S1 E8 | Great Performances | Season Finale

Five Wise Guys on set

As actors, the Wise Guys read from work that addresses issues of life in The Third Act. Bob reads the role of the Dutch orchestra maestro Mengelburg from Danny Klein’s play, Mengelburg and Mahler; Sam performs a speech from I’m Not Rappaport, by Herb Gardner; and Matt reads a poem by Buff Whitman-Bradley called “Third Cousins,” that speaks about pestering thoughts of mortality.

Listen to a reading of Matts poem from ep. 8 here:


Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright Daniel Klein; and actor Bob Lohbauer as they ruminate on the realities of later life.

View all past episodes on the Five Wise Guys YouTube channel here.

One thought on “S1 E8 | Great Performances | Season Finale

  1. enjoyed the readings you guys are great!

    I visit Matt’s bookstore a couple of times a year. I’m at the stage in life where I’m trying to give away books, but somehow something always falls off the shelf and I buy it. Three titles are still on my current shelf:
    – Silence In The Age Of Noise (Kagge)
    – The Echoing Green (ed. Parks)

    Looking forward to watching season 2 Mark

    – Godsong (Majmudar)

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