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The Jack Web Show - April 10, 1946

October 4th, 2010

This show is floating around in mp3 format, but I've made a fresh transfer of it from an original 70s era early generation reel to reel tape of the program.

If you've not heard it before, you're in for a surprise.  It's a sketch comedy show.  And, yes, it features _that_ Jack Webb.  Originating in San Francisco and possibly carried on ABC's Pacific network, "The Jack Web Show" from April 10, 1946 includes sketches such as "Facts on Parade" and a private-eye spoof called "The Razor".

If you like this transfer, let me know and I can post the other existing episode of the series in the blog dubbed from the same tape.


  • DavidinBerkeley

    Oh, man, I would love to hear others’ opinion of this show.

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm
  • DontAskSam

    I loved this show! There are only two known surviving episodes to the best of my knowledge, but I wish there were more. These were some of the first OTR shows I ever listened to, starting about 15 years ago, and sparked my sustained interest in old radio shows. the Jack Kirkwood shows were also among my favorites, as well as It Pays To Be Ignorant.

    The sound quality of this show is better than what I currently have, and I would appreciate it if you could post the other show. I would like to know if Webb made any other “comedy” appearances as a guest on other shows.

    BTW … I have been trying to find an episode of Duffy’s Tavern which features Tallulah Bankhead as guest. It is listed in various places on the Internet, but seems to be always mis-labeled, and not the correct show. Does anyone know where I can find this show? Thanks!

    Oct 5, 2010 at 8:13 am
  • mad4music

    I listened to this show today and loved it! I had no idea Jack Webb ever worked in comedy. I’d love to hear the other episode if you have it. Thanks!

    Oct 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm
  • Mike from the 95050

    This is wonderful. Thanks so much for posting it. DontAskSam: Jack Webb made guest appearances on the Bob Hope Show and on Martin and Lewis. I have the filess, but not the broadcast dates.

    Oct 26, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • DontAskSam

    Thanks, Mike. I might have the files, and since I recently retired, I now have more time to put my collection in better order so I can find stuff! BTW … There is a clip on YouTube of Jack Webb on the Tonight Show which is very funny, the Copper Clapper Case. I am also looking for other TV shows he might have appeared on. TCM occasionally plays the 1954 and 1967 Dragnet movies, both of which I thought were excellent. Just my opinion!

    Oct 26, 2010 at 11:08 am