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Wit and humor.

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AZ0514 Heads I win, tails you lose.

Political satire on similarities between the Reagan and Carter campaigns, made with doctored...

KPFA, Oct. 27, 1980.
BB0847 Confessions of a self-styled phoney / Paul Krassner ; interviewed by Ralph Gleason.

Discussion of his comedy.|CONFESSIONS OF A SELF-STYLED PHONEY / Paul Krassner| interviewed by...

KPFA, 23 Jan. 1964.
BB0894 How to be a Jewish mother / Rella Lossy and Jack Nessel.

Reading of a satire which stereotypes Jewish motherhood written by Dan Greenburg, performed by...

KPFA, 14 Jan. 1965.
BB0922.07 Micks, wops, and gold-diggers / Donald Ogden Stewart.

Talk on early 20th century dialectic gags and racial jokes.

KPFA, 21 Oct. 1966.
BB1031 Jerry Lewis on comedy / interviewed by Herbert Feinstein.

Comedian discusses his views of comedy.|JERRY LEWIS ON COMEDY / interviewed by Herbert Feinstein...

KPFA, 31 Aug. 1963.
BB1037 Green Christmas / by Stan Freberg.

Comedy performance.

KPFA, 17 Dec. 1963.
BB1046 The Coach with the six insides / by Jean Erdman ; interviewed by Connacht Davis.

Discussion of his stage comedy inspired by James Joyce's Finegans Wake.

KPFA, 25 Sept. 1963.
BB2949 Underground comix of the air / Ron Turner, Dan O'Neil, and R. Crumb.

Examples of various forms of underground humor.|UNDERGROUND COMIX OF THE AIR / Ron Turner, Dan O...

KPFA, 9 Apr. 1971.
BB3274 Genuflect, genuflect, genuflect / Tom Lehrer ; interviewed by Larry Josephson.

Musical humorist discusses and demonstrates his music.|GENUFLECT, GENUFLECT, GENUFLECT / Tom...

WBAI, 18 May 1967.
BB5006 Teevee comedy panel / Groucho Marx and Steve Allen.

Two comedians discuss television humor.|TEEVEE COMEDY PANEL / Groucho Marx and Steve Allen...

KPFK, 1961.
BB5086 Peter Sellers and Carl Reiner.

Three comedy presentations.|PETER SELLERS AND CARL REINER...

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pt.1. Mahareshi Givit-Takit-Hush (17 min.) -- pt.2. Napoleon gloss (12 min.) -- pt.3. Michelle...

KPFK, 24 Mar. 1971.
BC0439 Mike Zunk : car eater / interviewed by Jeff Shero.

Comedian presents an improvisation about a person who claims to eat cars.

KPFT, 13 Oct. 1971.
BC0525.39 Parody in music / produced by Carlos Hagen.

Humorous look at music. Includes selections about the Beatles, Spike Jones, and early 20th...

KPFK, 1972.
BC1373 P.D.Q. who? / Peter Schickele.

Humorous musical program based on a mythical child of J.S. Back.|P.D.Q. WHO? / Peter Schickele...

KPFT, 1973.
BC1392 Landpoon / by Ray Riegert ; produced by Michael Earney.

A satirical presentation about the Horizon Corporation's efforts to develop land in the...

KPFK, 1973.
BC1488 A Private joke that got out of hand / reported by Phil Williams, Bob Bender and Marc Haarz.

Report on the world's first underground comic convention. Includes discussions of sex and...

American Women -- Art and artists KPFA, 6 June 1973.
BC1891 Art Buchwald as straightman / interviewed by Barbara Cady.

Political satirist discusses how to make the humorous episode of the Watergate affair even more...

KPFK, 197-.
BC1977 Humor without a bra / produced by Joli Adams and Teri Friedrichs.

Feminist comedy performances by Harrison and Tyler, The Women's Union Guerrilla Theater,...

KPFK, 22 May 1974.
BC2200 The Monty Python interview / interviewed by Larry Josephson.

Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin of the British comedy group discuss...

WBAI, 1975.
BC2438 De profundis / by Oscar Wilde ; read by Erik Bauersfeld.

Reading of Wilde's humorous essay.

KPFA, 1975.
IZ0063 Eraser collection / produced by Frank Heller.

Comedy program.

WBAI, Aug. 25, 1977.
KZ0022 Tribute to the knights of the Algonquin round table / produced by Lisa Schlein.

Symposium on a piece of American literary humor: Collier Young, Marc Connelly, George...

KPFK, Sept. 2, 1976.
KZ0094 A unique recital by Kres Mersky

One-woman performance of monologues performed and produced by Kres Mersky. The works performed...

American Women -- Theater KPFK, Mar. 22, 1975.
KZ0262 Command performance.

