The Steve Allen Store.
(Edited from the book jacket cover)
He's been the original Talk Show host, a
comedian, an after-dinner speaker, night-club entertainer and serious actor...
He's been attacked by tarantulas, overrun by large red ants, blown up
Who else could host a "prickly Heat Telethon" or invade
kitchens as the renowned "Graham Cracker" for a cooking show called "The
He's done slapstick, farce, satire, parody, physical stunts, even
That high-pitched, falsetto-executed "Schmock-Schmock!" is
his trademark and it says it all. Scathing in its disregard for dullness, naturally
funny in its sound, inherently absurd, its uninhibited zest stands for the high life of
the spontaneous and unexpected--and the just plain enjoyment of a good time.
And now here is Steve Allen at his best, with comedy monologues from his TV
appearances, snippets from the early years of "The Tonight Show," after-dinner
repartee, some of his wild off-camera television commercials, the transcript of
his memorable night as the Mystery Guest on "What's My Line" when host John Daly
committed the one unforgivable sin, his television sketches (the famous "You Bet Your
Bird" and others), sketches for the theatre ("Whatever by Harold Splinter,"
"The Genius's Wife," etc.) and many other Allen classics, such as "The
National Jerk Test," "What Is a Clyde?" and"Little Hip Riding