May 21, 2007

Old Time Radio Presents Podcast Featuring Lucille Ball

A Podcast from Old Time Radio of Jerry Lewis' "The Martin & Lewis Show" features an episode with Lucille Ball from April 3, 1949.

You can download it or listen to it online.

"Like Burns and Allen, Abbott and Costello, and Hope and Crosby, we were vaudevillians, stage performers who worked with an audience. But the difference between us and all the others is significant. They worked with a script. We exploded without one, the same way wiseguy kids do on a playground, or jazz musicians do when they're let loose. And the minute we started out in nightclubs, audiences went nuts for us. As Alan King told an interviewer a few years ago: "I have been in the business for fifty-five years, and I have never to this day seen an act get more laughs than Martin and Lewis. They didn't get laughsâit was pandemonium. People knocked over tables."

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