Trade Ed. Scenario Productions 1997
CS ISBN $19.95 Two cassettes
There is a genre of subversive humor--exemplified most notably by the Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks and, on radio, Peter Sellers’s “Goon Shows” for the BBC--that can refresh, as well as tickle, audiences. It is iconoclastic, mischievous, cynical, even silly. When pulled off cleverly and with high energy, it can have a wide appeal. Subversive humor has always worked well on radio, which may explain why so many of today’s younger audio dramatists resort to it. Canadian writer/director Mark Bornstein and his crew have a good time with their Brick Mallery episodes, yet another send-up of Raymond Chandler. The listener may not have as much fun as they do, for the jokes only intermittently flare with the requisite panache. But the listener with a taste for such fare WILL have fun. And that’s what counts. Right? Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 98]
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.