Podcast: What We Laughed At



 
My brother Steve and I sit down and talk about the comedians we enjoyed as kids, mostly on "The Ed Sullivan Show," like Jackie Vernon, Myron Cohen and Henny Youngman. We also talk about discovering "new" comics like Richard Pryor and George Carlin and more contemporary comics such as Brian Regan and Mike Birbiglia.

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  1. Gents, we loved this podcast. Thank you for the sweet and bittersweet reminiscences.

    In reference to comedy albums, are you familiar with the musical stylings of Jonathan and Darlene Edwards? They are the fake musical duo formed in the 1950s, actually played by conductor and arranger Paul Weston, and his wife singer Jo Stafford. Their 1960 comedy album won a Grammy. Here is their version of “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees…please particularly notice the hands poised over the piano on the cover:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J8eBB8DLYDo

    My partner and his family have one of their albums and it is a laugh-riot, being just slightly off-key and off-tempo. It’s fun to put the album on when guests come over, and act deadpan and unaware of the clanker notes being hit while guests try to wrap their heads and emotions around what they’re hearing, whilst not wanting to offend by saying how awful the “music” is.

    For a laugh, search out the comedy albums. Cheers

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