Born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, in 1933, Jim Harmon barely survived a childhood too ill to do anything except listen to the radio. Reading The Great Radio Comedians is like hearing those broadcasts again. From a major collection of radio recordings, Harmon draws upon interviews with such stellar radio comics as Edgar Bergen, Ezra Stone (Henry Aldrich) and Jim Jordan (Fibber McGee) to produce a broadcast history that reads like a revival of those memorable comedy broadcasts. The first edition received enthusiastic reviews from Time, Life, Newsweek and others. In this reissue he adds revelations of what has transpired in the art form in recent years, including a chapter on Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 247 pgs.