orson welles

orson welles

Fred Allen radio show 2/10/46 Orson Welles

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This episode is from the heyday of Allen's popular show. Announcer Kenny Delmar was a sensation with his "Senator Claghorne" character, the DeMarco sisters started each show by mimicking Portland Hoffa's call of "Mr. Allen!" and Allen's Alley was in full swing. The show begins with a few jabs at Jack Benny, with whom Allen had a show-biz "feud", and segues to Allen's Alley where the denizens comment on a rather silly news story about a chicken surplus. The guest segment is signaled by the arrival of a doctor, who makes the ludicrous statement that Orson Welles can't appear because he has an inferiority complex. Allen spends the rest of the episode trying to rid Welles of this complex, which is good for a bunch of laughs. www.otrcomedy.com