The Soul of Wit
In this Fresh Air interview, Mike Nichols discusses the making of Wit, an HBO film he directed starring Emma Thompson as a woman dying of ovarian cancer. He also talks about his work as half of the comedy dyad Nichols and May, and about his films, which include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate.
On this episode of Comedy College, you can listen to many classic Nichols and May sketches. (My favorite is the one with the surgeon who's in love with his nurse.) This look at Nichols and May is hosted by Steve Martin.
Speaking of Steve Martin, here's a Comedy College sampling of Martin's hilarious standup comedy.
Other episodes of Comedy College feature such people as Jack Benny, Lenny Bruce, and Bob Newhart.