Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mike Nichols, Elaine May|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
There's a telling track on this 1962 reissue called "Nichols and May at Work." It's four unedited minutes of the improv duo cracking each other up to the point where they can barely speak. It's pretty funny even if you're ... more »
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There's a telling track on this 1962 reissue called "Nichols and May at Work." It's four unedited minutes of the improv duo cracking each other up to the point where they can barely speak. It's pretty funny even if you're not in on the joke--which is simply that producer Bud Drake suggested they do a bit about doctors. It must have been a good idea, though, because the other 10 tracks (culled from NBC Radio's Monitor show) find Nichols and May cracking everyone else up by giving surgeons ("A Little More Gauze"), psychiatrists ("Interrupted Hour"), and other quacks ("Bedside Manner") a good--and frequently racy--knock on the head. It's brief--clocking in at just over 34 minutes--and Mercury might have repackaged it with Improvisations to Music on one disc. --Michael Ruby
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Lauren C. Butler | Forest Hills, NY USA | 05/03/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Subtler than the Broadway album ("An Evening with ...") and funnier than "Improvisations to Music", this one takes a few listens to appreciate. Strangely enough, I think that the most hilarious thing on this CD is "Nichols and May at Work", which is a studio session done by the duo that gives you insight on how these sketches are constructed. Recommended for fans and those in the medical profession."
Nichols and May at their best
New Orleans gal | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the seminal piece from which good modern comedy emanates. These two are the foundation stock. It doesn't get any better than this."