See my Marx Brothers on Broadway lecture and more at Freedonia Marxonia, Sept. 28-29!
Buy my books: Gimme a Thrill | Love Marches On | 400 Years in Manhattan
Listen to The Radio Show Program | Listen to Faces of Stone
I'll Say She Is 2016 essays: What's Next? | The Women of I'll Say She Is | Life at I'll Say She Is
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Marx Brothers Weekend on Governors Island The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929 Gimme a Thrill
Marx Brothers Weekend on Governors Island took place on September 9 & 10, and a good time was had by all! See photos, video, and memories here. See my illustrated lecture, and a Q&A, screening of The Cocoanuts, and more, at Freedonia Marxonia, September 28-29, 2017! Full schedule here. My book Gimme a Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is, the Lost Marx Brothers Musical, and How it was Found is available from Amazon and BearManor.
I'll Say She Is The Radio Show Program Love Marches On
My adaptation of the Marx Brothers' I'll Say She Is was seen at FringeNYC in 2014, and Off Broadway in 2016. Visit the site for details, and join the mailing list for updates! Radio Vaudeville presents The Radio Show Program, featuring such inevitable classics as "My Stomach is in Pittsburgh," "Borscht Belt Americans," and "Mega Tiger!" Read Love Marches On: The 2017 Daily Rerun on Facebook! Buy the Love Marches On book! It's a multigenerational Broadway saga in comic strips, set in the years 1925 and 1975.
Nero Fiddled Wish You Were Here - Groucho Marx The United Nations Song
It looks like we're going to have to save the republic with musical comedy, AGAIN. For now, visit the old Nero Shows page, and follow Nero Fiddled on Facebook to see what's next. Watch the complete video of Wish You Were Here: Groucho Marx, featuring me as Groucho in conversation with Jens Hoffmann at the Jewish Museum. VaudeVisuals and Trav S.D. produced this Vaudephone video of my "United Nations Song," as seen in Travesties of 2012. (Older version here.)
Marxfest The Brothers The Obama Campaign Birds
I'm proud and delighted to have been among the principal organizers of Marxfest, New York City's month-long celebration of the Marx Brothers, in May of 2014. Watch The Brothers, a film I assembled on behalf of the 93rd Street Beautification Association. During one performance of Life After Bush (2008), I spent two and a half minutes ad-libbing about birds.
400 Years in Manhattan Plebo Spot Corporations Are People Too
400 Years in Manhattan is my history of the world's greatest city. Watch a clip here, and buy the book from Amazon, B&N, Lulu, or iTunes. More video of me as Groucho Marx. Watch a video of the stirring anthem "Corporations Are People Too," written by Amanda Sisk and me. More Nero Fiddled video here.
Amazing Fighter Pilot Adventures American Bank Max Fleming
If you can stand the excitement, watch this thrilling video, Amazing Fighter Pilot Adventures #342. It's even better than the first 341 episodes! In America, planning your future means planning your future, in America. American Bank. Because your dreams are like the sun. Max Fleming is not one of the great vocalists in the history of American popular song.
Bread and Butter Tillo Marx Dr. Hackenbush Restored
Amanda Sisk and Noah Diamond present Bread and Butter. Watch their lovable antics in The Best Things in Life Are Free and Bread and Butter at Work. "Tillo Marx," my Marxist revision of The New Yorker's Eustace Tilly, was printed in the magazine's 85th anniversary issue. Contact me to purchase a print. Watch Dr. Hackenbush Restored, which restores the song "Dr. Hackenbush" to its rightful place in the Brothers' 1937 film A Day at the Races.
The World Has Sprung a Leak The Cradle Will Rock New Faces of 1492
Read some poetry by my grandfather, Joseph Lerner. Read my essays on the lyrics, the original recording, and the 2013 Encores production of Marc Blitzstein's agitprop masterpiece. New Faces of 1492 is an animated film that dares to tell the truth about Christopher Columbus: He was a schmuck.
Penguin Home Invasion Trampled by a Horse  
Some years ago, our home was invaded by tiny penguins. (We moved.) Read all about it, and survey the photographic evidence, at Penguin Home Invasion. Most of my work is comedic, but once in a while I do something gravely serious, such as Trampled by a Horse.  

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