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SOUTHWOLD ARTS FESTIVAL ~ A Funny Woman – Astrid King & James Lileks

How does a daughter fill her mother's shoes?

"Very very carefully," says writer Astrid King, who along with award-winning writer and broadcaster James Lileks, celebrate the comedy genius of Peg Lynch.

Who was Peg Lynch? Only the first woman to create, write, star in and own both her own radio and then television situation comedy series. A pioneer. A ground-breaker. Writer of over 11,000 radio and television scripts. Her creation, Ethel and Albert, became one of America's most popular husband-and-wife comedies from the day it was first heard in 1938 and for the next 75 years Peg could be heard or seen on all major networks, either on radio or TV or live onstage.

Devoted fans of her show included James Thurber, Jack Benny, George Burns & Gracie Allen, John F. Kennedy, Orson Welles, Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Meir, Basil Rathbone, Tyrone Power...Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, was a regular on Ethel and Albert (and also Astrid's godmother).

A FUNNY WOMAN is Peg Lynch in all of her shapes and forms. Clips of Peg telling hilarious stories, live skits, plus vintage video from the Golden Age of Television unseen for over 70 years. Audiences don't just leave laughing, they learn something about a great star in American culture.

The Private Life of Peg Lynch podcast series out now on Peg Lynch's YouTube Channel

SOUTHWOLD ARTS FESTIVAL ~ A Funny Woman – Astrid King & James Lileks