Author Mark Cohen joins journalist and film producer Tom Teicholz in a discussion on the legacy of song parodist and comedian Allan Sherman.
From the Skirball website:
Cohen's book Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman is the first biography of Sherman, an L.A. native who achieved worldwide fame in 1963 with his hit "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," and whose unapologetic Jewish comedy heralded an explosion in American ethnic pride.
A sampling of Sherman's lost and well-known recordings will also be played. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.
Check the Skirball website for more information.