Leslie Ball is a musician, songwriter, educator, actor, yoga instructor, and founder of the longest running weekly cabaret, Ball’s Cabaret. Leslie joins Joshua and Levi to discuss the first comedy album from the Smothers Brothers, The Smothers Brothers at the Purple Onion, and an episode of their variety television show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, featuring Patty Duke and Don Rickles. Leslie talks about what she loves about the Smothers Brothers as comedians and political progressives and what she doesn’t love about Don Rickles.
Reason Gone Mad is a companion podcast to our 2015 season! According to Groucho Marx, “Humor is reason gone mad.” Comedy Suitcase puts that quote to the test as Joshua and Levi along with special guests examine the work and influence of classic 20th century comedians.