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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2010, 05:44:08 PM »
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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2010, 05:44:20 PM »
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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2010, 06:32:29 PM »
of course, but I can't tell if you are asking me to be less wordy

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2010, 04:04:17 PM »
sandor 21 or sandor 22 could be used? anyone?

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2010, 05:39:14 PM »
of course, but I can't tell if you are asking me to be less wordy

I meant to circle back and reply but forgot to till now ... S&W seem closer to B&R to me than C&S ... C&S seems purely absurdist, like maybe in a theatrical sense, where B&R is definitely absurd but there is more of a premise and a direction to what's happening. It's been a huge long while since I heard either so I"m really going off dim memories.
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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2010, 10:20:11 PM »
for S&W I'm thinking how, esp w/ their early stuff, part of the gag was a put on, the "is this for real" factor which Tom still engages in with some callers. To me this is closer to Coyle and Sharp. B&R were always heavily scripted as far as I can tell, much less in the moment then S&W or C&S. Anyway it's all good stuff and I appreciate everyone engaging with my nerdy and tedious query. Go Phillies!

Oh, BTW Mel Sharpe still occasionally appears on KCSM in the Bay Area and spins absurdist tales that would remind you of some of Jon Wurster's stuff.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2010, 11:48:37 PM »
I can see both points of view, but for me, Bob & Ray were funnier than Coyle & Sharpe--not to mention less smug--so I'll say Bob & Ray.
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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 01:17:44 AM »
Fair enough, but I don't get where you are coming from with the smug thing w/regard to Coyle and Sharpe, they were  the original guerrilla comedians working with no net, smugness is an affliction of later generations.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 07:28:04 AM »
Also wanna point out that Wurster at least scripts his side. Not sure how much TS writes down.
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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 07:05:32 PM »
Also wanna point out that Wurster at least scripts his side. Not sure how much TS writes down.

Yeah, go look at the Best Show thread over on Comedy Zone Message Board - someone posted Wurster's outline of the Gorch in-studio and it is epic.

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Re: Jean Shepard
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2010, 02:13:32 PM »
Someone called in as Flick from Chigaco - that's a total Figlagee reference!

 

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