The Sonic Society

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When Good Copyright Goes Bad…

I make no bones about it. I consider Jack Benny to be one of a handful of comedic geniuses this world has to offer. Son of a saloonkeeper, Benny could “sling ’em” with the best of them. In his later years, he could read names out of a phone book and have people clutching their stomachs with laughter.

Benny’s show still holds the record for the longest laugh but some of the funniest things he did was nothing at all. A pause said to the audience more about what Jack was thinking than his lines did after a while.

Benny’s timing was impeccable. He knew exactly when to go for the juggular, and when to hold off and draw in his prey.

Comedians should take note, there hasn’t ever been anyone finer, although there’s been folks who have equalled him at times.

And now, from boing-boing, we get a new travesty… rare Jack Benny treasures that were found, and just as quickly sealed up again.

Read it and weep…


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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