How did Patty Farmer go from businesswoman to historian of the Playboy empire? “I don’t do well when I’m bored,” she tells me, as we talk about her new book/oral history, Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy. We get into the cultural impact of Playboy (the clubs, resorts and jazz festivals, not just the magazine), my own history with same, the process of becoming friends with one’s interviewees, gaining access to Hugh Hefner’s immense archives, combining comedians and cartoonists into a single volume, the amazing work Hef did as a cartoon editor, how she swung from business deals to entertainment history, and more! Go buy Playboy Laughs!
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Author Patty Farmer is back with a new book chronicling the history of Playboy. Her new book Playboy Laughs collects interviews and stories of the Playboy Clubs role in the evolution of stand up… John Siuntres talks again with author Patty Farmer about her newest book, Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy.
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Playboy Laughs invites readers onto the sets of the organization’s groundbreaking TV shows, Playboy Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. These popular variety series brought top-tier comedians, impressionists, and monologists―as well as the finest musicians ―into people’s homes each week.
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In the late 1950s and through the 1960s and afterwards, the circuit of the Playboy Clubs and Resorts were among the most coveted places for the great stand up comedians of the day to play. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and entertainment historian, PATTY FARMER about what life was like for comedians playing that circuit. These includes luminaries like Lenny Bruce, Larry Storch, Joan Rivers, Professor Irwin Corey, Dick Gregory and Phyllis Dillar. Farmer’s entertaining book is PLAYBOY LAUGHS: THE COMEDY, COMEDIANS, AND CARTOONS OF PLAYBOY.