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 Laff of the Party: Redd Foxx

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

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?!

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!

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

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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