Kliph Nesteroff: September 1946 through January 1947 you were performing at the Shangri La in Astoria, New York with Bobby Kaye and his Orchestra. Van Harris: That was a comedy band. When I performed there they had a regular amateur hour. The prize if you won was a one week engagement at the club - and the guy who lost when I was there was Tony Bennett. Kliph Nesteroff: Oh, interesting.
Stumbled across this interview with this fella Kliph Nesteroff from 2004. I was twenty-four years old at the time. I listened to it yesterday and was surprised I could articulate. The subject, of course, is comedy. Listen here. Read Post
Kliph Nesteroff: Your uncle worked with Singer's Midgets? Harry Jarkey: That's right. Nate Eagle owned the Singer's Midgets. He was with a carnival and they worked in the movies. My uncle was their personal manager. Kliph Nesteroff:... Read Post
Kliph Nesteroff: Your father was also a performer. Milt Moss: My father was a great entertainer. He was the king of what they called the "comedy waiters." In 1956 they had a full page write-up about his career in the New York Times.... Read Post