Easy Aces

Easy Aces, a long-running American serial radio comedy (1930–1945), was trademarked by the low-keyed drollery of creator and writer Goodman Ace and his wife, Jane, as an urbane, put-upon Realtor and his Malaprop-prone wife. A 15-minute program, airing as often as five times a week, Easy Aces wasn’t quite the ratings smash that such concurrent […]

Camel Comedy Caravan

Camel Caravan was a musical variety radio program, sponsored by Camel cigarettes, that aired on NBC Radio and CBS Radio from 1933 to 1954. Various vocalists, musicians and comedy acts were heard during the 21 years this show was on the air, including such talents as Benny Goodman, Georgia Gibbs, Anita O’Day and Vaughn Monroe. […]

Avalon Time

Avalon Time is an American old-time radio comedy/variety program that ran from 1938 to 1940 on NBC’s Red Network. The program was named after its sponsor, Avalon cigarettes. The program is often regarded as comedian Red Skelton’s first big break in show business and on radio. Red had been a guest on the program in […]

Amos And Andy

Amos ‘n’ Andy is a situation comedy based on stock sketch comedy characters but set in the African-American community. It was very popular in the United States from the 1920s through the 1950s on both radio and television. Amos and Andy began as one of the first radio comedy series, written and voiced by Freeman […]

Al Jolson

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson) (May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor of Jewish descent. In his heyday, he was dubbed “The World’s Greatest Entertainer”.His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his “shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach”. Numerous […]