Which long-running TV show featured a cynical clown who despised children? If you answered The Simpsons, you’re either jailbait or a transplant. Decades before Krusty slurred his first “Hey, Hey, Hey,” actor Pat McMahon was doing a similar shtick on Phoenix airwaves.
“It was an incredibly unusual kids’ show,” says Ben Tyler, writer and director of The Wallace & Ladmo Show, a stage production inspired by the 35-year-long series. “All of the other shows had silly clowns that talked down to kids. And... More >>>