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Larry Gelbart ACA Oral History and Transcript, March 10, 2005.

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In his one hour and twenty minute interview for the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College, Larry Gelbart talks about moments in his career, from his start in radio to creating the hit sensation M*A*S*H. He speaks about how humour can be a defense mechanism (almost like a sword and shield), especially among Jewish people. He talks about how being funny cannot be taught, it can only be sharpened. Gelbart fondly recalls anecdotes working with comedians like Sid Caesar and Henny Youngman, and considers the question "Was it worth it?" Bill Dana and Jenni Matz conducted the interview on March 10, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. Additional topics covered include: Comedy, Creative Influences, and Pivotal Career Moments.

2005-03-10

In his one hour and twenty minute interview for the American Comedy Archives at Emerson College, Larry Gelbart talks about moments in his career, from his start in radio to creating the hit sensation M*A*S*H. He speaks about how humour can be a defense mechanism (almost like a sword and shield), especially among Jewish people. He talks about how being funny cannot be taught, it can only be sharpened. Gelbart fondly recalls anecdotes working with comedians like Sid Caesar and Henny Youngman, and considers the question "Was it worth it?" Bill Dana and Jenni Matz conducted the interview on March 10, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. Additional topics covered include: Comedy, Creative Influences, and Pivotal Career Moments.

2005-03-10

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