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History of Alex Jones on Austin Public Access TV

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Alex Jones began his career in Austin, Texas, back in the ’90s, as a local cable access cult figure - and built a rabid national audience by spewing out conspiracy theories.

To set the stage, ACTV (Austin Community Access TV) in the ’90s was pure Austin at it’s weirdest. Find out how Jones jumped on the scene as an amped up 22-year old - and originally wanted to be a standup comedian. Learn what happened when he got in a fight in the parking lot of ACTV - and claimed he was attacked by a man with “strange goat eyes.”

Read Harmon’s entire story about the incident in the NY Observer.

History of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Comedy Influences

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Did you see the Golden Globe Awards? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was nominated for several. Rachel Brosnahan won for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Mrs. Maisel. The show is about a stand up comedian in New York City during the 1950s. But who were the real-life standup comedy influences on the fictional character?

We do a deep dive into the comedians that helped shape the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

History of Kentucky Fried Movie

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Kentucky Fried Movie is a flick that not only launched the career of the Zucker Brothers but also film director John Landis. The movie was made in 1977 right before their comedies, Animal House and Airplane, became international sensations.

We dive into the origins of Kentucky Fried Movie, what it took to get made, and it’s place in comedy history.

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