The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

The Marx Brothers Council Podcast

30 "K&R vs K&R” (featuring Nick Santa Maria)

December 24, 2020

A holiday extravaganza because we say it is!

Actor/writer Nick Santa Maria returns for an examination of the Marxes’ two principal writing teams, George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind, and Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby. We compare their styles and strengths, and go off on numerous unrelated tangents. But first, we detour to Kalmar & Ruby’s original vision for the finale of “A Night at the Opera”, featuring another performance by The Not Ready For Online Players...augmented by Kathy Biehl and Pete Lutz.

Name-checked in this episode: Parkyakarkus, Carroll O’Connor (twice), Paul Harvey

WARNING: Due to Matthew’s overly-festive mood, this episode contains a moment of adult language.