[Michael Feldman #1]

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Raw tape of a live performance by Michael Feldman in Chicago.

0:00 Color bars over Feldman introducing the audience to the show.

0:18 Feldman talks to audience, camera shows audience. He leads the audience in responding to the question: “Whad’ya know?” A: “Not much. You?”

1:45 Feldman tries to get adjusted to his desk and goes off to find his pen.

3:40 Show begins and announcer counts in the show, being taped at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago. The show will feature Michael Sneed from the Chicago Sun-Times and saxaphonist Von Freeman.

4:30 Introduction of Feldman. He talks about the weather and explains a joke he made at the very beginning of the show.

6:05 ‘It’s good to be back in Chicago, now that the wall has come down between Wisconsin and Chicago.” “Chicago is a great place, where else can a Cellozi meet an Ettelson.” Talks about meeting his wife, getting married at a Vienna stand: “We had a Polish with the works wedding.”

9:04 Feldman does jokes about news items: new plans to build building larger than Sears tower, fining of a CTA officer who took a bribe: “he comes out ahead.”

10:55 Feldman introduces Michael Sneed to the crowd. They joke, and talk about some aldermen who are under suspicion of having been involved in shady dealings.

15:15 Feldman and Sneed talk about Chicago’s gangster reputation, and seeing men wearing fur coats.

16:20 Sneed talks about Prince Charles and his bald spot. Sneed talks about lavish furnishings at Buckingham Palace. Feldman talks about Prince Charles collecting or iginal Crapper toilets.

19:15 Feldman talks to Sneed about her sources. She says they’re mainly “office malcontents.”

20:10 Feldman asks her about interesting people in Chicago. Sneed says, “the most fascinating people in Chicago are the politicians.” The offices hisses her mentions of specific politicians.

21:40 END



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