Intro from Jay Allison: When we first featured Jonathan Katz's audio work, he was making funny little pieces in his attic studio. Then, we helped him produce a fake call-in show. Now, we've produced a radio hour from Jonathan's stand-up performance.
About “An Evening of 75 Laughs with Jonathan Katz”
In 1981, when there were not so many jokes, I began my career as a professional comedian. At the peak of my career, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I continued doing comedy but it was hard to find the right place to share the odd convergence of comedy and a chronic illness. Last year I finally found a “safe” place to perform. It was Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway theater in Somerville, Massachusetts. Miles Smith recorded the performance for Jay Allison and Transom.org. Joining me there were two good friends, Tom Snyder, and Bill Braudis.
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