Fall Comedy Reads: A Look Back at the Firesign Theatre
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. The Firesign Theatre started in the late ‘60s by four men, Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor, who has co-w... [Read More]
Remembering Phil Austin and the Firesign Theatre
To get your own comedy seen in today’s media landscape, all you have to do is put it online and make sure it’s really good. It wasn’t so easy in the 1960s when all of your major channels, TV, radio, records, and movies, were controlled by gatekeepers who may not be all that interes... [Read More]
R.I.P. Phil Austin, Firesign Theatre’s “Nick Danger”
Phil Austin, writer/comedian, founding member of Firesign Theatre and creator of the character, "Nick Danger," has died. Austin was 74. This obituary was provided by fellow Firesign member Philip Proctor. Phil Austin was born in Denver, April 6, 1941 and grew up in Fresno, California. He passed away... [Read More]