Instructor: Dave Goldstein, Comedian, Voice Over Artist, Disc Jockey
The 1950s brought an explosion of sitcoms and comedy sketch shows from Your Show of Shows, Leave it to Beaver, The Honeymooners, and I Love Lucy, to The Jack Benny Program, the Red Skelton Hour, and Father Knows Best. Alongside the hilarity and fun is ingenuity, innovation, and genius that paved the way for future generations of comedic television. These shows are the direct predecessors to The Carol Burnett Show, Saturday Night Live, and Cheers, and more recent hits like Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, and The Daily Show. Comedian Dave Goldstein will show us some of the funniest scenes from these 1950s comedy shows, while giving us insight into these genres and some backstory on the comedians and writers who brought them to life.