If you’ve got RealPlayer installed on your computer, click here. You should get a segment from last week’s Prairie Home Companion that starts with a nifty bit in which Garrison Keillor interviews Wally Ballou–who is, of course, Bob Elliott. Who was, of course, half of Bob and Ray, two of the greatest comedians who ever lived. And who just turned 85, and who sounds as much like Bob as he ever did.
The world’s been a little less amusing since Ray Goulding left us eighteen years ago. And my week has been brightened immeasurably by this reminder that Bob is still with us, more than sixty years after the team got its start in Boston–and he’s still a grand master of radio comedy.