I’m taking the day off, having labored excessively for the past month. See you tomorrow.
Archives for September 5, 2011
Fred Allen, who had taken a leave from the panel of What’s My Line? because of illness, returns as the show’s surprise mystery guest on July 17, 1955:
“Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. When a radio comedian’s program is finally finished it slinks down Memory Lane into the limbo of yesterday’s happy hours. All that the comedian has to show for his years of work and aggravation is the echo of forgotten laughter.”
Fred Allen, Treadmill to Oblivion