Thank you for visiting our pages. We would love it if you would Add to this guestbook we are keeping!
so happy to be part of a group of Benny fans!!!
Susan Drazen
Jamesville, NY USA - 11/27/18 9:02AM

I love Jack Benny and his gang so much!
Carissa Jean Bergerson
Louisville, Kentucky USA - 11/27/18 8:44AM

fond childhood memories of Jack on TV in the UK..loved his routines! Like him I'm still 39 ! Recall Jack and Bob Hope 'arguing' over who world's greatest commedian..after much dispute over which of the two was the greatest Bob said "Jack..YOU are the world's greatest comedian" which Jack replied "I stand corrected!"
David Mullen
Liverpool, Merseyside UK - 11/21/18 6:43AM

Comedy legend
Eddie Harte
Belfast, Antrim Ireland - 11/16/18 12:47AM

Comedy across generations
John Hejka
Matthews, NC USA - 10/8/18 8:29PM

Jack still giving joy to this day. I get up and watch the Jack Benny show twice a day at 4 & 4:30 AM five days a week. My favorite Movie with Jack "George Washington Slept Here" With Jack , Ann Sheridan, Hattie McDaniel, Percy Kilbride. Although it is difficult to just pick one favorite.
Susan Yoxall
Arcadia, OK USA - 7/16/18 3:11AM

Mr. Benny's comic timing has been a treasured study for my time on the stage. I cant believe how easy he made it look. But, is is very hard to emulate.
Edward Spencer
waterford, wi USA - 6/19/18 2:41PM

Douglas Campbell
Glendora, California USA - 5/18/18 1:30AM

Mr Benny is one of my favorite comedians of all time, I was 12 when he passed away & I felt I lost a family member. I love his films, radio shows and tv shows. I always feel better when I listen or watch any of his work no matter how bad real life is going. He, his family & cast are legends.
Bob Colleton
Osterville, MA USA -

I have a playbill of the Earl Carroll Vanities dated January 3, 1931 from the American Theatre here in St. Louis. Jack Benny was listed in many of the scenes.
Jerry Klein
Saint Louis, Missouri USA - 3/26/18 12:59PM

I am too young to have listened or seen Mr. Benny while he was alive, being 39 :) However, I am so glad I turned my expensive computer into a radio so I can enjoy listening while I work!
Birmingham, AL USA - 3/25/18 2:18PM

always enjoy jack benny programs no mater how many times I hear them.
Ted Bleiman mdmradio *nospam*
Dywoody, GA USA - 3/8/18 11:44AM

My respect for Jack Benny has grown over the years. His program never really changed over the years. He let his other performers have the best laughs and I suspect he laughed all the way to the bank. A good man I believe.
Jim Sober
Willcox, AZ USA - 3/3/18 7:51AM

I am going to Waukegan, Il. for a family issue in February. You can guess who I thought of while looking up my route. I am the guy who's Mother and Brother met Jack Benny in an elevator in Miami Beach. Jack said to my mother, "what a nice boy, what's his name?" My mother said..."Jack" Jack then said what a nice name.
joseph miller
Las Vegas, NV USA - 12/31/17 7:32PM

LL:  Hi Joe - You may find this helpful:  Enjoy your visit!

Jack Benny was the best and my favorite!
Richard Wilson
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - 10/27/17 4:02PM

I'm 38 and I love to go back to a time when life was simpler. When men were men and women were women and everyone loved Old Glory. Whether I'm listening to Jack Benny via OTR, or watching the Jack Benny Program, I'm transported to another place and time. Comedy was comedy, without the vulgarity and shock factor. It's proof that you don't need to be that way to be considered funny or to make others laugh. May we find our way back to such morals...GOD Bless
Jamey Walter
Altoona, PA USA - 10/20/17 6:42PM

A great man, comedian and human. Having the best qualities combined to create an extraordinary comedian that traveled and evolved with the medium. He had a great mind and a great heart.
Jonathan M
Burlington, Ontario Canada - 8/24/17 8:36AM

How is it possible that there has never been a documentary made about this comic legend?
andover, nh USA - 8/8/17 8:40AM

It's exciting to find this site with so many shows available to be seen and enjoyed.
Tina z
Cleveland, OH USA - 6/26/17 7:41PM

I really appreciated your humor as I became older. The coy look you gave always makes me laugh. May you and your beloved Mary rest in eternal peace.
Harvey Sklar
Randolph, MA USA - 6/15/17 8:17PM

Would you please tell me how to contact Jack Benny's daughter Joan? I just read her --- and his --- book Sunday Nights at Seven, and would like to write to her. Thank you!
Anne Crosman
Sedona, AZ USA - 5/17/17 7:41PM

LL:  Done!

Harry Eisenberg
Glen Rock, NJ USA - 5/10/17 7:57PM

i love Rochester jack and the whole show.
cathy browning
seattle, wash USA - 5/6/17 4:00PM

I used to watch reruns of The Jack Benny Program during the late 70s or early 80s and I loved it! I recently discovered them on Youtube and I'm loving them even more. This was the most consistently funny, creative, and entertaining show ever, and without being mean or crude. And Jack... what can I say... I love, love, love him!! He's just the BEST! So funny! So darned lovable!
Tanya Baccarat
Petaluma, CA USA - 4/30/17 10:38PM

I first loved Jack Benny as a kid with his TV show and later learned to love him through recordings of his radio show.
Dave Anderson
Lake Mills, Wisconsin USA - 4/21/17 8:11PM

One of my favorites!
Tim Hart
Knoxville, TN USA - 4/8/17 9:24PM

I have always like watching Jack Benny. Recently The Jack Benny Show was taken off the air in our area. I sure was hoping to see all of the shows that were on tv.
Lucy G
Tekama, NE USA - 4/3/17 6:59AM

Great site devoted to a brilliant comedian! One of my favorite stories is that Jack Benny arrived at the White House along with his violin. When asked what was in the case he responded "A machine gun" to which the guard replied "Thank goodness - we were afraid you brought your violin".
Joshua W Orlan
Skokie, IL USA - 2/13/17 6:22AM

I am "39" years old
Jay Berkowitz
Little Neck, NY USA - 1/3/17 2:21PM

Aloha from Hawaii: Jack is still enjoyed and remembered here in Hawaii. Jack visited the islands and there were crowds to meet and welcome him. I remember him on the radio, TV and the movies too. I'm 74 years old now but still enjoy his humor! (:
David Bohn
Wahiawa, Hawaii USA - 11/29/16 12:15AM

Quite simply, the finest comedic genius the world has ever produced. There will never be another.
Eric Dreizen
Glendale, CA USA - 10/19/16 4:14AM

I still watch old episodes of The Jack Benny Program.
Peter Heisler
Bronx, NY USA - 10/08/16 1:04PM

Great memories!
Mark Mortrud
Columbia Heights, Minnesota USA - 6/29/16 5:16PM

Is anybody really surprised that a 60 yeatr old television program could still be funny ?? I have several DVDs with 3 full episodes of the JB Program, I hope my grandchildren can understand the humor !
Jim Raupp
Avondale, Arizona USA - 6/9/16 6:11PM

what chapter am I joining ? while the Pasadena chapter would be an honor, I don't exactly qualify as a man from Cook, then Lake,and finally, Mc Henry Counties in Illinois !
Jim Raupp
Avondale, Arizona USA - 6/9/16 5:57PM

LL:  Fortunately, this is the Earth chapter.  However, we did have an enthusiastic teacher in Waukegan many years ago who wanted the Jack Benny Middle School to be an official chapter!  If you'd like to join, please go to Membership, then How to Join, and send me your information!

Jack's comedy is amazingly timeless. My younger children were born in the 21st century, yet the know and appreciate Jack Benny.
john brown
flatwoods, Kentucky USA - 6/1/16 1:37AM

I Really love your site I love to listen Mr Bennys radio & watch tv shows I never knew about this site until I was looking up some info on mr Benny I looked around it so awesome. Thanks for taking the time and having this site
Kagome Dirksmeyer
Marshalltown, IA USA - 5/29/16 10:28AM

I'm so glad I found this site! Jack Benny was the funniest man who ever lived. I have a two hour commute to and from work and listen to him every day!
Kevin Tydrick
Port Washington, WI USA - 5/25/16 5:48PM

Love coming to this site. Jack was my favorite entertainer from the 20th Century
Floyd Riggle
Chino Hills, CA USA - 3/31/16 11:54PM

Love the man
Marilyn Tristram
North Cyprus, Alsancak Turkey - 3/31/16 11:54PM

JB was the finest comedian anywhere anytime. I still laugh when I recall his humor and situations Thank you.
T W Morrison
Presque Isle, Maine USA - 3/23/16 12:55PM

Who did the drawing seen at the beginning of each TV episode? Was it somebody known for celebrity portraits?
Mike Donovan
Springfield, VA USA - 3/11/16 7:40AM

LL:  That was Andre Bouche.  The drawings were done by commission to CBS, and the Red Skelton drawing also got wide usage.

I have been a fan of jack benny since I was a kid in the 50s and 60s. I remember watching the Jack Benny show with my father in those days. Now in my late 60s, Im trying to find the old shows on DVD. But I haven't yet found the shows with Mel Blanc, they were my favorite ones. Im interested in obtaining more of Jack's shows if you can help.
Greg Calvano
Simi Valley, CA USA - 2/17/16 9:56PM

sadly I discovered Jack Benny after his passing. I wish I had found about about him sooner so that I could have loved him longer. However, I absolutely LOVE him now. He is by far, the funniest man I have ever watched on tv. I am currently in search of his autograph for my collection.
Donna Campisi
Broomall, Pa USA - 2/6/15/5:41AM

Jack was the funniest comedian that I have ever seen.
Mike Sylvan
Upper Montclair, NJ USA - 2/2/16 7:23PM

I love Jack Benny! I have for many years.
Marion McKenzie
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada - 1/28/16 1:02PM

Jack Benny looks like a relative of mine, Sam Foresto. Remarkable resemblance.
Rosalie Foresto
Lindenhurst, NY USA - 1/10/2016 7:30PM

Greetings from the Midwest.
Ronnie Harwell
Kankakee, Illinois USA - 1/1/16 2:50PM

Like his timing humor the show stands up to time; now I know how old he was
curt canter
hiddenite, nc USA - 12/28/15 2:49PM


So glad I found this! Can't get enough of Jack Benny. My wife and I watch his program whenever we get a chance. I used to say "hey, Benny for your thoughts?" and then she would pull out one of her favorite Jack Benny quotes! Through 47 years, sometimes Jack Benny was the only thing keeping this marriage together. I say God bless you, Jack Benny! God Bless you! (Hey! did somebody sneeze or something!?) Take Care, Vern
Vern T Adelman
Ft Lauderdale, Florida USA - 11/6/2015 12:15PM

does anyone know where jack bennys maxwell is
mchenry, il USA - 11/5/2015 9:21AM

LL:  There are many Maxwells that purport to be Jack's, and some may have been used in a single publicity stunt, such as picking up Jack at the airport when visiting a town for a performance.  The one he used most on television is currently in a private collection in Indiana.

Jack Benny was the funniest Comedian in the world.
Pauline BatisteTalley
Norfolk, Virginia USA - 11/5/2015 7:54AM

great site
Andrew M Colfer
San jose, CA USA - 10/9/2015 3:55PM

Im 42 and I love love love Jack Benny!!! I'm so happy the Jack Benny Show stI'll comes on television!
Chicago, IL USA - 9/18/15 4:17AM

Durable humour from a much- beloved man.
W J Bell
Near Camberley, Surrey United Kingdom - 9/15/2015 1:45PM

Love all things Benny. One time a community theater group I belonged to needed an entertainment for the next meeting. I whipped up a Jack Benny radio recreation with myself as Jack, and including Mary, Dennis, Phil, and Don (played by friends) and it went over grest. More than one commented that they could close their eyes and know what was going on. (well, that was the idea!) A composite script, mostly based on the show where Mary dreams she's a nurse at a hospital (named Aura Mycin) and Jack checks himself in, and Dennis plays a Doctor with a German accent, and opening with a bit where the cast drops in a drugstore lunch counter (remember them?) for a snack. I may still have the script. That was over 20 years ago. As Jack might have said "Hmm...."
Peter Nash
Brockton, MA USA - 9/14/15 3:33PM

i love reading The Jack Benny Times. being a member of the IJBFC is well worthwhile. Kudos to Laura Leff.
Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, Victoria AUS - 9/14/2015 5:15AM

I am Hilliard Marks' daughter, Jack's niece. My Dad was the producer of the show in 1959 and won an Emmy for Best Comedy. I have his Emmy award along with a photo of Dad and Jack when he received it. Any one interested in purchasing the Emmy? Jessica
Jessica Hollingsworth
Clearwater, Florida USA - 9/12/15 7:40AM

Was Mr. BENNY Republican, Democrat, or Independent? 2 friends are diffetent sides.
Venice, Fl USA - 9/6/15 8:54PM

LL:  Jack was bipartisan, being friends with almost every President from Truman to Reagan.

As Jack Benny died before I was born, can I still write a fan letter and (possibly) send it to his daughter? Would she respond?
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC Canada - 8/28/2015 2:38PM

always 49
c f gunn
london, stratford great britain - 8/26/2015 1:53PM

I enjoy watching the Jack Benny show on antenna t.v. I love his humor on how cheap he could be at times.
rolling prairie, IN USA - 8/24/2015 11:59PM

My father, John Tackaberry, always revered Jack as a very kind, generous man. When I and my sister were young kids, Jack would come to our home and he was always friendly and welcoming. He was an unforgettable man.
Stace Tackaberry
Breckenridge, Colorado USA - 7/30/15 5:51PM

Jack Benny was the greatest comedian ever! Yet, he always shared the jokes with his costars. No one has ever equaled his humor and appeal. He has long been missed!
Mike LaMar
Danville, IN USA - 7/12/15 12:58AM

I enjoy listening to Jack, especially at night when I can't sleep. His show is very soothing.
suzanne scahffer
san diego, california USA - 7/5/15 7:30PM

Hi, I just couldn't resist signing this guest book.
Vernon Rathbone
Clayton, NC USA - 6/23/15 4:15PM

I love Jack Benny's humor and I have tapes and dvd's of his radio programs. I have most of the books about him except for one. I have all the movies I could get with him in it. He was truly the best comedian ever
shirley andrews
West Hills, California USA - 6/19/15 9:02AM

I am a huge Jack Benny fan and am glad I just happened to your site. Glad to see one there's at all....thank you
Dan Iovacchini
Pittston, Pa USA - 6/16/15 4:26PM

Jack Benny always was, and will continue to be, my all-time favorite. Like those of us who remember exactly where we were when JFK was assassinated, I remember where I was when the news came over the radio that Jack Benny had passed away. What a sad day this was. Thanks to YouTube I can still recapture the past at 85 years young.
R Maraist
New Iberia, LA USA - 6/16/15 3:21PM

Is it true, as I heard from somebody, that Jack Benny's daughter was adopted?
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC Canada - 5/24/2015 2:31PM

LL:  That is correct!

Loved jack since I was a kid. Just finished watching 3seasons of the Jack Benny Show airing At 1:00 in the morning. Kept waking my husband laughing out loud!
Jan Van Liew
Snoqualmie, WA USA - 5/04/2015 11:06PM

thanks so much to Laura Leff who keeps JB's humour alive. good onya mate!
Ian Kerr
Melbourne, VIC AUS USA - 4/30/2015 7:20PM

LL:  :D

I'm a big fan
thomas godin
woonsocket, rhodeisland USA - 4/29/2015 10:29AM

I grew up loving Benny's humor.
David Borst
Rockwood, Tn USA - 4/17/2015 2:57PM

I'd like to be a member
Ted Konek
Slatington, PA USA - 4/9/2015 7:36PM

I have always been a fan.
Hugh Catron
Noblesville, IN USA - 4/4/2015 1:42AM

I am 49 years old and 1st heard Jack Benny's program from my dad who had a few reel to reel tapes of his shows. I now have his shows on my phone and listen to them when I drive from home to work. He was a very funny man.
Larry Miller
Rockford, Washington USA - 3/25/2015 7:44PM

Loved Jack. Grew up watching him and all the truely great comics who like Bob Hope learned timing on the stage in front of live audiences making us laugh without the need of foul language.
Kenny M
Bellport, NY USA - 3/25/2015 4:41PM

Greatest comedian that has ever lived
John Cahill
melbourne, victoria aus - 3/15/2015 12:59AM

Jack is so funny and original, just wish we had the clean comedy ' s today.
C Stallworth
Houston, Texas USA - 3/9/2015 1:03AM

I have loved Jack Benny since I was 9 years old, and he STILL makes me laugh!
Gail Eisenhauer
Cheyenne, WY USA - 3/2/2015 7:26PM

Kimm Covault
Los Angeles, CA USA - 3/1/2015 12:48AM

none ya
Bobbi Ysmael
Omaha, Nebraska USA - 02/21/2015 6:31PM

I just found a pure silver mini violin (about 3") with the words "In appreciation to Jack Benny, Fort Worth Symphony. Feb 24, 1966" on the back. I was told to come here to see if you have an idea of finding out its value. Please get back to me. Here is a link to a photo of the piece:
Andy Rosenberg
Los Angeles, CA USA - 02/21/2015 3:36PM

Thanks for making soo many happy with laughter. I'm on 52 years old and I love watching any and all of Mr Benny's shows. What a legacy!!!
richard polson
Las Vegas, NV USA - 2/8/2015 3:11AM

I have always been a great fan of Jack Benny! I watch him now on JLTV.
Bonnie Duke
Corona, California USA - 1/22/2015 11:29AM

I have alot of Jacks's cd shows and I enjoy listening when I go to bed.
bothell, WA USA - 1/11/15 10:02PM

I still laugh out loud when I listen to the Benny radio shows! Thanks for this wonderful site!
Bob Bro
OFallon, MO USA - 1/2/2015 6:56PM

Jack a great man sadly missed r I p Jack
david McIntyre
BELFAST, northern Ireland - 12/25/2014 12:25PM

I've delved through the comments on the fan page and I feel I must tell this story as nobody seems to have mentioned it. There is an old theater (which still exists)in the neighboring city to where I live called "The Orpheum Theater" which is now the home of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and where I went for my 1996 high school Valedictorian Ceremony. Jack Benny, in conjunction with some type of lottery, was instrumental in saving The Orpheum. I have recordings of Jack Benny on radio and television. Jack is one those guys whom you listen or watch time and again and still laugh as hard as you did the first time. I've laughed so hard I couldn't utter a sound.
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC Canada - 12/22/14 7:40AM

Very funny still after all these years.
Jim Schlimgen
Smithsburg, Md USA - 12/21/14 3:29AM

Just thinking of Jack and how he makes me smile.
Christopher R Carter
Rossville, Georgia USA - 12/14/14 6:28AM

big fan of his radio shows!
Damian M
Omaha, NE USA - 12/13/14 11:12AM

no comments
michael Nolan
Mooresville, IN USA - 12/11/14 6:25PM

Love Jack's show
davvid McIntyre
Belfast, Ireland - 12/03/14 3:27PM

i love jack benny programs, i have my own site thats dedicated to jack and a whole ton of others old time radio stars, give it a look and you can listen to jack benny and all others right there.
Plant City, Fl USA - 11/29/2014 6:58 PM

to me he is the GREATEST Comedian (# 1.2 would be Hooiser born RedSkelton)of all times. I named 2 of my cats JackBenny and MaryLinvingstone. I laugh when ever i think of him saying his age being "39". On youtube i just saw Mr. Benny on Carson (1973) when he said that 'MarkTwain said not to me Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Those 3 words "not to me" cracked me up I give my age as "39" if was good enough for Mr. Benny it is good enough for me I always think of the time when he was on one of Lucy's Show and he is being asked info for him being a depositor at the bank and he is being asked (let me stop here while i laugh for a minute or 2) his age and he turns to the camera and says “39” then he is asked his SSN I did not see that coming his answer “1”. What I thought was the best is when he is at home and Lucy goes to his house and he is playing (perfectly) his theme then the doorbell rings and he does not stop until it rings again and then he stops and the music continues playing a record not funny with small letters but FUNNY I guess there will never be in my mind those like JackBenny or a RedSkelton again sad but I can always see them on youtube
Pat Mcgraw
indianapolis, in USA - 11/27/2014 12:19 PM

I am watching his reruns right now. I vaguely remember as a small child watching his show with my mother on her lap top and going back a little ways I'm not anxious but the show is so funny love Rochester.
Susan Nordie
Aurora, CO USA - 11/22/2014 5:21 PM

Huge Jack Benny fan most of my life. It's great to find a devoted fan clubs.
Morgan hill, Ca USA - 10/30/2014 10:34 PM

i have always loved The Bugs Bunny Show too and only in my older years did i realise the many crossovers between Jack and Bugs. I guess Mel Blanc had something to do with that. Even Frankie Fontaine gets a guernsey.
Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, VIC Australia - 10/11/2014 7:08 PM

Too many talented people like Mr. Jack Benny have left us before we could fully enjoy the great gift they had!
Christopher Cory
Palmdale, Ca USA - 10/7/2014 9:49 AM

From my Dad I learned to love Jack Benny. I remember riding home with the family in about 1952 from Damn Neck beach Virginia after a long Sunday playing in the sun listening to The Jack Benny Program on the car radio. My number one son died if natural causes when he was 39. He too will also always be 39.
Mike McGrath
Shakopee, Mn USA - 9/22/2014 7:45 AM

My favorite "The Jack Benny Program" episodes were the one where he fires Don Wilson over whoever said "Don't Give Up The Ship!", the one where Dennis Day finds out about his birthday party, the one where Benny's the referee in a wrestling match, and the two shows with Bob Hope.
Garrett Goulet
Union City, CA USA - 9/15/2014 4:53 PM

Timothy Copple
Sacramento, CA USA - 8/28/2014 2:29 AM

I have been a fan of British and American radio comedy for decades and, having discovered The Jack Benny Programme on i-Tunes, I have downloaded hundreds and listen to them nearly every day. The humour and the scripts really do stand the test of time and I find myself laughing out loud with my earphones on.
I have found out that I share the same birthday, 7th October, as Andy Devine, the Mayor of Van Nuys. What an honour!
This is a great site. Congratulations.

Gordon Cubie
Glasgow, Scotland - 8/12/2014 3:26 PM

Psst, bud.. Hey bud.. My father told me all about Benny Kubelsky about 2 years ago and I was hooked immediately—ya see?
Ol' Jackson was truly a master. Although he never let me do anything I want to! That I never understood at all. Anyways, yours truly owns all of the television episode DVDs and the apps with every radio show. Though I do have one qualm with Mr. Benny, as an ornithologist, I have to debunk his claim that swallows could travel from Serrano to Capistrano. This brings me back to whence I started, I love Jack and everything Jack. There will never be another like him. Gone too soon; passing away at the tender age of 39
Ask me will there ever be a better comedy show than The Jack Benny Show and my answer will be a resounding "Iduh-no!"

Joseph Napurano
Union, NJ USA - 8/1/2014 11:09 AM

I am going to LCC college in Eugene, or and I am taking Basic Communication and our class has a Time Traveling Group notebook, thesis, and presentation to do summer 2014 and we picked 1930's and I am group to Radio.
Eugene, OR USA - 7/20/2014 8:49 AM

Fondly remembered in his Jack Benny Shows. I haven't stopped laughing.
John Howard
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - 7/12/2014 12:43 AM

I missed these shows as a kid, but, am enjoying them a great deal today.
david bass
Daly City, ca USA - 7/1/2014 2:20 AM's kids have no clue... Hope, Burns & Jack should be taught to all kids growing up today....
Sterling Alexander
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC USA - 6/28/2014 6:25 PM

i was born in 1971 but i have come to JB only a year ago through youtube while i was searching for classic comedy.I must say that JB was a greatest comedy. his act and style of comedy is the kind i like....RIP
Hussein Ali
Chicago, Illinois USA - 6/21/2014 12:46PM

Oh, How I loved JB. Simply played himself gracefully, and, with class. YET.... LOVED everybody. I enjoy watching his shows at 2:00 AM - If i didn't enjoy jim - there's NO way ----I'd stay up that late to watch him. RIP Jack. I LOVE YOU!!
Richmond, CA USA - 6/18/2014 2:32 AM

My all-time favorite!!!
William Larson
Burnsville, MN USA - 6/17/2014 1:53 PM

The most adorable actor ever!
Harris Dousemetzis
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - 6/8/2014 1:03 PM

I am 65 years old. Became a Jack Benny fan in the 1990s. Don't remember watching him on Tv when I was a kid although I am sure my parents did. But, I am a big fan now. I love the good, clean humor.
Kathleen withers
San Jose, CA USA - 6/1/2014 9:29 PM

I love Jack Benny!
Denis Kavanagh
Pittsburgh, KS USA - 5/22/2014 11:33 AM

In the late 1960's I worked at the Houston Music Theatre in Houston, TX. We were watching final dress of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM when the main doors opened and light poured in from outside. Perturbed, everyone turned to see Jack Benny walk in to see his friend, George Goebel. Needless to say, aggravation turned to pure adulation with a standing O for Jack Benny
sandy judice
spring, texas USA - 5/6/2014 1:53 PM

I have watched Jack Benny since I was 5 years old. His facial expressions and comedic timing have made a life long impression on me. I will be 65 soon and am thrilled that his show is still on TV. (Antenna TV here in Long Beach). Any person wanting to learn what timing is needs to watch all of his programs. He was a Master at his craft and still seemed liked the guy next door making funny comments on daily life!
michael t murphy
Long Beach, CA USA - 4/5/2014 12:42AM

Great fan and great website for Mr. Benny!
Charles Scamardo
Fort Smith, AR USA - 2/28/2014 3:50AM

Was too young to fully appreciate Jack & Company in first-run--I was 12 in 1974--in the intervening years he's been great and enduring fun! God speed the good work of this site.
Gregory Tashjian
Visalia, California USA - 2/22/2014 10:54PM 

If there is such a thing as a vote for Greatest Comedian of All Time, I'd cast my ballot for Jack Benny. And I think Johnny Carson (may he rest in peace) would do the same. All of Mr. Benny's humor was at his own expense, not at the expense of others. How often do you see that, nowadays? Jack, you are my hero!
Gordon Roberts
Ventura, CA USA - 2/21/2014 5:25PM

I'm a baby boomer who discovered Jack's radio shows on cassette. I believe Jack and "Suspense" were the two programs that fully utilized radio's potential and that's why they still work today. My parents were deeply gratified that I shared their values on this without having to prompt me. Jack was and is an American treasure.

I forgot to ask a question. A Jan & Dean album cover credited the creation of the urban myth the little old lady from Pasadena to a Jack Benny radio comedy routine. Can you provide me any information about this? Thank you.

Freddie Downs
Leavenworth, Kansas USA - 2/17/2014 5:55PM

LL:  Jan and Dean released that album on June 8, 1964, and I'm sure that the bit of the "Pasadena Chapter" of the Jack Benny Fan Club predated that.  According to Wikipedia, the Jan and Dean song was inspired by a Dodge ad series.

Still linstening Jack. Sure miss Mary, George and Gracie. But reality is reality, they still make me smile, after all these years.
rick grannan
Rockwell City, Iowa USA - 2/1/2014 7:56AM

The movie I like Washington slept here.
Edwin Grau
Mount dora, Fl USA - 1/28/2014 4:23PM

Re: My initial JB fan club comment....I meant,"I'd like 5 minutes alone with the fellow who spoke to Jack like that in 1964"! (You're through old man).
Richmond, Va USA - 1/23/2014 8:16AM

My hubby and I love, love, love watching JB on JLTV! The show brings back such wonderful memories and his humor is timeless. Please keep JB going................
Donna Mills
French Lick, IN USA - 1/21/14 10:34AM

Hi Laura, Happy New Year! I just want to thank you so much again for making me the VHS tape many years ago of the Jack Benny episode of his show with the Rocky Fellers performing. Hope all is well! I was watching the Jack Benny Program early one morning on ME TV on cable.
Randy Russi
Sanford, Florida USA - 1/3/14 4:36PM

LL:  Hi Randy - My pleasure.  One of the best things about this job is helping people reconnect with the work that they did with Jack.  

The funniest of them all
rick ragland
karnack, texas USA - 1/1/2014 3:11 AM

Recently i came across jack benny's videos in youtube and i became a huge fan! He is so charming, funny and a very good human being. Its unfortunate that i didnt get to grow up with him. But his legacy leaves on. Love jack benny.:)
SINGAPORE - 12/20/2013 8:38 PM

I'm trying to find a copy of the appearance Jack Benny made on the "Tonight Show" in about 1973 or 1974. They were still doing the 90 minute version then, and Johnny had him on for the whole night. I would really like to buy a copy of that entire evening, including Johnny's monologue. Can you help me out? I would really appreciate it. Thanks...Dave
Dave Risser
Wendover, Nevada USA - 12/7/2013 10:57 AM

I was born and raised in Waukegan,Il.on June 27,1927 and I never got older than 39 years thanks to Jack Benney.I seen and witnessed Jack many of times and had a nephew who ws a teacher and coach at the Jack Benny High School. Whenever someone asks my age i always tell them 39 years because I was born in Waukegan, just like jack Benny and he never climed being over 39 years. What a great person, I only wish they had entertainment of that quality now days.
Chuck Franz
Rhinelander, Wisconsin USA - 12/2/2013 3:59 PM

I just never tire of listening to Jack Benny. I have children - born long after his death - who also listen to and watch Jack Benny. Their generation can also "get it."
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - 11/29/2013 3:54 AM

stephen shuttleworth
Oakland, CA USA - 11/26/2013 6:42 PM

My favorite comedian of all time!
steven rich
forest city, nc USA - 11/23/2013 12:49 PM

Jack Benny, Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Burns & Allen, Jimmy Durante- What a wonderful world it must have been to have these great entertainers with us. What's more they all knew each other as friends and always worked well together. I came along in the mid fourties and loved these people ever since what with listening on the radio and all. Always wished I had been born 20-25 years earlier. Too bad no one has even come close to taking their place. I don't think anyone ever will!
Harvey Kazdon
Levittown, NY USA - 11/17/2013 1:36 PM

Well I seen him back in the 1950s in San fransico he was a good actor !
Frank tonka torres
Bakersfield, CA USA - November 16, 2013 7:00 AM

My Dad introduced me to Jack Benny as a kid. We would listen to his radio program broadcast every Sunday night on WAMU, our local NPR station. 40 years later, he's as funny as ever. I don't think there's another comedian out there that had the timing Jack Benny had.
Jeff Banyas
Ellicott City, MD USA - November 05, 2013 9:36 AM

I remember reading that one time Jack and his entourage were on the road and stopped to stay at a hotel. The desk clerk said we have room for all of you but he (pointing to Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson) can't stay here. Jack replied, 'Either he stays or none of us do.' They ALL got their rooms! Talk about a class act.
Tom Holland
Philadelphia. Pa USA - November 02, 2013 3:32 PM

Jack Benny had the best comedy cast of any radio or tv show ever.
Dwayne Skubon
Richmond, Virginia USA - November 02, 2013 9:25 AM

Hello I have a bass that my father received when he played in a little band in and just out of high school (Huntington Beach California. :) Bass
E Chrissy Evans
Boring, Oregon USA - October 31, 2013 12:20 PM

want to know about the audio quality of the JB radio shows that are being sold by Radio Spirits. I have the impression (from years ago) that their restorations are not the best quality.
Art Shifrin
Fresh Meadows, NY USA - October 19, 2013 1:07 AM

LL:  Give them another shot.  They have gone through some management changes over the years, and I've heard much better comments from buyers about their restorations in recent years.

