Charlotte Chandler discusses biography on Groucho Marx, "Hello, I Must be Going". Includes songs and excerpts by Groucho Marx, such as: "Hello, I Must be Going;" "Hooray for Captain Spaulding;" "Omaha, Nebraska;" "A Day at the Races;" and "Five Marvelous Pretzels." Includes recitation of "Six Flying Hamsters."
Discussing the book "Doing it with style" with the authors Donald Carroll and Quentin Crisp.
Sam Levenson discusses comedy and talks about his family life. He talks about the social push to get the children "off the corner" and how the roles in a traditional family have changed.
Political comedian and reporter Sammy Drechsel and actor Jurgen Scheller discuss Germany and their work. The exchange is aided by interpreter Margot Steeger. Part 2 of 2.
Political comedian and reporter Sammy Drechsel and actor Jurgen Scheller discuss Germany and their work. The exchange is aided by interpreter Margot Steeger. Jurgen Scheller joins the conversation towards the end of this recording. Part 1 of 2.
The comedic creative force of Lily Tomlin and Tomlin's comedy writer Jane Wagner discuss the character of Edith Ann as well as the bag lady, Trudy. The comic geniuses discuss with Studs Terkel the new release "Edith Ann: My Life So Far". Tomlin assumes the character of Edith Ann to relay stories of her life in a dysfunctional family as a six year old. Edith Ann writes letters to Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, and Senate representatives to get her message heard. She tells the Senator that kids model grownups and grownups need to act better to protect the kids.
Terkel comments and presents Chicago comedy revisited. Includes excerpts of Dick Gregory's routine and an interview with him, Mike Nichols, Bob Newhart and Burr Tillstrom.
Interviewing entertainers Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.
Interviewing the Cambridge Buskers, Michael Copley (flute and recorders) and Dag Ingram (accordion).
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore talk about acting, comedy and their show "Good Evening," a two man sketch comedy show. .
Author, comedian and satirist Paul Krassner joins Studs Terkel in a “mosaic” of an interview, as Krassner calls it, to discuss his book, “Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter-Culture.” The conversation begins with two clips from Abbie Hoffman and Lenny Bruce, friends of Krassner’s and fellow key figures in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Krassner speaks on his friends’ legacies, and then begins telling his story, reading a passage from his book about when he first started questioning society.