In the early 1960s, Mal teamed with Jim Coyle to create a series of comic on-the-street interviews for San Francisco radio station KGO. They released 2 comedy albums of street pranks in 1964 for Warner Brothers. As a solo performer, he later released 2 albums and continued as a solo interviewer with a syndicated TV series, The Street People. In the 1980’s he hosted a series of public television specials, Mal Sharpe’s San Francisco. Now he hosts a jazz show on KCSM and plays trombone in his Dixieland jazz band, The Big Money In Jazz Band.