I have always been a Jack Benny fan, radio, television and movies, you guessed it I am sorta old! but not to old to appreciate clean intelligent fun, comedy!
Robin Strufe
Rocky Mount, NC USA - October 17, 2013 1:46 PM

I don't know why, but jack & the gang always make me laugh....especially the radio broadcasts.
paul cascolan
san diego, ca USA - October 14, 2013 2:24 PM

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA USA - October 13, 2013 4:46 PM

Jack was just simply a genius as an entertainer.If he couldn't make you laugh, no one could.His work will live forever.
Michael Stephen Roller
Kingsport, Tennessee USA - October 13, 2013 12:40 AM

Always loved jack
philip young youngaml@yahoo
puyallup, wa USA - October 12, 2013 1:21 AM

I listen to his radio program on my xm radio all the time
Ross Wieloch
Las Vegas, NV USA - October 11, 2013 12:01 AM

I love to watch the old jack benny reruns.
ramon ortega
fort worth, texas USA - October 06, 2013 10:40 AM

Such a great comedian. I love watching his movies, my favorites are to be or not to be and George Washington slept here.
Rich Velez
Levittown, Pa USA - October 03, 2013 6:24 PM

Those who knew or heard Jack, were lucky. For the man created a world of comedy and laughter like no other!
Ken Greenwald
Santa Monica, CA USA - September 29, 2013 10:09 PM

The great Jack Benny
Dan Lacy
Ft Walton Beach, Fl USA - September 25, 2013 10:36 PM

Like all momentus events, I remember exactly where I was when I heard of his passing. I'll always miss him.
Chuck Oraftik
Piedmont, CA USA - September 25, 2013 4:09 PM

me and my youngest daughter are HUGE Jack Benny fans
sufferen, ny USA - September 15, 2013 1:20 AM

Mr. J. Benny, A gentleman for all times, with a window into thoughtful humor not seen often.
Larry D Kliewer
La Quinta, CA USA - September 06, 2013 7:06 PM

Tacoma, WA USA - August 25, 2013 9:26 AM

Ño spam please.
frank mittel
park city, utah USA - August 20, 2013 11:43 PM

Wonderful site.
Matt Rovner
Seattle, WA USA - August 13, 2013 11:59 AM

great wit, full of humor,love this man and his craft.
James Kennedy
San Lorenzo, California USA - August 11, 2013 1:32 PM

One of the best comedians of the 20th century.
Adela, Ga USA - August 05, 2013 10:05 PM

Enjoyed visiting the Web site. I was excited to hear about this organization. My late Father was Dennis Day who everyone knows was a regular on the Jack Benny Show. Of course I had the pleasure and thrills of watching so many of the shows being taped when I was growing up. As a matter of fact the last time my family saw Jack Benny was at my sisters wedding which Jack attended. It was shortly after that he was told he had cancer and did not last long.
Maggie Mc Eniry
Vista, CA USA - July 24, 2013 1:54 PM

Jack Benny was an adorable man. Although I was too young to be able appreciate him back in the 50's and 60's, I do remember him fondly. It is my great joy to be revisiting his shows kindness of YOUTUBE and for me this is sheer delight. I've just lost both of my parents this year and a dear close friend. Watching Jack Benny has made me laugh again..and I mean real belly laughs outloud. I' looking forward to listening to all his radio shows which will be like finding buried treasure. Jack, you are pure love and I want you to know I love you too. It's all in the eyes. You may have played the part of a stingy meanie, but the love that poured out of your eyes when you smiled said it all. See you on the other side ( I should BE so lucky..)
Love you forever Jack! Thanks for bringing joy to millions of us. You were not only a gentleman, you were a gentle man. God bless you.
Your not so secret admirer,

Martha Magee
NEW YORK, NY USA - July 18, 2013 7:40 AM

Here's to my favorite comedian!
Justin Cooper jcoopgm(takethisout)
North Hollywood, CA USA - July 17, 2013 11:34 AM

I appreciate Jack Benny's life and work.
Charles Smith charlie.smith1935
Eustis, Florida USA - July 11, 2013 7:21 AM

I know that if I were the lovechild of both Jack Benny & Gisele MacKenzie that I'd be called Bartholomew Benny. Jack was a wonderful man. In fact, he's my personal guardian angel from Heaven above.
MOREHEAD, KENTUCKY USA - July 06, 2013 12:16 PM

Shame he's gone, I love the guy. True talent, and class
Todd Walsh
Harrison township, Michigan USA - June 30, 2013 7:35 AM

Loved watching Jack Benny in my childhood (I was born in 1956), he was hilarious as well as his regulars. Still watch him and Rochester on DVD's.
Ricky Hargrove
Panama City Beach, Florida USA - June 14, 2013 12:45 PM

My wife and I are new members to this great fan club but not new to Jack Benny. I understand Jack always looked to the future and not the past but I can't help but feel awestruck when I look at the years of devotion Laura has put into putting Jack's past together here. Your devotion for this great man is truly amazing.
Fred Fox
Surrey, BC Canada - May 31, 2013 7:16 PM

LL:  Hi Fred - Such kind words.  They are greatly appreciated.  It's one of the little ways that I like to try and make the world a better--or at least funnier--place.

would have loved to see more of Mary.
Mike Sims
Eustis, FL USA - May 26, 2013 11:34 PM

Such a wonderful man and a great comedian'' He was way,way, before more time, but I have seen him in reruns the last few years'' He was great'''' I went and saw were he was entombed'' in L.A It was a very spiritual experience I left him a penny''it is a must visit for any Jack Benny fan RIP Jack''' YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN'''
Chip Garcia
Sacramento, California USA - May 25, 2013 1:12 PM

I hope that if I get to heaven someday, jack will be one of the first people that I will want to meet in person!!
James Anania
lindenhurst, ny USA - May 17, 2013 7:25 PM

I went on a date with my Dad in 1965 to see Jack Benny. A really great memory. I played violin also.
Phoenix, AZ USA - May 07, 2013 10:17 PM

Im new here. Hubby was a huge Jack Benny fan. I have a commercial contract signed
by Jack dated March 1959 for some commercials he did for Fletcher National Bank.
Would be interested in selling it as my husband passed away and I need to pay some bills. If you're interested email me.

Esther Hodges
Woodland, California USA - May 07, 2013 2:29 PM

Used to be a member. Got lost when I moved to Utah (ugh).
Ray Druian
Taylorsville, UT USA - April 13, 2013 11:01 PM

Certainly enjoyed Jack's TV show
Christopher Kauffman
Vidalia, GA USA - April 13, 2013 4:00 PM

Life long fan!
Steve Adair
Surrey, BC Canada - April 13, 2013 1:00 AM

Loved Jack both old and new.
Joseph Robertson
bloomingdale, il USA - April 07, 2013 11:43 AM

Watching the Jack Benny Program nearly every night, down to earth,true and honestly funny stuff. Love it.
Floyd Groh
Austin, TX USA - March 29, 2013 5:21 PM

Jack Benny is like a great friend I listen to him very often I have all his radio shows on my ipod over 700 of them. i wish he was still here making his timeless comedy.
Al Haglund
stony brook, ny USA - March 26, 2013 12:52 PM

I always heard my parents talk of Jack Benny when I was a child. Thanks to Antenna TV network, I can now see what they were talking about. I love being able to watch the old Jack Benny Show episodes on late night Antenna TV! I especially love the episodes that feature his wife, Mary Livingstone, with him. I think he was one of our greatest comedians ever, and because of late night TV, he has a whole new generation of admirers, including myself!
Deborah Ranquist
Gales Ferry, CT USA - March 22, 2013 11:48 PM

I am 35 and Jack Benny is my favorite comedian.
Nathan Allen
Plays mouth, NE USA - March 07, 2013 5:48 PM

Greetings All!
andre perkins
lake charles, LOUISIANA USA - March 07, 2013 2:41 PM

I love Jack Benny....own his movies, tv shows, books about him......fond memories of watching reruns of his show with my grandparents when I was a child. I still think he and his show are hilarious. I can't wait to be able to buy new episodes on DVD....I hope the entire 15 years is one day put on DVD. I even have a poster of him framed in my guest bathroom! They don't make them like him anymore that's for certain!!!!
Randee Mazurek Randee719-no
Naperville, IL USA - March 02, 2013 11:24 AM

Well, Ya know, Ya see.......I really would like to get more in volved in the life and times of the great Benny Kabelski......But I can't get Rochester to drive me to Waukegan.....
Tom Brady
Toledo, OH USA - March 02, 2013 9:33 AM

I am looking for the location of the grave of Milt Josefsberg who was a writer for Jack Benny. I know he is located in Mt. Sinai cemetery and i'm looking for a section number etc to help me find his grave.
jeff thomas
senoia, ga USA - February 18, 2013 9:10 AM

I have been a Jack Benny fan for about 60 years. and for the past 30 years I have done an impersonator tribute to Jack. Happy Birthday Jack.
Lynn Roberts
Phoenix, AZ USA - February 09, 2013 5:31 PM

There will never be anyone as funny nor adorable than Jack Benny!!
Jamie kelo
groton, ct USA - February 05, 2013 11:56 PM

I Love Jack Benny and so dose my Husband.
We Love Jack Benny.

Yvonne Polk
LakePanasoffkee, Florida USA - January 26, 2013 2:49 PM

Collector of Jack Benny merchandise.
George Bellamy
Saint John, IN USA - December 31, 2012 6:08 AM

Great site.
Melanie Hollett
Anywhere, ID USA - December 31, 2012 6:04 AM

Such a fan of The Jack Benny radio show. Always lightens my day!
RUSSELLVILLE, KY USA - December 16, 2012 4:24 AM

Hello to all, I have an old jack benny bank an i've had it since i've been a kid and i'm fifty now but if any one would like to own it e-mail me and i will send you pic's of it. Thank you, randy
Randy conley :(
Marion, Ohio USA - December 14, 2012 6:18 PM

I enjoyed watching Jack Benny on tv when I was a kid he was the best a top class act thanks
Westland, MI USA - December 08, 2012 7:19 PM

Love Jack Benny!
Barry Hufstedler
Rockford, IL USA - December 08, 2012 3:03 PM

I am a baby boomer born in the late 40's and always enjoyed Jack Benny's TV programs through out the 50's 60's and 70's..I am now enjoying his shows once again on youtube today's tv programming does not hold a candle to the brilliant timing and taste that Benny had. Truly a great entertainer.
Claudia Sutton
North Truro, Massachusetts USA - December 03, 2012 8:42 PM

I collect OTR shows - have about 6,000 in my collection, including most- if not all- of Jack Benny's shows. I once had 11,000 total shows, but donated many to public radio stations in Ohio and Wisconsin.
RalphRDoty rdotynospam
Duluth, MN USA - November 30, 2012 11:12 AM

Thanks to Netflix I can see the Jack Benny Show reruns again.
Harold M Angers
San Juan, PR USA - November 29, 2012 10:33 AM

Glad I found you.
Shirley Fitzpatrick
Chicago, IL USA - November 08, 2012 4:58 PM

Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Jessel- Being born in 1946 these wonderful entertainers have given me pleasure for 66 years now. In the beginning I would stand on a stool my grandfather had made for me, and as I stood on it looking straight at the radio I listened to them on the radio and later on TV. I bought all the records I could find as I grew up (sadly gone now) and now have tapes and CD's I listen to all the time. It is nice that they were all good friends. Wish I had been around
+0 years earlier!

Harvey Kazdon
Levittown, NY USA - November 04, 2012 3:53 PM

just checking in and reading the positive comments.
jack is great but so are the people who maintain this website and keep the great JB alive.
well done laura. brilliant work!!!
Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, VIC AUS - November 04, 2012 12:58 PM

LL:  :)

I'm a lifelong fan of Jack Benny, i grew up both listening to his radio shows & watch his classic TV shows since i was a kid. his type of humor is so memorable and i'd admire many of how his sketches turn out to be so funny. & his support of his fellow cast mates that helped Mr.Benny's shows very nostalgic and hilarious ever since.
James Reyes
Chicago, IL USA - October 25, 2012 2:27 PM

Just recently within the past few weeks I had my gallbladder removed, and somehow by a miracle, Jack's spirit kept me company from check in time to discharge time. Jack's spirit was honored knowing that when the time comes to build the Norfleet Medical Center in Morehead, well, the waiting room for the expectant fathers will be none other than the JACK BENNY MEMORIAL WAITING ROOM! Ofcourse, nothing's official just yet. Keep reading to learn of updates on the progress of the project.
Mac Cooper
Moreland, Kentucky USA - October 13, 2012 8:41 PM

I was not around back in the 50's.... But I have a good nostalgic feeling that takes me back to those days... How I wished I lived back then. Jack Benny truely is the best of his time. I Thank You very much Jack Benny.
Ernesto Romero
Los Angeles, CA USA - September 26, 2012 2:04 PM

I recently had the good fortune of stumbling upon re-runs of the Jack Benny Show, (I had never see the the show before - being a kid of the 70's, I hope I might be excused...), and think he's the best. (I really like Rochester too!) Mr. Benny's humor will live on for future generations to enjoy. God Bless Jack Benny.
Douglas McCullough
Chicago, IL USA - September 26, 2012 3:41 AM

Jack Benny--Funniest man ever!
Eileen Lengyel
Lincroft, NJ USA - September 14, 2012 8:39 AM

Fly me to the moon. for neil armstrong
i love benny k.
never stop laughing.

Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, VIC Australia - August 25, 2012 8:30 PM

Jack's shows have got to get on DVD..What a shame CBS hasn't done so
George Mathews
Antioch, CA USA - August 25, 2012 4:41 PM

Im a huge fan of the jack benny program
Cornelius Sides
Cape Girardeau, Mo USA - August 24, 2012 6:36 PM

I discovered Jack Benny radio programs in 2005 or 2006. I never even knew he was on radio. I only knew him from TV. I am now a huge fan and listen to Jack every day!
Sharon Shurley
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA - August 13, 2012 2:55 PM

I grew up with Jack Benny & Sunday night radio. When he died it was like losing a family member. Thanks for the memories Jack & Gang!
C D Lemay
Yorktown, Va USA - August 12, 2012 7:28 AM

I listen to Jack Benny on XM radio. What a treasure he is. Wish I could remember him better from when the show was on TV.
Donald George
Lincoln, NE USA - August 08, 2012 8:23 PM

Jack is one of my all time favorite comedians. We watch his show each morning at 1 & 1:30, and Sunday evenings at 9. Amazing comedic timing and writers! His variety of shows appeal to all ages. We all watch and love it!
Sandra Bersin
Long Grove, Illinois USA - August 06, 2012 11:28 PM

I loved the Jack Benny Show when I was a kid. They don't have actors like him anymore.
Keith Steria
Glenfield, NY USA - July 22, 2012 2:53 PM

First heard Jack Benny on the Those were the days with Chuck Schaden back in Chicago when I was a kid in the '70's. Still listening on Sirius radio.
Michael Howe
San Antonio, TX USA - June 30, 2012 6:33 PM

I have always enjoyed listening to Jack Benny's radio programs on audio cassette tape . I still enjoy Eddie Anderson as " Rochester ".
James Feldsien
Brooklyn Park, MN USA - June 24, 2012 10:19 PM

We watch jack benny and burns & allen every week night on 13.2. We love, love, love it! We watch it as a family.
pambr, nc USA - June 22, 2012 2:18 AM

Jack Benny will always be my favorite comedian, and it is a delight to even think of him.
Nolan Fremin
Ocean Springs, Mississippi USA - une 18, 2012 11:41 AM

Jack was on television when I was in in high school and I ignored him. Now I see his genius and keep looking for his stuff on the web. Pearls before swine.
Jim Scarff jas.scarff(I"M THINKING!)
Columbus, OH USA - June 18, 2012 12:54 AM

This is a great site!
Kathy McGonigal
Ontario, NY USA - June 02, 2012 11:34 AM

who loves jack
Albert Grant
Los Angeles, CA USA - June 01, 2012 10:07 PM

LL:  We do!  :)

MANALAPAN, NJ USA - May 25, 2012 8:48 PM

I just saw his lifes story on public tv I forgot how great he was
Buddy Ouzts
Winder, Georgia USA - May 20, 2012 10:35 AM

Jack Benny is still my all-time favorite comedian, and with a lot of work someday I'll perfect his hilarious blank stare . . . it's worked with two bank loan officers so far. Long live Jack Benny. He still makes us laugh so many years after his death.
Hunter Nieuport
Aspen, Colorado USA - May 02, 2012 10:45 PM

My 80 year old mom laughs like a kid when watching Jack. Thanks.
Dennis Payne
Peterborough, Ontario Canada - April 10, 2012 4:11 PM

the greatest comic ever
harris m freedman
miami, fl USA - April 08, 2012 10:45 AM

when I was a kid,I would watch jack benny all the time,I thank he was a good entertainer.
mike clark
st joseph, mo USA - April 08, 2012 6:57 AM

LL:  See ^ ...they STILL love Jack in St. Joe!

I am putting on a George Burns & Jack Benny Show on April 28th in Staten Island. The article appeared in the Staten Island Advance and you can see it at It has a pic of the two great look a likes (Peter Saltzer as Burns and Michael T. Wright as Benny) Tickets are only $25 and there is a discount for seniors. I thought you would be interested in this information. If you have any questions, please feel free to e mail me. Thank you, Robert Attanasia President of Who's on First in New York; The Abbott and Costello Fan Club.
Robert Attanasia
Staten Island, NY USA - April 07, 2012 1:25 PM

A day seldom goes by without me listening to several hours of the Jack Beeny radio program. I discovered him on in 2005, and I haven't been without him since. Unlike others, my favorite JB programs are from the 1930's, even though I miss the ones where Rochester doesn't appear.
Sharon Shurley
Tulsa, OK USA - April 01, 2012 8:40 PM

he was such a great entertainer and a great violin player he wasnt giving enough credit for what a great player he was.
Karen Krambeck
Davenport, Iowa USA - March 30, 2012 1:06 PM

I want to say that I have always loved Jack Benny, but recently, I have discovered his old television shows on YouTube and listen to his old radio shows via a Canadian radio network on Sundays evenings on the east coast at 10;15 pm. After listening to the quality of the radio shows, I was so impressed with Mr. Benny that I had to find out more about him and his cast of characters that made the show incredible! Thanks to youtube I have been able to see how wonderful these shows were and the amazing talent that was "Jack Benny." If we have a Heaven or will be together with those who have passed in times before, I hope that I could meet face to face with Jack Benny and thank him for the wonderful comedy he brought to this world, and those who worked with him to make his show one of the greatest ever in media! He was one of the greatest and will never be forgotten ever!
michael cerza
Caldwell, nj USA - March 25, 2012 3:37 PM

Jack Benny is the funniest ever!
Greg Barnes
Riverside, Missouri USA - March 23, 2012 3:32 PM

I am glad to find this website I love to listen to the Jack Benny radio shows
Worcester, Pa USA - March 16, 2012 1:17 PM

Love Jack Benny
Anna M
Homestead, Florida USA - March 16, 2012 12:34 PM

Every year I set aside some time on the 14th of February (Jack's birthday) to celebrate it. In my heart he is one of my best friends! It is a shame that for 2 years now I have had to go away to camp. 2 years ago I went to the beach and this year I went to the mountains. They weren't the best camps and I hope I can still count myself as a Benny fan even though I haven't been able to celebrate it. :(
Jennifer Filips
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - March 14, 2012 7:30 PM

I have every radio program on Mp3's. Had a chance to see Jack live in the Chicago area in the 60's and 70's. Love it all!
William Tandy
Kokomo, IN USA - March 13, 2012 6:38 PM

Great site. First look today. Longtime Benny fan.
Peter M Nash
Brockton, MA USA - March 10, 2012 1:40 PM

Jack Benny has ALWAYS been my favorite comedian from age 7 to present starting in the 1940's. I am delighted to inform you that Jack's old shows are presently being broadcast on tv station JLTV.
Ken freeman
Coconut Creek, Florida USA - March 03, 2012 3:48 AM

I recently became a fan of Jack Benny since they are now rereleasing his show on late night TV. I have always know who he was (is) Thanks to looney tunes and the likes, even when I was young, but unfortunately they didn't release his show in my youth (I'm 35 now). Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face Mr. Benny, Rochester and the rest of the gang and guests. I am eternally grateful to you and classic Television when TV was worth watching!!!!!!
Hiram Melendez
New York, NY USA - February 27, 2012 12:04 PM

When I was out in Cali, I dropped a nickel on Jack's grave....after walking around, I decided that wasn't really an appropriate gift, so I came back to get it, and it was gone!!!!! HIYA Jackson!!!
Mike Mccormack
Milwaukee, WI USA - February 18, 2012 12:38 AM

Gotta love humor with no profanity. Why can't they do that these days? We would end up with kids who had manners.
kevin varmette
south glens falls, ny USA - February 17, 2012 7:42 PM

Happy Birthday Jack!!! You would have been 118, but you will always be 39 to me.
Kate Brown
Normal, IL USA - February 14, 2012 6:04 PM

Happy 39th Jack!! Live forever, you and your fabulous cast!!
Thomas Lauffenberger
Glendale, California USA - February 14, 2012 12:11 PM

What was the name of the comedy show following the Benny show? His name was Fred ____? This was back in the 1940s. Now I remember, Fred Allen!
Charles King
Gainesville, fl USA - February 14, 2012 6:23 AM

Jack Benny was truly AWESOME at everything he did. I loved watching him when I was a Child, and still enjoy the ReRuns. He gave alot of young and New Talent a chance to preform and get recognized. He is one of Great People in Broadcast and will never be Forgotten.
Mike Duckworth
Houston, Texas USA - February 07, 2012 3:11 AM

psst, hey bud. whatcha doin'?
uh uh. you need a good laugh.
try Membership in the 1st. it's got a big following of people who know.

ian kerr
kurunjang, VIC AUS - February 05, 2012 5:34 AM

i could listen to jack and the gang all day every day. ok maybe not. but i love the show
paul mattera
providence, ri USA - February 01, 2012 1:28 PM

Best Entertainer EVER!
Mike Lefebvre
Calabogien Ontario CANADA - February 01, 2012 8:59 AM

Always a great favorite in my family.
Stanley Herbert Arthur
Loudon, NH USA - January 29, 2012 11:54 AM

G Bellamy  
Somewhere, IN USA - January 25, 2012 8:44 PM

Hah huge fan here
Rusty Brehe
Dallas, Texas USA - January 10, 2012 8:14 PM

Love The BenMan
Augie Rincon
Arroyo Grande, CA USA - January 07, 2012 7:24 PM

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA USA - December 27, 2011 4:57 PM

ohh ohh ohh!
everyone should purchase their copy of "39 Forever" it really is a masterpiece of JB magic and well worth the money.
the authors, Laura and Martin, even signed mine. How great is that!?

ian kerr
Kurunjang, Victoria Australia - December 26, 2011 3:41 PM

Now that's the silliest thing i've ever heard!
play phil!

ian kerr
Kurunjang, Victoria Australia - December 26, 2011 3:35 PM

I watch The Jack Benny Program nightly!!! Love it as much as when they aired!
Gerry Blake
Fresno, CA USA - December 14, 2011 3:57 PM

Who knew there was a website for Bennyheads? I am a high school janitor and if it wasn't for the Benny program and some of the other old time radio programs on my mp3 player, I would go freaking nuts performing some of the mindless tasks I do every day.
Denny Vincent
Hillsboro, IL USA - November 30, 2011 6:04 PM

have none at this time
stephen loewenberg stephen
san francisci, ca USA - November 29, 2011 11:35 PM

Well! Rochester, Rochester! Coming Mr. Benny. Oh, Dennis, oh, Dennis.
cindy rogers
kansas city, MO USA - November 28, 2011 7:30 PM

I have loved jack benny for 50 years!
Ronald Faulkner
Pasadena, Calif USA - November 27, 2011 2:41 AM

I love to listen to jack benny's delightful comedy for the nostalgia it provides me, even though,being born in 1960,his radio show was before my time.
ward kilburn
fredericton, NB canada - November 26, 2011 5:59 PM

We are lucky to get one hour of The Jack Benny Programk Sunday-Thursday "mornings at 3:00-4:00 AM preceeded by an hour of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show from 2w:00-3:00 AM on the same days. Also get reruns of the original Alfred Hitchcock Presents as well. By the way, Hitchcock and Benny programs were both televised Sunsay nights. What great memories of the 50's and early 60's. Itsw on Antenna TV- a "sister" channel of 11 in New York. We get it on Channel 114. Worth the getting up at 2 AM!
Harvey Kazdon
Levittown, NY USA - November 22, 2011 4:48 PM

THREE big very loud cheers for Laura Leff.
what a herculean task she has and she does it so well.
keep on dispensing the laughter madam president!

Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, VIC Australia - November 06, 2011 4:51 AM

i discovered the radio shoes this year as well as Phill/Alice its pretty much all I listen to
Dan Nugent
Dripping Springs, Texas USA - November 03, 2011 1:00 PM

In my humble opinion Jack Benny was the greatest comedian of the 20th century. His talents are still so vibrant and alive decades after his passing. His work, especially his radio programs, never seem dated like that of other performers of his time. Even my 11 year old daughter listens to him.
Hugh deManbey
Sandisfield, MA USA - October 26, 2011 3:07 PM

when I want a real laugh, I pop in a cassete of Jack and the gang and my day is made!
Randy Eugene Porter
LaPorte, Texas USA - October 26, 2011 11:05 AM

Does anyone know of any exhibits/museums that are about Jack Benny?
Jan Roberts
Platteville, CO USA - September 15, 2011 11:28 AM

Like to lisen to recordings of Jack Benny and other radio shows Whene I,m working alone .
Edward Latz
Geneva, NY USA - September 13, 2011 4:10 PM

Amazing comedian. One of the best!
Marty Dowell
Russellville, Kentucky USA - September 11, 2011 11:31 PM

I feel honored to be a fan of Mr.Benny.My grandfather was a fan and I filled suit,now my 20 year old son is carrying on the tradition.
Randy E Porter
LaPorte, Texas USA - August 28, 2011 3:40 PM

I just wanted to let you know how much I admire Jack and all the comedy and joy he has given to us all. He is dearly missed. I wish I could find someone who has his shows on dvd to purchase? God bless him.
Gregory Wilkin
Hudson, Florida USA - August 27, 2011 3:31 PM

Jack Benny was and is the master. However, all of you know that.
David Wilkes
Centereach, NY USA - August 23, 2011 3:53 PM

In 1968 when I was 7 years old my parents took our family to MelodieLand by Disneyland to see Jack Benny perform. After intermission Jack came back onto the stage with cotton candy. He told the audience that if there were any pretty girls in the audience that wanted some they had to come up on stage and give him a kiss, and the boys had to shake his hand. I immediately looked up at my dad and asked if I could go up on stage! 2 little boys, 1 little girl and myself all went up on stage and I was the last one to get my cotton candy and give Jack a big kiss right on the lips! I am not 50 years old and I still to this day have the cardboard roll that the cotton candy came on!! It is a memory I will always treasure!!
Marilyn Russell
Sacramento, CA USA - August 02, 2011 11:25 PM

It's a shame I was born too late to have a nostalgic relationship with Jack
MarkO markorwens
Los Angeles, CA USA - August 11, 2011 7:11 PM

Laura, I cannot say thank enough for the work you have done on 3 editions of the Jack Benny Times, which I just received today in the mail. Thanks! I continue to improve my life through these volumes, tapes, and dvds. Jack Benny is perhaps the single most important role model in my life. This organization has given me a greater depth of living. Thank God for you and this organization. But most of all, to Jack Benny the greatest man to have lived in the 20th Century! I watch he and Bob Hope in their TV Specials and find renewed joy in life! WOW! Thanks Laura!
Bryan James Walker
Rossville, GA USA - July 01, 2011 7:50 PM

Jack Benny rocks! I'm a huge fan of the show and can't wait to hear some of the radio broadcasts.
Nevada McPherson
New Orleans, LA USA - June 30, 2011 3:50 PM

I wish more people could know the great comedy of Jack Benny.
Ladd Williams
Bells, TN USA - June 22, 2011 1:26 PM

I feel I must share this story with you. I was out shopping at Cosco Wholesale/Retail store and while getting something to eat, quite close to where i was sitting, there was a woman. I don't know how old she was, but she said to me, "Do you find it hard to shop here?" Being polite I said, "I'd might as well be driving Jack Benny's Maxwell." That started a jolly good conversation, I don't remember how it ended.
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC Canada - June 21, 2011 2:14 PM

I love listening to the Jack Benny Radio Program on Radio Classics. I'm sure other drivers probably think I am crazy because I am laughing hysterically. He was and still is one of my favorite comedians.
Keithville, LA USA - June 16, 2011 11:17 AM

Jack Benny is practically a god. I listen to his radio shows every night. Thank you for this website.
Martin Lewis
Eugene, OR USA - June 12, 2011 10:15 PM

Jack's Benny's cleverest gag was the one that's been running two years longer than the Mississippi River. Jack Benny was only 39. I hope 39 is as kind to me as it was to him!
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC Canada - June 11, 2011 5:34 PM

i knew jack was really an excellent/very good violinist who gave charity demonstrations and even played carnegie hall but i only recently found out he was a child prodigy.  at any rate he was a superb actor with great comedic timing and sense of the ridiculous.  my ipod is bursting with benny shows and my love of his (and the rest of the cast and crew's) happy funny comedy is everlasting.
Kurunjang, VIC AUS - June 08, 2011 5:15 AM

i have been a fan since seeing reruns of his tv show as a child in the 70s.
dwayne skubon
richmond, VA USA - June 02, 2011 1:05 PM

I Love Jack Benny
William P Mason
New York, NY USA - May 19, 2011 11:17 AM

I read the entry from May 13th, by Greg Bullen, I have an almost complete consecutive collection of Jack Benny's radio shows from May 4, 1947 to May 2, 1950. And several other miscellaneous recordings. I love Jack Benny and it's sad to hear that there are no survivors of his radio cast. Even Dennis Day has passed away. Greg Bullen is only 46? Ha. Look at me I'm only 33. And let's not forget Jack Benny, he was only 39!
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC CANADA - May 15, 2011 11:36 PM

He had excellent timing concerning his jokes.
Henry V Adams
Nashville, TN USA - May 15, 2011 8:04 AM

I love his old radio shows and thought that he had the best timing of any comedian ever. He and his crew were just so funny, especially on his radio show. I have a set of recordings of him and his feud with Fred Allen, which was awesome. Love Jack Benny (and I'm only 46!!!)
Greg Bullen
Lapeer, mi USA - May 13, 2011 9:28 AM

I love Jack Benny, he was the very best, god be with him, he loved Jack too!
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH USA - May 12, 2011 4:08 PM

I like Jack Benny and all the other old radio and TV stars. I can't think of one good reason for entering the "I can't stand Jack because..." contest, even if it was for war bonds! I think Jack Benny is one of the cleverest and funniest men ever. He could be so unpredictable, sometimes. I have several recordings on cassette of his radio and TV shows and a book written by Milt Josefberg, one of his writers, called The Jack Benny Show. The funniest review on the back is "I enjoyed the book so much I'm going to have Alice read it to me again." by none other than Phil Harris. Even years later, and being so far remote he remains, in my mind, one of the great kings of comedy. My father was fortune enough to be the same elevator with Jack Benny, but he didn't speak to him, because, as my father recalls, Jack to speaking to somebody and didn't want to interrupt. Farewell Jack Benny. As Rochester would say, "Hee Hee. What a man!"
Peter Wise
Richmond, BC CANADA - May 08, 2011 10:57 PM

Great site. Very Interesting
Wellington, New Zealand - May 08, 2011 2:47 AM

Jack turns me on too!
bill rowley
loveland, Co USA - April 23, 2011 9:17 PM

Jack Benny was total class and over 60 yrs later he still makes me laugh,.
Des Plaines, IL USA - April 21, 2011 10:41 AM

Allyson Andrews
Attleboro, MA USA - April 12, 2011 12:28 PM

i like the jack benny show on tv and radio i love the old time comedy shows my dad used to listen to him on the radio and i would listen to it with him  funny funny funny........
erik coffman
peebles, ohio USA - April 09, 2011 1:39 PM

I've seen Jack's numerous duets with Gisele Mackenzie, and I often thought to myself of what would have happened if they had a romance affair, but one can only dream of what never actually happened. Anyway, I think I may have found my own soulmate whom is like a combination of Gisele MacKenzie & Catherine The First rolled into one, resemblance wise that is. For one thing, the love I found is in the UKRAINE. She's quite an attractive lady, for someone currently practicing in Greek Orthodox faith. Now being a PENTECOSTAL myself, well, one thing we have in common is that while her raven tresses reach to her bippy, well, she's got Gisele MacKenzie's eyes as well as the face of CATHERINE THE FIRST (that's the second wife of PETER THE GREAT), and we plan to marry on Saturday May 5TH, 2012 in Frenchburg, Kentucky with our reception at the Round barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma on Historic Route (U.S.) 66 they day after the ceremony. If Jack was still here as well as Gisele, well, they'd be like a second set of parents to me, being from a broken home as it were. At least, when EKATERINA & I tie the knot and exchange the vows, well, they (JACK & GISELE) will be with us in spirit. One good thing about EKATERINA, is that she follows the example of 1 CORINTHIANS 11:15 in the new testament. Don't worry, Jack, I'll still tip a dime if the service is good, and a nickel if the service is bad. Just try to besure to guide me & EKATERINA safely along old U.S. 66 between CHICAGO and SANTA MONICA when we honeymoon in my very own 1979 KENWORTH K100 C.O.E. (cab-over-the-engine) AERODYNE with matching 53'FT. GREAT DANE Refridgeration trailer, just like the ones from the tv series "B.J. & THE BEAR".
MOREHEAD, KENTUCKY USA - April 08, 2011 7:06 PM

A fan of Jack; "Love In Bloom" isn't a bad tune...
R  C  Hookie
Sioux Falls, SD USA - April 08, 2011 5:42 AM

This is my new email address
Ronald Faulkner
pasadena, calif USA - April 08, 2011 12:36 AM

awesome site :)
Adam c
toronto, on canada - April 07, 2011 10:17 PM

go jack!!!!
Orlando, Florida USA - March 25, 2011 7:29 PM

Jack Benny is my all-time favoite comedian. and has been since I was a kid in the '40s.  My favorite quip attributed to him:  When someone quoted, "You can't take it with you," he gave his famous pause and replied, "I won't go."  But he did, and I miss him.
Coral Gables, Florida USA - March 16, 2011 7:57 PM

I am very glad to find that a group is established to keep the genius of Mr. Benny alive.
David Flood
Chicago, IL USA - March 10, 2011 6:19 PM

I first got to be a fan of JACK'S back in the 1980'S. On a most unusual day in JANUARY 1990, when after coming home from school I suffered from an accident when a window broke placing a scar on my left wrist. I would surely had bled to death if a stranger in an old car, possibly a MAXWELL had not stopped when I got hurt. I called the ambulance and then even with an old plad shirt used as a bandage, I clung onto for dear life as the voice of first the stranger said, "Hang in there, kid. I'll stick by you all through the operation". As the hours passed, the anasthetic wore off too fast, and I came too just as the stitches were going in that TUESDAY night of JAN. 9TH, 1990. I was in a lot of pain, and another voice said, "I'M holding down the kid's legs, boss". The first stranger replied, "OK, ROCHESTER. They'll have the cast on soon enough, and then my guardian angel work is done for now at least". As I left the hospital that night, still shaken up from the almost ragic event of that day, the first stranger said, "Always remember kid that 5 & 10 cent tips are the best no matter what others may claim about paying out more in tips than you would in taxes". Near the end of the month, all five of those stitches came out, a few nights later, I went to the movies to see "NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION" and on my way up the street to the old theatre, a car that looke dlike the same MAXWELL drove south on WILSON AVE., and the driver cried out, "Enjoy the movie, kid! It's a Lulu!" This goes to prove that even a good comedian can also serve as a guardian angel after a life on Earth.
MOREHEAD, KENTUCKY USA - March 10, 2011 9:38 AM

I love Jack Benny. He's the best violinist in the world.
Jefry Abrams
Jakarta Indonesia - February 28, 2011 5:11 PM

Jack was on air before I was born, what a wonderful entertainer he is!
David Brzezniak
Phoenix, Arizona USA - February 21, 2011 6:16 AM

taking your advice and trying to fool the spammers.
i am still laughing myself to sleep.

