What do Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Saget, Dana Carvey, and Jay Leno have in common? They all worked for Scott Edwards.
Scott opened Laughs Unlimited, which grew into the most successful comedy clubs in America. In his podcast, Standup Comedy “Your Host and MC,“ he shares stories he’s picked up over his years of being the owner of a chain of comedy clubs. Some are of the famous, and others of the not-so-famous. He also plays excerpts from some amazing comedy sets he has amassed over the years from his historic recorded archives.
Listening to the podcast feels like opening a time capsule into mid-century comedy—in other words, the 80s and 90s. The one thing I noticed as I listened is how much comedy has changed over the years. And honestly, I am not saying it is a good thing. Hearing how unrestrained comedians were back then was really interesting compared to the way they have to be now in this politely correct cancel culture.
From the look and feel of his podcast cover art to the intro music, you know that you are in for a treat with this blast-from-the-past comedy podcast. A celebration of Scott’s 40 plus years on the fringe of the business of comedy, this show is fun and easy to listen to.
If you are of fan of classic comedy, you might want to give this one a listen. It will definitely make you smile—I did.
May 2021 Issue