Pat Paulsen


Today is the birthday of the great television satirist (and frequent Presidential candidate) Pat Paulsen (1927-1997). He attained his fame on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties — some of his routines from forty+ years ago are sadly topical even today:

To find out more about  the history of show businessconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


And check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from etc etc etc


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