The Writer’s Room — Your Show Of Shows

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Classic photo of Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Mel Tolkin and Sid Caesar hamming it up on the set of Caesar’s ground breaking sketch variety show, Your Show Of Shows, which ran on NBC from 1950 – 1954.  These guys, along with Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, Danny Simon and Lucille Kallen wrote and produced 39 shows a year for 4 years straight, — and for my money it is the best comedy writing you’ll ever see.

Pure genius.

39 weeks a year, 90 minutes a pop.  Live without a net.

Masterful.

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About paul nevins

Fiction writer, reader and baseball fan.
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