High Art

If you didn't get enough Zadie Smith earlier, check out this funny, strange audio interview.

Included are clips from Monty Python's "dead parrot" sketch, several Fawlty Towers episodes, and Smith's brother's comedy routine. Performing under the name "Doc Brown," her brother delivers a bizarre rap on "equestrian dressage." Smith says their late father would have liked Doc's act because it uses no bad language. She also says that comedy is one of the few places where people feel comfortable talking about death and despair, and that she envies comedians for the "pure enjoyment" they give people. [The New Yorker]