe's material online is at, his official web site
  • The Name That Joe page has a transcription of the opening words of almost all programs
  • Richard Looney created a Joe Frank FAQ but he hasn't updated it since 2003
  • Joe was interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air