Radio: The Lower Globaler

The Lower the Globaler

When he stopped working for Comedian Jack Benny, the veteran gagman Harry Conn was asked his opinion of Benny's ability to ad-lib a joke. Said Conn, sourly: "Benny couldn't ad-lib a belch after a Hungarian dinner."

Benny's ad-libbing ability was obvious to most of his soldier audiences on his recent 32,000-mile U.S.O. tour. But not a single top-rank U.S. comedian could get by for long without his stable of gagmen. The comic demands of regular radio appearances are too heavy for one man's wits. This fact confronted U.S.O. with a...

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