Drew Friedman and the Original Kings Of Comedy

an audio tour of the indie master artist’s latest book, Old Jewish Comedians, from Fantagraphics. We talk about the careers of Jerry Lewis Bud Abbott, and Milton Berle and the lesser lights like Benny Rubin, Herbie Faye, and Mousie Garnder.

Drew also shares some his influences that led to his unique style of art and satire, tales of working with R Crumb, and Art Spigelman, and answers age old literary questions like “What night time TV soap star did JD Salinger stalk in the 80’s”, “What comic strip kept Vladimir Nabokov mystified/” and “Who is Menasha Skulnick ?”

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