Show Business: Telepathic Wit

Tonight they improvise

Paint their names on a solid oak door and they could be a Wall Street law firm: Monteith & Rand. Put them on a busy street and they would scarcely be noticed: John Monteith, 29, looks like a cheery ad salesman; Suzanne Rand, 28, looks like a Cybill Shepherd with facial expressions. But drop them on a stage—any stage anywhere—and Monteith & Rand are the funniest, most inventive comedy team to come along in years, recalling the days of Nichols and May.

They started out with the Proposition Troupe in Cambridge, Mass.,...

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