Category Archives: comedians

David Frye “Nixon Celebrity Press Conference” on The Ed Sullivan Show

David Frye was one of the best impressionists that was on just about all the variety and talk shows in the late 60’s and 70’s. Known for his Richard Nixon impression, somehow, his career lagged after Watergate and he virtually disappeared from television.

Remembering The Great Shelley Berman on What Would’ve Been His 96th Birthday

Radio interview with legendary comedian Shelley Berman. He talks about working on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boston Legal and Don’t Mess with Zohan and improvisation and his poetry. WSLR Radio Sarasota, FL. Recorded 7/31/09. Shelley passed away in Sept. 2017.

Bob Hope Christmas Special 1971

Bob Hope and his 1970 USO troupe take their annual Christmas tour of military bases around the world. Joining Bob are Ursula Andress, Johnny Bench Lola Falana, The Golddiggers, Gloria Loring, Bobbi Martin, The Dingaling Sisters, Jennifer Hosten, Yvonne Ormes and Les Brown and His Band of Renown.

“Book Talk” Guest Richard A. Lertzman Author “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and the Summit”

Doug Miles talks with Richard A. Lertzman author “Deconstructing The Rat Pack: Joey, The Mob and the Summit” on “Talk Across America”. Book link available below:

Happy 81st to the great Dick Smothers today!

Remembering comedian Norm Crosby who passed away at 93 last weekend.

Rodney Dangerfield Wins the Lottery

More laughs with the great Rodney Dangerfield from an 1985 TV special.

Blind Dating 101 with Rodney Dangerfield (1983)

A few laughs with Rodney.

We can all use a few laughs from Rodney Dangerfield on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson

A classic Rodney Dangerfield appearance from 01/31/1978. There will never be anyone quite like Rodney and he almost makes Johnny fall out of his chair at the end of the interview.

Vaughn Meader as “JFK” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Vaughn Meader as JFK on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 7, 1962. Meader was white hot with his impression of JFK. He had a comedy album that was a huge best seller. Sadly his career never recovered after Nov. 1963. Meader was funny without being snarky or overly political.