Ian Kerr
Kurunjang, VIC AUS - February 20, 2011 12:10 AM

I've always been a huge admirer of Jack Benny. I have dvd's and also own Joan's book about her father. An item on my "bucket list" is to purchase a violin and take lessons.
Tom Mudie
Largo, Florida USA - February 17, 2011 9:35 PM

Happy Birthday Jack  February 14 2011     Miss you ....
Gregory Davey
Thedford, Ontario Canada - February 14, 2011 2:45 PM

Happy birthday!!!!
Bob McCullough
Fayetteville, ga USA - February 14, 2011 11:04 AM

i have rediscovered jack benny shows and the inimitable style of humour from all the cast.
i have laughed and laughed. soooo funny!
what a treasure to have these still available after all these years!

Ian Kerr

Jack was a wonderful actor.  He was the best at yelling at people.
SAN JOSE, CA USA - February 12, 2011 6:23 PM

I had a great time!
bob mills
chattanooga, Tennessee USA - February 09, 2011 7:37 PM

Your website looks good. Nice job. I am impressed
Palo Alto, CA USA - February 06, 2011 12:52 PM

I am priveleged to live less than 50 miles from Waukegan. Wisconsonson Public radio has old time radio shows archived on the net and if you want hear Jack Benny Do a search on their siteit should turn up a few shows.I want to wish everyone a very happy february 14th AKA Benny Kubelski's b-day.
James Haury
Forest park, Illinois USA - February 05, 2011 4:13 PM

I just want to say hi from Romania.
Craiova, DOLJ ROMANIA - January 30, 2011 1:04 AM

Great! Good job!
nanjing, jiansu China - January 12, 2011 12:41 AM

Jack Benny was a great comedian! You can't and probably will never see that kind of comedy again.
Jenny Li
Suwanee, GA USA - January 09, 2011 9:46 AM

Vineland, NJ USA - January 06, 2011 10:41 AM

I never get tired of listening to the old Jack Benny shows. He was a great comic and a wonderful person.
Tom Cherre skylark68_1999
Buffalo, NY USA - December 22, 2010 6:58 PM

Jack Benny was one of the funniest actors I have seen. No one in todays industry can compete with the programs that he and few others put on back before I was born.
justin hadley
west monroe, la USA - December 19, 2010 7:16 PM

Thank you for creating this site! Jack Benny helped to raise needed funds for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by performing with them in Pittsburgh in the 1960's or 1970's.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA USA - December 18, 2010 4:54 PM

Jack Benny you're the best! Happy Hanukkah, wherever you are.
Eric C
San Diego, Calf USA - December 16, 2010 9:04 PM

'love your website!
Garches, France - December 13, 2010 9:23 AM

I just love Jack Benny!
Anni Fisse
New York, NY USA - December 07, 2010 3:37 AM

joe mallozzi
staten island, ny USA - December 03, 2010 7:54 PM

To me there is nothing nicer than turning the lights out and falling asleep listening to jack benny fall asleep if anyone knows of any download sites it would be appreciated thanks
fort erie, ontario canada - December 03, 2010 5:52 PM

No comments at this time
Joseph Melograno
Turnersville, NJ USA - November 23, 2010 7:28 PM

I love Jack benny! He was such a good comedian :)
Moncton, AL USA - November 02, 2010 9:05 PM

I just love Jack Benny. God broke the mold after he made him.
John Cattau
New York, NY USA - October 30, 2010 1:57 PM

I loved listening to the Jack Benny Radio show as a kid in the early 50s!
"Hey bud, I got a hot tip on the ----- race at Pimlico...           "Now cut that out! !"      "Now leaving
from gate -----   a train for ----- and ------ and ---- and Cucamonga! ( There really is a Cucamonga!! )

Paul Martin
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA - October 26, 2010 8:45 PM

I am young, but I LOVE Jack Benny! Most of the jokes are still funny to this day! If his TV show was on YouTube, I am pretty sure many people would enjoy it.
Vince S
Osceola, IN USA - October 20, 2010 6:49 PM

Great site!
Jason Benning
New York, NY USA - October 13, 2010 10:11 AM

Jack Benny is one of my favorites! I collect old time radio shows!
Robert Blackburn
Peoria, Arizona USA - October 12, 2010 4:46 PM

what a wonderful site! retirement just got a bit more entertaining. thanks everyone.
bernice equestrian
miami, fl USA - October 12, 2010 12:55 PM

I have been a Jack Benny fan since my earlyyouth. I listened to "The Jack Benny Program" on radio. I am 74 years old. Regarding his movies (I am American of Polish descent) my favorites are the ever hilarious "To be or not to be." The remake was terrible. And "George Washington Slept Here." In my humble opinion they are comedic classics. Lastly...timing, Jack Benny was a master at using timing to perfection in comedy. He is missed.
Leonard Mardeusz
Livonia, MI USA - October 09, 2010 8:03 PM

One  of  the  first  TV  shows  I  watched  as  a  young  child  was  Jack  Benny. He  always  made  laugh. A  true  genius  of   comedy. His  ability  to  keep  others  of  great  talent (i.e.+Mel  Blanc & Rochester)  around  him  is  a  sign  of  his  genius.
Glenn  Ellerin
Boca Raton, Florida USA - September 27, 2010 10:53 AM

my mom and her parents and sisters, would go downtown hollywood, and listen live to jack benny, amos 'n andy, etc. today's comedians pale in comparison to jack benny, he was the best!
bill davis
anaheim, ca USA - September 26, 2010 9:09 AM

I remmeber Jack as it was yesterday. Precious moments!
Per Culli
Stockholm, Sweden - September 15, 2010 11:13 PM

Jack turns me on!
John Reubun Mather
Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia - September 14, 2010 11:08 PM

huge jack benny fan
David hudson
renton, WA USA - September 14, 2010 8:26 AM

i blame my mother. she loved Jack and passed it to me
Glenn Sheeler
Toledo, OH USA - September 12, 2010 11:51 PM

nice site
nicolas bourbon
Miami, florida USA - September 04, 2010 12:58 PM

My alltime favorite as a showman and a man.
bob franks
columbia, tennessee USA - September 01, 2010 3:52 PM

i have loved jack b, all my life. he's the best, and funniest.
douglas mckay
marysville, wa USA - August 30, 2010 5:57 PM

i grew up in "the mountains" and although jack wasn't known for playing there, wondered if he ever did any time at all in the borscht belt?
dan wasserman
south fallsburg, ny USA - August 30, 2010 1:51 PM

LL:  Not as far as I know.  While Jack may have done concerts in the Catskills area, it was generally a different set of comedians who were working the hotels like Grossinger's.

i have been a fan for 4 years since i subscribed to sirius radio
Arthur  W mcphillips  jr
Scranton, PA USA - August 28, 2010 5:04 AM

I am very happy to join the IJBFC
Dennis Tumolo
Philadelphia, PA USA - August 22, 2010 9:12 AM

I am in the process to reading Joan and Jack Benny's book for the second time.  What laughs....what memories. 
Roger Mann
Pembroke Pines, Florida USA - August 04, 2010 9:20 AM

Jack has always been my favorite comedian.
Richard Wilson
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - July 25, 2010 10:56 PM

I have always loved the comedy style of Jack Benny. My other notable comedian was Steve Allen. Females would be Carol Burnette and Lucy. Apologies to many others I don't mention here. The humorous stories about Jack and his on stage identity make me smile and laugh so easily. Just watched the Public TV hour long program about Jack Benny. How lucky to have grown up with such a gifted entertainer!!
Rudy Urban
Chester, Ct USA - July 25, 2010 7:42 AM

Thanks Laura for featuring my Mel Blanc ringtone.  My file isn't actually that loud.  Anyone who wishes to save file to their computers may wish to modulate it to a more acceptable volume before uploading it into your phones.
Brian Baker
Evansville, IN USA - July 15, 2010 6:12 AM

I've always loved Jack Benny and I always will!  Pure class!
Hamilton, United Kingdom - July 14, 2010 5:01 AM

Hello again, folks! I am probably the only 12-year-old Jack Benny fan! (Or at least in Australia.) Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about (!) when I mention those great words "Jack Benny". All except for a very old librarian at my school called Mrs. Valerie Crook. I kind of like her, but I think she's a little old for me!
Jennifer Filips
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - July 14, 2010 12:46 AM

I love the comedy of Jack Benny. I grew up watching him on t.v.
Mary  Miller
Maumee, OH USA - July 04, 2010 10:50 AM

Jack is the BEST!
Tom Jurek
Grand Rapids, MI USA - July 04, 2010 12:16 AM

As the Millenium approached I was talking with my lovely assistant (age 21 at the time) about celebrations that were planned including New Year's Eve concerts the tickets for which were in the $500 range. I told her that I couldn't think of anyone I would want to see bad enough to pay $500.  But then I paused and said "however, I would have probably paid $500 just to meet Jack Benny".  She looked at me with a puzzled expression and said, "I don't know who that is."  All I could do was cross my arms, rest my chin on my hand and say, "Well!"
Richard Erickson
Phoenix, AZ USA - July 03, 2010 7:40 AM

Enjoyed listening to Laura on Radio Once More!
John Carter
Columbia, SC USA - June 30, 2010 7:13 PM

My grandmother, Madge Blake, created her character (President of the Jack Benny Fan Club) & wrote herself into his LIVE nightclub act at the Flamingo Hilton/Vegas & Harrah's/Tahoe... I have some photos~ She loved working with Mr. Benny!
Alison Blake
San Juan Capistrano, CA USA - June 23, 2010 12:50 PM

Great site, I learned alot
Dayton, OH USA - June 11, 2010 12:37 AM

Jack Benny, Fibber Magee, The Great Guildersleev. Never a curse word or anything off color from these guys. Just first class humor that stills warms my heart each time I listen. Thank you for this site.
Tony Carlo
Port Orford, Oregon USA - June 05, 2010 3:36 PM

I am now 81 and recall those early, marvellous radio shows of Jack Benny. Django Reinhardt was to the guitar and Pablo Casals was to the cello as Jack Benny was to the v- well, perhaps not the violin(pause while I receive the Jack Benny look) but certainly to COMEDY - a true genius. I have re-discovered Jack via YouTube and the JB Fan Club. What a wonderful man he was!
Harold Gear
Wellingborough, Northhampton United Kingdom - June 01, 2010 7:30 AM

I love Jack Benny! I love his humor and his cast and his products and EVERYTHING about him!!! I'm his biggest fan!!!! He is one of the best people ever! "Now cut that out!" Ok, Mr. Benny. Heehee.
Jennifer May Filips
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - May 31, 2010 11:11 PM

I just love to listen to recordings of old shows.
Dejan Lusina
Logatec, Slovenia - May 31, 2010 3:17 PM

I listen to Jack Benny daily.  His shows are timeless and I get a strange comfort from them that I have trouble explaining.  He was a great talent and was tremendous at surrounding himself with other talented individuals who together still entertain me while they keep me company.  Thanks Jack for all you did and continue to do!!!
Vince Bova
San Diego, CA USA - May 27, 2010 7:33 PM

im only 24 years old and hold such respect to a time when people had true talent. I discovered him about 1 month ago and can't get enough! i sit down and watch his show's with my 9 year old sister, so she can see how simple things as a long pause from Jack Benny can send you to the floor laughing.
West Covina, CA USA - May 23, 2010 1:18 PM

Always been a fan of Jack and like watching his old shows.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin USA - May 23, 2010 11:48 AM

I loved the show where Joan Benny was showing her friend a picture of her father, Jack Benny. A small plaque displayed the word "Admiral" nearby the photograph and Joan's friend was impressed by the father who had such high rank in the military. But Joan corrected her friend and told him that "Admiral" was the advertising label for the television.
Deborah Hite
Portland, Oregon USA - May 19, 2010 2:21 PM

I believe the spirit of Jack Benny thrives in all the great world leaders. 
Harriet Lorayne
Detroit, Tennessee USA - May 19, 2010 2:11 PM

Jack was the man. A comedy legend and true genius. Thank you so very much for this great site.
Joe Snyder
Los Angeles, California USA - May 17, 2010 6:39 AM

Love listening to Jack Benny show!!!  Too bad I wasn't around when the show was on radio
Mary Thomas Davila Fichera
San Francisco, CA USA - May 15, 2010 1:38 PM

Was a small boy when I remember Jack but recall seeing him in his show and movies. I also have a picture of Jack with Martha Tilton and my father in Central Europe during WWII,1943. That is really a great picture! Terry
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin USA - May 15, 2010 8:21 AM

Hi Everyone,
I have been watching Jack and his friends for over fifty years, and i still laugh and cry when i see him.

Gloria Warland
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - May 07, 2010 10:18 PM

Jack warms my heart.  His penny pinching is the old programs is just hilarious.  Thanks for this site.
Lexington, ky USA - May 04, 2010 1:46 PM

It is only fitting that the 39c stamp bear Jack's profile with the classic "Well!!" as a caption.
Steven Keiser
Vallejo, ca USA - April 26, 2010 9:59 AM

I attended  a Jack Benny radio show at the NBC studios at Sunset and Vine, Hollywood.   All of the regulars were on the show I witnessed.   On the way out, Lucky Strike packages were given to the attendees.   I did not get a pack since I was under 18 years of age.
Cleaning Master
Akron, OH USA - April 26, 2010 5:14 AM

donna dimanna ddimanna@gmail,com
falls church, va USA - April 25, 2010 3:25 PM

I love Jack Benny, and now my daughter appreciates him!
Jan Gunter
Columbia, SC USA - April 23, 2010 9:29 PM

I love Jack Benny!
He was a great comedian who had comedic genius, a good show and a whole bunch of guest stars.

Jennifer Filips
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - April 22, 2010 11:31 PM

Jack Benny was a totally unique entertainer - as long as we have websites like this and have the opportunity to see/hear how suberb he was he will never die and will continue to keep us laughing for generations to come! I'm honoured to be a fan of his and to belong to this appreciation society.
Northumberland, Blyth United Kingdom - April 22, 2010 5:40 AM

Jack was a great man who is sorely missed everyday.
My best,

ben withers
Los Angeles, California USA - April 18, 2010 11:30 AM

I'm so sorry to read the news about Eddie Carroll's passing. I didn't even know he was sick (that was actually a line from an old joke, but not meant as a joke here). I was so looking forward to seeing him perform - even suggested to my family reunion committee to have an Eddie show doing Jack Benny. I didn't know him, but I loved and respected what he did in keeping Jack Benny's legacy going.  Now it feels like we have lost an entire era twice, losing Jack and now Eddie. A sad, terrible loss. I send my sincere condolences to you and to his family.
Nora Amrani

Studio City, CA USA - April 17, 2010 11:18 PM

Thanks! I LOVE Jack Benny! I'm 16 and share the wealth. He is just too good to keep to yourself. BEST comedian EVER! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
Hope Sears
Edmond, OK USA - April 16, 2010 3:54 PM

Hello, I had the privilege of working with Eddie on my show. He was thrilled that the legacy will go on. I have so many more questions. His gentle, no ego, never sarcastic conversations gave me chills of overwhelming kindness. He will be greatly missed and I have the courage because of him to continue his work. RIP Eddie.
Darin Farr
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA - April 13, 2010 10:11 AM

I was fortunate to meet Eddie Carol and see him perform three different times. He will be missed.
Frank  Boncore
West Seneca, NY USA - April 08, 2010 7:47 PM

I saw Eddie's performance in Tarzana a few years ago, and he was superb - will be sorely missed.
Gregg Nestor
Lake View Terrace, CA USA - April 07, 2010 7:38 AM

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie Carroll. What a great and talented entertainer. I was just watching him tell a wonderful story about Jack Benny on Youtube yesterday. My thought and prayers go out to his wife Carolyn and his entire family.
Andrew Bader
Plainview, NY USA - April 06, 2010 8:06 AM

I love Jack Benny so much!!!
Jennifer Filips
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - April 01, 2010 10:27 PM

Jack Benny was one of the greatest comedians and finest men ever.
Nicholas Langenkamp
Morrow, OH USA - March 23, 2010 6:37 PM

I love Jack Benny.  I was in my early teens when Jack died and I remember how sad I was (and my family).  He use to make me laugh so loud.  I try to catch as much of his shows (oweing a few).  No matter how many times I see them, they still make me laugh.
Judy Rogers
Tewksbury, MA USA - March 12, 2010 11:40 AM

Benny was a slice of Ameicana!
Dean Dominic De Lucia
Washington, DC USA - March 11, 2010 9:25 PM

mr jack benny is one of the best radio comedies around and to me he is the best one on radio back in the day of old time radio.
george p mazzey sr
staten island, state USA - March 11, 2010 6:41 PM

Listening to or watching Jack Benny is the best way to brighten any day.
Suzanne Curd
Whitstable, Kent England - March 08, 2010 7:04 AM

I am a Fellow Benjamin that loves to make others laugh, I'm on here to learn form the Master of situational comedy.
Benjamin Jack Mount
Ferndale, Washington USA - March 08, 2010 12:20 AM

Thanks to Greg Bell on KM radio I relive the wonder of Jack's comedy; the fact that CBS won't let us buy more of Jack shows how stupid and doomed the network is. And you can quote me. Ray penn
ray penn
LaFollette, Tennessee USA - March 05, 2010 6:37 PM

Thanks for keeping Jack and The Gang alive in the 21st century.  Although too young to notice him at the time (I was more interested in The Beatles!) Jack has made my favorite time to listen to a broadcast...a laugh for several years now. Keep up the good work!
Calvin Nourse
Orangevale, CA USA - March 04, 2010 6:00 PM

LL:  Hey might be amused to know that before I got into Jack, I thought I wanted to be the world's authority on the Beatles.  So for us "younger generation", maybe the Beatles-to-Benny transition has some logic to it!

John Lyons
Oreana, Illinois USA - February 27, 2010 12:09 PM

Jacks TV and Radio programmes are the funniest programmes that I have ever seen or heard. There is very little of his work available in the UK but what there is is pure gold.
David Affleck
Prestonpans, Eastlothian Scotland - February 27, 2010 1:58 AM

Happy Birthday Jack,
I think of you on St. Valentine's Day. Like you always said, you weren't born on St. Valentine's, the day was created after you.
Hugs to you and the radio team in Heaven.

anna thow
Brampton, Ontario Canada - February 22, 2010 6:53 PM

HAPPY B'DAY COUSIN' JACK from me and the folks, especially as they got married on your B'DAY, just 45yrs later, so it's a super special day for us. You know, when I got to 39, I stayed there just like you, but only for 6yrs until my 45th b'day, when I finally gave in and celebrated a 'record' year, so thanks again for making me feel 6yrs younger, now that I'm 66yoa. BTW: I'm working on a compilation of your musical career & all relevant/related material, which you so much deserve, and I'll finally have that 5-string fiddle ready that I promised you years ago, so: KEEP ON FIDDLIN', SINCE WE'RE MEANT TO BE FOREVER CHASING RAINBOWS EVEN WHEN THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT!
Encinitas, CA USA - February 17, 2010 2:28 PM

I was listening to the Big Broadcast podcast which lead me to your website.  Keep up the good work for all of us.
CS Teh
Calgary, Alberta Canada - February 17, 2010 12:12 PM

Tom McConnell
Akron, OH USA - February 16, 2010 11:51 AM

Happy Birthday, Mr. Benny. You're the greatest!
Mike Fitz
los Angeles, cA USA - February 15, 2010 1:20 AM

Happy Birthday Jack Benny - Just heard Walden Hughs on interview Jack's daughter Joan Benny & Laura Leff the President of Jack Benny's fan club. It brought me to this wonderful site. Blessings to all.
ray mitchell
chicago, il USA - February 14, 2010 8:19 PM

A fan of Jack Benny is a fan forever - Just see some of Johnnie Carson's old TV programs and see how he captured "The Jack Benny look"
ray skipper mitchell
chicago, il USA - February 14, 2010 8:09 PM

I love everything to do with Jack Benny!  He is the very best in all the world!  Thank you Jack for all of the joy you gave the world!!!!
Darrell Bowens
South Elgin, Il USA - February 14, 2010 4:47 PM

I grew up in the 50s. When I was a kid growing up in Queens NY, I'd often hear from my bedroom the theme song of the Jack Benny show that my parents were watching. Now, when repeats come on, I am glued to watching. I do have several DVDs of the Jack Benny programs,so I can now appreciate the old fashioned programs long ago. They remind me of my childhood days, and how much I loved my parents and how much those years meant to me.  Bruce
Bruce Groh
Strasburg, VA USA - February 12, 2010 5:25 PM

I love jack benny and i don't think i could have lived without dennis day!
michelle feigler
wheeling, il USA - February 08, 2010 10:49 PM

I heard about the tape issue listening to WMKV via the web. Money, money, forever money, yet Jack Benny himself was a generous person.
Lloyd Dennis
lodica, CA USA - February 07, 2010 5:24 PM

I was one of Jack Benny's largest fans   from a very early   age   When I was 10 years or so old  I went to a one room school in northern Ca.  where I and a friend (fellow class mate) wrote  and acted out a short skit Of Jack Benny and Rodchester every Friday after noon on stage  for the students, before school was let out for the weekend.  When Jack passed   We all were very saddened  and to this day I miss his appearances   on both radio and Tv
Phillip Morris
Paradise, Ca USA - February 07, 2010 5:00 PM

I drive an 18 and I drive the night shift. I love listening to jacks show and all the other characters. I get to laughing so hard Im surprised I don't wake my husband who's sleeping in the bunk. It's funny when he goes into the vault and all the different sound effects that's used.  Was just a great show all around.  Definatly need something like that today. Just light hearted comedy that'll make u laugh hysterically. Thanks again for keeping me up at nite and all the laughter.
Tonya smith
Temple, Tx USA - February 04, 2010 1:30 PM

There is something endearing and everlasting with Jack. I am so fond of Jack because he devoted his life to making strangers laugh. His humour wasn't mean or vulgar, like what we hear today. I came to appreciate Jack as an adult and listen to his old radio shows on-line on "Old Time Radio" web site almost daily. Jack also ensured he had excellent talent on his shows, and Rorchester was the best.
anna thow anna.thow@gmail .com
Brampton, Ontario Canada - February 01, 2010 7:18 PM

About 1965 or so Jack was doing a week-long show at the summer exhibition grandstand in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and during an intermission I happened to be in conversation with him. I was always a fan of his, and just for fun I asked  if he would autograph a Canadian $2. bill for me, as those bills were viewed somewhat suspiciously by folk south of our border.  He complied, and I still have that bill in my possession!  Now I wonder if that souvenir might be valuable in someone else's eyes, and if so what would someone offer?  Just wondering.................
Victoria, BC Canada - January 28, 2010 1:35 PM

I LOVE Jack Benny!
Ashley Martin
Denver, PA USA - January 27, 2010 9:12 AM

Tom Amos
Glenview, Ill USA - January 24, 2010 7:15 PM

good site
Larry Waldman
phoenix, az USA - January 22, 2010 8:05 AM

Laura, thank you for all that you do, especially in lieu of this historic uncovering. I was willing to donate $1000.00 towards letting the Fan Club obtain this material for further release. As CBS is proving, networks are absolute boneheads lately.
William Byron
Manhattan, NYC USA - January 21, 2010 8:41 PM

i love jack benny so much! try to dig up some of his rarer tv shows- they're fabulous!
emily draper
marina del ray, ca USA - January 20, 2010 4:52 PM

I enjoyed Jack for many years in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and later.
Scott A Sirles
Richmond, VA USA - January 19, 2010 8:22 PM

Jack's dry wit makes me laugh 60 years later. I have a collection of almost all of his radio shows and never get enough! Amazing man..loved reading his daughter's and his book and all the personal things about him written in George Burns books.
Janet Maday
Belle Haven, Virginia USA - January 16, 2010 5:54 PM

I've loved Jack and the gang since I can remember and I'm 54 and have a great memory!lol. I just got the email about CBS and the master tapes. All Jacks fans should flood them with emails demanding they make them available. And I don't know who James Aubrey is but after reading what he said to Jack I hope he had a miserable life.
Peter Mulcahy
New York, NY USA - January 09, 2010 12:11 AM

I was listening to Jack Benny on the radio at 6:00 on Dec. 7, 1941 and it was interruped by an announcer telling us that Pearl Harbor was bombed!  I was scared to death!
Gerald Raquet
Alpharetta, GA USA - January 07, 2010 5:26 PM

The master of timing.I've been a fan since I was a kid(a long time ago).
Dave Owens
Boise, ID USA - January 03, 2010 9:13 PM

I've visited Jack a few times at Hillside Memorial - it's as close as I can get!
What a comedic genious he was.  I never saw him in person, but I was always a big fan.  And I'm proud to be a Jack Benny 39!!!

Ron Birnbaum
Newton, MA USA - December 31, 2009 8:14 AM

Jack Benny is one of my favorite comedians due to his understatement, timing, innovative ventures in humor (situational, i.e.), and willingness to let other stars/comedians shine on his show.  Speaking of which, his supporting cast and writers were stellar.
John Rallios
Manteca, CA USA - December 30, 2009 6:30 PM

I Love Jack
Ron Burgandy
Larado, TX USA - December 30, 2009 3:33 PM

A classic comedian! Im only 40 but have but have alot of his epsoides on dvd. Mr.Benny keeps a smile on my face every time i watch them! He got his wish, he will never be forgotten!!!
Bayshore, NY USA - December 29, 2009 4:38 PM

Jack Benny is a timeless entertainer!
San Jose, CA USA - December 28, 2009 12:50 PM

I fell in love with his character as soon as I saw him on TV for the first time. Since then I have followed all knowledge about his life and career, collected as many TV shows and old radio in mp3 format as I could. Often, I watch his programs on video and listen to his old shows in my car.  He was a classic, but sadly he's gone now. I am glad for this website. Thank you for posting it.
Nelson Camara
Mississauga, Ontario Canada - December 26, 2009 8:36 PM

Love Uncle Jack
Brett Jones
Yukon, OK USA - December 25, 2009 3:02 PM

Glad I found you. I am now a member and subscriber!! Well!!
Leigh Abraham
Barton, MD USA - December 22, 2009 10:19 AM

We are interested in knowing if Jack Benny's daughter is still around.  If you can help us out about her we will be most grateful.  We'd like to be in touch with her.  Thanks in advance!
Henry Shaffner
Bala Cynwyd, Pa USA - December 15, 2009 12:52 PM

To all Jack Benny fans, I have on e-bay listed right now WWII negatives 250+ for which one envelope is The Jack Benny Show. The negatives were taken in Nurnberg (Nuremberg) just before the trials and the envelope is dated. Great film negs.
Brian Stone
Barrington, RI USA - December 15, 2009 9:37 AM

THanks jack for the many laugh, god bless you for what you did for the world and the troops in WWII. Rest in peace hooray Sgt USMC 78 to 85.
Phil Mason
melvindale, mi USA - December 03, 2009 3:31 PM

Love Jacks old time radio show! Listen to it faithfully on sirius radio. He was truely a one of a kind talent and never will there be another one like him! Thanks for all the good times Jack!
Tim Pierce
Elizabethton, TN USA - November 30, 2009 11:08 AM

I would like to get movies (DVD)of Mr Benny. Please tell how to get them. Thanks
Delmer Y Steverson
Lakeland, FL USA - November 25, 2009 10:27 PM

LL:  Click (on the left hand navigation bar) on Programs, then Video Library.  Enjoy!

 I just love jack benny, I started listen to him on surius and like to said what a real show for ur ear.
chattanooga, tenn USA - November 22, 2009 9:35 PM

hello my name is jac-benny  i think you like two no that there is some won that is name after the big jack benny
jac benny
capelle aan den ijssel, zuidholland the nederlands - November 16, 2009 11:06 AM

Big fan
John Schiesser
Whitestone, NY USA - November 15, 2009 6:14 PM

I would love to hear from any Jack Benny fans.  I have been listening for years, and never tire of him!
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - November 06, 2009 7:56 AM

I've read your posts and lurked at your website for a long time - I too am a great JB fan. I remember listening to his radio show on Sundays (by myself) then joining the family to watch the TV show! The radio show (at that time) always made reference to getting ready for the TV show. (Of course, I had listened to him for years before TV!) Keep up the great work.
Bob Scherago
Dumfries, VA USA - November 04, 2009 9:12 PM

I've gone through just about all the radio shows from the 30s on to the mid-fifties from the old time radio archives. What pure joy! I'm sad to be at the end of the listenings.
Professor wagstaff
France - November 04, 2009 12:09 PM

In this fast and furious world of which I am a part, I also slow down and relax with Jack's timeless and unique style... he never lets me em...
Charlie Baum
East Patchogue, NY USA - October 31, 2009 4:00 PM

Jack was/is the funniest comedian EVER! Sunday at 7:00 was almost a religion for me and my Dad.  God bless you Jack Benny, keep 'em laughing.
Bill Morrison
Presque Isle, Maine USA - October 23, 2009 11:06 AM

I am now 80 years young. When I was recently interviewed at a Magicians Convention (Magi Live) in Las Vegas, the interviewer asked me who my icon was? I'm sure the audience of magicians expected a response such as Theordore Annemann, however my answer was "Jack Benny." I went on to explain why, but , I'm sure there were youngsters in the audience who never heard the name before.
Larry Becker
Scottsdale, AZ USA - October 17, 2009 4:39 PM

I liked love in bloom
nick timms
sheffield, uk england - October 14, 2009 1:46 PM

checked out a Jack Benny CD set on a whim from the library a couple of years ago and have been hooked ever since. I love the radio show and DVR the Jack Benny Show on the Retro TV channel every week. My only 'complaint' is that sometimes I don't always get the jokes, because they are about a then current situation or person in the news. My favorite episode I think is the radio show where Jack comes back after being sick and letting Orson Welles host the show. (I'm a huge Orson fan, so that was kind of a double whammy for me.
Clawson, MI USA - October 05, 2009 9:34 PM

What a tremendous site. Jack Benny was the consumate gentleman and comedian. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this together!
joe savala
ontario, or USA - September 26, 2009 7:44 PM

Fans of Jack Benny will be able to listen to four more radio episodes of "The Jack Benny Program" Monday-through-Thursday nights of next week (September 28th-October 1st) between 10:30 and 11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on Toronto's CFZM (740) as part of their "Theater Of The Mind" rebroadcasts of classic old-time radio shows.
For those outside the Northeastern United States or Eastern Canada, CFZM streams it's programming online at it's website, . Just go on that site between 10:30 and 11 P.M. Eastern time, click-onto their audio stream, and enjoy!
(Again, I don't work there or know anyone who does; but I do want to pass along this tip for Jack Benny fans)

Norwood, MA USA - September 25, 2009 12:24 PM

please add to your e list for up coming shows in my area thanks d.c.
don cosgrove
foxboro, ma USA - September 21, 2009 11:46 AM

Hello, My name is Preston Groesbeck and I am 14 years old. I love Jack Benny and I like to spend my spare time watching his show. One sad fact which I find is if you ask any kid my age who Jack Benny is they will say "who"? I plan on sending Tv land a letter asking if they can play more of The Jack Benny show so he can still he heard. I hope who ever reads this will help spred the word. With Video Games such as Fallout 3 now playing music from the 40's and 50's I think its only a matter of time before kids will start likeing the great time period again. Im glad to find at least one site like this that shows one of the greatest person to hit intertainment Jack Benny. Thank you for your time and hopefuly I can donate some money soon.
Tucson, Arizona USA - September 20, 2009 2:47 PM

LL:  Hi Preston, and glad you found us.  I was 10 when I started the IJBFC, so I know how it is to be a young fan among peers who know nothing of Jack.  Really hope you're right that people like you may be starting to open up to all the wonderful stuff from the past! 

