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Fred Fans

December 2023
1min read

Since Fred Allen was our very favorite radio comedian, it was most gratifying to read that “his audience was considered the most heterogeneous and the most intelligent.”

Fred Allen was to radio what Ernie Kovacs was to television or H. Allen Smith to reporting/writing. Today only Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding could be considered their confreres.

Our favorite Fred Allen line of all time was his observation on ballet: “Why don’t they just get taller girls?”

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