Saturday, February 6, 2016

And for comic relief...

 Tom Lehrer,
a Harvard grad, and an MIT Professor of Mathematics,
who couldn't leave musical theatre alone.
He wrote only 37 songs over a 20 year span,
most of them political parodies (to the left!),
but all of them funny.
We'll hear "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park".

Allan Sherman,
who began his career as a TV game show producer
(I've Got A Secret!),
used to make up songs for neighbor Groucho Marx 
and his party guests. 
George Burns made a call, and Poof! 
Allan had his first LP: My Son The Folksinger.
We'll hear "One Hippopotami" from the sequel,
My Son The Nut.

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