WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A comic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a New York City yellow taxi, Off the Meter, on the Record is a pithy social commentary from New York's most recognizable cab driver about life spent behind the wheel. John McDonagh, a veteran WBAI radio host in New York, has condensed 30-plus years of activism, reality show antics, and observation into a love song to the city that never sleeps. From the plight of the N.Y.C. homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh brings the audience from laughter to tears and back again faster than the apparition of umbrella dealers on a rainy day. Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous, such as driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear's Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have Irish storytelling at its best.