Sunday, April 23, 2023

JIm Hawthorne Comedy Theatre


Jim Hawthorne was a genius.  He was doing freeform radio in the 1940s.  "The Hawthorne Thing" was the final NBC radio show to originate on the west coast.  He did short films, records, television. 

He did many shows for AFRTS.  I can't date this one, but it looks to be from the late 60s or early 70s.  The Comedy Theatre sounds a bit like the comedy show that Jack Carney and Dick Cavett did in the 1980s..

The Hawthorne Thing was a series of 5 minute fillers

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