The College of Comedy with Alan King (#2305)
American comedy veteran Alan King hosts a university forum exploring the historical principles of stand-up comedy. Joining King to discuss comedy influences are Tim Conway, Buddy Hackett, Paul Rodriguez and comedy writer/performer Judy Gold. In an unconventional masterclass, King and company pay tribute to anecdotes and analysis, fielding questions from the studio audience. [56 minutes]
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