R.I.P. Marty Allen (1922-2018)
Goodbye dere. Marty Allen died on Monday in Las Vegas, from complications from pneumonia. Allen was 95. He was a favorite both on TV and in Vegas casinos for decades as the wild-eyed comedy partner of Steve Rossi. I spoke with Allen three years ago for his 93rd birthday. He was still performing then... [Read More]
“Hello Dere!” Marty Allen still gigging in Vegas and elsewhere for his 93rd birthday
No matter how big the superstar of the 1950s or 1960s he opened for, Marty Allen was ready with a quip to catch them off-guard and endear them to him immediately. Before performing with The Beatles in their string of famous first U.S. appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Allen walked up to J... [Read More]
Marty Allen: Palace Station - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (review)
Marty Allen is 90 years old. That trumps pretty much anything a nearly six-decades-younger reviewer could say about his recent performance at Palace Station in Las Vegas. How many current comedians will still be alive, let alone working regularly, at age 90? Allen is a legend who’s been performing s... [Read More]
Classic Television Showbiz: An Interview with Steve Rossi - Part One
Steve Rossi was half of the Allen & Rossi comedy duo with straight man Marty Allen. They made 44 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, released multiple comedy albums, starred in one feature film, The Last of the Secret Agents, and also performing live in Las Vegas. [Read More]