At the suggestion of Dan Deacon, Schrader became the host of his own talk show, The Ed Schrader Show. "Dan was like, 'Hey, [experimental pop band] the Parenthetical Girls are coming to town you should pretend to do a talk show and interview them,'" Schrader said. He did, and the monthly show took off from there. Hundreds came to the Metro Gallery to watch, and Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader were among Schrader's guests. Schrader toured as a stand-up comedian, which evolved into an act where he sang/screamed and played a drum on stage.
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