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Nichols and May was a Grammy Award-winning American improvisational comedy duo act developed by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) and Elaine May (born 1932). Their three comedy albums reached the Billboard Top 40 between 1959 and 1962. Many comedians have cited them as key influences in modern comedy. You can't get any better than they were," TV host Dick Cavett remembered, "They were one of the comic meteors in the sky.
The freshness of interaction between Nichols and May remains as timeless to modern ears as it must have to the audiences that packed Broadway's Golden Theatre during the fall of 1960. The cinematic qualities that both actors bring to the various scenes throughout An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May foreshadow the illustrative careers they would respectively garner.
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It peaked at 10 on the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in 1961 for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical.
Two months after Mike Nichols and Elaine May arrived in New York, in 1957, their improv act was the toast of the town. Four smash-hit years later, nationally famous, they simply stopped. Nichols and May combined the political and social satire of Sahl and Bruce with the inspired comic skits of Caesar and Coca. Individually, each one is a genius, says Woody Allen. And when they worked together, the sum was even greater than the combination of the parts-the two of them came along and elevated comedy to a brand-new level. He thought the best work was being done there, in such shows as Breaking Bad. Elaine hadn’t seen it.
Listen to music from Mike Nichols, Elaine May like Mother and Son, Adultery & more. The Best of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. 8 tracks.
Mike Nichols had come back to town after spending some time in New York, studying at Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio. Method acting is decidedly more about preparation, precision, and left-brain thinking than Spolin’s theory of improv, and Nichols was more at ease with the former. Some of the bits that would go on to become their best known grew from improvisations at the Compass. Mike had the capacity to remember everything he said the night before, and block it, and redo it, and go for the same point, David Shepherd later recalled. Elaine was interested in playing to the drunken sailor in the audience.
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