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Host, Dave Schwensen, and his friends Kelly, Tom, and Logan have chosen some of their favorite comedians from the 1950s, ‘60s, or ‘70s. They take a look at how they got started, their most successful comedy albums, and their lasting influence today! Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Host, Dave Schwensen, and his friends Kelly, Tom, and Logan have chosen some of their favorite comedians from the 1950s, ‘60s, or ‘70s. They take a look at how they got started, their most successful comedy albums, and their lasting influence today! Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

    The Improv (Part 2); The LA Years

    The Improv (Part 2); The LA Years

    In our final episode of the season we continue where we left off in our brief history of The Improv. This episode picks up right where we left off with the beginning of LA The Improv. We talk about Dave moving to LA and becoming Budd's assistant, the friendship and competition with The Comedy Store, the fire that nearly ended everything, and the rebuilding of an icon. Listen in as Dave and Tom continue down memory lane.
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    • 31 min
    The Original Comedy Club, The Imrov (Part 1)

    The Original Comedy Club, The Imrov (Part 1)

    In this very special 2-part series, we are talking about the world-famous, original comedy club, The Improv. Not only did several famous comedians get their start here, so did our own, Dave Schwensen. Dave takes us through the history of the club from the very beginning with Budd Friendman and Silver Saunders, through to the '90s in NYC. You'll hear stories about Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Larry David, and many more!
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    • 33 min
    He's Not Someone's Accountant, He's David Steinberg

    He's Not Someone's Accountant, He's David Steinberg

    David Steinberg rose to fame using his childhood as inspiration for one of his most popular bits, the sermon. He was a member of Second City for four years, inspired by Lenny Bruce, and was hated by Richard Nixon. He was a part of the Smothers Brothers firing scandal and was the voice of a generation.
    Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to David Steinberg.
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    • 32 min
    The Legendary George Carlin

    The Legendary George Carlin

    George Carlin’s career took off in the ’60s and continued through the decades. The country watched as he transformed from straight edge comic to long-haired hippy comedian. Throughout his career, he appeared on The Tonight Show 130 times, produced 23 comedy albums, wrote 3 books, and several movies. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to George Carlin and his 1972 album “FM & AM.” 
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    • 28 min
    The Six Degrees of The Goon Show

    The Six Degrees of The Goon Show

    This episode takes us all the way across the ocean to England where find a comedy trio that is so absurd and so hilarious that it could only be The Goon Show! Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, and Harry Secombe these three created characters, made their own sound effects, and concocted elaborate stories on their British radio show named after a character on Popeye. The show went on for 10 seasons with many specials and influenced everyone from The Beatles to Monty Python before making its splash on America. Listen in as Dave, Kelly, and Logan tell us all about The Goon Show!
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    • 30 min
    The #1 Stand-Up Comedian, Richard Pryor

    The #1 Stand-Up Comedian, Richard Pryor

    cIf you don’t love Richard Pryor, then you probably don’t know Richard Pryor! The best comedian of his time he was hated by Bill Cosby, played many characters on the stage, and was too unpredictable to be on television. In fact, the seven-second delay was created because of him! Like most comedians of the time, he had many demons and those demons would get the best of him from time to time. Listen in as Dave, Kelly, and Tom introduce us to Richard Pryor.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

LRJalarned ,

George Carlin

I really enjoyed this podcasts, surprisingly. I thought it would be X-Rated. You spoke about the heart and soul of Carlin.

Comedy Jews ,

Wow.

It was great to look back on old classic comedy albums.

PodcastLover11 ,

Funny & Instructive

Love the way they listen to bits from the comedy album. Amazing mix of the comedy history and analysis of the comedian. Been waiting for a podcast like this!

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