Sunday, November 9, 2014

Billy Gray's Band Box: New Article at WFMU

There is a brand new article up at WFMU called Hollywood's First Comedy Club. It chronicles the ascendance and demise of Billy Gray's Band Box, how it sprung from Slapsy Maxie's and gave early gigs to Buddy Hackett, Shecky Greene, Dick Van Dyke and many more. It's a revised piece cut from my book Drunks, Thieves and Scoundrels: Comedians in America. Grove Atlantic releases the book this time next year. Get updates here.


Anonymous said...

Brief clip from a 1940 Bob Hope movie:

Strangely prescient

Anonymous said...

Another brief 1940 Bob Hope clip: