Fred Allen was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular humorists during radio's Golden Age. His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny.
But that "feud" was only part of his appeal as Allen was radio's most admired comedian and most frequently censored. A master ad libber, Allen often tangled with his network's executives (and often barbed them on the air over the battles), while developing routines whose style and substance influenced fellow comic talents, including Groucho Marx, Stan Freberg, Henry Morgan and Johnny Carson. Click here for a list of episodes on this old time radio CD Set.
for an audio sample from this old time radio show.
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