Show No. 433 with guests David Steinberg and David Bianculli
Original Airdates: Jan. 11-13, 2019
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First hour: Ed welcomes David Steinberg, Robin Williams’ manager for more than forty years, and the executive producer of Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, the critically acclaimed HBO documentary from 2018 that is just one part of Robin Williams: Comic Genius, an astonishing new collection of vintage Robin Williams material that is now available on DVD. Also in this hour: David Bianculli, author of Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and co-editor of Television Finales: From Howdy Doody to Girls, discusses the recent passing of Emmy Award-winner comedy writer and actor Bob Einstein. Plus: Chris Korman shares a few thoughts on the passing of his friend Ken Berry. Second hour: An encore presentation of our January 2018 interview with Ken Berry. Topics include Ken’s early years with the Billy Barnes Revue, his friendship with Buster Keaton, the important roles that Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Leonard Nimoy all played at various points of Ken’s career, and, of course, his successful runs on F Troop, Mayberry, R.F.D., and Mama’s Family.