A Reboot of Comedy Classics

Host, Dave Schwensen, and his friends Kelly, Tom, and Logan have chosen some of their favorite comedians from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. They take a look at how these comedians got started, their most successful comedy albums, and their lasting influence today!


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The Improv (Part 2); The LA Years

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This episode picks up right where we left off with the beginning of LA The Improv!
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The Original Comedy Club, The Imrov (Part 1)

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In this very special 2-part series, we are talking about the world-famous, original comedy club, The Improv.
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He's Not Someone's Accountant, He's David Steinberg

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David Steinberg rose to fame using his childhood as inspiration for one of his most popular bits, the sermon. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to David Steinberg.
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The Legendary George Carlin

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George Carlin’s career took off in the ’60s and continued through the decades. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to George Carlin and his 1972 album “FM & AM.”
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The Six Degrees of The Goon Show

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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!
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The #1 Stand-Up Comedian, Richard Pryor

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If you don’t love Richard Pryor, then you probably don’t know Richard Pryor! Find out all about him in this episode!
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Martin Mull and His Fabulous Furniture In Your Living Room

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The comedian we are talking about is an artist, a musician, a comedian, and an actor, it's Martin Mull.
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The One and Only Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles

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Don Rickles wanted to be an actor, but as a way to make a buck he took up comedy, and not just any comedy, insult comedy. Nicknamed Mr. Warmth, no one was safe from his comedy antics.
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Jean Carroll is The First Lady of Comedy

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Jean Carroll entered the scene when women were only a part of the background, the straight man in a comedy duo, or on the Chitlin Circuit, but her elegant looks and casual, conversational comedy sent her straight to the top!
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Jonathan Winters is The King of Improv

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A master of improv and storytelling he got his start after winning a contest for a new wristwatch. Dave, Tom, and Logan take a look at his 1995 album “Crank Calls.”
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Introducing The Smothers Brothers

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Tommy and Dick Smothers, or the Smothers Brothers, were a comedy musical act that quickly rose to fame leading to one of the biggest television shows of the 1960's, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
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The Laff of the Party: Redd Foxx

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Redd Foxx is most known for his role on Sanford and Son, but his career dates back all the way to the ’40s from party albums to so much more!
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The Rise and Fall of Freddie Prinze

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Freddie Prinze was an overnight sensation, but with every quick rise is an even faster fall...
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Are You Ready For Phyllis Diller?!

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The first housewife to break out of the mold, Phyllis Diller broke into the scene with her famous one-liners, fright wigs, and out of this world costumes!
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Coming Soon: The Newest Season of What's So Funny!

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Season 2 of What's So Funny! is coming very soon and, let me tell you, we are talking about some great comedians!
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Dick Gregory is A Force to Reckon With

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Dick Gregory broke barriers for African American comics. Let’s take a listen to his very first album from 1961 “In Living Black and White.”
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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!
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The Funniest Woman in the World, Moms Mabley

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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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Let’s go back in time to Camelot with Vaughn Meader’s “The First Family!”
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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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Steve Martin is a Wild and Crazy Guy

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We all know Steve Martin as an actor, but in this episode we go back in time to his comedy roots with the album “A Wild and Crazy Guy.”
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The original sicknick of comedy, Lenny Bruce, and his 1961 album “American”

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One of the most controversial comedians of his time, Lenny Bruce, was the original bad boy of comedy. In this episode we will be listening to his 1961 album “American.”
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The Political Satire of Mort Sahl in “The Future Lies Ahead”

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Find out how Mort Sahl transformed the comedy scene one newspaper at a time!
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