Education: Time For Comedy

Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, better known as the brains of wooden Charlie McCarthy, was booked on the college circuit last week. His stint: a two-lecture stand at the University of California at Los Angeles. Purpose: to give hopeful undergraduate script writers a working view of good gags, bad gags, comic ideas-right out of a horsing mouth.

One of the best gag writers in the business, Bergen follows two heavyweight (Charles Laugh ton, Orson Welles), one lightweight (Rudy Vallee) lecturer, imported by U.C.L.A. to add a touch of mundaneity to the English curriculum.


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