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Thread #86103   Message #1599495
Posted By: Cool Beans
07-Nov-05 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: times square two
Subject: RE: times square two
Took some Googling but I found this, pertaining to an novelist named Peter Elbling, author of "The Food Taster"


Peter Elbling is also known for his work as an actor and comedic writer -- throughout the 1970s and 80s, Peter acted on stage, in films, Phantom of the Paradise, amongst others (which he also choreographed), and in television -- Taxi, WKRP, Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, LA Law etc., etc., During this time he also produced and directed the late night satirical show, The Hollywood Primary, as well as creating, co-authoring and editing the satirical best seller, The 1980s - A Look Back (written in 1979), and its sequel The 1990s - A Look Back (written in 1989.)

Born in London, Peter emigrated to Canada when he was 19 in search of fame and fortune. He quickly left his job in advertising to become a folk singer playing in clubs across the country. In 1964, he discovered unknown hidden talents and formed the comedy team, The Times Square Two. The TST appeared in nightclubs, concerts and on television throughout the US, on Johnny Carson, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Dean Martin Show etc., etc. In 1970, the group split up and Peter joined The Committee, the renowned San Francisco Improvisational troupe and following that, The Second City in Chicago.