Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Joker: The man, the villian, the comedian?

Upon the release of the new Batman film "The Dark Knight" NPR takes a look back at his greatest foe - The Joker. They examine his history as well as some of the great actors who've played him including, the one, the only, Cesar Romero.

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Runs approx 7 minutes

NPR: In the 1988 comic book The Killing Joke, The Joker is a chemical engineer who quit his job to become a stand-up comedian. He fails miserably, which leaves him very bitter.

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