March 8, 2007
A FUNNY MAN-JEAN SHEPHERD
One of the funniest people I've ever listened to is Jean Shepherd. I first saw him on his PBS show called Jean Shepherd's America. I think that some of the shows are available now on tape or dvd. If so and you have never heard or seen the man doing his stuff, you are missing a joy you won't forget. Just in case you don't know who he is, he's the guy who wrote the CHRISTMAS STORY, that runs on television about 300 times around Christmas. You know..the kid puts his tongue on the freezing flag pole..Ralphie..the old man wins a major award, the leg lamp...yeah now you got it. A funny, funny guy who told stories about his growing up. If you are of a certain age you would swear he was telling stories about you. I found this clip of about seven minutes about one of his war stories.