You'll laugh all the way through this hilarious collection of over 700 jokes, gags, and roast lines presented by Joey Adams and performed by a collection of the greatest American comedians of all time. Includes introductions by Milton Berle and Phyllis Diller and performance segments by Soupy Sales, Henny Youngman, Freddy Roman, and Norm Crosby, recorded live at the Friar's Club in New York City.
In Funny People, Steve Allen conveys by anecdote and example the unique genius of four of the great comedians who have delighted our lives: Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, and Jimmy Durante. Laugh along with Steve Allen in this witty and perceptive exploration into comedy and comedians. Steve Allen, who has written best-selling books on lots of subjects, has now written one in the field for which millions of Americans consider him to be the longest reigning authority.
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Berle's comedy was once described by Time magazine as the acme of hysterical vulgarity, and for more than 70 years Milton Berle never lost his taste for good old-fashioned bust-a-gut laughs. But it took the veteran performer the better part of two decades to find a radio format that genuinely suited him, and when he did, the result was The Milton Berle Show, a 1947-48 NBC series that stands today as one of the bright spots of postwar radio.