Theater: Danny: He Shared the Dreams

Danny Simon's ads promoting his comedy-writing course are imprinted with a testimonial: "I learned a few things on my own since, and modified some of the things he taught me, but everything, unequivocally, that I learned about comedy writing I learned from Danny Simon." That kind of thing has been said by Danny's first partner, Kid Brother Neil. But actually, the blurb is from Woody Allen, with whom Danny collaborated on NBC's The Colgate Comedy Hour for a season in the mid-'50s. These days Danny's pupils are not apprentices but paying customers for classes he conducts privately in Sherman Oaks, Calif.,...

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