Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Ed Sullivan Show with guest Joe E. Lewis (1958)

The mafia's favorite comedian, alcoholic Joe E. Lewis, does a topical bit about the quiz show scandals, explaining that all the current television programs are rigged. ("The bows taken on The Ed Sullivan Show are all rehearsed! Wagon Train? Won't make a move without Jimmy Hoffa. The food used on Molly Goldberg's [The Goldbergs] show? Not Kosher.") He also references Jules Podell of the Copacabana and Beldon Katleman of the Las Vegas El Rancho. All names mentioned in my book The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy.

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