Series premiere. After contemplating how to open his show, John discusses his parents’ approach to nurturing their kids’ creativity and his lack of trust for anyone whose laugh he hasn’t heard.
Season 1 Episode 2
The Explosion Story
Written & Directed by John Lurie
John crashes his seventh drone in his attempt to film a show open. Next, he shares how his cancer treatment led to a middle-of-the-night disastrous shrimp curry incident and recalls meeting Barry White.
John recounts how the obsession he and his brother shared for John Coltrane’s “Live at Birdland” resulted in an unfortunate Sunday breakfast and chronicles his epic quest to procure a live eel in Manhattan.
John explains the origin of the painting he made in “honor” of Gore Vidal, tells the story of the now-famous actor who used to clean his house, and ponders the toll that fame took on his friend Anthony Bourdain.