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Humorist Jean Shepherd Slated for CC Symposium
Airdate: Sunday - December 26, 1965

Last Update: 04-21-2019

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The winner of Playboy Magazine's 1965 top award for humor writing has been made to Jean Shepherd, one of the 20 personalities taking part in the week long symposium on humor at Colorado College, Jan 10-16. Shepherd, part time philosopher and disk jockey at radio station WOR in New York, won the award for a piece in the October issue of Playboy, entitled "Leopold Dopper and the Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot." The humorist of the airwaves became famous in New York a decade ago when he told his listeners there were two kinds of people in the world. Night People and Day People. It has been described as a "free form happening." During the synopsium at Colorado College, he will hold a "Night People" show Jan 10, comment on "The Rise of Popular Humor in America" Jan 11 and give "Some Informal Thoughts on American Humor" Jan 12. The New York Times describes Shepherd as "one of the greatest raconteurs in the history of radio." In addition to being one of the country's most famous disk jockeys, he has written books, film plays, compiled anthologies, acted in numerous off-Broadway and Broadway productions, and has appeared in musicals and revues, and lectured at Yale and Princeton. His articles and short stories have appeared in Playboy, The Saturday Review, The Village Voice, and The Realist. Shepherd has appeared with Steve Allen, Ernie Kovaks, Jack Parr, and on numerous other television programs. One of the films he wrote and narrated, "Summer Incident, 1965, won an Academy Award. He has a starring role in a film about to be released, "The Light Fantastic" and is currently at work in "Pardon Me", Sir, But Is My Eye Hurting Your Elbow?"
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December 26,1965
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

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