Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) atones for his sins against classic comedy by watching not only one, but two Marx Brothers films — Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Along the way to redemption, we also discuss the Marx Brothers entire showbiz career from vaudeville to their final films together at United Artists, the history of cinematic comedy, perils of intellectualism, and the fate of modern cinematic funnymen like Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. Later on, Will McKinley (@WillMcKinley) answers our call to the Old Movie Weirdo Hotline to discuss his childhood connection to the Marxes (and scrambled pornography).
James David Patrick (@007hertzrumble) – Host, longtime Marx Brothers fan.
Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) – Podcaster extraordinaire. Credits include The Debatable Podcast.
Will McKinley (@willmckinley) – Switchboard operator of the Old Movie Weirdo Hotline
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Music Contained in this Podcast:
“Everyone Says I Love You” – written by Bert Kalmer, Harry Ruby
“Cosi-Cosa” – written by Ned Washington, Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurmann; performed by Allan Jones
Recorded on April 21, 2017 and May 5, 2017.
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