My favorite comedian of all time. Fantasic human being.
Lorin Casper
Henderson, NV USA - September 20, 2009 12:22 PM

Jack Benny is a true comedian and i wish comedy was like this today.
Mason Kaiser
Clawson, Michigan USA - September 20, 2009 8:23 AM

Just to let you know that at the end of last night's (September 17th) edition of "Theatre Of The Mind" on Toronto's CFZM-AM 740 (whose nighttime signal reaches all of Eastern Canada and most of the Northeast and Midwest states), it was announced that they would run "The Jack Benny Program" each night next week (Monday, Septemebr 21st through Thursday, September 24th; "Theatre Of The Mind" does not air on Friday nights) from 10:30 to 11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
CFZM also streams it's programming online; go to at the times indicated above, and you can enjoy the show.
(I don't work for CFZM nor know anyone who works there; I just wanted to let everyone know of a chance to listen to four classic Jack Benny shows next week)

Joseph Gallant
Norwood, MA USA - September 18, 2009 10:00 AM

I was one of the lucky ones who grew up watching the Jack Benny Show. He was the best there was and I miss him greatly.  
Chip Martin
Windham Summit, PA USA - August 26, 2009 4:37 PM

I liked Jack Benny late 50s and the 60s and have listened to his shows on xm radio and own some of the shows on dvd.
robert miller
north east, MD USA - August 25, 2009 4:59 PM

Many happy memories of his radio and television shows.
Dutch Seger
Bel Air, MD USA - August 25, 2009 3:18 AM

Jack Benny was the best comedian ever.  I miss his brand of humor
Joe redburn
Salt Lake City, Utah USA - August 24, 2009 5:19 PM

I look like Jack Benny. My wifes name is Mary too. I am also very cheap. I don't drive a Maxwell but I drink Maxwell House coffee.
John Hansen JOHN@aol,com
Reno Reno, Iowa USA - August 23, 2009 5:31 PM

Having been a fan for years, read at least the books I know are out, and then recently watched (thanks to TCM) The Horn Blows at Midnight, was reminded how much I loved him.
Stan Punzel
Portland, Oregon USA - August 16, 2009 2:14 PM

His humor is timeless.
Paul W Jones
Springfield, MO USA - August 12, 2009 4:47 PM

What a tremendous website and service to Jack's many fans everywhere.  Extremely well done and very interesting and enjoyable.
Bob Piatt
DesMoines, Wa USA - August 10, 2009 10:50 AM

Jack Benny was a comic genius. I grew up watching him on television and now thanks to the internet, I have been listening to the old radio programs.  
Bill Wells
Valrico, FL USA - August 05, 2009 8:04 AM

I've been listening to Jack for about 30 years. My personal Jack Benny collection has grown to 670 radio shows. I listen to Jack almost every night when I go to bed. Whenever I look at the clock and it's 10:02, I think of him. (1002 North Roxbury)
He was, and always will be, a great comedian.

Paul Minshall
Vancouver, BC Canada - August 05, 2009 12:57 AM

love jack!!!! grew up with the jack benning program.. wish they would show more movies and put george washington slept here on dvd
david wilkerson
lagrange, georgia USA - August 01, 2009 11:23 PM

Just got the Jack Benny DVD set of his television show for my birthday and started further research. Thus, this visit.
Joni Paige
springfield, IL USA - July 29, 2009 5:11 PM

Jack Benny did'nt just stand on the stage,he owned it.God keep him and enjoy him,we did for 80 years.
Mark Olson
Rushford, Minnesota USA - July 25, 2009 8:01 PM

Thanks for your web site. I've always been a big fan of Jack. I was lucky enough to see him in person in April 1971, during a taping of the Dick Cavett Show in New York. He was as funny as ever.
Arne Shulstad
Aurora, CO USA - July 20, 2009 9:16 PM

There will never be another Jack Benny. I'm glad I was "born" and "growing" when he was still regularly on the air.
Bill Gaudry
Oak Lawn, ILLINOIS USA - July 19, 2009 12:57 PM

i love jack
emily draper
santa monica, ca USA - July 10, 2009 7:54 PM

His humor is timeless.  Thanks to old time radio he will hopefully live forever in our minds and hearts.
Lou Silverman
South Fallburg, NY USA - July 05, 2009 10:14 AM

i would love to know how to join your fan club and if you have events.
emily draper
santa monica, ca USA - June 25, 2009 11:52 PM

Benny is the man
Jerry Eby
Atlanta, Georgia USA - June 23, 2009 11:28 AM

Mr. Jack Benny was a comic genius. I loved him on the radio and TV. There is a PBS station near my area that plays "OLD TIME" radio shows nightly. I still enjoy listening to Jack,Mary,Don,Rochester,Phil, and Dennis. God Bless Jack Benny.
Jeffery A  Robinson
Bridgeport, NY USA - June 22, 2009 2:09 PM

Happy to fine more fans
Michael Melton
Redding, California USA - June 21, 2009 7:24 PM

Absolutely Wonderful site.  Thank you for hosting.
Sean Libecco
Daytona Beach, Fl USA - June 16, 2009 10:45 AM

When i was a young kid, i always thought J.Benny was just on old cranky guy with gas.   But a few years ago my wife and kids bought me Sirius Satalite Radio.  And I found the Old Clasic radio channel.   Well I also rediscovered Jack Benny.  And boy did I found out how wrong I was as a child.  To make this story short.........I now think Jack to this day is the best comediean of all comedieans.    His shows will always remain priceless
Vandalia, Ohio USA - June 21, 2009 6:46 AM

Jack Benny was one of the greatest comedians who has ever lived in the 20th century. He had the type of humor that just literally make you want to smile and feel young all @ the same time. In my honest opinion, he is the epitome of wholesome quality humor. To this day I WILL FOREVER be a huge Jack Benny fan because I RESPECT him very much not just because of his philanthropy, but of the simple fact that he can take human follies-stinginesss or vanity and make it into something wonderful without anything dirty or artificial added in. So to Mr.Jack Benny, the world may have lost a great comedian,but your humor resides in each of us, big or small!!
Aldora May Terrell
Austin, Texas USA - June 16, 2009 12:39 PM

I love that man and his radio  and tv
Raymond J Eldredge
West Springfield, Ma USA - June 08, 2009 8:08 AM

ARROYO GRANDE, CA USA - June 07, 2009 3:19 PM

Jack was a true comedic genius and his cast was pretty good also
Tom Kirkpatrick
Silver Creek, NY USA - June 06, 2009 8:30 PM

Can you tell me anything about the Lithuania population in Waukegan?
Mildred Young
Glendale, AZ USA - June 06, 2009 12:41 PM

There will never be a funnier man than Jack Benny.
Bill Gaudry
Oak Lawn, IL USA - June 01, 2009 8:11 PM

Been a Jack Benny fan for years.
william meikle
middletown, ri USA - May 27, 2009 8:05 PM

I am looking for another Benny program with Frankie Fontaine.  I have the one for April 9, 1950. Are there any others?
Ted Kneebone
Aberdeen, SD USA - May 27, 2009 7:16 AM

LL:  Yes, lots.  39 Forever lists all of them, you can take a look at our audio/video library, or post a query to the Forum. 

I attended  a Jack Benny radio show at the NBC studios at Sunset and Vine, Hollywood.   All of the regulars were on the show I witnessed.   On the way out, Lucky Strike packages were given to the attendees.   I did not get a pack since I was under 18 years of age.
Robert  Garland
Pacific Grove, CA USA - May 26, 2009 3:20 PM

BROOKLYN, NY USA - May 20, 2009 11:33 AM

LL:  Many of the shows are now owned by NBC (from their purchase of MCA), but there are many clips available on YouTube.  Enjoy!

Walt Mitchell
North East, Md USA - May 16, 2009 9:03 PM

jack is one of the best comedians ever
anton gillylan
springfield, massachusetts USA - May 14, 2009 12:50 PM

Listening to the radio show at: Sorry it's in Real Player Format though.. ENJOY !
Joe K
Pittsburgh, PA USA - May 08, 2009 3:05 AM

I am a former resident of Waukegan, Illinois, the home of Jack Benny,
Chuck Franz
Rhinelander, Wisconsin USA - May 07, 2009 7:05 PM

SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA USA - May 05, 2009 6:33 AM

Nice, I have many of Jack's radio shows. PwL
Park Lawrence
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS USA - May 02, 2009 7:38 AM

I just discovered this site.  Jack Benny entertained at least three generations in my family. His TV show was in its prime when I was a kid.  His death during the Christmas holidays in 1974 saddened me deeply---I felt that I had lost one of my best childhood friends----the one who made me laugh the most. Thank you for keeping his memory alive.
Kenny Wohl
Craig, Colorado USA - May 01, 2009 3:01 PM

I have always liked Jack Benny. He was a very gifted comedian, and oh so talented. He never failed to make me laugh;-) I used to enjoy watching his tv show late nights on TBS when I was a teenager. His chemistry with Rochester was brilliant. Terrific website!
Kelli Nunez
Houston, TX USA - May 01, 2009 2:27 PM

I am related to Jack Benny not even kidding.
Leah Kaplan
Aptos, CA USA - April 28, 2009 10:30 PM

My kids & I love watching and listening to Jack Benny's various TV and radio shows.  My son insists on listening to one of the old radio shows before falling asleep at night.  I would love to see the non-public domain episodes of the TV show available on-line. has a lot of programs from NBC/Universal, which apparently holds the rights to "The Jack Benny Program" TV show.  If you would like to see these shows on-line too, Hulu has a Discussions link at the bottom of the main page.  Once you are on the discussions page, under "Feedback and Requests" is "Content Requests".  Maybe if enough Jack Benny fans requested this program, NBC/Universal would add it to the Hulu line-up!
Mike Schomer
Bellefonte, PA USA - April 28, 2009 9:31 AM

I grew up with the Jack Benny show. I have some CDs of his old show. I loved his walk, his comedic stare. And when he says OH Rochester! Rocheser! :)
Cissy Brazil
San Jose, CA USA - April 27, 2009 9:35 AM

love to listen to his old radio shows
randy s burks
montgomery, alabama USA - April 26, 2009 7:57 AM

Jack Benny is one of my favorite comedians!
mike hilliard
limestone, tn USA - April 22, 2009 7:14 PM

"I'm thinking"
Roger Loewenberg
Peosta, Iowa USA - April 20, 2009 10:55 AM

Great site.
Rodney Duke
Janesville, Wi USA - April 12, 2009 9:37 PM

Very interesting
Robert Duggan
Boca Raton, fl USA - April 05, 2009 7:18 PM

Have been able to discover Jack Benny humour through limewire and live365... and it is really good hear humour that crosses international boundaries still.
kym Lloyd
sydney, nsw Australia - March 22, 2009 6:15 PM

Jack benny is soooooooo cool!! I listen to and watch his show all the time
(kinda weird for a 17 year old,but he's hilarious!)

Eric Miller
algoma, wi USA - March 20, 2009 11:13 PM

LL:  Welcome, Eric!  I was once that 17-year-old listening to Benny shows and being called weird, so I know how it is.  It just shows you know where to find the REALLY GOOD stuff! 

Jack was the greatest ever.
shawn jackson
tarentum, pa USA - March 16, 2009 11:56 PM

I think Jack Benny was the best entertainer of the 20th cetury. What the Beatles were to pop and rock and roll Jack Benny was to comedy. I was born in 1958 and saw Benny on TV as a child. I also have the Christmas Album that Dennis Day did with Jack playing his violin for Day's family dressed up as Santa. But my favorites would be the many Jack Benny radio show tapes and cd's that I have and listen to all the time. I am a big Seinfeld fan but it just doesnt come close to Jack Mary Dennis Don Phil and Rochester.
Tony DiFabio
Rochester, NY USA - March 16, 2009 2:26 PM

I'm looking forward to my "last" birthday this year... I'm actually going to be 39, and no one will believe I'm that young!!!  I will always love Jack's humor.. The dirtiest thing he did was Lux his undies....
Scott Nelson
Superior, WI USA - March 16, 2009 4:00 AM

I love old-time radio shows and Jack Benny is my favorite.  It's great to see there are people like you who keep Jack and his show alive for new generations to enjoy.  Keep it up!
Ron Otto Jr
London, OH USA - March 11, 2009 2:15 PM

James Lileks has a photo (screengrab) of Joan from an early appearance on "Password" on his blog today.  There is a little bit about Jack too.
Tony Tony
Cambridge, MA USA - March 03, 2009 3:19 PM

My dad just passed away and one of his prized possessions was a check for $.39 from Jack Benny. We are trying to sell it to make ends meet and this seemed like the place to let people know we have it. Hope this doesn't offend anyone but we would like someone that would enjoy it to end up with it. Thanks
Joe Meyers
Silverdale, pa USA - March 02, 2009 2:48 PM

I am 57 years old and grew up hearing and watching Jack benny. A student of standup comedy, I have always though Benny's timing impeccable.
Richard Allen Farmer
Grand Prairie, TX USA - March 01, 2009 8:54 PM

In my opinion Jack Benny was one of the greatest artists in the history of television.
antonio fiore
Rome, Lazio Italy - March 01, 2009 3:39 PM

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA USA - February 28, 2009 11:47 AM

Thank you Jack Benny for being the best comedian a young teen ever had!
Jacob Ruiz
Valinda, California USA - February 17, 2009 6:52 PM

Someone asked if there was a real Frank Remley. Yes, he was a neighbor of ours and a great guy. Unfortunately, he died too young.
skip howard
Los Angeles, CA USA - February 17, 2009 2:45 PM

Was one of the attendees last year at a marvelous dinner Laura and Dan threw at a Cafe Rouge in London, England for fans of Jack Benny and and english members of The IJBFC.  Anyone on Facebook please look for my group The 39'ers Jack Benny Facebook Appreciation Page . Come join, thanks.
Mark Brisenden
London, Berkshire U.K. - February 17, 2009 6:17 AM

I was only 10 years old when Jack Benny died, and I already knew what a funny comedian he was.  My Mom let me stay up to watch the special about him when he passed away, that was on after the news.  There will never be a comedian quite like him   I even have a few of his DVDS and I'm not a huge DVD collector, so that's just pays tribute to him.  I have been lucky to enjoy his brand of unique brand of humor.
Sue Felter
Tampa, Florida USA - February 11, 2009 4:33 PM

thanks for the info
Jeff Krivis
Tarzana, CA USA - February 01, 2009 11:08 AM

I love Jack Benny.  It's a shame he isn't alive today to amuse us and make us laugh.  I'm sure he's in heaven entertaining the Angels
Arsena McIntire
Fairmont, wv USA - January 27, 2009 8:51 PM

Im reading Sunday Nights at Seven By Joan Benny This book should be a movie I was born 1963 but i do remember him on TV
Mary Cicero Mar.Cicero@VA.Gov
Bowie, Maryland USA - January 26, 2009 5:39 AM

What really happened to the gas man?
mike carter
carthage, NY USA - January 25, 2009 4:08 PM

CALEDONIA, ONATARIO CANADA - January 24, 2009 6:43 AM

LOVE Jack's self-deprecating sense of humor...
Tom Streicher
Onalaska, WI USA - January 18, 2009 5:14 PM

What a treat to find your site--will be back often. Jack Benny was the greatest,his shows,be it on radio or televison,were consistently excellent.
Ron Fabes
Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec Canada - January 03, 2009 8:15 AM

I'm driving myself nuts trying to identify the Jack Benny Show wherein Mr Benny, to avoid paying an appearance fee, invited Bob Hope to his home and filmed him clandestinely from within a giant moveable houseplant. Can anyone help me?
William Royalty
Moscow, ID USA - December 20, 2008 7:15 PM

I remember him as a child.
Will Marak
Shreveport, LA USA - December 10, 2008 6:56 AM

Really, really from Swansea, U.K.!  Just browsing, on a kinda snowy, pre-Christmas (Chappy Chanukah!) Sunday and wanted to add my name to the gerzillions of appreciate Jack B fans everywhere............. besides, I came up with a REALLY cute caption to the Jane Russell photo, and then saw the deadline was days ago! But, I'm so glad I found this site, will re-visit often, and sincerely wish everyone a peaceful, calm, and happy holiday season, whomever the entity you worship.
Angela HingstonOliver
Falls Church, VA USA - December 07, 2008 4:25 PM

Just thought I'd read a little bit about Jack Benny.  I heard he has a nice family, like I do. My grandparents are Nina and Lefy Davidson.
Apple Valley, MN USA - December 02, 2008 6:16 PM

His TV Show is an all-time favorite.  Now have many on DVD and love it!!!!
Bud Borchert
Jackson, TN USA - November 29, 2008 9:22 PM

Have been listening to Jack's radio shows since I was a kid in the 40's.
Tom Barron
Portsmouth, NH USA - November 18, 2008 11:27 AM

This is a Wonderful Organization Relating to the Golden Days of Old Time Radio!!!
Jerry Levi
San Francisco, California USA - November 14, 2008 4:44 PM

I am a member of one of Chuck Shaden's "Those Were The Days Radio Players" groups. (not for profit) We recreate old time radio shows at libraries, retirement homes, etc. and often would like to present Benny shows, but free scripts are virtually impossible to find.  Would anyone have any suggestions?  I have referred to Simply Scrips and Generic Radio Scripts.  Many Thanks, Carol
Carol Thomas
Barrington, IL USA - November 12, 2008 12:46 PM

I'm listening to JACK's program (Nov.1944) on the internet archive. I started with his first in 1932 and am in WWII. I always associated BOB HOPE with entertaining the troops but JACK covered the USA bases by broadcasting from them and during his "summer break", went overseas to entertain the troops. There are over 700 programs in the archive and I am gradually working my way thru. I've developed a love and respect for all the performers and especially the writers.
jim jarvis
Melrose Park, IL USA - November 09, 2008 6:20 PM

I love his show, been watching his program for awhile, it's funny.
Merritt Island, FL USA - November 05, 2008 10:17 AM

was looking to see when he past
Retta Minkley
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - November 04, 2008 4:13 PM

I agree 100% with the fellow fans that say how wonderful the old time comedy was and how terrible it is today. I am so thankful that I have thousands of the shows on MP3 CD's with many transferred to my PC and my various MP3 players. Thanks to Laura and everyone that contributes to this great cause that helps to offset the negativity that is in our society today. Bless us each and everyone in every way.
COUPEVILLE, WA USA - November 03, 2008 1:19 PM

jack fred allen callas fred and ginger monty clift pretty good company
ron finegold
Ann Arbor, MI USA - November 02, 2008 7:55 PM

I graduated from Jack Benny Junior High in 1972.  He used to come visit the school every other year.  Our mascot was the '39ers.
phoenix, AZ USA - November 02, 2008 4:59 PM

I used to hear all of Jack Benny's shows both on radio and television and I just loved them. I sure wish that he was with us now. The new Comedians are terrible.  Not at all like Jack, Red Skelton, George and Gracy Allen, and all of the other Comedians on the Radio and Early Television.
Jimmy Christodoulou
San Diego, California USA - November 01, 2008 8:24 PM

How truly refreshing to listen to some of Jack Benny's old routines from old time radio. One of the funniest ever, for me, is the routine he did with Mel Blanc: Si'; Sue, etc. In a day when 4-letter words and sex inuendos on TV are supposed to be funny-- it really is refreshing to listen to TRUE  COMEDY, which takes me back to the '40s and 50's.
Ken Sauer
Monmouth, Or USA - October 27, 2008 12:09 PM

I came to this space because I went to the Ronald Colman site and learned that he and his wife played the neighbors of Jack Benny.  I love listening to the old radio shows.
mary shelton
Westminster, California USA - October 24, 2008 5:31 PM

Jack is a very talented, smart wonderful actor and comedian I love watching him!!!!!!!!!
Dallas, Texas USA - October 23, 2008 7:42 AM

Jack Benny in my opinion is a comedy legend. He delivers that rare and yet powerfully humorous quality that you could only get from him. He is a legend in his own time because he made a mark in comedies.I greatly admire and respect Jack Benny not only as a comedian but as a wonderfully giving talented respected individual who kept on giving whether it was financially through the charities or the warm emotional humorous reponses that he recieves through his work or the way he promised his beloved with a red rose everyday until the day she would eventually join him in Heaven. To me that stood for courage humility and empathy; qualities few comics experience today but Jack Benny never forgot. I will always remain a loyal fan because he will forever be immortalized in my heart. Because few people can forget FDR;they can even forget RFK. But no one could ever forget the kind of impact that Jack Benny made on the entertainment world.Because a world without Jack is like a world without laughter!! He will always be loved by those who continue to love and respecst him to this day, even after his departure on Earth.R.I.P.!!!!
Aldora May Terrell
Killeen, Texas USA - October 20, 2008 9:47 AM

I remember Jack Benny well, especially as a child watching the Jack Benny Show.  Nothing but warm memories-why we don't have shows like that anymore?
I live near Waukegan

Bob Gilbertson
Antioch, IL USA - October 14, 2008 6:09 PM

I love Jack Benny & all the gang. I listen to them everyday for many hrs. I have a big crush on Mary.
I think Mel Blank is the Bomb!! & Yes that's what I like about the SOUTH!!!!!

Mike Holtgrefe
fountain valley, ca USA - October 13, 2008 9:43 AM

i love jack benny he is the best comic ever
chris hershey
worthington, pa USA - October 13, 2008 6:24 AM

I have been a Jack Benny fan for most of my 55 years and I have to come to appreciate his comedic talent so much more every day. He never said a dirty word or implied anything that may not have been suitable for the whole family to view or hear. It ain't that way on radio and TV today.
Gary Marsh gary.marsh@marshlogistics,com
Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA - October 12, 2008 6:32 PM

Dear Mr. Benny,
I always felt that in person you would be just as nice, respectful, and friendly as you appeared on stage and television. 
You still make us laugh.  "They being dead yet speak..." (Hebrews 11).
John M. Brown

John Brown
Flattwoods, KY USA - October 10, 2008 3:21 PM

Jack's humor transends his times and will never fail to make me laugh despite the dated references
Dwayne Skubon
Richmond, Virginia USA - September 30, 2008 11:08 AM

The thing about Mr. Benny's comedy:  it never gets tiresome or old.  Jack, you were (ARE) the best!
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - September 29, 2008 4:44 AM

Jack Benny was the best actor comedian in the business.
David Paramor
Newmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom - September 27, 2008 8:06 AM

I have become a fan through XM Satellite radios Old Time Radio Channel. The Jack Benny Show may be the the funniest, most entertaining show you could enjoy with your Mom and kids too.
Bill Brown
Farmingdale, NY USA - September 20, 2008 6:20 AM

I've been a fan of Jack Benny since the early 1950's -- watching Jack poke his profile through that Lucky Strike emblem.  What some may dispute as a "sense of humor" most certainly was influenced by him.  I'll say this: "I've achieved a goal Jack never managed.  I'm only 29, at least a full 10 years younger than Jack ever was!" 
Barry Zavah
Alpine, Texas USA - September 14, 2008 7:17 PM

There never has been a funnier man than Jack Benny
Peter Camp
Colorado Springs, CO USA - September 10, 2008 7:31 PM

I just bought an el cheapo jack benny 4 DVD collection from wallmart a few days ago.  I've been watching them nonstop ever since. All I can say is WOW!  They don't make comedy like they used to! Just amazing!
Adam Miller
Santa Barbara, CA USA - September 08, 2008 8:02 PM

I am doing a school history project on Jack Benny.  As a 13 year old, I am learning a lot of interesting things about him
Connor Langley
Rockford, IL USA - September 07, 2008 10:17 PM

SKOKIE, IL USA - September 05, 2008 9:05 AM

i used io be a member, but have lost touch.great to see you are still here.jack benny always the BEST! cary
cary swenson
champlin, minnesota USA - September 02, 2008 11:19 AM

I never even thought there'd be a fan club after all the years. Today, who knows of his genius, let alone his name.
Tom Grenci
Neshanic Station, nj USA - August 30, 2008 7:38 PM

Always loved Jack Benny
Vince Dantona
Medford, NY USA - August 29, 2008 5:44 AM

Interested in learning more
Patti Wilkinson
Chapel Hill, NC USA - August 25, 2008 11:48 AM

just a long time jack benny fan
Don Willmon
fackler, al USA - August 24, 2008 6:24 PM

I have always loved watching/listing to Jack Benny and his cast.  I was first introduced to him as a child watching Warner Brothers cartoons; Mr. Benny played himself as a mouse, or caricatured as an out of work musician.  Being only seven years old when he died, I was too young to remember his TV shows let alone his radio days, but cartoons were right up my alley at that age.  As I got older, I got the jokes behind the cartoons, which made the cartoons even funnier and my interest in “old” comedians (Jack Benny, Abbott & Costello, Burns & Allen, and Fred Allen, just to name a few) grew. 

In the past few years, with the internet and satellite radio, I can finally get my fill of Jack Benny and his cast.  The Jack Benny show’s humor is timeless; the jokes are still as funny today as the day they were written.  As a new member of the International Jack Benny Fan Club, I hope to meet others like me who enjoy Jack Benny.

Claudia C
Brick, NJ USA - August 24, 2008 4:48 PM

Geecsh! Hi all! I was born & raised in Waukegan & still live here 62 yrs later. Jack Benny was always a part of my 'growing up' days. We now have a small park-like setting downtown dedicated to Jack with a staue of him on the corner. When people ask me where I'm from I always reply, "Jack Benny's hometown--Waukegan!" And for those of you who don't know how to pronounce it....say, 'Wau  key  gan.'  Say it fast & you have it!
Everyone here is '39'....again. Hello to anyone from the class of '64.

Rita Chaplin
Waukegan, Illinois USA - August 22, 2008 8:55 PM

Just the best!!!!!!!
Steve Chapman
China Spring, Texas USA - August 20, 2008 7:53 AM

I love Jack Benny, I have always loved Jack Benny.  I was a big fan of his when I was a kid. I loved his shows and specials. I always liked seeing him in his later years on Laugh In, The Dean Martin Show, and of course his own specials. I remember thinking of how much the world would miss him when he left us on Dec 26, 1974. It was a very sad Christmas when they annouced that the man who was one of my favorite performers would soon be no more.  I wrote in my journal on Dec 27, 1974..."We will laugh again, but never so well..."  I still feel the same. It was to our fortune that George Burns was around as long as he was. It was as close as we could get to Jack Benny...His best friend. I always remember what Allen King the comic said when he heard that Jack had died.  He said he did not call Mary, he called the person closest to Jack, George Burns,and offered his sorrows and regrets. He went on to say that he did not cry when he heard that Jack had died, but when he heard George say "It's going to be mighty lonesome" then the floodgates opened.   It has been near 34 years since that sad Christmas, but Jack will always be with us. As long as there is laughter in the world, he will be with us.
Jack Stanley
Passaic, NJ USA - August 19, 2008 5:40 PM

Looking for copy of Dec 28 1952 new year's eve program w/ James Stewart.  Friend's cousin was Sara Berner aka Mabel Flapdoodle.  Have seen this show at the B'cast Museum in NYC but never on any of the commercial JB DVD anthologies.
R P  Schick
Washington, DC USA - August 11, 2008 6:24 PM

I'm so excited to be a new member of the International Jack Benny Fan Club.  I have been a fan of his since I was a kid, in the 1950's.  I can remember my mother, grandmother, brother and myself watching on the old sylvania television in our livingroom.  When the shows came back a few years ago, I never missed an episode, even though they kept repeating.  I NEVER knew a comedian with more style or grace, and his dry sence of humor.  Who could top it?  I loved his relationship with George Burns.  My favorite Jack Benny Shows memories include the shows with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stewart, and the ones that would show Jack in the basement of his Beverly Hills home, going to his vault.  They don't make comedy like that anymore, and how lucky I was to have been born at a time when I could appreciate that fact.  I'm happy to be a part of this family and I wish only the best to all of you.
Henry R Gonzalez
Tucson, Arizona USA - August 05, 2008 3:22 PM

we enjoyed jack benny and his saying he was always 39 when asked his age
Claudia G Wade
Columbia, MO USA - August 02, 2008 7:40 PM

RTN (in Montgomery Al.)is running The Jack Benny Show for an hour each morning.I wouldn't miss it. I love the OLD TV shows.
Valerie Rollins
Prattville, Alabama USA - August 01, 2008 7:38 AM

The radio programs are a veritable treasure of  humor.
Thomas Laham
Wichita, Kansas USA - July 31, 2008 11:58 PM

I've been watching many of the Jack Benny programs (they are out on DVD now). What great talent. I had long heard of Jack Benny, but hadn't been able to watch or listen to him much. I love his old TV shows and have actually heard some of his radio programs to, through my brother who loves the old radio programs. Jack was wonderful.
Channon Phipps
Mulberry, AR USA - July 30, 2008 11:37 PM

I am about to celebrate the 29th anniversary of my 39th birthday and I remember Jack Benny very well.  His radio program was one that we listened to while sitting at the kitchen table.  His banter with Phill Harris was hilarious.  Thanks for the memories (I know, that was Bob Hope's song)
John Rodrigues
Medford, Oregon USA - July 29, 2008 4:17 PM

Just saw "The Horn Blows At Midnight" on TCM. I loved it. I am also old enough to remember as a kid watching the "Jack Benny Farewell Special" on tv. Nobody is funny like that anymore! Thanks for the laughs Jack!
Russell Kimmick
Hacienda Heights, CA USA - July 24, 2008 11:13 PM

I loved Jack Benny. I never missed his show. I wish I could have met him, because even though he put on the persona of someone who was very stingy, I could see beyond that, to the generous, compassionate man that he really was.
Carrie Plowman
Wethersfield, Connecticut USA - July 24, 2008 7:54 PM

He had a gift
rick dean
west hartford, ct USA - July 24, 2008 1:12 PM

My husband and I recently bought a home in the So. Cal mountains.  Today, while cleaning out the basement, we came across three photos ofr Jack Benny that appear to be from the 1950's (based on the old magazines found with the photos).   He is holding up a fish he caught at a local hatchery (owned by the folks we bought the house from).  Can't wait to show my mom!!!   She loves JB but her eyesight is not that great.  Is there any way to post it here so your members can verify that it really is Jack Benny?
Idyllwild, California USA - July 20, 2008 5:23 PM

LL:  Sure...send scans to and I'd be happy to take a look at them!

we love the jack benny shows.
kayla h
lincoln, ne USA - July 20, 2008 12:51 PM

What a great site!  My father introduced me to Jack's radio show via cassete tape years ago - it's been love ever since!
Don Casali
Framingham, MA USA - July 11, 2008 10:16 AM

I fell in love with Jack's comedy when I walked into The Famous Voices Museum in Monterey, CA, way back in 1977.  Jack had just recently passed, and being 11 years old at the time I was unaware of him completely.  I'm now about to celebrate my 5th annual 39th birthday and have spent the intervening years amassing every piece of information I can find about him, and collecting such things as his movie posters, lobby cards, etc.  Stumbling upon this site was a terrific surprise.  I very much look forward to interacting with fellow Benny devotees.
Scott Brick
Los Angeles, CA USA - July 10, 2008 4:53 PM

Love his show, we listen on sirius satellite radio evry day
Jerry Otto
Quitman, TX USA - June 29, 2008 8:14 PM

I basically work my commute around the Jack Benny show times on satellite radio....I drove my Parents down the shore this past weekend and here I am 38 years old and as I'm driving them down I'm saying "ok, shh - Jack Benny is coming on".  They listened and loved it of course, and as for me - I just can't get enough of the show.
Susan Dalton
Mahwah, NJ USA - June 29, 2008 5:23 PM

