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Historical Hystericals' Podcast

A look at the lives and careers of the funniest people who have ever lived.

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Episode 13 Danny Kaye

In this episode of Historical Hystericals we look at the life and career of Danny Kaye. We all remember his incredible performances in films like "The Court Jester", "Hans Christian Anderson", "White Christmas" and "The Five Pennies".We will look into his life in radio and telivision as well as the work as a UNICEF Ambassador. We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us on Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

37mins

15 Jan 2012

Rank #1

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Episode 12 Abbott & Costello

Note. Original post had sound issues. This has been formatted and riposted. After being away for FAR TO LONG!. Historical Hystericals has returned, this time looking at the life of Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. We will look at their early life, how they met, the incredible work raising money for the War effort and charity's across America. We defy anyone to hear the words "Who's on first" with out raising a smile. Stars of Vaudeville, Film, TV and Radio they were truly SUPERSTARS before the phrase was created. We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

50mins

15 Oct 2011

Rank #2

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Episode 04 Phyllis Diller.

We are back, and this time we are looking at the first lady of Comedy, Phyllis Diller. Phyllis was the first female comedian. Breaking into the male dominated field and becoming a legend in her own lifetime.Did you know that Phyllis made her first appearance on a comedy club stage at the age of 39? This and much more will be discussed in this, Episode 4 of Historical Hystericals.You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

29mins

9 Feb 2010

Rank #3

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Episode 05 Dave Allen

This time we are looking at Dave Allen. The wonderful Irish comedian who would sit on a bar stool, Smoke, Drink and tell yarns that could just be true. We look at how Australia had a major influence in his career, and at the shows he made away from comedy.You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun.Commander MikeMusic by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

32mins

25 Feb 2010

Rank #4

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Episode 15 Benny Hill

In this episode of Historical Hystericals we look at the life and career of one of the worlds greatest funny men. Benny HillWe will see how he made TV his own with parody, wordplay, sight gags and suggestion. The Benny Hill show was must see TV in the 70's. I cant think of any other laughmaker who has been on TV for four decades straight.We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us on Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander MikeMusic by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

26mins

29 Jul 2012

Rank #5

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Episode 08 Jerry Lewis

He has made films we love to remember. He is an innovator in the movie making industry. He is an actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Comedian and first class Legend. Oh, and he is considered a genius in France.This episode of Historical Hystericals looks at the life of Jerry Lewis. From his start in small clubs in the Borscht Circuit and Burlesque Houses to international fame in Film, Television and radio. We will look at the films he made with Dean Martin, The classic Films where he Directed himself and to his more recent Broadway show, where he became the highest paid performer in history.We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes.You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun.Commander MikeMusic by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

42mins

12 Apr 2010

Rank #6

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Episode 06 Spike Milligan

This time we are looking at the life and career of Spike Milligan. Actor, Comedian, Author, Jazz Musician and first class GOON!This show will bring back memories. The Goon Show. The Q TV Series. Movies and many live appearances.Enjoy the Historical Hystericals look at the incredible Spike Milligan.You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

42mins

16 Mar 2010

Rank #7

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Episode 11 Tony Hancock

At long last we are back. I know we have been missing in action recently, but we are back and ready to bring you the life story's of famous people in comedy. This episode is on Tony Hancock. We will look at his early years, his disappointments and successes. His fame on Radio and TV, and his desire to be an international star.We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

27mins

25 Jul 2010

Rank #8

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Episode 14. The Marx Brothers

They started in Vaudeville, became stars on Broadway and then became internationally famous on film.The four brothers (sometimes five) with strange Nick-names.The Marx Brothers. Each one had a character very different from the others, and they would create delightful insanity where ever they were. They would fight each other until someone pompous and stuffy would become their common target.In this episode we look at the career of Groucho, Harpo, Chico and sometimes Zeppo and Gummo. The Marx Brothers.We hope you enjoy this episode of Historical Hystericals. If you enjoy the show review us on iTunes. You can contact us on Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun. Commander MikeMusic by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

47mins

11 Apr 2012

Rank #9

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Episode 03 The History Of Mel Brooks. Part 1

This time we are looking at the life and films of one of the greatest comedy film makers of all time. Mel Brooks. His films have been making us laugh for years. The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Men In Tights, Young Frankenstein the list goes on. And then he made one of his best films into a Broadway Musical. And then he made that into a film. He is not conventional, but he will always have a place in our hearts and lives from all the laughs he had given us. You can contact us in Facebook under Historical Hystericals. Enjoy the show. And Have Fun.Commander Mike Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

47mins

22 Jan 2010

Rank #10