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Jean Shepherd
Airdate: October 1972

Last Update: 11-11-2012

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Jean Shepherd meandered through more than two hours of comic-satiric monolog at Carnegie Hall last Tuesday (17) to the apparent joy of his devotees. The Leigh Brown production fell far short of capacity at a $5.50 top. Shepherd scored with the youthful section of the audience with his dissertations on school activity and with others in nostalgia segs. A bit of lighting effects with appropriate classical recordings proved effective, although parts were hampered by his tendency to almost whisper for dramatic effect. There were many humorous highspots throughout Shepherd's lengthy spiel, which could have been helped by editing. But his cult following, gained in radio, TV, and college appearances, dug his style. The program opened with a short delightful set by Sinful Street, an acoustic trio whose tongue in cheek performances have become familiar in the Gotham area. They returned to join Shepherd in closing encores including of "The Sheik of Araby."
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