Christmas comedy-variety show with Bob Hope and Red Skelton.|COMMAND PERFORMANCE / produced by...

KPFK, Sept. 1977.
KZ0468 Point sublime.

Old radio comedy series.

KPFK, 1977?
KZ0469 Jack Benny show.

Old radio comedy series.

KPFK, 1977?
KZ0471 Stan Freberg show.

Old radio comedy series.

KPFK, 1977?
KZ0472 Lum and Abner.

Old radio comedy series.

KPFK, 1977?
KZ0483 The Dreaded batter pudding hurler of Bexhill-on-sea.

English comedy show.

KPFK, Jan. 12, 1978.
KZ0607 Analysis of satire / by Stan Freeberg.

Comical explanation of the meaning of satire.|ANALYSIS OF SATIRE / Stan Freberg| produced by...

KPFK, Mar. 15, 1979.
KZ0621 Fanny Brice and Frank Morgan show.

Old time radio comedy show.|FANNY BRICE AND FRANK MORGAN SHOW...

KPFK, Jan. 4, 1978.
KZ0622 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Comedy program with guest Fred Allen.

KPFK, Jan. 12, 1978.
KZ0651 Radio free oz, no. 21 / with Peter Bergman et al.

Comedy and music program celebrating New Years.|FADIO FREE OZ, NO. 21 / with Peter Bergman et al...

KPFK, Jan. 3, 1979.
KZ0660 The Jack Benny show.

Comedy show featuring Ronald Coleman performing his "Your money or your life" hold up...

KPFK, July, 1978.
KZ0672 Gildersleeve's bad day.

Comedy program.

KPFK, July, 1978.
KZ0673 The Jack Benny Christmas show, 1954.

Comedy.

KPFK, July, 1978.
KZ0681 Fibber McGee and Molly : 15th anniversary special.

Comedy.

KPFK, July, 1978.
KZ0797 The Condor / by Corrado Costa ; translated and adapted by Paul Vangelisti.

Radio adaptation of Italian poet's play.

KPFK, Nov. 22, 1978.
KZ0799 The Mandrake / by Niccolo Machiavelli ; translated and directed by Paul Vangelisti.

A sixteenth century Italian play translated and adapted for radio.

KPFK, Dec. 13, 1978.
KZ0864 A Fireside chat with the Firesign Theatre / Phil Proctor and David Ossman ; interviewed by Anita Frankel.

Two members discuss the origins, current work, and the future of the comedy group. Album cuts...

KPFK, Feb. 22, 1980.
KZ0987 Dick Gregory at Occidental College.

Social-political satirest talks about U.S. elections, Blacks, Iran, the CIA, El Salvador, Women...

KPFK, Jan. 13, 1981.
SZ0065 A Reading / by Alice Walker.

Author reads selections from You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down, How Did I Get Away with...

KUSP, 1982?
SZ0467 A Chicken ain't nothing but a bird / produced by Adi Gevins.

A light hearted documentary on the long standing relationship between humanity and chickens....

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SZ0469.01 Security conscious / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|SECURITY...

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pt.1. Secure world -- pt.2. Elliott Abrams phone machine -- pt.3. "Panamanian Choo Choo...

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SZ0469.02 Rambo relations / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|RAMBO...

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pt.1. Rambo III, part 1 -- pt.2. Loverbirds I -- pt.3. "Those were the days" -- pt.4....

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SZ0469.03 Gal / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|GAL / the...

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pt.1. Gal fan song -- pt.2. Observations on Bob Dole at Dartmouth College -- pt.3. Don't do...

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SZ0469.04 Gunslinger / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|GUNSLINGER...

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Adaptation of book I of Edward Dorn's epic poem, "Gunslinger," published in...

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SZ0469.05 PNN : Panther News Network / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|PNN :...

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pt.1. PNN news items -- pt.2. Three Mile Island nuclear power plan update -- pt.3. Surgeon...

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SZ0469.06 World wary / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|WORLD WARY...

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pt.1 "Prep school girls" / Dick McCormack -- pt.2. What should we tell the kids about...

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SZ0469.07 Intelligence-ridden / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|INTELLIGENCE...

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pt.1. Congressman Bobby Hatch defends Star Wars as a social program -- pt.2. National Enquirer...

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SZ0469.08 Van Impe / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|VAN IMPE /...

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pt.1. Choral Majority -- pt.2. Commercial for media-mediated war in Vietnam -- pt.3. Say goodbye...

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pt.1. Choral Majority -- pt.2. Commercial for media-mediated war in Vietnam -- pt.3. Say goodbye...

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SZ0469.09 Phobic reactions / the Panther Players.

Comedy and political satire performed in songs and sketches by the Panther Players.|PHOBIC...

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pt.1. Whittaker Chambers national historic site -- pt.2. Fund soap opera -- pt.3. "Nobody...

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