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Schmock-Schmock! by Steve Allen
 
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This is an early collection of Steve's radio, television and literary humor guaranteed to bring many a chuckle. Edited from the book jacket cover: He's been the original Talk Show host, a comedian, an after-dinner speaker, night-club entertainer and serious actor... He's been attacked by tarantulas, overrun by large red ants, blown up by dynamite... Who else could host a "prickly Heat Telethon" or invade kitchens as the renowned "Graham Cracker" for a cooking show called "The Rollicking Gourmet"?... He's done slapstick, farce, satire, parody, physical stunts, even outrageous puns... That high-pitched, falsetto-executed "Schmock-Schmock!" is his trademark and it says it all. Scathing in its disregard for dullness, naturally funny in its sound, inherently absurd, its uninhibited zest stands for the high life of the spontaneous and unexpected--and the just plain enjoyment of a good time. And now here is Steve Allen at his best, with comedy monologues from his TV appearances, snippets from the early years of "The Tonight Show," after-dinner repartee, some of his wild off-camera television commercials, the transcript of his memorable night as the Mystery Guest on "What's My Line" when host John Daly committed the one unforgivable sin, his television sketches (the famous "You Bet Your Bird" and others), sketches for the theatre ("Whatever by Harold Splinter," "The Genius's Wife," etc.) and many other Allen classics, such as "The National Jerk Test," "What Is a Clyde?" and"Little Hip Riding Hood."