The greatest penny pincher that ever lived.
Jamie Culpepper
Glen Rose, TX USA - June 28, 2008 1:24 PM

Only just "discovered" through OTR. Priceless- Still hilarious after 60 + years.
Andrew C
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - June 27, 2008 9:20 PM

I love his films
rey yang
Manila, luzon Phillippines - June 25, 2008 10:57 PM

He also played the cash register.
harold berdiansky
raleigh, nc USA - June 24, 2008 1:50 PM

I'm rediscovering The Jack Benny Program, many episodes I missed because I was too young to remember them.  I wish more were available on DVD.
Tacoma, WA USA - June 21, 2008 4:56 AM

I've just moved back to the area I love..I'm near Waukegan  where I lived for most of my life
Jack Melcher
Pleasant prairie, wisconsin USA - June 18, 2008 8:50 AM

The Best of all time great Comedy
ORLANDO, FL USA - June 16, 2008 3:13 PM

Recently "discovered" Jack Benny through Radio Classics on XM and Sirius.  Definteley one of our Country's best all-time comedians.  My 12 year-old son has enjoyed him with me, and we are both now solid fans who want to learn more about Jack Benny, his era and the talent that it took to be so funny without any of the filth that permeates today's comedy.  I had the recent pleasure to see his fomer home in Beverly Hills and can only imagine the great times that property saw in Jack Benny's time.
Terry Cline
Columbia, SC USA - June 14, 2008 10:42 PM

Delightful man.  Enjoyed his type of comedy very much.  Too bad we didn't have more like him today.  World would we a much happier place.  Thank you Mr. Benny for all your years you gave to your fans!!
Mary Gilmore
Maquoketa, IA USA - June 12, 2008 11:50 AM

I love Jack Benny.  My children (ages 19 down to 2 years) all listen too.  This comedy is timeless.  How I would loved to have met Mr. Benny - the greatest!
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - June 10, 2008 7:41 PM

LOVE Jack Benny. Grew up listening to him and his crew in the 40's & early 50's, and still love to listen to his programs, and see his films. Benny was quite an intelligent man, not the buffoon some would have you think. AND, He Really DID play the violin! Quite well, too.
William Tyson
Dudley, NC USA - June 10, 2008 11:38 AM

Bruce Yelle
Springfield, Ma USA - June 09, 2008 1:53 PM

He was one of the best comedians ever!!
Diane Josifek
Chippewa Falls, WI USA - June 09, 2008 1:09 PM

Well Laura here I am again back from Missouri back to nearo my old home town Waukegan never so so many improvements old theater Genese theater improved and many new buildings alround town...keep up the good work on this site...Jack
Jack Melcher
Pleasant prairie, wisconsin USA - June 05, 2008 10:35 AM

His humor was timeless and his heart, larger than life. Heres to you, Mr. Benny.
Jake W
WI USA - June 02, 2008 3:07 PM

I saw Jack Benny in Vegas in 1969 at the Sahara Hotel. I still have his autograph
Anyone know what it is worth?

chula vista, ca USA - May 29, 2008 3:04 PM

I've been a big fan of Jack Benny since I was in the fifth grade.  He died before I was born, so I'm so grateful for those who keep his memory alive.
Matt Lucas
Waverly, Ohio USA - May 26, 2008 9:00 AM

miss jack  phil Harris bing crosby thanks for this fan club
Thomas Turner
Iowa City, Iowa USA - May 25, 2008 11:44 AM

Great site
aleta escoto
SAN ANTONIO, tx USA - May 24, 2008 3:09 AM

Can't be enough said about the quality and image Mr.Benny portrayed.Though I am going on 57 I don't remember much about his earlier career,ie:radio vaudeville.But,His tv shows were the best.I loved His personna and,the way he delivered jokes.And His infamous well!!is a relic.Loved him and what!he stood for clean innocent fun.Miss you Jack & Mary two of many wonderful ledgends are going from us in body but,remain in spirit.
Sidney  Stover
Hilliard, Ohio USA - May 22, 2008 1:37 AM

I am a 54 year old Humanities professor with a Ph.D. in Philosophy. I was too young to really appreciate Benny when he was alive, but I did enjoy his show and specials in the late 50's through the 60's. I hadn't really thought too much about him until recently picking up the 40 show Best of Benny DVD. I sat down to see how the shows held up and I was amazed at the world it recreated. It was so much richer, deeper, and funnier than I remembered. I think his show may have been the funniest thing on 1950's American television. Thanks for this great site keeping this rich and funny world alive.
Jay Raskin
Orlando, Florida USA - May 12, 2008 8:13 AM

Cora (Folsom) Salisbury is my great great great aunt and I have been doing research on her and it was very interesting to hear about her in Ben's (Jack's) collection of information.  Thank you. 
Tammy Wright
Oshkosh, WI USA - May 09, 2008 12:01 PM

Just looking for Jack info on web and found your site.  I've been enjoying shows for years.
David Browne
Tylertown, Ms USA - May 06, 2008 1:52 PM

Hello,i have always loved Jack Benny and his show and the cast he had.I just purchased the very best of the Jack Benny show 4 disc box set,and its just great to watch.I have not stopped watching this set since i bought it a few days ago.I am 38 yrs old and Jack Benny is not gone as long as we have video of him to enjoy forever.
clay murray
marblehead, mass USA - May 05, 2008 7:35 PM

Laura thanx again for a wonderful May chat and will see you on June 15...
ed kienzler
springfield, illinois USA -

Love Jack!  It's wonderful to live in a time when modern technology can give us the enjoyment of yesteryear, just like we were there...If I could choose a time frame to live...
robert franks
columbia, tn USA - April 28, 2008 5:08 PM

We desperately need Jack Benny today! Modern comics are good for what they do, but they seem to lack the innosence that Jack Benny brought to the table. As an artist, musician, actor and teacher, I have tried with some degree of success to bring the sentimentality and class of great artists like Mr Benny to my own work, with varying success. I would love to have some concrete comments from those who know his material better than I to help me in this venture. Incidentially, I turned 39 on my last birthday. My mother asked what I wanted to do for my 40th. I told her "I'm not going to have one. I'm 39 and holding!"
Johnny Harnett
Ojai, CA USA - April 28, 2008 1:41 AM

Just Curious
Russell Haynes
The Woodlands, TX USA - April 25, 2008 8:01 PM

I was fortunate to be invited to be one of five singers who attended what would have been Jack Benny's 100th birthday on February 14, 1994 in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Arts Center. Together we sang "Love in Bloom." Jack's daughter was in attendance, along with many other family members and friends. There were some very talented actors who impersonated Jack, Rockchester, Phil Harris, etc. who did a radio show re-inactment. Somehow Chuck Shadden was involved in orchestrating this event. Somewhere at home I have a tape of the event and I will be looking for it tonight!
Ken Busse
Gurnee, IL USA - April 21, 2008 2:35 PM

Jack is my favorite.
Jeff Garlin
Hollywood, CA USA - April 20, 2008 12:20 AM

Thanks to SIRIUS radio, i know what great radio is, or was in this case. I love all the oldies, but Jack and the gang are my favorites. Thank you Jack, Mary, Phil and all the rest, for the best laughs ive ever had.
Rodney Martin Winston Salem, NC USA - April 17, 2008 8:02 PM

2 of my favorite Old Time Radio Shows are The Jack Benny Show and The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show.  The interaction between all of the cast members on both shows was incredibly funny  and I can only imagine that they must have all had a blast doing these shows.
Marty McElroy
Seattle, WA USA - April 16, 2008 6:17 PM

I'm 33 yrs. old and comedy routines have changed over the years.  Last fall, out of curiosity, I began listening to the Jack Benny Show on my satellite radio.  I was addicted!!  I have such great appreciation for comedy from  that era.  Jack, Mary, and Eddie (Rochester) are my all time favorites now.
Jason Frazier
West Richland, WA USA - April 13, 2008 9:23 AM

i love jack's special timing and family jokes.
ari lurie
San Francisco, CA USA - April 02, 2008 4:47 PM

Looking forward to connecting and sharing the laughs of the past!!!!! Thankyou, Amy
Amy Rubinstein
Great Neck, NY USA - March 29, 2008 4:11 PM

I grew up watching Jack Benny and now live just 15 miles from Waukegan.
Bob Gilbertson
Antioch, IL USA - March 27, 2008 8:57 PM

jerry cherney
brownhelm, ohio USA - March 26, 2008 5:13 PM

Jack Benny is a legend. I can't view enough of his old shows, they are simply terrific!
Joseph Gennarelli
Wesley Chapel, FL USA - March 13, 2008 7:51 PM

Jack Benny is as timeless today as he was 60 years ago.  Just received a 20-hour collection. Look forward to listening to my 9-year-old daughter, a new Jack Benny fan.
Steve Metzger
New York, NY USA - March 01, 2008 11:22 AM

Just saw the Jack Benny special on WEDU and it just brought back a lot of memories. Always been partial to the old time comics.
douglas George pursley
Pine Ridge, Florida USA - February 28, 2008 11:15 AM

Want to see some old video
Randy E Dye
Pittsboro, NC USA - February 27, 2008 6:27 AM

Long live Jack Benny!
Franz Jantzen
Washington, DC USA - February 23, 2008 8:49 AM

Always been a Jack Benny fan ever since I was a little kid; WLOB 96.3 FM Portland, Maine has a Sunday night radio show where they air "When Radio Was", and they often feature Jack Benny (although I have to admit, I liked it better when WLOB did their own thing with the old radio shows...7:00 was always reserved for Jack Benny).  As an aside, 99.3 WBQQ in Kennebunk has a Classic Jazz show every Saturday evening, and I sometimes request "Waiting for Jane" by Eddie Anderson from 1940.  He sings very well, and it's one of my favorite jazz songs.  I'm trying to find out more about the song, but haven't had much success yet.
Craig Merrow
Wells, Maine USA - February 17, 2008 12:15 PM

Love Jack Benny!  I love listening to his show on Sirius Radio Classics.
Suzann Durrette
Greenwood, Maine USA - February 14, 2008 7:25 PM

Happy Valentine's Day!
Remember this day of Friendship & Love
And It's Jack Benny's Birthday
I could use some Wool Gloves!

Fred Velez
New York, NY USA - February 14, 2008 6:28 PM

There is no doubt that Jack's old radio shows were really clasics!
Carol Thomas
Barrington, IL USA - February 04, 2008 1:03 PM

All right, all right already!
Batton Lash
San Diego, CA USA - February 11, 2008 7:39 PM

did jack benny do a routine about a daughter sue and a son sai? i believe it was with a mexican character where he would always say see and the response was sue! or sai! vaugley remember, but it was very funny if you have info on this routine i would be interested. thankyou j.lannon
james lannon 
red bank, nj USA - January 28, 2008 7:42 AM

Wow! I feel like I've met some new friends! It's amazing to me- though not really-that so many young people are writing in. I'm 37, and have loved the radio show for years, since I lived in CA and would listen on the radio. I can't wait to find out more. Take care.
Boulder City, NV USA - January 21, 2008 6:10 PM

I've always considered Jack Benny to be the greatest comedian that ever lived. No one has ever matched his abilities for timing, and just to be able to get a laugh by his 'silent pause look'. There will never be anyone like him, ever again.
Dave Broyles
Ceres, California USA - January 17, 2008 2:50 PM

He was the greatest.
Toronto, Ontario Canada - January 17, 2008 7:07 AM

I became a big fan of Benny based on listening to his radio show on Sirius. The man was totally awesome
Demetrius Jones
Smyrna, Georgia USA - January 12, 2008 5:42 PM

Im doin a project on him!!!
savannah, GA USA - January 12, 2008 11:45 AM

He  was an American Classic that  inspired so many like Johnny Carson who also became icons.  God Bless You Jack Benny!!!!
Bryan  L  Bartley
Gretna, La USA - January 10, 2008 5:17 PM

I am the violinist who played Jack's student in the TV episode "Jack the violin teacher"  in 1962. I have never owned a copy of the TV program. I will be ordering from you soon. I have been a movie studio recording musician for 35 years and I am the Associate concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orch. 
Jay Rosen
Tarzana, CA USA - January 09, 2008 7:53 PM

I'm proud to say I was born in the same city Jack Benny was. I'm just like Jack, I never get older than 39 years.
Chuck Franz
Rhinelander, Wisconsin USA - January 09, 2008 12:30 PM

Hi,  I knew little about Jack Benny, until I discovered a five DVD set of his most famous TV shows..and I instantly became a fan!  How I wish he was still on television!
Donald Walker
Joliet, IL USA - January 08, 2008 7:07 PM

Ilisten to Jack on XM
Rick Fiscus
Brownsburg, In USA - January 06, 2008 5:53 PM

I have been a fan of Jack Benny since early childhood, growing up in New York city.  I think he was one of the funniest comedians of all time and am thrilled that there is an International fan club.  I look foward to being an active member and sharing memories and information with other members.
Dave Fischer
Hove East Sussex, England - January 05, 2008 10:59 AM

When I was 19 (20 years ago) and in my second year at college my of my pre-req humanites classes was on movies/radio where we saw movies like Birth of a Nation and listened to old time radio shows, which is where I fell in love with the Jack Benny show. If anyone remembers that when Comedy Central first started out in the early 90's it used to show the Jack Benny show every morning at 10am (est).  To this day I still listen to his radio shows in my Ipod.  He is a classic that can never be replaced.
Lisa Harrison
Madison Heights, Michigan USA - January 05, 2008 8:45 AM

Thanks to XM Radio I have gotten to know the man that I had only heard about growing up.  Thank you for keeping him alive through the airwaves!
Jeff Wilson
Madison, AL USA - January 02, 2008 7:36 PM

He was the greatest!
Melvin E Norman
Battle Creek, MI USA - January 01, 2008 2:29 PM

No comment.
Barry Green
East Moline, Illinois USA - December 31, 2007 1:30 PM

Jack was always enjoyable to watch. In fact my mom is now forever 39. I wish they would broadcast more of his shows on TV. Ocassionally you can see them on the public brodcasting channels.
Ron Gitter
Englishtown, NJ USA - December 30, 2007 5:46 PM

One of the greatest and most loved performers, I watch his old shows regularly and never tire of them.
David John Kane
Puissalicon, Herault France - December 27, 2007 4:38 AM

Jack Benny's humor is timeless. I listen to his past radio shows on the long drive home from work.  I really do enjoy his comedic style.
SaintCharles, MO USA - December 26, 2007 4:05 PM

Looking for info on Jack Benny to put together a program for local YMCA Senior event, party etc.  Several seniors available to act as Jack, much like a Elvis impersonator.  Thanks for any info...........
walt eschmann
St. Louis, MO USA - December 24, 2007 6:55 AM

Glad I found the site. I have been a fan of Jack and the gang since 1952 when my dad gave me a radio that looked like a small leather suit case. It had shortwave freq's and a world map in the pull down front that exposed the dial and the many knobs and a row of buttons. When the sun went down I would clamp the antenna wire for the short wave to my metal bed frame and the world was mine to explore. I still explore the radio waves as a "HAM" radio operator. My call sign is.W9FPJ
Dick Elliott
Kokomo, Indiana USA - December 16, 2007 9:33 PM

hi from Prescott.
Michael Oskins
Prescott, az USA - December 15, 2007 5:05 PM

I grew up in Waukegan, Jack's home town. In 1967 Jack came to town and filmed a program at Jack Benny Junior High, I was in the audience and was fortunate enough to get his autograph after the show. I was only 12 at the time and this was a big thrill for me. I never saw the program aired on tv and have often wondered what happened to it. Does anyone in the fan club know?
linda armbrister
birmingham, alabama USA - December 12, 2007 12:54 PM

LL:  Copies of the show do exist...we screened one at our 39 Forever convention in 2003 (although it was 1961, aired the risk of giving away your age...).  Hope to have it in the video library some day!

Jack Benny rocks I like him and I am 27
Bill Royer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA - December 10, 2007 2:19 AM

i love Jack Benny, his radio show is one of my companions in life,its a comedy that can not be topped anymore. If only more people could experience his radio show and understand how great he was.
albert haglund
stonybrook, ny USA - December 04, 2007 6:38 PM

The timing! The very very clever self depreciation. The class. I feel that the comedians of today have lost the pure art of comedy. Jack Beeny never shocked - he never needed to. He had heart. I loved his show which aired on a Sunday in England. Never bettered and I still hold him in my heart wiht a lot of affection. God bless his memory.
Ken Beauchamp
London, Middlesex UK - November 28, 2007 6:16 AM

tv needs entertainers like this. and put the old jack benny shows back on tv, instead of the trash that's on today.
tom weldon
folcroft, pa USA - November 22, 2007 2:53 PM

oklhomacity, oklahoma USA - November 21, 2007 8:21 PM

I am 20 years old and have been watching Jack Benny for the last few years, and he is my favorite. I record every one of his programs and love to watch him, along with Mary, Rochester and everyone else. I wish he was still with us.
Canada, CA USA - November 16, 2007 9:11 PM

I'm almost 80 and have been a fan since I was a child - we've just returned to the USA after 18 years abroad - can't wait to hear Jack again!
Taylor Chambers
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA - November 11, 2007 3:51 PM

I was raised in Lake Bluff Illinois, right next to Waukegan Ill. My dad and uncle were born and went to school in Waukegan. In the early 60's my uncle, Frank Knaack told me he went to grade school with Jack Benny. (As an aside they were both in the Navy in WW1.) My uncle told me that when in grade school with Jack Benny, he said Jack's nickname in school was "stinky". I thought I should pass this along before it is lost to history.
Charles Knaack
Circleville, Ohio USA - November 07, 2007 4:45 PM

I grew up watching Jack Benny and I have recently been listening to his old radio programs on Sirius Radio. His brand of comedy is as timeless as ever.
Kim Rowe
Creemore, Ontario Canada - October 30, 2007 6:36 AM

I remember his TV specials.
Charles Howe
Norwich, NY USA - October 28, 2007 5:57 PM

Just thinking out loud about my father and what we all enjoyed growing up.Jack Benny on the Ed Sullivan show.What a brilliant Jewish Comedian He was a gift
Steven Zeldin
Toronto, Ontario Canada - October 27, 2007 1:20 PM

We need to hear the voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert Goldman
West Long Branch, nj USA - October 23, 2007 7:58 AM

I love Jack...but, I'm a little disapointed that he is wearing a Red Sox hat.  I'm pretty sure, according to Joan Benny's book, that he was a die hard Dodgers fan.
Lisa Vargas
Long Beach, CA USA - October 22, 2007 1:15 PM

We just love watching the Jack Benny Show on the Black and White TV Progam in our area And we also listen to him along with all the other old time radio programs on Nostalgia Radio every Saturday We just love to sit back and relax and listen to programs and events of yesteryear. Love Old Time Shows  Radio 
Ed  Angie  Phillips
West Chicago, IL USA - October 21, 2007 7:41 AM

At the University of California, Los Angeles, I was a Red Cross volunteer at the Special Olympics either in 1972, 1973, or 1974.  There was a small crowd around an interesting and small man who had aged spots on his hands.  I looked to see who it was.  Jack Benny.  Alas, I was a teen-ager.  Too young and single for him ...
Jan Christine Johnson
Washington, DC USA - October 21, 2007 6:08 AM

From the time I was a small child, I listened to Jack Benny on the radio and watched him on TV, I was never disappointed!
Robert  Gatten
Canton, ohio USA - October 11, 2007 4:47 PM

I Loved Jack Benny,I loved his comedy..clean and very funny.
Mary Etherington
Big Bear City, Calif. USA - October 10, 2007 4:14 PM

I love Jack Benny radio!  I have many shows (over 2000) and included are lots of Jack Benny!
Kathleen Miller
Cuyahog Falls, OH USA - October 08, 2007 3:12 PM

Jack Benny is most likely the best show of our times,I dont know any other cast,put together this good.Excellent fan club,enjoyed reading all of the comments,thx robert
Robert Wynn
Choctaw, ok USA - October 02, 2007 2:19 PM

I have always loved Jack, Mary, et. al and, especially My namesake, Mel Blanc.
Mel Reifin
Milford, Ohio USA - September 28, 2007 3:01 PM

Always have been a fan, and I am happy to see this continuing.
Byron Burke
Apache Junction, AZ USA - September 24, 2007 12:26 AM

Jack benny is a funny great guy.
Marco Caraballo mcaraball07@com
Milwaukee, WI USA - September 11, 2007 11:19 AM

How nice to find a good website devoted to our funniest man.  I remember his TV show in the 50's (barely), and I've been collecting the radio shows, movies, and as many TV episodes as I can find.  I hope this forum will link me to these great treasures of American culture.  Certainly they are still as funny as they ever were.
Jonathan Boswell
Springfield, Missouri USA - September 03, 2007 4:12 PM

It was very interesting to read about Mr. Benny.  Love the site!
Okeke Imo Onitsha
repid, sd USA - August 23, 2007 10:08 AM

I have a large number of his radio shows on cassette and disc. He was the best as were his writers.
Jay Handelman
Weston, FL USA - August 22, 2007 10:03 AM

"Sunday Nights at Seven....the Jack Benny Story" by Joan Benny should be read by all Jack Benny fans.
Tom Steele
Alton, IL USA - August 20, 2007 3:31 PM

NORT HILLS, CA USA - August 18, 2007 7:30 PM

My 19 year old sons did not even know who Jack Benny was when I commented about his violin playing.
Isabee Demski
Mount Pleasant, Michigan USA - August 10, 2007 5:01 AM

"Now cut that out"!
Jerry Hayes
florissant, mo USA - August 02, 2007 5:52 PM

jack benny was one of a kind. I really enjoyed watching him on television.
linda touchett
kyle, texas USA - July 30, 2007 2:07 PM

John Zeimantz
Spokane, WA USA - July 28, 2007 9:43 AM

I just wanted to let fellow JB fans- I purchased a great Jack Benny DVD at the grocerey store- What a SUPRISE!!!Programs of the TV series by QUALITY TELEVISION- featuring Bope Hope, Humphrey Bogart, Jayne Mansfeild, and Fred Allen!! What a suprise and what a treat this was, with the regular afair of weekly shopping!TROY in CANADA.
Troy S.Picklyk
Merritt, BC CANADA - July 10, 2007 6:24 PM

What a run!  A network star for over 30 years.  As long or longer than Berle, Hope, or even Carson!  The radio show is still hip today.  It must have been one of the first "backstage" formats ever.  Decades before The Larry Sanders Show anyway.  The genius of Benny was building a character so familiar that silence could be the punch line.  The audience knew what the Benny character (and it was a brilliantly crafted character) was thinking.  What a treasure.
William B.
Pebble Beach, CA USA - July 06, 2007 10:48 PM

JAck IS the master comedian. I am convinced that before jack- nothing was funny- and has not been as funny since. I listen to his radio program Every night,and he always makes me laugh or smile. America needs to be re-introduced to Jack,and if I can have things my way- she will!!!
mike arbisi 
rockford, illinois USA - July 05, 2007 10:00 AM

I've loved Jack Benny for as long as I can remember.  I used to listen to his old broadcasts of his radio show. I have several audio tapes of his old radio show as well as a couple of vhs of his tv show and a sort of autobiographal/biographal book in which his daughter Joan combines her memories with excerpts (written by her father) she found in her parents attic after her father died.
pamela jones
minneapolis, mn USA - June 25, 2007 3:40 PM

I grew up loving Mr. Benny.
Duane Brandt
Danville, IL USA - June 24, 2007 12:38 PM

I have admired and..yes..loved Jack Benny all my life.  I was born in he was established by the time I can remember radio.  I remember when I was in high school growing up on a farm...I would listen to his show at 4:00 and then again(the same show) at 7....after I had done my chores.  I especially delight in the interchanges between Mr Benny and Mel Blanc in his many characterizations: (what is your name?  Sy.  Sy?  Si. and who is that woman with you? My sister, Sue. Sue? Si!)...anyway...I found out about this website from the commentary trak on "Charley's Aunt"...and greetings to you all.  Richard  Dodge
Richard Alan Dodge
San Diego, California USA - June 19, 2007 11:21 PM

Jack Benny Is the greatest Comedian that has ever lived.  Bringing humor to the world since the early 20th century nad still only 39 years old.
Thank you Mr. Benny for the chance to enjoy your humor.

Steven Tony Mann
Boca Raton, Florida USA - June 15, 2007 1:26 PM

As a young boy I can still rember in vivid detail sitting with my family on Sunday evening with the big radio listening to Jack Benny. I sat at my leaf folding desk often asking my mother to comment on a skit that I particularly enjoyed. even to today, as a 62 year old retiree, when I face a decision i sometimes say: "Now what would Jack benny do in this situation?" Or I will sometimes say when some nefangled gadget comes around: " Now Jack you never even knew that these things would exist, and neither would I. Thanks for the chance to comment.
Sincerely yours, Gerald Rubin

Gerald Rubin
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA - June 12, 2007 6:03 PM

Mr. Benny will always be in our hearts.  He helped us grow up and it was a joy to all of us.  I miss him so much.
Richard Klasek
oklahoma city, okla USA - June 10, 2007 8:40 AM

I have been interested in Jack Benny for many years.  Back in the early 1980's I was lucky enough to obtain a violin owned by Jack.  The violin I own has is signature on the inside of the F hole, and has been authenticated to be his. Unfortunately I'm needing to part with it. If there is anyone interested in purchasing this I would love to hear from you.  
Joanne Schneider
North Port, FL USA - June 02, 2007 1:39 PM

Jack Benny was the funniest.
Harry Thiel
Kirkland, Washington USA - May 29, 2007 6:54 AM

When I was young, very, very young I listened to Jack Benny on the radio; I laughed uncontrollably when Jack and Fred Allen exchanged visits.  I was hysterical when Jack visited his vault on the radio, it wasn't nearly as good when he did it on television.  Jack, Mary, Rochester, Phil, Dennis, everybody else.  Those days of radio and television were funny actors being sillier than could be imagined and the writers many went on to write classic movies.  It was a time when intelligence was cherished and very little of modern works is remotely rememberable.
Joe Corso
Toms River, NJ USA - May 26, 2007 1:52 PM

i have loved jack benny sinc my husband richard white introduced him to me
michelle reeves white
monticello, miss USA - May 25, 2007 10:32 AM

i love you jack benny you rock
new york, new york USA - May 24, 2007 6:20 AM

Jack Benny was my favorite comedian of all time.  I am 83 years old.
Nolan Fremin
Ocean Springs, MS USA - May 21, 2007 2:36 PM

I love Jack! I got Sirius Satelite Radio and now I get two hours of him a day! I forgot just how great these shows are----yesterday was the crossover how jack met Rochester with amos and andy!
Los Angeles, CA USA - May 21, 2007 12:35 AM

Unlike the rest of my generation, my time was spent in front of a stereo. My entertainment was listening to old time radio programs. Jack Benny was one of my favorites. His legend lives on.
christian f. reiss
fairbanks, alaska USA - May 15, 2007 6:09 PM

I am a recent fan of Jack Benny.  My grandmother grew up listening to him and since, has loaned me a few CD's she has from his radio days.  I am intrigued and fascinated by the Old Classic Hollywood era and pleased to be exposed to such a talented and funny man!
Granada Hills, CA USA - May 14, 2007 2:05 PM

The Horn Blows at Midnight remains a pleasant memory of childhood, for I was about 10 years old when I saw it. The scenes of Angel Benny being paged from a heavenly audience, watching him read instructions while coming down to earth in an elevator, and the final chase on an electric coffee sign, delighted my little active mind.
Dear Fellow Jack Benny fans,
I have a dilemma now that I am retired and eager to relive pleasant memories:
Should I rent The Horn Blows at Midnight, or will a lifetime of experiences have changed me, so that the thrill will be gone, ruining the memory?

Sheldon Gloger
Portland, Oregon USA - May 10, 2007 12:39 PM

I have been a Jack Benny fan for years. I am among the fortunate individuals who saw him perform in person many years ago. His comedy is as great now -- probably even greater -- than it was.
Richard Weismeyer
Riverside, CA USA - May 09, 2007 8:55 PM

When I was a kid I could'nt wait for Sunday evening when the radio show was on the air, I remember all those wonderful characters. I enjoyed in on t.v. but the radio version left more to the imagination and made it more enjoyable. Unfortuneatly we won't see their kind again
John Borelli
New Holland, Pa. USA - May 04, 2007 10:05 AM

I liked the Jack Benny show because it was funny. I wonder why its not on any more.
John Hansen
West Palm Beach, Fla USA - May 03, 2007 3:55 PM

Jack Benny was one of the best, if not THE best comedians of all time. He goes back a long time in my life, which was much enriched because of him.
Tom Taylor West Vancouver, BC Canada - May 02, 2007 11:48 AM

Jack was one of my favorite comedians. I am looking for the movie he made {The Horn Blows at Midnight} Good to know that he is being remembered.
Robert Volkening
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA - May 01, 2007 3:11 PM

Hey!! I am a new member.
Juan Castro
Northridge, California USA - April 28, 2007 9:22 PM

Yea Jack Benny
Rebecca Popeck
Ingleside, Illinois USA - April 27, 2007 11:47 AM

simply the best comedian i have ever seen!!
kevin primasing
sacramento, california USA - April 26, 2007 9:23 PM

He and Rochester gave me such bellyache laughs, brightening my school days in China and later young married life in Chicago! I am overwhelmed by your video library and very tempted to get everything in it! How many DVD's will that taked? I am leaving for a month to China to visit family and look forward to getting in touch after I return end of May. Several of my children live in Piedmont and I am always in the neighborhood. Maybe we can have lunch and strategize the 39cent commemorative stamp campaign and Dr. Crane is your perfect chairman! Again, thank you for your gift to all of us fans. Lili Lim 
Lili Lim
Alameda, CA USA - April 26, 2007 7:50 PM

It was very interesting to read about Mr. Benny.  Love the site!
Dana Rankin
Paulsboro, NJ USA - April 21, 2007 11:02 PM

His radio show always made me laugh.
Charles Scherer
Grayslake, IL USA - April 19, 2007 5:10 AM

I love Jack Benny!
Damian Desmond
Sharon, CT USA - April 18, 2007 6:21 PM

I listened and laughed on Sunday nights when I was a kid, and now I find I can relive the experience through the internet. Jack Benny was THE comedian so far as I was concerned, and although I've laughed at others through the years, I still think he's the best.
Joe Arthur
Dunedin, FL USA - April 18, 2007 4:28 PM

i always loved jack bennies funny shows radio/tv they were so great. god bless you jack for all the fun!!!!  your big fan , frnacis
francis randall
beloit, wisconsin USA - April 10, 2007 4:29 AM

I watched the Jack Benny show from a little boy till it went off the air, some of the best entertainment ever on television, I wished they would show reruns again. Let's give the young generation a chance to see real entertainment.
Joseph Sherrick
Olathe, Kansas USA - April 04, 2007 6:04 PM

WEST HILLS, CA USA - April 01, 2007 6:21 AM

Dear Laura and all the other Jack Benny fans and club members- Received the first newsletter of the year.Also received my collectable Stamps!What FUN! Also a great read and insight into the life and shows know who! On my way to work, sometimes when one can take life to seriously sometimes.All I have to do is plug in a Jack Benny CD, and listen to the pure comedy. And I got a smile on my face the rest of the day! What a Legacy! Thanks to everyone who keeps this Legacy alive-ie the IJBFC!
Troy Picklyk
Merritt, BC Canada - March 31, 2007 5:14 AM

I just recently found this website, as I was looking at an item that may be of interest to Jack Benny fans.  After my father passed away in 1996 and soon after I put some of his memorbilia into a framed picture.  One of his prized possessions was a check from Jack Benny dated October 23, 1961 drawn on the Beverly Hills branch of the United California Bank for 39 cents!  Of course my dad never cashed this and showed it to many people over the years.  I was always under the assumption that my father received this as a celebration of Jack Benny's birthday, but the date does not coincide with either Mr. Benny's or my father's actual birth date.  It was obviously some kind of promotion and was treasured by my dad to have a check with both his name and Jack Benny's signature.  It is currently hanging proudly in my office.  If anyone can share details of why a check like this was sent out, I would appreciate the story!
Dennis Stewart
Beaverton, OR USA - March 29, 2007 1:52 PM

LL:  Those checks were for well-performing State Farm Insurance agents for that season of them sponsoring Jack's TV program.  Enjoy!

