What's So Funny!

A Reboot of Comedy Classics

Host, Dave Schwensen, and his friends Kelly, Tom, and Logan listen to comedy albums from the 1950s, ‘60s, or ‘70s. They take a look at the life of the comedian as well as the cultural relevance of the album then and now. Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh!

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The Unstoppable Shelley Berman

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Our final episode of the season features the one, the only, Shelley Berman and his album “Inside Shelley Berman!” Before becoming a comedian Shelley worked quite a few odd jobs, but he didn’t let that stop him from becoming the comedian we know of today! Today Shelley is most known for his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm but, he was one of the premiere comics of his time. He worked along side Nichols and May, was good friends with Mort Sahl, and was awarded the Grammy in 1959 for Best Comedy Performance- Spoken Word. Listen in to find out what makes Shelley Berman unstoppable!

The album we're listening to today is: Inside Shelley Berman, written and performed by Shelley Berman, Verve Records 1959

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In this episode of What’s So Funny! we are listening to the one and only Moms Mabley and her 1970 album “Live at Sing Sing.”
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The Original One Hit Wonder, Vaughn Meader

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The Comedy Duo Nichols and May present “An Evening With Nichols and May”

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In this episode of What’s So Funny! we take a listen to the live recording of their Broadway show “An Evening With Nichols and May,” by Mike Nichols and Elaine May.
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Lily Tomlin the Performer

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In this episode of What’s So Funny, we meet Lily Tomlin’s famous character Ernestine the Telephone Operator in her 1971 album "This Is A Recording!"
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