Alan Havig is Professor of History and American Studies at Stephens College in Columbia Missouri.
Acknowledgments Illustrations 1. An Introduction 2. The World of a Smalltimer, 1894-1932 3. The Fred Allen Shows, 1933-1949 4. Creating Radio Comedy 5. Fred Allen and Radio Censorship 6. Fred Allen's Comedy of Language 7. Fred Allen, Satirist 8. Allen's Alley, 1942-1949 9. An Epilogue Appendix: The Complex World of Network Radio Notes Index