I have heard of Jack Benny all my life. I finally bought some of his radio programs and have really enjoyed them. He and his guests are very funny. The commercials that they do are also very relavent for the time and in hind-sight.
Tyrone Knepper
Las Vegas, Nevada USA - March 26, 2007 12:33 PM

I am searching for anyone who knows if Frank Remley was a real person on the Jack Benny Show.
Susan Remley
San Ramon, CA USA - March 26, 2007 12:04 PM

LL:  He certainly was.  Check our Photo Gallery for a photo of him with Jack.

good luck
Richard Franklin
Franklin Park, Illinois USA - March 26, 2007 6:11 AM

Laura thanks for comming on my TV Show.It is a big treat for me to play the public domain show.  Thanks for your help.  Will send your copy of the shows soon. All the viewers enjoyed the birthday tribute that I did for Jack.  Going to all the specials growing up was a big treat for me.
ronnie paul
fresno, calif USA - March 25, 2007 8:00 PM

I remember as a child in the early 60's watching Jack Benny on TV with my parents. I was much to young to appreciate his comedy.  Lately, I have been catching his old radio shows on sat radio and have just come to realize what a comedic genius he was.  He was truly one of the best!
Tim P.
Corpus Christi, Texas USA - March 25, 2007 7:26 PM

Jack Benny is the best !!!   Can anybody help me ? I am trying to find the TV Show where Jack finds a old song that he wrote and it was call " I BEG YOUR PARDON"   The first lines of the song was " As soon as you say I beg your pardon,I was wrong,Im sorry Iwill come running back to you.
If anybody can tell me where I can buy this tv show please let me know .  Thanks Joe

Joe Buzzelli
Willowbrook, IL USA - March 25, 2007 1:38 PM

Jack Benny will always be a part of my inspiration.
Rey Najarro
Catania, Sicily Italy - March 25, 2007 7:18 AM

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA USA - March 18, 2007 3:45 PM

gary galawan
winnipeg, manitoba canada - March 18, 2007 11:29 AM

I have loved Jack Benny as long as I can remember.  I used to enjoy watching him on tv (dating myself) and of course his wonderful specials.  I mourned the day he left us on Dec 26, 1974.  I remember it well.  I have always kept a journal, my career is as an historian so I have always been a observer of history. I always like to document it as well.....I wrote in my journal on the 27th of Dec 1974 ..."Jack Benny passed away last night...He was a great entertainer and I have enjoyed him, and will miss him. Part of us died last night, and while we will always laugh again, we will never laugh quite so well."  With the invent of youtube I have seen Jack Benny again and sat and cried...I had forgotten how funny comedy used to be.     Glad to offer my thoughts to you folks at the Jack Benny Fan Club....Warm regards   Jack Stanley
Jack Stanley
Passaic, NJ USA - March 16, 2007 9:51 PM

He was the Zen master of comic timing.
Arnie Harris
Lawtey, FL USA - March 13, 2007 6:31 PM

I absolutely love Jack Benny, and listen to the tapes and CD's I have all the time.  I am glad there is a Fan Club dedicated to him, and I intend to join.
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - March 12, 2007 5:32 AM

He's my favorite comedian. Love him. Sheryl
Sheryl Moss
Jewtt City, Ct USA - March 07, 2007 10:57 AM

He was one of a kind. I love this guy!
Marty Acosta
New Lenox, IL USA - March 06, 2007 12:35 AM

I can't stand Jack Benny because he makes it impossible to concentrate on anything else when he's on the radio.
David Mellema
Lancaster, PA USA - March 04, 2007 5:59 PM

Back in 1994 I had the unique priviledge of singing for what would have been Jack Benny's 100th birthday at The Chicago Cultural Center. The party was hosted by the Chuck Shaden oldtime radio show. Me and 4 friends from St. Eugene's parish were invited on center stage to sing "Love In Bloom." Jack Benny's daughter was present(flew in from California), among other family members. What an awesome experience it was!!!
Ken Busse
Chicago, IL USA - March 01, 2007 12:47 PM

Wellll, I was just wonering why i dont see any of Jack Benny reruns or other material  on any channels.
john rados
blasdell, new york USA - March 01, 2007 10:03 AM

Jack Benny's home town of Waukegan, IL is breathing again.

Michael Hutchins
Glenview, IL USA - February 26, 2007 1:47 PM

Great site I loved Jack I watch his show when I was a child. back in the 50s
Loren C Lineback
Midwest City, Oklahoma USA - February 25, 2007 12:13 PM

I was born and raised in Waukegan.I attended Jack Benny Jr. High in 1986-87. That was the year they had a major flood at the school and wiped out the entire first floor.I was glad they rebulit and got the 39ers back up and running. I still am proud to say I went to that school.
Erik Linderholm
Round Lake Heights, IL USA - February 25, 2007 9:58 AM

I grew up watching reruns of The Jack Benny Program during weekday afternoons beginning in the mid-1960s.  And then around 1984, I had the privilege of seeing cast member Mel Blanc perform in person at Clark University in Worcester, Masschusetts.  He talked about his lengthy career in show business.
Ed Kruczynski
Allenstown, NH USA - February 24, 2007 9:50 PM

I'm 61 years old, and watched Jack's show on TV with my parents. Even as a child, I learned to love Jack's lovably irascible  skinflint of a character. He was an original.
Hal Whitmore
San Rafael, CA USA - February 24, 2007 9:46 PM

JOHNSTOWN, NEW YORK USA - February 24, 2007 3:26 PM

I listen to the show as often as possible on Radio Classics on Sirius satellite radio. It's just as great today as it was years ago. Ageless, timeless comedy!
Andy Kelleher
New Port Richey, Florida USA - February 23, 2007 10:31 AM

thank you for what you do
colin stillman
cuba, new york USA - February 23, 2007 5:17 AM

miss him greatly
kitchener, ontario canada - February 17, 2007 12:26 PM

Where's the CROCODILE!?! I'm 39(Born in 1956). The cost of membership is perfect. Watched the program in early 60's as very young boy with rest of family. I wish his money was taken and not his life! GOD Bless you Jack Benny!
Timothy Michael Rochford
Cantonsville, Maryland USA - February 17, 2007 9:59 AM

I have always loved Jack Benny including the times he would work his sponsers into the show ,even those later Texaco commericals with him pulling into a filling station and asking for "one gallon please" My uncle Hymie Shertzer who was with the Benny Goodman band guested on Jack's show in 1943 for Post Grape Nut Flakes, even though my uncle played lead alto sax for Goodman he doubled for Jack in an espiode where Jack was going to play Carnige Hall, my uncle Hy was the 1st of Goodman's musicans to walk on the stage at Carnige Hall in the 1st ever jazz concert there on JAN 18th ,1938. Its a pleasure to be part of Jack's fan club,thanks, Elliott
elliott j. schertzer
plantation, florida USA - February 16, 2007 7:50 PM

I love the Jack Benny show. Jack was a wonderful entertainer.
colleen golden
muskegon, michigan USA - February 15, 2007 7:02 PM

I had the opportunity to see Jac=k Benny on stage at Melodyland in Anaheim  in early 1970's. I loved him before that and still do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
david george
Bellflower, ca USA - February 11, 2007 2:43 PM

I'm a big fan of Jack Benny and have recently just started collecting his shows. I love this site and I hope it continues for a long time. Even though Jack Benny and Cast were gone long before I was born, I'm glad that people are keeping his humor and memory alive. Thanks so much!
Shererville, Indiana USA - February 01, 2007 8:00 PM

Great site. Keep up the good work.
Joel Shook
Sterling, CO USA - February 01, 2007 2:14 PM

A funny thing has led me here, approx. 5 years ago I bought some items @ a garage sale,amongst the various items I found a picture of two men,two women sitting down at what appears to be a nice supper club, but who are they? I kept the picture stored away because I wanted to do some research on the photo, I just had a feeling these people might be famous. 2 days ago I finally began researching the picture and it turns out it is Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson and a blonde woman who I havent identified yet. I'm learning alot about this era and find it fascinating and fun!
Kelly Michaels
scottsdale, az USA - January 31, 2007 1:56 AM

I spent a lot of time in Waukegan in the 60's and grew up listening to Jack Benny. It was the Jack Benny experience that brought me to Waukegan in the first place.
Paul Stavis
San Francisco, California USA - January 29, 2007 4:53 PM

My family lived in Waukegan from 1956-1962. During that time, Jack Benny came to dedicate my brother Bob's new school, Jack Benny Junior High.
Larry Kimmel
Westminster, Colorado USA - January 27, 2007 12:09 PM

I'm happy to have found a site and people who share a love for old time radio and in my opinion the best all around comedian to ever hit stage screen, or radio. His sharp editorial eye for humor (although some say he had no sense of humor, he just thought everything was funny) and almost unwavering desire to bring a clean comedy show is something that lacks exceedingly today. I truly wish there were more Jack Benny's.
joe guffey
athens, tn USA - January 26, 2007 1:00 AM

Need a shot of jack to use with my daughter, who is turning "39" in june.  Thanks a million Rochester!
carl frederick
sebastopol, ca USA - January 25, 2007 10:50 PM

love jack and mary
joseph decourcey
boston, ma USA - January 25, 2007 7:25 PM

i love the jack benny show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jim kunc
parma, ohio USA - January 17, 2007 6:44 PM

Start up the ol' Maxwell! I love Jack Benny. I like the way he made himself the butt of the joke. He let the others in the cast get the laugh. One of the masters.
Tom Macht
Cincinnati, OH USA - January 15, 2007 2:05 PM

I was born and raised in Waukegan. I remember seeing Jack Benny and Rochester at the Karcher Hotel lobby.I lived at 413 Powell Ave.
Charles "Chuck" Franz
Rhinelander, Wisconsin USA - January 13, 2007 7:48 PM

north hollywood, calif USA - January 12, 2007 4:45 PM

I used to listen to the Jack Benny show every Sunday night on radio in the early 1950's, before we got TV in the house.  I have very fond memories of the wonderful shows of his that entertained me.  Thank you Mr Benny, wherever you are.
Bernie Cullinan
Greenbelt, MD USA - January 12, 2007 6:36 AM

i'm olny 14 but i think jack benny is the greatest comic on earth!!!
billy dorfner
williamson, new york USA - January 11, 2007 6:23 AM

Jack Vawk
Plano, Texas USA - January 10, 2007 5:25 AM

Love the Show...So did my Grandfather
Kent Chaffey
Change Islands, NL Canada - January 04, 2007 5:45 PM

Does any one remember the Jack Benny movie, 'Charly's aunt'?  I would like to get a copy. Any help is appreciated! BJW
Barbara Weber
chula vista, CA USA - December 31, 2006 11:56 PM

LL:  Sure do.  Click on Programs (at left), then Video Library.

Great site!
Eron Matthew McCormick
Waukegan, IL USA - December 29, 2006 10:34 PM

I grew up watching his show on Nick at Nite and really miss not seeing it on t.v. anymore.  His kind of clean, yet very funny humor is rarely found today.
Tommy Holmes
Cleveland, Texas USA - December 18, 2006 2:43 PM

can't have enough of jackson & pals ... encountered your site via "Thrilling Days of Yesteryear" ...
keith paj
new york, ny USA - December 07, 2006 12:09 PM

To Jack, a great entertainer.
Richard Nacamuli
Califon, NJ USA - December 04, 2006 8:15 AM

Jack was and always will be my favorite entertainer and he was loved by all. Truly one of a kind.
Richard Lamszus
Chicago, Illinois USA - November 29, 2006 4:22 AM

Recently at the venerable classic Radio Recorders studio here in Hollywood, I came a crossed Mr.Bennys signature from one of the many times he recorded at this studio...A while ago. He was back in that studio for that moment.It made me feel strange but... good also.  And that's not the first time I met him in a off beat place. How about the top of Mt.Lee where he was transmitting some broadcast for the War or At Harrah's club Tahoe where he gave me gracious permission to photograph him on stage for a new entertaiment magazine published by Hugh Hefner. He was a very sweet genuine fellow. It's great when we "Meet" occasionally like that. But then a lot of that occurs in this town...Until next time Mr.B
Fred Smoot
Hollywood, California USA - November 27, 2006 2:43 PM

I'm 63 years old and have been a Jack Benny since his radio days on Sunday Nights at 7PM brought to by Jello.  I of course watched his transition to early television and loved them equally as well.  I have his radio shows on tape and listen to them every so often on a Sucay Night at 7.  They still crack me up!!!  When he was sick and dying, I sent a letter to his family just to thank him for all the laughter and good feelings that he gave to me over the years.  Several months after his death and funeral I received a notecard from his family thanking me for my remembrance of him.  Quite a gesture from his family.  I don't analyze who or what makes me laugh, I just know that he did and still does.  Thanks, Jack.
Dan Spriggs
Methuen, Massachusetts USA - November 27, 2006 12:04 PM

I have been a Jack Benny fan since 1939 and never lost my love for his comedy genius.
Edward Bowes
Deltona, FL USA - November 26, 2006 8:20 AM

Barrie Trainer
winter Haven, Florida USA - November 25, 2006 4:57 PM

For years, I've been telling people about a '70s special titled "Jack Benny's First Farewell Special," and people either can't remember it or just don't believe me. The premise was that guest stars would come on and wish Jack a happy retirement, to which he would complain, "No, you don't understand! This is my *first* farewell special. Then I'll do a 'second' farewell special, a 'third,' and so on." Finally, the show ended with then-Governor Ronald Reagan coming on to wish Jack farewell. As Jack starts to explain the mistake to Reagan, Reagan unveils a Cadillac filled with dollar bills as his farewell gift to Jack. The special ends with the credits rolling and Jack staring at the car, wondering if he should tell the truth to Gov. Reagan or not.
All this is by way of saying what an indelible image Jack Benny created over four decades in entertainment. I still love the man and wish his reruns were broadcast more often. Thank you for this wonderful site.

Steve Bailey
Jacksonville Beach, Florida USA - November 19, 2006 1:58 PM

LL:  We believe you, Steve.  I've seen it myself, and I bet a lot of the other folks here have as well!

iS THERE A WEB SITE FOR CELEB'S VISITING Chailey Heritage Craft School and Hospital. Chailey. Sussex. Between 1950 - 1970
camberley, Surrey United Kingdom - November 19, 2006 10:04 AM

Grew up on Jack Benny on the radio. Now a retired professor from Michiga  State University. Still front a Bluegrass band, and in the best Milton Berle tradition , never pass up a chance to slip in a Jack Benny joke on stage.
Timothy Little
East Lansing, Michigan USA - November 08, 2006 7:33 AM

thank you ffor keeping the laughter going.
barbara  decker
lynden, washington USA - November 06, 2006 6:28 PM

Please add my name to people who would like to see a Jack Benny stamp.
Carin Wolkenberg
Evanston, IL USA - November 02, 2006 1:36 PM

Old Jack Benny fan from the early 60s. Remember watching as a child with my family.
Michael G. Voss
Beaverdam, VA USA - October 31, 2006 12:12 PM

Jack painted the pictures in my mind of fun and entertaining radio. I'm filled with that picture and his memories each time I open my microphone and great my audience.
Brian Freeman, Morning Show Host 610 WIOD Miami
Miami, Florida USA - October 24, 2006 5:06 PM

i enjoyed all benny's shows
thomas johnson
largo, fla USA - October 22, 2006 4:44 PM

We served Jello at a recent pubhlic lunch sponsored by my church. I was helping in the kitchen. I was telling everybody that if it weren't for Jack Benny we probably wouldn't be serving Jello right now. (His show sponsored Jello in the early 1930s and made it kind of popular. It's in the book he and his daughter wrote -- which, by the way, I enjoyed very much.)
penny weichel
Oil City, Pa. USA - October 22, 2006 5:48 AM

MALDEN, MA USA - October 15, 2006 9:04 AM

Im a truckdriver who listens to jack benny all day on sat, wonderful programs
Robert Wynn
Choctaw, OK USA - October 10, 2006 11:18 PM

I love all the Jack Benny programs! They are so funny! I think Rochester is my favorite charachter. I also think Dennis Day dosen't sing the way he talks.
Clare M. Knowlton
Milford, Massachusetts USA - October 10, 2006 5:14 PM

Jack is greatest.
Ft. Hancock, TX USA - October 09, 2006 7:08 PM

I was born on the day of Mr. Benny's first TV special and have been a fan ever since. I was very fortunate to watch and enjoy the latter years of his TV career and the guest spots he would appear on, especially the Tonight Show with Carson. Every chance I get, I listen to his radio programs on satellite radio and CD. My favorite moments are with him and Bob Hope, what a combo !! Thanks for providing details on his wonderful life, talented work and endless kindness.
Pete Cordova
Phillipsburg, NJ USA - October 07, 2006 12:00 AM

When I was a child,I remember looking over at my father's face during several of Jack Benny's performances and watching it melt from a curmudgeonly,stressful, expression into uproarious laughter without skipping a beat. Jack Benny didn't have to say a thing. He was the king.
Christine Coffin
Cape Coral, Florida USA - October 06, 2006 8:46 AM

The late George Balzer was interviewed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's Archive of American Television.  Here is a link to the Archive's blog with excerpts from the interview:
Gary R.
North Hollywood, CA USA - October 03, 2006 11:10 AM

How many folks do you think are homeless from Northwestern University?
That's one of America's finest institutions Jack.
Get me a notepad.

Mark Richard Hilbert
OakBrook, Illinois USA - September 30, 2006 12:40 PM

I listen to the Jack Benny program on SIRIUS and laugh hystrically every show. One of the GREAT talents of all time.......
Jeff Webb
Atlanta, GA USA - September 28, 2006 4:56 AM

I enjoyed Jack Benny on Radio and TV as a kid and I saw the Eddie Carroll show (Laughter in Bloom) last night at the Schauer Arts and Activitiy Center, Hartford, Wisconsin  Sept 23, 2006.  It was a most memorable evening of reminiscing and laughter, he did an excellent job of entertaining and relating Jack Benny's life from the early days and throughout his life and career like an autobiography--Jan
Janet Checolinski
Hartford, Wisconsin USA - September 24, 2006 1:09 PM

I listen to all of there shows on Sirius sat radio
Robert Wynn
Choctaw, ok USA - September 17, 2006 4:25 PM

39 Forever Second Edition Volume 2: RADIO 1942-1955- Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!-a gentle plug for the President of our Fan Club. (oh sure!)- it's a great resource for any Jack Benny radio nut like myself. Just wanted everyone out there to know!
Troy Picklyk
Merritt, BC Canada - September 06, 2006 6:24 PM

I Listened To Jack Benny When I was young, and found him to be the funniest gut on radio. Even to this day there is no comedian that can compare.
Phil Parenti
Terryville, CT USA - September 06, 2006 1:06 PM

Always loved Jack Benny
Michael McWhorter
Nashville, Tennessee USA - September 06, 2006 12:18 PM

I can't say enough. Mr. Benny was the most generous performer in entertainment history
Gary Marsh
Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA - August 28, 2006 7:20 PM

Born in Waukegan
Dennis Patterson
Hammond, In USA - August 26, 2006 12:28 AM

I have sent you my amount to join the club; I have explained in the letter my reasons for adoring Mr. Benny and his gentle humor. I have over 300 of his radio shows and will purchase more.  I was a member here of the local Friends of Old Time Radio; the president was Gene Bradford.  Keep me posted as to the activities of the club and whether there will be a get together in the near future.  I am also looking for a local chapter in Michigan.
Robert Jones
Washington, Michigan USA - August 25, 2006 10:15 PM

I read any book I can find about Jack benny. He was extremely generous but didn't advertise his giving like today's stars. He never expected preferential treatent at restaurants. He visited soldiers in the hospital in WW II and wrote down the address or phone number of the soldier. He then contacted the parents personally to comfort them. I recently bought a CD off of ebay with commercials sung by the Sportsmen. The most entertaining $4 I've ever spent.
Craig Wood
Lenexa, Kansas USA - August 13, 2006 8:51 PM

Jack Benny was a very one of the best comedians I have ever viewed on t.v. and i was just a child. TOP OF THE LINE.
jack d. weeks
Lyons, Georgia USA - August 12, 2006 7:39 AM

I loved Jack Benny...As a young boy I would watch him on my black and white TV and even though I was in my teens and twenties, he would make me fall on the floor with laughter...( OTFL ) I guess you would say now...His like will never be seen again
Laurence Pollard
Dennis, MA USA - August 10, 2006 5:38 PM

UPTON, MA USA - August 09, 2006 5:36 AM

WEST HILLS, CA USA - July 31, 2006 9:06 AM

Jack was a true and genuine comic. He did not have to use profanity or gutter talk to be funny.
joseph ferrante
Boston, MA USA - July 30, 2006 10:24 PM

i can remember watching jack benny on a sunday evening with my family in the early 50's i was just a child then but i really enjoyed it and i loved rod chester .. now i m forever 39
joan dalessandro
staten island, new york USA - July 28, 2006 8:29 AM

Ive ACTUALLU HAVE a couple of audio tape of Jack Benny. I have: The day the I.R.S. Pays Jack a Visit, The best of Jack Benny.
Chris Underwood
Perris, CA USA - July 20, 2006 11:51 PM

great web site good to hear of other benny fans
Edmonton, AB Canada - July 16, 2006 10:50 PM

As I grew up watching the Jack Benny television show of the fifties, I am thoroughly thrilled to have the opportunity to rewatch those episodes on the new DVD collection. Mr. Benny's persona and humor touch me deeply. Thanks for this great web site.
Phil Kimball
Reno, Nevada USA - July 16, 2006 7:38 AM

What is the S1 field?
Dorothy M. Bond-Dittmer
Tallmadge, Ohio USA - July 12, 2006 1:21 PM

LL:  It's where your comments are captured for the guestbook entries.

I've just discovered the voices of Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, And Rochester. I'm hooked. I'm a paper carrier and I discovered Jack courtesy of a college radio station Saturday/Early sunday morning on KRVM Eugene, Oregon. Ever since I've searched the web to learn all I can about the entire cast. I'm glad that some stations still have the decency to keep the classics around. Anyway just wanted to say I am so glad to have found a comedian I actually like.
Robert Hall
Corvallis, Oregon USA - July 10, 2006 3:12 PM

My great grandfather Phillip Dahlberg (aka Ole) performed in the pit orchestra (drums)with Jack Benny when Jack was a teen at the Barrister Theatre.  Jack filled in for Ole at the Rex theater in Racine when Jack was a teen and before he went on vaudeville tour.  Other celebs that came to perform at the Barrister: Five Keatons (Buster) and the Marx brothers. 
Source: Alice Sankey. Hey Don't Write Me Off. Unpublished manuscript.
Alice was Phillip's oldest daughter.

Gwynn A. Socolich
San Diego, CA USA - July 10, 2006 8:52 AM

Jack Benny was great! What talent...the timing was just right for a good laugh!
Nancy Jones
Hilliard, OH USA - July 09, 2006 11:23 AM

Jack Benny was a genius. I am sad that I never got to meet him and thank him for all the laughter and smiles he brought to my own personal life. I discovered his televions shows long after he left this earth.  His legacy of humor lives on! Well if you can here me Jack,.....Thanks!  I'll be seeing you soon!
Paula Ford
Carpentersville, Illinois USA - July 08, 2006 9:14 PM

Hey! Great to see there are still folks in the world who love Jack as much as I do. I'm only 35, but I'm a huge OTR fan. Personally I think Jack was by far the best comedian of all time. I only wish I could have met him.
peter drysdale
winchester, tn USA - July 01, 2006 10:51 AM

i have a alum set of jack benny golden memories of radio  mint condition  consists of 7 albums if anyone is interested in purchasing  e-mail me if interested i will be putting it on ebay  in about 30 days
barb bruns
chardon, ohio USA - June 27, 2006 3:01 AM

Did he ever trade in the Maxwell?
Alice J. Capen
Sacramento, CA USA - June 25, 2006 4:11 AM

LL:  Nope.  Tried a couple times, but never had the heart.

I totally enjoyed jack benny in the 50's and wish I could hear some of the episodes again. I remember an episode where he is in a kentucky home shoorting at the wall paper and then ripping up the wall paper and putting it in the piano to replay.Is it possible to get that scene again?
charles hart
temecula, california USA - June 17, 2006 4:57 PM

LL:  That's with guest star Connie Francis, the Stephen Foster episode.  It's in our video library (Programs, then Video Library).

Mr. Jack Benny will forever be one of America's greatest icons.
Stephanie McCann
Lakeland, Fl USA - June 16, 2006 3:46 AM

I remember Jack Benny when he was with Rochester at the Waukegan Hotel. Hello to all my old friends from the Class of 1945.
Charles "Chuck" Franz
Rhinelander, Wisconsin USA - June 15, 2006 7:41 PM

Am searching for the "Si, Sy" sketch that Benny made so famous. 
Bob Goodman
New York, NY USA - June 15, 2006 7:22 PM

LL:  Go to Biography, then Other Stuff, and look for the Si-Sy link.  All the radio dates of the Si-Sy routine are there, and they're all available in our audio library.

I was born and raised in WAUKEGAN IL, also  past PTA Pres. of Jack Benny High and School, had the honor of meeting him at one of his many visits to the school!
Sherrill Petersen
Baileys Harbor, WI USA - June 11, 2006 12:03 PM

Memories of Jack Benny coming over our Radio. What a guy, great shows.
Charles R. Wayne Sr.
Belleville, Michigan USA - June 09, 2006 3:45 PM

Love the site! I remember watching The Jack Benny Program back in the early 60's when I was a little girl. My favorite guest star was always Frank Nelson and his infamous line, "Yeeeeees"? Also, I have been looking tirelessly for the Warner Brothers cartoon "The Mouse that Jack Built" but to no avail. Can anyone tell me if and when it will be available on DVD? Thanks for a great site!
Charis Williams
Newark, Delaware USA - June 07, 2006 5:22 PM

LL:  Hi Charis...check out (at left) Programs, then Video Library.  We have that cartoon available.  Also look in the Forum Bulletin Board for a discussion of Warner Brother's release of it in one of their collections.

Just bought a 5 disc 24 epidode DVD set of Jack Benny Program.  Laughed till I cried.  Brought back memories of meeting Mel Blanc in person and hearing him perform Jack's Maxwell as well as the train station announcer. (Kook.....amunga).
Keith Bryant
Mandeville, LA USA - June 03, 2006 11:25 PM

In my opinion The Jack Benny Program is the best written show ever produced, past or present. What did happen to the gas man???
Joseph G. Hoff
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota USA - June 03, 2006 6:49 PM

I lived in Waukegan Illinois for 30 years before moving to Florida.  I still come back to Illinois to visit.  I will always remember Jack Benny.
Debbie Jurkovac
Florida USA - June 03, 2006 12:13 PM

it's truly an honor to sign the guestbook ,and to be a fan of this wonderful man and his radio shows ( I LISTEN  TO THEM ALMOST DAILY )MAY GOD BLESS JACK AND THE MANY WRITERS AND ACTORS THAT HAVE GIVEN ME SO MUCH JOY ,MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE.
kent m. coleman
north ogden, utah USA - June 01, 2006 3:02 PM

Love Jack's radio shows.
Tom Barron
Rye Beach, NH USA - May 30, 2006 7:25 PM

I love Jack and want to thank everyone who made this site possible.  I signed the petition for the stamp, has anyone gotten ahold of Kelsey Grammer to endorse the petition?  Thanks for this site. Your friend, Matt Saxe "Now cut that out!"
Matt Saxe
Studio City, CA USA - May 30, 2006 1:03 AM

I get more laughs out of one of jack benny's shows (tv or radio) than a full week of our so called modern sitcoms.
Leo Pelletier
Ellsworth, Maine USA - May 28, 2006 4:17 PM

Jack Benny still makes me laugh!
Sam Heller
Fair Lawn, NJ USA - May 24, 2006 9:09 AM

i love jack's delivery!
richard koler
shaker heights USA - May 22, 2006 4:13 PM

I have read a writing about Mr. Jack Benny. He is a great man!
Wayne Ma wei min
Beijing, China - May 21, 2006 11:28 PM

long time fan of Jack's.  Have over 200 of his shows on cassette .  Just learned about this fan club
Kenneth A Holloway
Chicopee, Ma USA - May 18, 2006 8:44 AM

Hey Laura- I must say what an ardent JB fan you are - Like me I am very much so also, All JB fans lets all pull together and get that JB stamp! I also want you all to know Laura is the best- I ordered my JB radio GUIDE V2- what a great resorse to JB material, and I must say what a FAN club leader! TARA Laura and all the best in the coming YEAR!
Troy S. Picklyk
Merritt, BC Canada - May 17, 2006 6:00 PM

LL:  Gawrsh...thanks!

I've been a Jack Benny fan and collector for many years and recently movesd from Waukegan to this small town in Missouri and recently had a showing of my JB collection and got a nice comment from the State Representative.Glad to view the web site...Jack Melcher
Jack Melcher
Marble Hill, Missouri USA - May 14, 2006 4:27 PM

Jack,Phil, and Red. The funniest men ever.
Charles Caswell
Stillwater, Ok USA - May 10, 2006 6:45 AM

Thanks for the creating the site. Mr. Benny can still make me laugh.
Mark Foyer
San Mateo, Calif. USA - May 07, 2006 2:23 PM

hi ...peggy and i had a chance to meet the owner of jack's touring car in State College you think he is still driving it for wedding to talk to him before June 1st.2006.......215-751-8467
gary blank
phila, penna USA - May 05, 2006 5:14 PM

When I Arrived to the good old USA we and my friend always look for a next Benny show. I love that man a way he did his tv programs still do. God rest his soul.
LTCOL. Raymond Csapo
Barrington, New Jersey USA - May 04, 2006 5:10 PM

John OConnor
Forest Park, IL USA - May 03, 2006 8:34 AM

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON USA - April 29, 2006 3:16 PM

Jack Benny is timeless, and his humour will live on, as long as we have a Universe to appreciate him.
Tony Newell
Toronto, Ontario Canada - April 29, 2006 12:59 PM

new to waukegan and love it here nice place live
roger and karen lanningham
waukegan, il USA - April 18, 2006 8:03 PM

Although only 39 I have been a fan of Jack Benny's much longer than that. Your site is great. I have 3 episodes of his show (now transfered to DVD) that were played on TV in Australia in early 80s. Baby Faced Bogart, Tax rebate with Mr and Mrs Jimmy Steward and George Burns and Gracie Benny.... they are my treasures.
John Clone
Sydney, NSW Australia - April 13, 2006 12:09 AM

I love to hear when someone wants to verify your name, address and city, but they cannot pronounce Waukegan. You say to them "you know the town Jack Benny came from" and they respond "Jack Benny, who is that"? Then you know just how young they are or how old you are!
Albert R Scott
Waukegan, IL USA - April 01, 2006 1:59 PM

WOW!! Hi, I went to Jack Benny JR. High back in1970 and 1971.Jack Benny came to my JR. High School. I have all the ribbons and pins from that day and his smile and laugh will forever be with me. Thanking You In Advance, Christine R. BURRIS
Christine R. Burris (Searcy)
bentonville, arkansas USA - March 26, 2006 9:47 PM

Been a great fan since 1938 (when I was six).  My dad went to school with Benny Kubelski at North grade school in Waukegan.
Don Stoffel
Hayward, WI USA - March 26, 2006 1:17 PM

My father Frank G.Wallin when he was very young would play ball with Jack Benny.  The kids would take his bicycle and hide it.  One of the boys would go over to his house and tell his family that they would show him where they found the bike.  He got to go and sometimes that would get him out of practicing the violin and other things.  I do not imagine that they could have used that one very often.  This testimony came from an interview with my Father from Ruth Brown and I cannot release it without her permission.
Elaine K. (Wallin) Dulaney  
Waukegan, IL USA - March 24, 2006 2:20 PM

I must say that I find this website and the late Mr. Benny thoroughly delightful.
Norwood, MA USA - March 22, 2006 10:12 PM

Does anybody have a recording of "Love in Bloom" that they could email me?  One by the Sportsman Quartet would be great, but I'd take any. I hear that Spike Jones does a great version! I am ripping a DVD of Jack's shows and want it for the menu. I'd also take "When you say I'll beg your Pardon" if sung by Jack. Thanks
Mitchell Diamond  
Medford, MA USA - March 20, 2006 8:57 PM

I worked as a writer for many years and during the 80's wrote for stars including Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.  But I have spoken on several occasions with older colleagues who wrote for Jack.  They all agreed that he was not only a wonderful performer, but the nicest person they have ever worked for, and I think that's a great legacy.  And thanks for a great website! 
Monty Aidem
Los Angeles, CA USA - February 14, 2006 8:05 AM

As a longtime fan of Mr. Benny I can still recall visiting Waukegan Illinois and appreciating that he was from there.  I used to like watching him on tv and liked the jokes about how cheap he was...I am very cheap too. I also play the violin rather badly, have blue eyes and and look a lot like him. He has always been my idol.
Russ Scardino
Rochester, NY USA - January 21, 2006 9:26 AM

Our office computer guy is age 30. "I've heard of him", but he hadn't a clue. It is sad that so few of the younger generation don't have the genuine fun of JB hallmarks. I told him (just to make a point) that his funniest lines were "m-m-m" and "Well!" He has no idea about that and all the rest. I'm happy to sign up for your newsletter.
Can you tell me on what JB TV program I will find the "Si Cy Sue" routine. Also, can you tell me two JB radio programs where I can find that routine?

