Reagan: The Amiable Years

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From the video wizards of Guba comes an oddity in the Reagan canon: his appearance in a TV “roast” staged as part of the desperately unfunny Dean Martin Show. reagan-dean-martin-roast-podium.jpg

All the greats are there – Don Rickles, Philis Diller, Dom DeLuise, and Jack Benny as the Ghost of Comedy Past. The jokes are lame, even allowing for the era , but Reagan laughs like he’s present at the birth of comedy. reagan-laugh-dean-martin-roast.jpg

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