Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American actor, playwright, monologuist, novelist and historian. Bogosian, an Armenian-American, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Edwina (née Jamgochian), a hairdresser and instructor, and Henry Bogosian, an accountant. He attended the University of Chicago before graduating from Oberlin College. Between 1980 and 2000, six major solos written and performed by Eric Bogosian were produced Off-Broadway, garnering him three Obie Awards as well as the Drama Desk award. His first two solos, Men Inside and funHouse were presented at the New York Shakespeare Festival. His third, Drinking in America, was produced by American Place Theater. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee were all produced commercially Off-Broadway by Frederick Zollo. ( more on wikipedia)

Links To Peel

Peel was a fan of Eric Bogosian's monologue work and invited him to do a session for his show, which he did in August 1983. Later shows, he rarely played his 90's material, but on his 30 July 1994 show, Peel played some material from Bogosian's debut album, which was released in 1983.


Eric Bogosian Starving Children (John Peel Show 1983)

Eric Bogosian Starving Children (John Peel Show 1983)

1. Recorded: 1983-08-10. Broadcast: 17 August 1983

  • The Coming Depression / Marios / Fat Fighter / Inside Inside / Starving Children / Cancer Dessert / No Answers

Other Shows Played

  • 25 July 1983: (Selections From) Voices Of America (LP - Eric Bogosian) Neutral
  • 30 July 1994: ‘Sale Sale Sale (LP – Eric Bogosian )’ Neutral Records

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