Darrell Davis
Mission, TX USA - January 18, 2006 5:45 AM

LL:  Hi Darrell.  I don't have the dates of all the TV shows where the Si-Sy routine can be found, but go to Biography (at left), then Other Stuff, and look for the link to the Si-Sy radio dates.  Enjoy!

I sent a flyer about the Jack Benny stamp in all of my Christmas cards last year 2005. Got some good positive response from a good number of my friends and family. I made up a story that "I Had A Dream That Jack Benny Was My Father!" I didn't know my dad and the more I read about him sure wished had. Have a great day Elaine
Elaine Kramer
chicago, il USA - January 17, 2006 10:15 AM

Even though I never knew Jack, I think he was quite a man.
Herschel H. Pedigo
Blooming Grove, Tx USA - January 16, 2006 12:36 PM

I grew up listing to him on the radio and then watching him on a new thing call TV.
William Hillebrand
Penn Valley, CA USA - January 15, 2006 3:53 PM

I just love the Jack Benny program!  I have quite a number on cassette and CD, and also some VHS and DVD of his television program.  Are there any other fans out there in Kentucky?
John Brown
Flatwoods, KY USA - January 15, 2006 12:27 PM

You are doing a great job. Good luck!
New York, NY USA - January 14, 2006 8:27 PM

mary evans
phoenix, az USA - January 11, 2006 3:16 PM

I loved his 'gentle humor.' He did more with his facial expressions than 50 contemporary comedians can today.  "Oh, really?"  yup.  -j.b. nimble
Austin, TX USA - January 11, 2006 7:08 AM

I go to sleep with the jack benny radio show playing in the background every night.  My oldest son does as well.  Now my 12 year old nephew has the bug.
john lynn
glade park, co USA - January 10, 2006 4:56 AM

i watched jack as a kid on tv. and always enjoyed him and all the cast. now i have a xm radio and never miss a show. its quite amazing how they had good clean comedy then and how crude and rude it is today... and thanks for keeping his memory alive and well
patrick mchugh
greensburg, in USA - January 07, 2006 9:57 PM

Thanks for trying to get Jack Benny on a US stamp. Hopefully the stamps will stay at 39 cents forever!
Michael Cady
Menominee, WI USA - January 07, 2006 9:25 AM

KIMBERLING CITY, MO USA - January 07, 2006 2:45 AM

Great Idea to have Jack on a stamp; classy!
John DeRossett
Warner Robins, GA USA - January 07, 2006 1:34 AM

I enjoyed the humor of Jack Benny and his side kick "Rochester" very much while growing up during those days he was 39.
Donald A Mattox
Johnson City, NY USA - January 06, 2006 10:38 PM

Jack Melcher
Marble Hill, MO USA - January 06, 2006 11:21 AM

Does anyone know a source for dvd's of Jack Benny movies?
Richard Gabel
Scarsdale, ny USA - January 05, 2006 2:05 PM

Hi Richard:  Go to Programs (at left), then Video Library.  I think you'll be happy with our selection. - LL

Hello! First time here. This site is very interesting. I like it! Best Wishes. Dorothy.
Dorothy Mackiton
Big Lake, Alaska USA - January 05, 2006 9:45 AM

i love jack he is the best  keep up the great work  laura
milltown, nj USA - January 01, 2006 5:03 PM

How do I get to buy the movie To Be or Not To Be
Mike Singer
Johannesburg, GP South Africa - January 01, 2006 11:06 AM

Hi Mike:  Go to Programs (at left), then video library.  We have To Be or Not To Be in our holdings.  Keep in mind, since I see you're in South Africa, that our offerings are in NTSC format.  I would guess that your television standard is PAL.  However, more and more DVD players can play both seamlessly. - LL

I have noticed that several folks leaving messages here are listening to Jack's shows on XM radio. XM is great, isn't it! There is one thing missing from XM's line-up, however. As of yet (Jan 1, '06) XM does not play any of Gisele MacKenzie's songs. As most of those who are familiar with Jack's shows are aware, Gisele was a protege of Jack, and played the violin with him and sang on some of his shows. Please help to keep Gisele's memory alive. Please email either Channel 4 or Channel 73 and ask them to play some of Gisele's songs. Channel 4's email address is:
Channel 73's email address
Gisele was the greatest singer who ever lived. I thank you and Gisele  thanks you!  Mike Stratton

Los Angeles, CA USA - January 01, 2006 4:17 AM

It would be so fitting for Jacks' picture to be on the 39 cent stamp.I hope our vote will help to bring that about.
Sharon L. Ruckman
Westphalia, IA USA - December 30, 2005 6:02 PM

Loved Jack and hope they put him on stamp.
Jean Winter
Little Rock, AR USA - December 29, 2005 6:59 PM

Oh, how I love listening to the old Jack Benny radio programs! In fact, I was listening to him and his cast on chanel 164 XMRadio. He is the best commedian of all times. What a shame we don't have comedy this great anymore unless, that is... if you have Jack's tapes or an XMradio.
Karen Brigmond
Kissimmee, FL USA - December 26, 2005 3:40 PM

JACK is remembered a lot, in GEORGE BURNS' book ALL MY BEST FRIENDS !! A LOT OF PICTURES. IT'S in the library !!!! SO  JACK doesn't have to worry about being remembered ! 
stephen turck
charlestown, RI USA - December 26, 2005 8:52 AM

would like to see more of his movies on TV.
Frank Nathanson
Staten Island, NY USA - December 25, 2005 8:33 PM

My parents got me hooked on the old time radio shows when I was a kid.38 now and still love to hear a good old Benny show.I like it that I can hear them on my XM.Hope we get Jack on that .39 cent stamp.I had my wife sign it too.
Dewayne Holt
Sun City, CA USA - December 24, 2005 11:48 PM

Great website
Thomas Hall
Zanesville, OH USA - December 22, 2005 7:30 AM

XM Radio has Jack Benny programs on their Old Time Radio Channel 164 -- I'm listening to their special presentation of a series of his Xmas shows as I enter this.
Dick Anderson
Desert Hot Springs, CA USA - December 21, 2005 9:08 PM

I look forward to finding about such a talented man.
Jennifer Jamieson

As the senior producer, director and writer for the WGTD Radio Theater (Kenosha-Racine, WI and covers Waukegan, IL), I would like to invite you to listen to: THE NEW JACK BENNY SHOW, to be aired live on 91.1 FM, and on the Internet:
date: Saturday, February 11, 2006
Time:  11:15 a.m. CST
We always have a live studio audience of about 100 people.

Dr. Steve Brown
Salem, WI USA - December 20, 2005 8:35 PM

he was one a kind.  i met jack and mary in 1957
walter grammer
san antonio, tx USA - December 20, 2005 12:55 PM

As a fan of Mr. Benny, former resident and current business owner in Waukegan (see I stongly support this.
Steven McCollum
Waukegan, IL USA - December 19, 2005 11:40 AM

Jack Benny was and still is one of the class acts of our time!  He could take the simplist of situations and turn it into a hilarious routine.  You almost couldn't wait for his inevitable sigh of indignation...and the uttering of "well".  The sashaying walk, the crossed arms, the hand on his chin, are all forever etched into my memory.  The Horn Blows at Midnight for you Jack and forever in our hearts.
Lupe St.Denis
Union City, CA USA - December 19, 2005 10:52 AM

Jack Benny was the greatest.
Donna Isbrecht
Bushkill, PA USA - December 18, 2005 5:23 PM

I was a kiddo growing up in the 50s in El Paso. My fondest memories were being gathererd around the old black and white TV set watching Mr. Benny. Those were nights where our family all congregated in the living room, with no worries, no distractions and just good old laughter. I wish Mr. Benny was still doing his show, I'd be watching.
Sterling Broks
Abilene, TX USA - December 18, 2005 4:24 PM

In order to honor Jack Benny. I sure hope it happens!
Joann Bianchi
Oceanside, CA USA - December 18, 2005 2:58 PM

Hello. Your website looks good. Nice job :). I am impressed...
Jack Harlinghton
Caryville, FL USA - December 18, 2005 3:56 AM

I grew up with Jack Benny and decided to look-up his fan club website after watching the DVD release of his Christmas Program and New Years Show.
Beverly Boyd
Trophy Club, TX USA - December 17, 2005 1:36 PM

Jack Benny deserves to be on the 39 cent stamp. We should do all that we can to get him there.
HOT SPRINGS, AR USA - December 17, 2005 9:26 AM

Just found old time radio on XM and now I can relive all of Jack Benny programs when they come on. Love it.
Francis Fisher
Lawton, ok USA - December 16, 2005 12:21 AM

Jack Benny is in the Parthenon of Comic Greats! And he played a mean fiddle, too!!! Sleep warm, Jack!!! Warmly, George @
George Lyons
Malden, Ma USA - December 13, 2005 9:46 PM

NASHVILLE, TN USA - December 12, 2005 10:08 PM

I remember the television shows growing up.  Jack was alway a favorite of mine.  When I was stationed in Rota Spain, they used to play his radio shows on AFRTS.  Today, I download the old radio shows to my iPod and listen as I drive.  I'll never be tired of listening to the Jello shows.

Ken Trajanowski
Woonsocket, RI USA - December 12, 2005 10:10 AM

mr benny is great
yuccavalley, ca USA - December 12, 2005 9:46 AM

I never missed the Jack Benny Show when growing up in the 40's. He was a master of comedy timing.
bournemouth, dorst U.K. - December 11, 2005 12:21 PM

I remember listening to Jack Benny on Sundays at 7PM in New Jersey when I was a kid. I recently have gotten lots of Jack Benny program tapes from Radio Spirits and enjoy them even more. He was the best (along side with Fred Allen). Those certainly were the Golden Days Of Radio. Keep up the good work!!!
Bob Brinkerhoff
Ada, MI USA - December 08, 2005 5:42 PM

I just want to say that it is a great looking website and a very nice thing to do for the great Jack Benny. I was just watching him today. Jack Benny would be very grateful that many people still care for him.
Joe Voigt
highland, MI USA - December 07, 2005 5:28 PM

Having Jack Benny on the 39 cent stamp is a great idea and let's hope it gets done. Now could someone direct me to a site which sorts through the DVDs and comments etc...
William R. Gallant
Chelsea, MA USA - December 07, 2005 12:19 PM

As a musician I've always enjoyed jack's humour & humanity.Here down under I'm now searching for DVD's of his material for my collection.
Ian T.L. Boyd
sydney, nsw Australia - December 05, 2005 10:28 PM

I always loved Jack Benny growing up.  His humor was timeless!
Peter Jones
Washington, DC USA - December 05, 2005 2:22 PM

he was the best. lick 'em and honor him !!!
barry keefe
chi, il USA - December 05, 2005 6:19 AM

I am a former resident of Woodstock, Il. Grew up watching and listening to Jack Benny. I think this a great trbute to some one well deserved of the honor
Warren L. Geske
Denham Springs, LA USA - December 04, 2005 2:25 PM

lincoln, RI USA - December 04, 2005 12:43 PM

LL:  Yes.  Go to Links -> Benny Links and look for "Purchases and Downloads".  There are some sites that provide Jack Benny programs for download.

Toronto, Ontario Canada - December 01, 2005 8:02 AM

very good,keep up the good work.
richard coid
glasgow, scotland - December 01, 2005 7:00 AM

He was a good person.  He will be truely missed.  Regards, Steve Povlo
Steve Povlo
Los Angeles, CA USA - November 30, 2005 9:50 PM

Thank You
Mike McCourt
East Wenatchee, WA USA - November 28, 2005 7:26 PM

Very nice.
Henry T. Sahler III
Zion, IL USA - November 28, 2005 7:23 PM

39 cent stamp would be a great honour to Mr. Benny !!
jack bennie
winnipeg, mb. Canada - November 28, 2005 7:04 PM

I never missed the Jack Benny Show when growing up in the 50's. He was a master of comedy timing.
Roy E. Berglund
Winter Springs, FL USA - November 28, 2005 5:01 PM

If Jack were alive today he would be on stage at the new Genesee Theater, as a matter of fact, I think he is. Come check out the statue of Jack at Jack Benny park, right across the street from the Genesee Theater here in Waukegan. I have forwarded this site to everyone I know. LETS GET A STAMP!!!
Robert L. Bjork
Waukegan, IL USA - November 28, 2005 9:13 AM

There is none more qualified and loved to represent a 39 cent stamp, then our Jack.
Edna E Nieves
Waukegan, IL USA - November 28, 2005 7:47 AM

Being a Chicagoan always felt that Jack Benny was our neighbor....memories are great....but, the 39cent stamp would be THE BEST tribute to a special man....I remember "watching" the radio when The Jack Benny show was on, we were not one of the first to have TV.....keep it going.
Zelda Wise
Houston, TX USA - November 27, 2005 5:00 PM

I think a commenorative stamp for Jack Benny is a great idea.  Where do I sign the petition?
John Cappello
Dallas, TX USA - November 27, 2005 8:31 AM

Hi John - Just go to, then click on the "Sign the Petition" link under Featured Items.  Thank you (and everyone else!) for your support!

Terrific web site. Did not know that this web site existed until we tuned into Chuck Shaden WBEZ Chicago.
Harry & Sharon Cerjak
Chicago, IL USA - November 26, 2005 6:27 PM

PALATINE, IL USA - November 26, 2005 3:44 PM

The idea of a 39 cent stamp with Jack Benny is perfect! I'm forwarding the petition to all my friends!
Tom Hedeen
Chicago, IL USA - November 26, 2005 2:32 PM

I just signed the petition for Jack to get on the 30 cent stamp. I've loved Jack Benny all my life, and I want to see him get this honor. Let's all hope it happens!
Jean Getty Klein
Chicago, IL USA - November 26, 2005 11:25 AM

I think U R right Jack would make a great stamp
bob reed
hillsdale, Michigan USA - November 25, 2005 5:50 PM

Now cut that out!!!!
Jim Lassi
Flemington, NJ USA - November 25, 2005 7:20 AM

always love the benny program on television
toronto, ont Canada - November 23, 2005 9:09 AM

I saw Jack Benny in person as a child in Rockville, Maryland some 40 years ago ("I told my agent that before I died I wanted to tour London, Paris, and Rockville").  I have always been a fan.  Can you help me get a transcript of the Si, Cy, Sue routine with Mel Blanc?
Richard Maltz
Suffolk, VA USA - November 22, 2005 12:33 PM

I was a student at Jack Benny Jr. High in Waukegan, Illinois.  Jack Benny came to his "namesake" school and did a show for us.  After the show he stood in the hallway entrance to the school gym and smiled and was such a friendly guy I had to go up and thank him and shake his hand.  I will never forget.
Alyce Brechler alyceelizabeth
Helenville, WI USA - November 19, 2005 7:45 AM

Warwick, RI USA - November 18, 2005 8:26 AM

It was a pleasure to be able to spend time with my cousin [Eddie Carroll] before his show and to be able to see him perform. You are wonderful as Jack Benny and I hope that I can see another one of your shows. Lots of love, from the Ambersons.
Michelle Amberson
Edmonton, Alberta Canada - 1/12/2005 10:10:53 AM

This is GREAT!  Thank you for keeping Jack's memory alive.  And on behalf of my wonderful parents, including my father, Dallas McKennon: who did radio with Jack, and later went on to play Capt. Jet and Cincinnatus...Zo-o-o-o-o-mmmm!
Tammy Rock
Wilsonville, OR USA - 11/9/2005 12:33:40 AM

As a young man I had the great honor to appear with Mr. Benny at a charity fund raiser in Cleveland. Several other show biz noteables were on the bill...none more charming than Jack. He praised my singing and dancing abilities and offered to one day give me a chance to appear on his t.v show. I will always remember his kindness.
Johnny Detondo
Beverly Hills, CA USA - 11/7/2005 5:02:37 PM

My Uncle, Frankie Remely, played guitar (left handed) in Phil Harris"s band. Frankie was always cast as "the bad boy" in the band and had an infectuous laugh which I could aways hear when I listened to the Jack Benny Radio Show. I grew up in Minneapolis, MN and when Jack Benny came on tour and played at the Orpheum Theater Jack Benny, Phil Harris and Frankie came out to my Grandmothers farm in Edina, MN for dinner. I was about 10 years old and I remember that Mr. Benny was just a "regular guy" and fit right in with all of our family. What a memorable evening!! I loved his sense of humor and impeccable timing.What a comic and what a grand person!!!
Jack Strong
Sammaish, WA USA - 11/7/2005 10:33:17 AM

As an impressionable seven year old I was fortunate enough to have appeared with Jack on his 'Shower of Stars' in the mid-fifties. He was patient, indulgent, and adorable and after rehearsal bought me an Eskimo Pie from the commissary at CBS. He told me I was an expensive date, and that if I ever wanted to be asked back on his show, the next time I was going to have to bring my own dime. Well !
sigh - Marie

London, England - 11/6/2005 4:56:14 PM

Cool Site
Dan Trigg
La Porte, TX USA - 11/4/2005 11:32:31 AM

The world would benefit from more of Jack's gentle humor.
Dean Knudsen
Gettysburg, PA USA - 11/3/2005 2:25:04 PM

Hi ya Jackson!  The All time "Best of the Best"... always current but never short in content.
Shawn Conley
Windsor, Ontario Canada - 10/22/2005 2:54:00 PM 

Hi folks. Been a big fan of jack's for many years. Would love to see the old shows repeated on tv. What about the tributes by kelsey grammar ?,were they any good. He seems a big fan, has a lot of jack's mannerisms. Love the site, hope to win the caption contest, first time entered.
Joe Plowman
Dublin, Ireland - 10/21/2005 4:33:40 AM 

When I worked for an airline, he and his manager were passengers in first class. I went over to him and asked if he would autograph a dollar bill. He said "It is only a dollar bill", I said, "Its the smallest I have". He laughed and signed the bill.
Harry Sidor
Lynbrook, NY USA - 10/10/2005 4:40:04 PM 

Brian Hilbelink
oostburg, wi USA - 10/6/2005 7:19:12 PM

LL:  I suppose it's possible, but it was put out by Design Records and I don't know that they're still in business or who would have bought the rights to their material.  We do have it in our Audio Library.

Jack Benny was my favorite TV star!  I loved his self-deprecating humor and low-key personality.  His talent is timeless - how sad that we lack these kind of stars today.
Judy Laucka
Marshfield, MA USA - 9/22/2005 4:24:16 PM

Thanks again Laura for this great tribute site to JACK! Hope your feeling better. Iv signed the guest book before and just want to show support for the great site. I also would like to share my love of the music on the show, I recently purchased Kenny Bakers Greatest Hits CD. It has 75 minutes of great music from the 30s and 40s.If there are other fans out there who want info just email me. Also Eddie Carroll is doing a show Nov5 and 6th.IN Edmonton Alberta CANADA. If there are any JACK fans out there please email to go with- never been to one of his shows here he is great! Continuing my support for this wonderful site! Come on Laura ! When does your next radio guide Benny book come out?
Troy Picklyk
Kamloops, BC Canada - 9/20/2005 2:08:00 PM

LL:  Working on it!  I was using some of my recovery time to concentrate on Volume 2.  Can't rush quality, but it's definitely in process.  Stay tuned.

Problay that was the best show ever and they should do reruns
Shorewood, MN USA - 9/20/2005 3:48:06 AM

Checking history, if it wasn't for the writers and Al Boasberg! Thank heavens they were around for Good OLE JACK BENNY, AT THE RIGHT TIME IN HISTORY!!!
stephen turck
Charlestown, RI USA - 9/17/2005 3:31:34 PM

Jack Benny's comedy is timeless.  One of my father's favorites along with Red Skelton and Jackie Gleason.  What brings me to this site are commercials for Johnny Carson's videos.  Jack Benny steals the routine right out from under Bob Hope .. always amazing!
Nick Grenfell
Phoenix, AZ USA - 9/12/2005 11:50:33 PM

Would like to buy a copy of the Jack Benny/Mel Blanc routine of Si, Sy, Sue PLEASE!  Thank you
Wilhelmina Briggs
Phoenix, AZ USA - 8/31/2005 11:17:35 AM

LL:  Hi Wilhelmina...check out Programs, then Audio Library for information on ordering shows.  To get the dates of all the Si-Sy shows, go to Biography, then Other Stuff, and look for the link to the Si-Sy page.

I still remember the old Texaco commercial, "Won't you fill up, Jack Benny" (to the tune of "Won't you come home, Bill Bailey".  One of my favorites.
Marty Brownfield
Memphis, TN USA - 8/29/2005 2:08:58 PM

I knew Joan Benny at Stanford and after. Had dinner with Jack a couple of times. He couldn't have been nicer to me. He even played his violen just for me one night.Joan took me to dinner with him one night and sat me down between Jack and Sammy Davis Jr. Wonderful memories of a wonderful man
Gerry Maloney
Jacksonville, FL USA - 8/28/2005 6:02:20 PM

Born in 1950, I grew up watching Jack Benny on television and thinking about how good he must have been on radio. When I was about thirteen, I saw him perform live on Broadway and waited patiently outside of the stage door to get an autograph. I remember him as a very gracious man, willing to sign autographs. He was also very well-preserved and he wore a very elegant overcoat. There is something reassuring about his comedy. I admire in particular the way in which he moved between a variety and a situation comedy format on his show. It's too bad that no one has written a book about him recently, one that used whatever archival sources exist.
Edward Berkowitz
Baltimore, MD USA - 8/28/2005 8:21:41 AM

I'm 42 years old and grew up, believe it or not, listening to Mr. Benny's radio program.  The benefit of older parents and audio tape.  I'm glad to see this site.
Jamey Foshee
Lawton, OK USA - 8/27/2005 12:14:19 PM

Wonderful site and great tribute to a legend!
Fredi Isaeva
Seattle, WA USA - 8/25/2005 10:59:35 AM

I'm pleased to see there is a fan club. I grew up with Jack Benny in L.A. of the 50s and always fondly remember him though I have now been living in Switzerland for over 40 years. I was delighted recently to find a DVD in Digby, Canada, of 5 classic shows dating from 1954. I wondered if I would still like Jack Benny and find him funny and I was overjoyed to see that he still has that magic touch for me, and this after 50 years of not seeing him!
Best regards,

Roger Bonner
Basel, Switzerland - 8/10/2005 12:28:39 AM

Truly a Man of gentle humility...he lived so others could laugh. Thank You Jack
Marcus Benoit
North Bay, ON Canada - 8/2/2005 10:46:11 AM

Everyone that doesn't know who Jack Benny is should really take the time to find out about him!  Please. Thank you. martha
martha  c mcneelege
transfer, pa USA - 7/25/2005 4:34:46 AM

I'm 14 and Jack Benny is the funniest comedian EVER!!!
CeP, TX USA - 7/17/2005 4:43:16 PM

just discovered Jack Benny by way of an old MASH episode. i like his material a lot! found you through google and jumped at the chance to join. thanks!
Immaculata, PA USA - 7/12/2005 8:08:13 PM

I loved watching Jack on T.V. when I was a kid. He could get himself in the goofiest situations.  He played the violin very well, but played awful on the show to get laughs...also, Jack was not cheap, he was a very nice man. 
Rowland Heights, CA USA - 7/8/2005 2:59:05 AM

Dear International Jack Benny Fan Club: I was in Mr. Benny's home South of Sunset Blvd. as a Bel-Air Patrol - Alarm Installer and Maintenance Man. I was there 3 days after Mr. Benny passed from this world. The mirrors were covered in his earthly home. This is a Jewish Tradition in a house of mourning. In the next room, across from the reception room which I could see from the foyer when on a maintenance call there, I could see that Mr. Benny's surviving family and maybe a friend or two were sitting Shiva. They were talking of their loss. I let my Christian partner know what was happening and asked the family's man who greeted us if it would not be better to return later in consideration for the family. It was a most solemn time. My partner and I talked of Mr. Benny and his comedy while driving to the next service location. We talked of Mr. Rodchester, Mr. Benny's closet friend and confidant. All we have now are memories of Mr. Benny. Thank You Jack Benny Fan Club,
Mister Michael S Jeffers Esquire

Olivette, MO USA - 7/7/2005 7:27:17 PM

Hello fans of Jack Benny! I'm the manager of a community radio station in Seaside Florida, made famous by Jim Carrey in the movie The Truman Show. I am airing the Jack Benny Show every "Sunday Night at 7" (central time zone). You can hear it on your computer at my web site.  We are named after Scenic Highway 30-A in NW Florida. I think you will enjoy the broadcast if you tune in. Tonight I'm airing two excerpts from shows he did during World War Two from military bases. Also tonight for the 4th of July holiday, you can hear a Bob Hope Show at the San Diego Navy Base with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans! This is radio worth listening to. I grew up loving these stars who were the greatest entertainers of our time. I hope some of you will become regular listeners to the show at its old air time of Sunday Night at 7pm. If any of you know someone who would like to advertise on the web site, please have them get in touch. Tell Jim Carrey to call me! (I Wish). But I do it because I LOVE radio and Jack Benny is one who made it special.
Mark David Sawyer
Seaside, Fl USA - 7/3/2005 7:08:05 AM

By portraying a petulant "everyman", Jack Benny helped us to laugh at our own shortcomings.  He was actually kind, generous to charities, and thoughtful to his fans.  I have e-mailed you the familiar publicity shot he autographed for me when I was just a kid.  Although it's a 1960 photo, I got it in l971.  He only lived three more years.  I still miss him. Keep up the good work.--
Randy Black
Tappahannock, VA USA - 7/1/2005 10:44:35 PM

This is the first fan club I've ever been in. It's nice to be with you all!
Marilyn R. Williams
Saint Louis, MO USA - 6/30/2005 9:25:55 PM

I remember a TV program with Ginger Rogers, it was a New years program. It started with Jack coming in and no one was there. the cuttain opened and Ginger was on stag. Does anyone remember this? Thanks
Jack Helms
Sun City West, AZ USA - 6/26/2005 11:01:33 AM

LL:  Sure do, Jack.  It's one of my personal favorites.  That show is in our video library.  At left click Programs, then Video Library to see all the details. 

I attended The Junior High school named after Jack Benny in Waukegan. He was still alive at the time and he came to the school to appear in an assembly. My class was in the school library after the assembly which was right by the main entrance doors to the school. Mr. Benny was standing in the lobby apparently waiting for his car or something when he decided to step into the library and speak to our class. He was a very gracious man.
Gurnee, IL USA - 6/24/2005 12:23:25 PM

Jack was a great guy, but Oh, His WIFE.
Stanley Vern Scott
Woodland, CA USA - 6/21/2005 1:51:53 AM

This is an answer to an OLD post but according to, Douglas Croft (originally Wheatcroft) died in 1963.  He was only 37 years old.  I have no idea how he died.
Martin, TN USA - 6/19/2005 1:16:13 AM

LL:  Hey Melanie, thanks for the information.  I've forwarded it to the member who was looking for Douglas Croft.  Sad to see that there's another Benny associate that we missed.

I've been a Jack Benny fan for many many years since the late 50's when I'd watch his show on tv. Later when I learned about old-time radio, I would go to the shows and grab up every cassette on Benny I could find.  Now with MP3 discs, I havethe entire run of his radio show and love to listen to them over and over again. Whenever I need to smile, when I need a emotional pick-me-up, Jack and the gang are always there to make me forget my worries.  Even if you knew very little about Jack Benny, you could always listen to his show and get the joke long before the punchline came.  And when the punchline did come, it was funnier than you imagined.  Jack and the gang are eternal, they'll be with us always, and each Valentine's Day I raise a toast to the boy from Waukeegan that we all love so dearly even years long after his death.  Thank you Mr. Benny 
Dennis Millard
waterbury, ct USA - 6/17/2005 12:37:49 PM

This is great!
Marilyn R. Williams
Saint Louis, MO USA - 6/15/2005 3:19:27 PM

I grew up watching Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, and Gracie Allen - an era when humor was clean and funny because of its cleverness. I'm glad you have preserved that era in your fan club's web site.
John Miller
Patterson, NY USA - 6/13/2005 12:31:57 AM

I'm a pretty big fan of OTR and Jack Benny in particular and I think it's great that this page is available on the 'net for people to become more familiar with Mr. Benny's large body of work!  Good job!
SSgt Chris Long
Baghdad, Iraq - 6/7/2005 10:15:20 PM

I am an alumni of Jack Benny Jr High. He died 1 year before I started there, so I missed his annual appearance. Keep up the good work and keep his memory alive.
George Groat
Cornell, WI USA - 5/31/2005 7:21:49 PM

Memories of the radio and tv shows that I first saw and heard in the fifties were a happy part of my childhood.Marvellous to visit the site and relive those bygone days.  Jack has to be one of the greatest comedians ever and one of the nicest human beings.
Bill Cater
West Bromwich, England - 5/31/2005 9:46:17 AM

I grew up in Gages Lake, Illinois and remember listening to Jack Benny on the radio.  I always enjoyed his programs.
Donna Wyer
Harpswell, ME USA - 5/30/2005 8:21:15 AM

I'll never forget the first day of school at the new Jack Benny Junior High. Boomers everywhere! I heard that Jack Benny was stingy, so I went over to Daniel Webster instead.
Alan Wood
Tucson, AZ USA - 5/30/2005 4:52:42 AM

I was born & raised in Waukegan.  It's a great city to be from!
Donna Warren
Cary, NC USA - 5/28/2005 9:04:37 PM

I'm old enough to appreciate the great humor of Jack, Rochester, Don, Dennis and Mel.  Too bad kids these days don't have them around today.
Bob Kearney
Yorktown Heights, NY USA - 5/26/2005 5:33:46 PM

He was an original! If it wasn't for DVD's I would never have his awesome work in my life! He was hilarious. His sarcastic dry wit was fantastic. Thank God he did TV so that we, who weren't around then,..can enjoy now.
Eddie White
Asheville, NC USA - 5/23/2005 11:01:00 PM

Jack Benny, simply the best.
Jonny Carroll
Chalmette, LA USA - 5/14/2005 6:11:10 AM

One of the greatest!!!
Ford Kitchel
Sun Lakes, AZ USA - 5/20/2005 4:39:15 PM

Great to see this man going strong at 39...
jay alexander
st petersburg, fl USA - 5/8/2005 9:40:29 AM

How excited I was to find the IJBFC web site today!  I've been having a wonderful time discovering Mr. Benny's classic TV shows on DVD recently and I can honestly say that "The Jack Benny Program" has quickly become one of my favorite classic shows (right alongside my all-time favorite, "The Honeymooners").  I bought a multi-episode Jack Benny disc from a bargain bin at Target early this year, and last week my wife and children presented me with a two-disc box set which I am thoroughly enjoying!  I recall watching Mr. Benny's "39th Birthday" TV specials when I was a child in the 1960s and I've always thought his brief cameo in "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was one of the most priceless moments in that great film. I've been a fan of vintage radio for years and first discovered "The Jack Benny Program" about a decade ago on Los Angeles news station KNX-AM which airs terrific old radio shows at night.  Of course, I found Jack's radio shows to be hilarious and they whetted my appetite for his TV classics which, thanks to the wonder of DVD, I am now enjoying. I look forward to becoming involved with the fan club and sharing with your members.
With warm regards,

Cameron Turner
Monrovia, CA USA - 4/26/2005 11:22:47 PM

Jack Benny is perhaps on of the most inspiration people to me, who has influenced me in life.  Though I was eight when he passed away, I continually listen to his radio programs, as though Jack was still here today.  I had been wanting to increase my Video library and couldn't believe that you have a good many TV programs.  On Ebay I can find at most twenty shows.  This is cool!  Thanks, and I hope to order some TV show copies as soon as possible.  Thanks
Bryan Walker
Saint Louis, mo USA - 3/26/2005 7:05:13 PM

Being born in 1957, I never heard a Jack Benny Show on radio. I did see him on TV a lot and enjoyed watching with my Grandfather who had been a Jack Benny fan since the Canada Dry days. I also had purchased a few cassettes with two shows each on them. Then somebody gave me about 850 shows on MP3 discs. Listening to them in chronological order is a completely different experience. I heard running gags that I had thought were one shot bits. As a lover of history, I was able to put the programs (although not so often topical) in historical context. Thank you for this site!
Robb Hadley
Farmington, AR USA - 3/22/2005 2:54:04 PM

One of our last really good comedians.
Michael Morrow
Rio Dell, CA USA - 3/21/2005 10:31:42 PM

I am a big Jack Benny fan and have been watching his old shows since I was 10 years old. Now at 43, I can really appreciate the graet comedian that this man was and understand better all his jokes and quirk's. Thank you for having this website. I think it's fantastic. I find this web-site very informative and full of knowledge.
greg wilkin
newport richey, fl USA - 3/18/2005 7:47:49 PM

Jack Benny truly was the gold standard of comedy. But we are getting further removed, I fear, with the passing of time, from the hallmark humor of greats such as Mr. Benny, Mr. Burns, and Mr. Hope. Nothing reminded me more of this than the recent passing of Johnny Carson, whose retirement ushered is a sea change, in a way. We never again saw the Jack Bennys, the Bob Hopes, the George Burns's. Well. There's always radio.
Saint Paul, MN USA - 3/13/2005 8:30:55 AM

Thank You for running this web site.  I am glad that a great comedian like Jack Benny is still entertaining people even though he has been gone for some time. Thanks
Marty Artz
Manawa, WI USA - 3/12/2005 5:55:10 PM

I have been listening to the old Jack Benny radio shows starting with Canadian dry to Jello, out of all my radio show collection I know Jack Benny to have been one of the funniest men on air. I always knew he was funny from what I remember as  a child but through the radio shows I see that he towers over Bob Hope, Dean and Jerry, the Marx brothers and any other that could be named (I am not saying these people are not funny but Jack has had me in stitches so many times.)  If it is possible to be a fan of someone who is gone, I am!  I hope others will discover the pure, untainted and funny humour of Jack Benny.
Mark Locandro
Ballarat, Victoria Australia - 3/11/2005 11:53:14 AM

I'm looking for Jack Benny TV shows in which Mel Blanc appears as Sy the Mexican.  I know of episode # 79 which aired on TV on Oct. 6, 1957, but can't get any copies of it.  Would appreciate any information I can get. Thanking you in advance,
Jay Kallman
Hensonville, NY USA - 3/9/2005 4:06:26 PM

LL:  We don't have that show yet, but our video library is constantly expanding.  You may also want to post a request on the Forum Bulletin Board under Show of the readers may be able to help.  Good luck!

jack benny was a great talent!
martha mcneelege
transfer, pa USA - 3/7/2005 10:53:02 AM

i just LOVE Jack Benny he was one of THE GREATEST right next to Lucy.....
Chris Underwood
Perris, CA USA - 3/2/2005 12:30:11 PM

At 67, I grew up listening & laughing @ Jack Benny's radio shows.  I still do, when listening on Jack's birth month on Chuck Sheyden's "Those were the Days" radio program. Jack Benny was the best!
Jim Dittman
Oak Park, IL USA - 2/26/2005 2:13:24 PM

Been a Benny fan for years. When old radio shows used to be on locally- would tape them to send to old friend in Kentucky!
John Reed
Van Nuys, CA USA - 2/25/2005 2:19:15 PM

This is a web site you can be very proud of. It was great to hear familiar voices and see some old photos. Keep the memory of this great comedian alive.
Donna Lypskyj
Brisbane, QLD Australia - 2/25/2005 2:33:44 AM

Long-time fan from the 1940's
Lindsay Cleveland
Commerce, GA USA - 2/20/2005 12:54:36 PM

Jack Benny is my all-time favorite entertainer.  I have several radio shows on tape that I never get tired listening to over and over.  Same goes for his TV shows.  He was one of a kind and no one will ever come close to replacing him. It's hard to believe that on December 26th that it was 30 years since he left us.  I still miss him.
Minneapolis, MN USA - 2/20/2005 7:32:37 AM

I just finished reading Sunday Night's at Seven. I truly enjoyed the book. Quite honestly, I had a tough time reading the last few pages because I was tearing up so much.I was very touched. Like most people of my generation, I grew up listening to Jack Benny with my parents. Then as a teen watching on TV. I have incredibly fond memories of laughing with my parents at the radio and TV shows.
Thanks for sharing your most personal experiences with your mom and dad. I found them interesting, humorous and heartfelt.

