Firesign Theatre

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1966, this satirical comedy troupe comprises Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Philip Austin. The quartet’s work drew on a multitude of disparate sources, encompassing 30s radio serials, W.C. Fields, Lord Buckley, the Marx Brothers and contemporary politics. Their surreal humour found favour with the late 60s’ ‘underground’ audience, but despite punning wordplay and sharp wit, many cultural references were too obtuse for widespread appeal. Produced by Gary Usher, they were used to provide the spectacular gunshot effects on ‘Draft Morning’ on the Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers. They subsequently completed the film script for Zacharia (1970), ‘the first electric Western’, but the final draft bore little relation to their original intention. A series of adventurous albums, including How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All?,...

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