What's So Funny? The Nightclub Years

Code: MT51006

Dates: April 17 - May 8, 2020

Meets: 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Sessions: 4

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $82.00

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Have a blast in the past going back to the original “stand ups” of the Roaring 20s speakeasy era to the mob-controlled nightclubs of the 40s thru 70s, from the comedy clubs to the venues of modern times. Boomerist Fred Lavner presents the earliest stand-up comedians like Joe E. Lewis, Frank Fay and Ben Blue, along with the jokesters from the golden age of live comedy at the Borscht Belt, Miami, New York, Vegas and beyond. The course offers both audio, video and print examples of the best and brightest comedians that made America laugh live and in person for over 50 years.
Fee: $82.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
(in Harford Park)
Radnor, PA 19087
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Fred Lavner

WHAT'S SO FUNNY? THE NIGHTCLUB YEARS Fred worked his way thru Temple University in the early 70s as a joke writer, churning out pages of gags for the likes of David Brenner, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, and Steve Landesberg. The joke was on them when Fred decided to work in a more stable profession upon graduation, embarking on an award-winning career as a writer/producer/creative director in advertising. Fred managed to keep his head in humor over the years by moonlighting as a script doctor, speech writer, and essayist for numerous publications. In recent years Fred has written several humor books, performs both stand-up and sit-down comedy, and continues to find the funny in everyday life. SINATRA Fred is a writer by profession and a local historian for the last 50 years. His collection of audio-visual materials, documents, photographs, first-hand accounts and stories of 20 th Century Philadelphia has been featured in newspaper and magazine features, TV programs, books, movies and live presentations. For added authenticity, Fred was a next door neighbor of Frank Sinatra in Ventnor, NJ for one week in the summer of ’94. MOBS AND MAYHEM Fred is a writer by profession and a local historian for the last 50 years. His collection of documents, photographs, first-hand accounts and stories has been the basis for three books written about organized crime in the Philadelphia region. For added authenticity, Fred was a numbers runner for his mob boss uncle from the ages of six to ten. REMEMBER THEN Fred is a writer by profession and a local historian for the last 50 years. His collection of audio-visual materials, documents, photographs, first-hand accounts and stories of 20 th Century Philadelphia has been featured in newspaper and magazine features, TV programs, books, movies and live presentations. For added authenticity, Fred worked the Atlantic City boardwalk as Mr. Peanut during one 1960s summer.

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