Skip navigation
Have a gift or promo code? Get started
Skip content
The Jack Benny Program, Collection 1
Price:

$12.99 USD

  Add to wish list

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your wish list you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

The Jack Benny Program, Collection 1

The Jack Benny Program Collection: Book #1

Description

Born in Chicago, February 14, 1894, Benjamin Kubelsky would later become known as Jack Benny. As a boy, he was encouraged by his Jewish immigrant parents from Poland to become a concert violinist. He learned to play quite well and hit the vaudeville stage, where he played popular songs and honed a suave-but-fragile personality, telling self-deprecating jokes. Benny guested on the Ed Sullivan radio show March 19, 1932 and was an instant success. Canada Dry signed him to a contract that same year and soon Jack Benny was broadcasting each week on CBS. His radio career included a long run on NBC and then a return to CBS through his final radio days. His all-star supporting cast included his wife Mary Livingstone, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and announcer Don Wilson. As Jerry Seinfeld would emulate years later on his TV show, Benny’s cast received the best jokes – many pointed at the show’s star. Expert scripts constantly reminded listeners of Benny’s portrayal of himself as a stingy and vain man, concerned about his receding hairline and insistence that he was no older than 39. Benny’s radio show made a successful transition to television with his entire supporting cast following. This incredible collection of The Jack Benny Program is as funny and timely as it was when first broadcast. 

2/13/49 "Jack’s Birthday is Tomorrow"
3/6/49 "At the Races" with guests, Ronald and Benita Colman
3/13/49 "After the Races"
1/15/50 Guest, Fred Allen
2/26/50 "The Whistler Spoof called The Fiddler"
3/5/50 "Buck Benny Rides Again"
3/26/50 Guest, Bob Hope
4/2/50 Guest, Al Jolson
4/16/50 "Mary Convinces Jack to Paint the House"
11/29/53 "Shopping for a Thanksgiving Turkey"
12/6/53 "Preparing for a Palm Springs Vacation"
1/20/57 "In Bed with a Cold and Hears a Burglar"


Audiobook gift memberships

Gift audiobooks to anyone in the world from the comfort of your home. You choose the membership (3, 6, or 12 months/credits), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and your local bookstore is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting
Libro.fm App with bow

The Jack Benny Program Collection Series


The Jack Benny Program, Collection 1
The Jack Benny Program, Collection 1
Black Eye Entertainment
The Jack Benny Program, Collection 2
The Jack Benny Program, Collection 2
Black Eye Entertainment

Audiobook details