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What's So Funny!

by Evergreen Podcasts

Host, Dave Schwensen, and his friends Kelly, Tom, and Logan have chosen some of their favorite comedians from the 1950s, ‘60s, or ‘70s. They take a look at how they got started, their most successful comedy albums, and their lasting influence today! Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh! *This podcast is a production of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

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FEED DROP – Introducing “Countdown to Dallas”

2m · Published 31 Oct 19:08
Evergreen Podcasts, the network that brought you What's So Funny!, is pleased to introduce Countdown to Dallas. On the sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, former White House correspondent Paul Brandus takes an in-depth look at the seemingly unconnected events that led to that infamous afternoon in Dallas, Texas. He explores the troubled and broken life of Kennedy’s killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, and challenges six decades worth of conspiracy theories—none of which have been proven. Enjoy this trailer and subscribe to hear the first episode of Countdown to Dallas today in your favorite listening app or at EvergreenPodcasts.com

The Improv (Part 2); The LA Years

31m · Published 09 Feb 10:00
In our final episode of the season we continue where we left off in our brief history of The Improv. This episode picks up right where we left off with the beginning of LA The Improv. We talk about Dave moving to LA and becoming Budd's assistant, the friendship and competition with The Comedy Store, the fire that nearly ended everything, and the rebuilding of an icon. Listen in as Dave and Tom continue down memory lane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Original Comedy Club, The Imrov (Part 1)

33m · Published 02 Feb 16:29
In this very special 2-part series, we are talking about the world-famous, original comedy club, The Improv. Not only did several famous comedians get their start here, so did our own, Dave Schwensen. Dave takes us through the history of the club from the very beginning with Budd Friendman and Silver Saunders, through to the '90s in NYC. You'll hear stories about Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Larry David, and many more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

He's Not Someone's Accountant, He's David Steinberg

32m · Published 26 Jan 20:15
David Steinberg rose to fame using his childhood as inspiration for one of his most popular bits, the sermon. He was a member of Second City for four years, inspired by Lenny Bruce, and was hated by Richard Nixon. He was a part of the Smothers Brothers firing scandal and was the voice of a generation. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to David Steinberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Legendary George Carlin

28m · Published 19 Jan 18:48
George Carlin’s career took off in the ’60s and continued through the decades. The country watched as he transformed from straight edge comic to long-haired hippy comedian. Throughout his career, he appeared on The Tonight Show 130 times, produced 23 comedy albums, wrote 3 books, and several movies. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Kelly introduce us to George Carlin and his 1972 album “FM & AM.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Six Degrees of The Goon Show

30m · Published 13 Jan 10:00
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! Starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, and Harry Secombe these three created characters, made their own sound effects, and concocted elaborate stories on their British radio show named after a character on Popeye. The show went on for 10 seasons with many specials and influenced everyone from The Beatles to Monty Python before making its splash on America. Listen in as Dave, Kelly, and Logan tell us all about The Goon Show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The #1 Stand-Up Comedian, Richard Pryor

34m · Published 05 Jan 15:36
cIf you don’t love Richard Pryor, then you probably don’t know Richard Pryor! The best comedian of his time he was hated by Bill Cosby, played many characters on the stage, and was too unpredictable to be on television. In fact, the seven-second delay was created because of him! Like most comedians of the time, he had many demons and those demons would get the best of him from time to time. Listen in as Dave, Kelly, and Tom introduce us to Richard Pryor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Martin Mull and His Fabulous Furniture In Your Living Room

31m · Published 29 Dec 10:00
The comedian we are talking about in this episode was the only guitar comedy act to ever perform on The Tonight Show. He is an artist, a musician, a comedian, and an actor. He made history on network television in the 1990s. It’s North Ridgeville, Ohio’s own, Martin Mull. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The One and Only Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles

30m · Published 22 Dec 10:00
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 including Frank Sinatra. Rickles and Sinatra became instant friends like they say 'that's amore!' There's much more to Don though and he even became a great actor. Listen in as Dave, Tom, and Logan introduce us to Don Rickles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jean Carroll is The First Lady of Comedy

32m · Published 15 Dec 10:00
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. Her elegant looks and casual, conversational comedy sent her straight to the top! Audiences loved her and she did 20 episodes of the Ed Sullivan Show, and was said to be the inspiration behind “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Listen in as Dave, Kelly, and Logan introduce us to Jean Carroll! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What's So Funny! has 25 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 12:48:26. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 16th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on February 15th, 2024 07:20.

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