Author and comedy historian Eddy Friedfeld presents a lively lecture on the “Golden Age of Television,” when Sid Caesar and his troupe of performers and writers- including Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, and Woody Allen- developed sketches for the then new medium. Friedfeld explains and shows through video clips the genesis of what is now considered classic American comedy.

  • WHAT: The Golden Age of Television and Sketch Comedy
  • WHO: Eddy Friedfeld, comedy historian and co-author of Caesar’s Hours, My Life in Comedy with Love and Laughter with Sid Caesar. For the spring 2007 semester, Friedland is teaching a new course Comedy Tonight: The History of Comedy in America [X09.9370, from February 15 to April 12] at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
  • WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2007, beginning at 7:00 PM
  • WHERE: Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street, NYC

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit to register or call 212 998-7171

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The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 40,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online undergraduate program.

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