For the first time, I’m going to recommend you actually watch something before listening to this week’s album (links are below). Why? Well, because Ernie Kovacs is the godfather of experimental TV. Which is why, as a comedy writer, I was blown away that my introduction to him was from non-comedian (but hilarious person) Adam X. Storm.
Adam’s connection to Ernie Kovacs is a personal one, as well as one of the art appreciator. This week we talk about the clear impact that Ernie Kovacs has had on the world of comedy since the 50s – from Monty Python to Tim & Eric. Whether a comedian cites him as an influence or not, there’s no doubt that he was the first one to really play with the medium.
Watch these and get a taste – as personally chosen by Adam himself.
The Nairobi Trio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLTFQsFswM&feature=related
Percy Dovetonsils: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQUbDGrPg9U&feature=related
Host: Jason Klamm
Producer: Mike Worden
This Week’s Guest: Adam X. Storm
Comedy on Vinyl was recorded this week at the Casa De Adam X. Storm. The samples played in these non-commercial (see: free) podcasts are used without permission, and are intended to sell more albums, (and spread the word of wonderful work) not to endorse Vinyl Piracy. Follow us on Twitter or at the Facebooks.
Buy The Ernie Kovacs Album on vinyl: http://goo.gl/KGdKw
Buy The Ernie Kovacs Collection (some of his greatest visual work) on DVD: http://goo.gl/RzI3r