Radio: Gag Machine

The No. 1 jokesmith of his day is a six-foot gag-&-stunt machine named Milton Berle (rhymes with churl). His 38-year-old brain is a tight-packed file of some 50,000 jokes and japes. With never-miss efficiency, Berle can dip into these mental files, yank out just the gag he wants when he wants it. The "Thief of Badgags" (as spiteful rivals call him), who has probably lured more people into nightclubs than any performer alive, is now making his sixth attempt in 18 years to lure listeners to their radios with a Berle show.

Last week, the new Berle show, despite a choice time...

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