Ed Driscoll

The Guys Get Shirts!!!!

Paul Anka drops the hammer on his band.

(Don’t listen to this at work: the language is, shall we say, colorful, to say the least.)

In Eric Lax’s biography of Woody Allen (published about 30 seconds before the name Soon-Yi because a household word), he mentions that when Allen was writing for Sid Ceasar and other star comedians in the mid-1950s, his fellow writers on their staffs called it “Feeding the monster”–the celebrity comedian created a persona and his writers contributed material to feed it.

Apparently, comedians aren’t the only monsters in show biz.