Rob Kutner, a Conan writer and friend of Zulkey, is the co-creator of a new comedy project, It’s OK To Do Stuff, an album that pays tribute to Marlo Thomas’ Free To Be… You And Me. That classic album celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, and like the original, It’s Okay To Do Stuff features appearances by comics, actors and musicians like Lizzy Caplan, Eddie Pepitone, Andy Richter, Fred Willard, Megan Amram, Eugene Mirman, Colin Hanks, The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin, former Barenaked Ladies’ front man Steven Page and others. original. Proceeds from the album will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. I asked Rob to tell me about one of his favorite tracks, "Friends of Friends," which you can listen to here.
Going into this project with my collaborators, Joel and Stephen Levinson, I had a couple of hazy notions of what songs I wanted off the bat. But once that was quickly exhausted, we reached that first creative plateau.