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We continue our journey into The Sound of Young America's vast audio archive with this program from The Sound of Young America Classics.
On this week's show The Second City we're joined by guest Anne Libera.
Co-Artistic Director of the training school and author of the book, The Second City Almanac of Improvisation, Anne talks about the Second City and how it has become a comedy empire. Among other things, we hear about the methods of improv used in the Second City and there are also some sound-clips from the Second City archive.
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In the early 1960s, James P. Coyle and Mal Sharpe roamed the streets of San Francisco, microphone in hand, roping strangers into bizarre schemes and surreal stunts. Today, their humor is a cultural touchstone for artists as varied as Henry Rollins and The Upright Citizens Brigade.
Laurel & Hardy in Sons of the Desert (1933) Loy & Powell in The Thin Man (1934) Olsen & Johnson in Hellzapoppin’ (1941) Hope & Crosby in Road to Utopia (1946) Abbott & Costello in Meet Frankenstein (1948) Martin & Lewis in Living It Up (1954) Cook & Moore in Bedazzled (1967) Allen & Keaton in Sleeper (1973) Arkin & Falk in The In-Laws (1979) Chan & Wilson in Shanghai Noon (2000)
Bill seems to be making an argument for the comic duos of bygone days... what are some of your favorites? I might nominate Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, off the top of my head.
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