George Elbaum
Glendale, CA USA - 2/18/2005 11:22:09 AM

Jack was the greatest comedian that ever lived.
Rich Friedland
Las Vegas, NV USA - 2/17/2005 1:17:48 AM

many thanks for making us all laugh. wish you could do it again
jacksonville, fl USA - 2/14/2005 1:20:42 PM

Carson was fantastic but both Jack and George Burns will always share the crown - there were and always will be the Kings of Comedy  Love the site   All the best
lee seiden
bayside, ny USA - 2/12/2005 2:58:57 PM

My dad, Zebe Mann, and Phil Harris were old buddies having met when they both played in the Harry Halsted Orchestra.  I remember meeting and joking with both Mr Benny and Mr Harris at the Kona Kai CLub in San Diego when I was a child in the 1950's.  Mr Benny was a very kind and polite man as was Mr Harris.  Yor web site is very nice.  Thank You!
Dave Mann
Brentwood, TN USA - 2/10/2005 7:32:30 PM PM

we miss you jack!
Christopher Lowry
Greensboro, NC USA - 1/27/2005 7:25:37 PM

This is great!  I've been a Benny fan since childhood.  His television show was standard fare.  Recently, I have listened to most of his radio shows with more to go. You guys may have a new member!  Thanks
Jeff Rooks
Cumming, GA USA - 1/27/2005 2:53:16 PM

In reference to my previous message of 12-9-04, I recently followed through and bought an XM satellite radio. It is fantastic. The Benny program is played at various times throughout the week on their old time radio channel, and I've also heard him a couple of times on a show called the Campbell Playhouse. XM has a very wide selection of channels and formats, with very few commercials. Their "40s" music channel is terrific, and they don't keep playing the same songs over and over again. There are several XM models available, some for home use, and some for the car. I chose the "MyFi" model which can transmit WITHOUT WIRES through my home FM radio on an unused frequency. Satellite radio is a sensational new development in radio broadcasting!
L.A., CA USA - 1/16/2005 10:48:53 PM

Love Jack and all the group.  Best comic timing ever.
Martha Lowry
Winston-Salem, NC USA - 1/11/2005 12:47:11 PM

It has been 30 years Since Jack passed on. HE LIVES ON FOREVER, ON THIS FANTASTIC WEBSITE. Regards Stephen.
Stephen Turck
Charlestown, RI USA - 1/7/2005 8:20:27 PM

I remember Jello's six delicious flavors. And "L.S.M.F.T."
Henry Hubich
Upperco, MD USA - 1/7/2005 5:16:16 AM

WINTER HAVEN, FL USA - 1/4/2005 2:53:58 PM

I loved reading this web site. It is well done and very informative. Thank you for assembling such a tribute to so worthy an individual.
bob chance
milford, oh USA - 1/2/2005 6:03:20 PM

I have liked Jack Benny since I saw clips of his show on a CBS retospective as a kid in the 1970's.
Dwayne Skubon
Richmond, VAI USA - 1/1/2005 12:52:59 PM

Mr. Benny! Mr. Benny!  You are not playing with funny money; move the music stand so we can see the bees and honey; count precisely or you will lose your rented bunny.
Chuck Shaden WNIB 97.1 Chicago 30 years - Mr. Kitzel
Katarina Hilbert
Berlin, Deutschland - 12/31/2004 8:47:46 AM

what happened to the gas man?
mike carter
carthage, ny USA - 12/29/2004 1:18:44 AM

As a kid i love to watch Jack Benny's TV shows in Black and White.He is the most witty comedian in this planet!Are there any of his TV shows made into DVDs?
Lim Yoon Kooi
Singapore - 12/22/2004 11:52:13 PM

LL:  Hi Lim on Programs (at left), then Video Library.  You'll find lots of Jack Benny programs there.  Also look at our Links page under "Purchases and Downloads".

Jack Benny had what I consider the funniest radio program on the air.  The ensemle players and the format were superb.  I have several on record and tape and now CD which I never get tired of hearing.  I was 14 when Jack died and I remember how sad it made me feel at that time.  It's difficult to believe he's been gone for thirty years, we could sure use his brand of humor these days.
Don Tamblym
Concord, CA USA - 12/17/2004 2:11:53 PM

The Benny program is now being played on XM Satellite Radio on their old time radio channel. I heard a portion of the show while browsing the XM channels at Circuit City. The sound quality seemed very good!
L.A., CA USA - 12/9/2004 10:07:43 PM

I am now 77 years of age, and was a big fan of Jack Benny as a kid and young adult.  He then was out of my life until recently when my wife and I saw Eddie Carroll as Jack in "Laughter in Bloom" at the Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, MI.  What a wonderful show!  Eddie took us back to an era when we listened to the Jack Benny show on the radio and then on television.  Mr. Carroll WAS Jack Benny.
Charles P. Francis
Gladwin, MI USA - 11/9/2004 1:59:19 PM

Very informative site. We've located Jack as a child in some census records and have posted them on our site for anyone who is interested.  We cant' find him in 1920..and I am open to any suggestions.  Thanks!

Michael Neill
Galesburg, IL USA - 11/7/2004 4:01:24 AM

I had to come back for another look, great site. Jack has always been one of my favourite comedians, never rude and always funny, they don't seem to be like that thesedays which is what makes Jack and others so talented.
Fraser Island, Qld Australia - 11/3/2004 3:54:56 PM

Had the great experience of working with Jack 1970-74 when he was spokesman for a client of my advertising agency.
Dick Dodderidge
Venice, FL USA - 10/21/2004 6:43:21 AM

I look forward to exploring your site.  I was born in '67, so I was too small to appreciate Mr. Benny while he was still alive.  However, I have more than made up for that in the last 25 years.  What a truly great man, who just so happend to be incredibly funny.  I really wish I had been born sooner so that I might have enjoyed him in his time.  Thank goodness for the recordings of the radio and TV shows.  I haven't seen any of his movies, which I suppose I should.  I'm such a fan of the format and all of the other marvelous players as well on these shows, that I think it would be hard for me to see him out of that context.  It seems silly, but one of my proudest posessions is one of those silly painted plaster charicature statues from the '70's (with the oversized heads)of Mr. Benny holding a violin with his left hand resting gently on his chin, looking wistfully off into space.  It has held a place of honor in my home (much to the chagrin of my ex-wife, even though she bought it for me!) for 16 years now.  There will NEVER be anyone to match Mr. Benny.  Ever.
Jeff Shields
Omaha, NE USA - 10/17/2004 7:20:56 PM

My friend Laura, told me about this website. I just got a computer, So I thought I would look into it!     
Cathy Driggars Drigga9
Pleasant Hill, CA USA - 10/16/2004 5:21:38 AM

Great site!
John Honeycutt
Kingsport, TN USA - 10/13/2004 10:24:03 AM

Used to watch Jack Benny as a kid on black and white tv with late Dad. Simply love JB.
geoffrey gomes
Singapore - 10/11/2004 10:34:01 PM

Nice site! Thanks!
Scott Rollins
Mount Dora, florida USA - 10/9/2004 1:34:08 PM

my father is 75 yrs old as has cancer ive recently discovered he was a fan of jack benny and would love to collect vsome old tv broadcasts and his radio shows to give him help
william mackinnon
Glasgow, Scotland UK - 10/5/2004 5:22:20 PM

My family loved Mr.Benny,We never missed his show.We laughed so much,it was great Television back then.
Linda Moates
Prattville, AL USA - 10/5/2004 10:08:41 AM

Can you please send me some information on how classical television shows were produced and broadcasted? Your website is awesome!!! Please send these ASAP! I need them for a languauge arts project.    Thanks so Much! Anne Mowll
Anne Mowll
Conway, SC USA - 10/1/2004 11:27:46 AM

I just want everyone to know what a great site this is! I bought the radio guide and have yet to participate in the chatroom discussions on his work.Don Wilson sure has s0ld me on Jacks sponsored products! My favorite soda is CANADA DRY,and dessert is JELLO, and I eat GRAPE NUTS cereal almost every morning- and whenever I get the chance to cross the line to the US of A i buy a carton of LUGKY STRIKE tobacco!Besides listening to all the programs I can get,I must be sold on the true scincerity of the whole cast; Mary,Jack,Phil,Dennis,Kenny,Rochester,Andy,Race track tought,the Floorwalker,Mel Blanc,theOrchastra boys, Bob Crosby,and all the rest of the cast.Keep up the good work on this site!
Troy Picklyk
Kamloops, BC Canada - 9/28/2004 10:01:54 PM

No questions.  No real comments.  My recollections of his shows are spotty at best, after all these years, and I lack financial resources to download or buy old tapes, but still fondly remember Jack Benny as one of the better influences on my childhood
Ross Lowe
Lipscomb, Ala USA - 9/28/2004 10:37:42 AM

Glad you are helping to keep the memory alive.
Bill Wymond
Dallas, TX USA - 9/25/2004 10:39:58 PM

it would be nice to see a fan from the u.k. on your guestbook ,so here i am.i lived in a small village called london colney near st.albans,and grew up watching the jack benny show.i,m 56 and there wernt that many american shows on then.over the years ide only love to watch jack or happy days. the footsteps to the safe /vault ,the creaking of the doors,the turning of the keys to come back with a couple of dollers  hillarius.    thankyou for doing this
john bickham
hemel-hempstead United Kingdom - 9/20/2004 10:58:35 AM

Grew up listening to Jack & the gang on the radio.....brings back great memories.  What a funny and talented man.
michael green
Powell, OH USA - 9/14/2004 1:00:15 PM

Without doubt one of the best ever
Maurice Hubert
Melksham United Kingdom - 9/14/2004 12:58:27 PM

CLAREMONT, CA USA - 9/5/2004 10:44:42 AM

LL:  Hi Kaye.  Jack worked with the Marquis Chimps a number of times, but I think you're looking for Jack's first television special, The Jack Benny Hour.  Bob Hope, Mitzi Gaynor, and Senor Wences also star.  I believe it's available from multiple sources (check our Links page under Purchases and Downloads), but I know you can get it from Shokus Video (tape 227).  If you're an IJBFC member, mention us and get 10% off.

I am a fan and member of you club. keep up the good work.
Donald Skirvin
Fairfield, OH USA - 9/3/2004 1:14:41 PM

Righteous site!  I'll be by regularly.  Answer a question for me, if you can: Who was it that played the recurring "Mad Russian" character?  I believe his first name was Bert.
Thomas Lauffenberger
Glendale, CA USA - 8/24/2004 4:02:58 AM

LL:  Hey're probably thinking of the Eddie Cantor program, where the Mad Russian was a regular character.  Bert Gordon played the man with the catch phrase of "How do you dooooo?", which has been immortalized in Warner Brothers cartoons.

LILBURN, GA USA - 8/23/2004 7:01:36 PM

looking for mel blanc and jack benny and Si, Cy, Sue routine
Lawrence Hackett
Horseheads, NY USA - 8/23/2004 4:03:27 PM

LL:  Hi Lawrence...look under Biography (at left), then Other Stuff.  There's a link for a page listing all the radio dates when the Si-Sy routine was broadcast.

"Anaheim, Azusa and Cuc... amonga" is the most famous Jack Benny tain station announcement.  But I also remember... "Train now leaveing, on track two, for Ashville, Nashville, and Kalamazoo.  We pick up water in Waterloo."
C. Whelton
NYC, NY USA - 8/22/2004 10:57:18 PM

This year is my 50th birthday and out of all the television shows that have been in existence, for me, I still to this day prefer the shows from the 50s into the early 60s.  After all went downhill.  I have for the last fifteen years not watched regular television shows, and have been watching mainly Discovery Channel, History Channel and International History Channel, Turner Movie Classics, etc. My favorite Jack Benny film is with Carole Lombard in "To Be Or Not To Be."  There are good actors/actresses now in this time, some good films, but I have become my parents now and understand what is meant by the 'good old days' as I find myself watching the older shows and movies much more so than the newer ones.  I guess this era was my time and the new era is the time for those who are under 40.  You have a nice website here and it was very enjoyable to view it!  Thank you!
Nancy Luther-Kasemeier
Phoenix, AZ USA - 8/22/2004 8:17:07 AM

I have been a huge fan of Jack Benny for...hmmm...thirty-nine years.  Or maybe even more.  Jack seems to have been the best-liked man in show business, and for good reason.  I'm very grateful to the IJBFC for providing such great information on my favorite comedian, and for alerting me to Eddie Carroll's wonderful one-man show.  My wife and I traveled five hundred miles this year just to catch the show, and it was worth it.  Keep up the fantastic work, and again, many, many thanks.
Brad Strickland
Gainesville, GA USA - 8/14/2004 12:21:19 PM

Hi fans of OTR I am ed kienzler speaking to you at the 2004 illinois state fair- jack's home state      see you on chat in Sept. ... springfield illinois
ed kienzler
Springfield, IL USA - 8/14/2004 2:14:07 AM

I grew up in radio (not literally), and having been born in the early 20's, I'd love to get some audio tapes on The Jack Benny Program and virtually any early comedy shows.  I sure hope I hear from a like listener.  Thank You.
Bob Watkins
Milton, DE USA - 8/10/2004 12:51:06 AM

I am 31 years old and I have been listening to the radio show for the last year or so. The show is funnier than anything that's on TV today. The humor has withstood the test of time, which is a major obstacle for many shows to overcome. Great website!
Wade Nichols
Young Harris, GA USA - 7/30/2004 8:40:57 PM

I love the Jack Benny shows, very much. and all the ones who are in it. Sincerely cathey
Cathey Daniels
Lancaster, CA USA - 7/18/2004 5:51:29 PM

In my opinion, Jack Benny was the greatest commedian that ever lived. I don't think anyone could get as many laughs by just looking at someone. His 'silent pause' is forever classic. I can't get enough of his humor
Dave Broyles
Ceres, CA USA - 7/15/2004 2:10:33 PM

I grew up just a few miles from Waukegan, Jack's birth place and have been thrilled by him since I was a kid. I love "old time radio" of which I feel he was a master. A few years ago they erected a statue to him and every year they have a brief celebration. I listen to his radio shows as often as possible. Never tire of his work.
Kenneth Field
Lake Geneva, WI USA - 7/2/2004 3:43:56 AM

This may sound a bit morbid and is certainly not meant to be -but being a great fan of Jack and all of his gang, I went to visit his grave site several years ago while in the LA area. In the same area of the mausoleum (sp.?} was also Mary's site as well as that of Eddie and Ida Cantor.
I was very touched at that moment and it brought tears to my eyes.
Fact is, I placed a stone on top of the marble burial chamber in his memory. What a wonderful man!

Mark B. Miller
Marietta, GA USA - 6/19/2004 8:34:27 AM

I have been a jack benny fan for over 50 years
Norm Kramer
marietta, ga USA - 6/15/2004 8:13:17 PM

I  am a huge fan of Jack  Benny and recently listend to cd's of his Radio Shows. Jack was a master of comedy. When did Mary Livingston pass on and from what kind of illness?
Carol J Mills
Cape Coral, FL USA - 6/13/2004 7:25:12 PM 

LL:  Mary passed away in her sleep on June 30, 1983 from a heart attack.

I found your site and think it's great Jack Benny was a big influence on my life. When I was in grade 4 I use to do an impersonation of Jack and my teacher use to say I did it excellent especially with the rolling eyes.
I miss the true family value of television today.
I know cause I work in the industry.
Yes the children of today have no understanding how shows like Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, Red Skeleton and many more would bring a family together on a cold night in Canada. Watching Black and White TV...
My uncle really was my mentor as he was in the vaudeville troupe called The Dumbbells and went on to be one of the first radio broadcasters on CBC radio.
I would love to pitch a variety show and make it as good as the Jack Benny Show, but reality tv is with us and most people are into that these days. myself I think Geez they give money for these shows...
I think about those golden years of TV often and when I do see an old Jack Benny show on TV I watch it. Just so I can brush up on my impersonation plus to have the stitches come out with so much laughter.

Keep up the great site...

Tom Hay
Production Assistant,
The Ren and Stimpy Cartoon Show,
Spumco RS Inc.

Tom Hay
Ottawa, On Canada - 5/29/2004 2:01:11 AM 

What a great guy Jack Benny was and this site brings back so many good times he provided.... Thanks...
Jeffery S. Weiner, Sr
River Grove, IL USA - 5/26/2004 7:42:06 AM 

I loved the website just as much as i love Jack Benny, keep up the good work!
Natasia Drewniak
Wakefeild, nh USA - 5/21/2004 7:00:21 AM 

You are wonderful to devote the time you obviously do to our beloved IJBFC!!!!!!!!
Mary Ann Roberts
Milpitas, Ca USA - 5/15/2004 9:44:26 PM

Beautifully done webpage.  Very impressive!
Julie Plant
Salt Lake City, UT USA - 5/13/2004 9:51:23 AM

FRESNO, CA USA - 5/9/2004 8:39:21 PM

I am just one of many, many millions of fans. I still laugh every time I think of him, and I still miss him.
Mark Herbst
Sherwood, AR USA - 5/4/2004 2:09:39 PM

My Great ant opend for Jack her name was Joan Val.
Curtis Hungness
Chicago, IL USA - 5/1/2004 5:44:43 PM

LL:  Curtis - Tried to E-mail you, but your address failed.  I'd like to talk more about your aunt's work with Jack.  Please drop me an E-mail at  Thanks!

i have been listing to jack benny since 1959 i listen to jack  benny today its great medicine i m 52 years old but i still think im 30 years old and do all the activities like a 30 year old  my doctor advised me that stress bring joy and happniess in me i listen to jack benny on audio in my car and at home i watch the jack benny show on   television  its amazing how this can happen   the past  developes the future  dont get me wrong i deal with all issues of todays life  i coach football soccer basebal   my children are 24 and 22   the bottom line is that the jack benny show makes me extremly happy and i still deal with todays way o f living  i can drive for 4 hours on a trip and the audio of jack benny makes my trip    like its 1` hour    big time joy
vince oddi
Toronto, Ontario Canada - 4/26/2004 5:22:32 PM

Thanks for putting this site on the web. It's nice to hear Jack, & the rest of them. Hope you keep it around & expand it perhaps. 
Laurence L. Schmuhl
Colorado Springs, CO USA - 4/21/2004 2:19:43 PM

Laurence:  We're always expanding the site in one way or another.  Let me know if there's anything specific that you think should be included. - LL

I wish TV land would play his shows like they did with Burns and Allen.
Kathy Rogowski
La Crosse, WI USA - 4/20/2004 1:13:39 PM

I've read through the posts here but there still seems to be a lack of info on Jack's "Si, Sy, Sue" routine with Mel Blanc.  I've told my son about it but have yet to find a clip to show him from any download source.  Even a title of the TV series episode and air date in which it appeared in the TV series would be a help.  I might be able to order it or track it from a video sales or rental service.  Even an audio clip in Mp3 or Real Player would be good.
D. Kirkpatrick
Boston, MA USA - 4/14/2004 9:44:45 PM

D:  Go to Biography (at left), then Other Stuff, and there's a link to a page listing all the times that the "Si Sy" routine was performed on radio.  I haven't gotten a list together of its renditions on TV, but I will in time.  All of the radio performances are available in our audio library (click Programs at left, then IJBFC Library).  At the moment, an excerpt from a TV performance of it can be seen in the Comedy Central link under Featured Items on the Home page.  Good luck! - LL

I grew up listening to Jack Benny and loved every minute.  I was always wanting more of him.  There are no funny men around anymore like Jack.  I will always miss him...
Jeffery S. Weiner, Sr.
River Grove, IL USA - 3/31/2004 3:50:38 PM

Loved Jack Benny shows; humor, wit and timing.  One of THE best comedians ever to live; wished I had been able to see more of him, or that he lived longer and did more shows in my lifetime.  Of the very things I ever wanted to do with a Hollywood artist was to (attempt to ) play the Bach Double Violin Concerto with him.
Dick Rubinstein
Sunnyvale, CA USA - 3/31/2004 2:12:40 PM

I'm 80 years old and sure do remember him.
Henry W. Hamm
Parsippany, NJ USA - 3/29/2004 2:51:00 PM

Love Jack always.  I also am 39 forever.
Carol Marshall
Alameda, CA USA - 3/21/2004 9:35:56 PM

I'm a new member,today! Jack always reminded me of Bing, same natural laid-back style. i've been looking for years for Vc of "Buck Benny Rides Again" but no luck! Anyone knows where I can find it ?   thanks regards John Sheridan
John Sheridan
Wellard, WA Australia - 3/15/2004 3:58:17 AM

LL:  On your question about finding Buck Benny, a few options.  One is our Tape Trading List, which is under Programs, then Tape Trading List.  You can also post a request to our Forum, as there's a section for people seeking specific shows or items like that.  Also check Ebay, as copies frequently come up there.  Good luck!  And please give our best to the folks on Babylon 5.

i think jack benny was the best as a young boy i watched him on tv on the jack benny show it was great   the best   DON vanderhoff
don vanderhoff
ellijay, GA. USA - 3/10/2004 6:53:03 AM

I just discovered your website.I find it informative and interesting.
Jeffrey Johnson
Minneapolis, MN USA - 3/1/2004 11:33:34 AM

Greetings to fellow fans of Jack Benny! I was born and grew up in his home town of Waukegan, though I was not able to attend Jack Benny Junior High. Just wanted to say that I have gotten a lot of pleasure from Jack Benny over the years, and I enjoyed his daughter Joan's book about him very much.
Gisele Dubson
Boulder, CO USA - 2/29/2004 2:34:27 PM

i have always loved jack benny
john w. rand m.d.
carlsbade, ca USA - 2/27/2004 1:33:05 PM

I am 60 and grew up with Benny and Burns and their shows and love them both.  I just learned of the club and am interested.  Thanks!
John H Whitfield
valdosta, ga USA - 2/24/2004 12:51:01 PM

Love Jack Benny. How about some Great Gildersleeve or maybe Sherlock Holmes?
Angela Lundquist
Kenduskeag, ME USA - 2/10/2004 8:59:17 AM

Hi Angela - For information on shows other than Jack Benny, you should check out the Old Time Radio Digest.  It's an incredible reference on all things OTR-related.  For more information, go to - LL

As a young child i enjoyed the jack benny shows that were rerun on televsion. It was good clean fun from a decent man. Is sad the state of today's television, and i feel for the youth of today. The bennys, lucille balls and george allens provided good safe family entertainment.
michael lee
indianapolis, in USA - 1/29/2004 8:29:48 AM

I am 33 years old and have been a fan of jack benny since i was 13 years old.
martha mcneelege
transfer, pa USA - 1/28/2004 7:09:25 AM

simply the greatest
jim kempton
toronto, ont canada - 1/25/2004 10:37:45 PM

I'm glad I found this site and hope I'll be able to share a few of Jack's broadcasts from my collection that don't appear to be readily available.
Lee Linkous
Venice, FL USA - 1/19/2004 7:46:37 PM

I just like to listen and watch Jack, most of his fans feel the same way.
Larry J Smith
Marion, IN USA - 1/17/2004 4:39:57 AM

Jack and Co. were a favorite of my grandfather, father, myself, and now my 12 year-old son. One of my fondest JACK memories was attending the 100th Birthday celebration for Jack at the Chicago Cultural Center. Jack's daughter and grandson were in attendance.
Craig Miller
Skokie, IL USA - 1/14/2004 10:53:14 AM

I would like to know more about Jack's violin playing, when did he take it up, who taught him? Was he a good player, and did he truly enjoy playing the violin in his later years?
Dudley Cooper
amherst, wi USA - 1/14/2004 7:54:45 AM

LL:  Hi Dudley.  Jack got his first violin when he was six years old.  Check the Biography page for information on his teachers at that time.  His serious interest in the violin was rekindled in the late 40s, and he began to study in earnest.  One of his teachers was Larry Kurkdjie (spelling may be a bit off on that name), the violin player from Phil's orchestra.  Check the FAQ for an answer on whether he was a good player.  He did enjoy playing the violin in his later years, and made a comment on the Johnny Carson show that if God gave him the chance to never be able to tell another joke but play the violin like a virtuoso, he'd take it.

Love the Jack Benny OTR programs! He was one of the greatest comedians ever and while great on television,he was magnificent on radio.
Bill Muhr
Tucson, AZ USA - 1/14/2004 9:33:25 AM

love jack
john ahern
brisbane, qld australia - 1/13/2004 12:29:10 AM

Having been raised with classical radio & television, I've become a huge fan of Jack Benny! He may be gone, but he'll NEVER be forgotten! Jack, Phil Harris, Rochester, etc.! I enjoy his radio broadcasts whenever I find them! What a legend!
T.J. Thayer
New Bern, NC USA - 1/6/2004 10:26:04 AM

Have always been a Jack Benny fan since I was a kid (and I'll be 39 next year!).  In high school, we had to do a paper about some Shakesperean comedy, and all I could do was complain that it wasn't as funny as Jack Benny.  It turned into a GREAT paper about him, but wow, did the teacher give me hell for it!  There is an honest, straightforward-almost magical-quality to Jack Benny's comedy (along with many others of the era) that is badly lacking in todays wonder he still lives on!
Craig Merrow
Wells, ME USA - 12/25/2003 4:34:30 PM

I enjoyed the biographical material.
carl jarvis
Quilcene, WA USA - 12/24/2003 10:45:43 PM

Comment for Joan Benny: Joan, I think your Mother experienced Social Anxiety Disorder or some type of Agorophobia. This is a problem I also have and it involves feeling very uncomfortable around people you do not know well and being uneasy out in public. In my case I feel constantly judged and insecure. Your Dad probably helped her to function in public but it got worse over time. Please e-mail me about this if you would like to chat about it. Happy Holidays, Mary Lynn
Mary S. Lynn
Springfield, OR USA - 12/5/2003 9:23:08 PM

always a fan
robert  haynes
Seaside, CA USA - 12/5/2003 2:01:00 PM


IRMO, SC USA - 11/29/2003 2:39:18 PM

Having grown-up in the Waukegan area (Grayslake,Il.) I have had the pleasure of hearing many stories about Jack.But, since discovering your wonderful website, I have learned so much more. Thanks for all your hard work.
Ken Field
Lake Geneva, WI USA - 11/21/2003 3:26:14 AM

I Loved Dinah Shore I watched her on tv with my mother and father, I enjoyed her verm, she was so sweet and natural. everyone says I look like Dinah. thank you. Pat Spankovich
patricia spankovich
new bern, NC USA - 11/17/2003 5:50:14 AM

Just to let you know...there's a station in Portland, Maine that airs JACK BENNY almost every Sunday night (at 7)!  NEWSTALK WLOB AM1310 and 96.3FM has acquired hundreds of new listeners who love to hear Jack and the entire cast.  The show is still one of the best.
Gary Dixon
Ocean Park, ME USA - 11/13/2003 10:30:12 AM

There's no question. Jack Benny will always be remembered as one of the greatest Comics of all time! It's too bad that they're all gone now. But through Organizations such as The Jack Benny International Fan Club, the whole Cast both on Radio & Television will live in our hearts & minds forever.
Ernie Swanks
San Diego, CA USA - 11/11/2003 7:24:06 AM

Was able to attend much of Saturday's SPERDVAC convention.  High point for me was Jack Benny panel.  Jack was scheduled to perform with Santa Barbara symphony when I was a member, and we were looking forward it greatly, but unfortunately passed away only a few weeks before event.  Eddie Carroll was great - will have to find a way to see one of his shows. Brought tears to my eyes, both laughter and nostalgia; Eddie made Jack live again, reminded us of how much we loved Jack and miss him and his crew.
Roger Helvey
Oxnard, CA USA - 11/9/2003 1:38:09 PM

The Best
Don Block
Garden City, MI USA - 11/3/2003 7:17:28 PM

KNX just pulled the plug on its nightly Drama Hour, which included the Jack Benny Program on Saturday nights.  If this was a regular part of your routine, please e-mail the station with your comments at 
Bill Long

Bill Long
Riverside, CA USA - 11/3/2003 10:21:20 AM

i've been a fan for awhile and was curious. thanks
Sandy Valley, NV USA - 11/2/2003 7:53:08 PM

great man
nathan earnest
Franklin Springs, GA USA - 10/27/2003 3:57:31 PM

Love Jack Benny
Miami, FL USA - 10/26/2003 3:17:28 PM

This is the best thing that ever happened to Jack Benny Fans. Laura, you are to be commended for doing a superior job and having such a genuine concern for Jack, Mary and everyone else. I am truly proud to be a member of this wonderful organization. The Best Always, Michelle
Michelle Susan Varteresian
Livonia, MI USA - 10/15/2003 3:57:20 AM

I have such warm feelings when I think of Jack and his gang. I had so much fun watching him pinch pennies. Such a great entertainer and wonderful human being.
Robert Muir
Portland, OR USA - 10/14/2003 2:18:39 PM

Great to see that Jack lives on!
Phil Ratzsch
Fort Gordon, GA USA - 10/5/2003 8:52:27 PM

No one was funnier.  Sound of Benny walking down steps, then onto the sidewalk. Voice, "Hey bub, got a match", Benny, "Oh yes just a minute", Voice, "Hey this is a stickup, your money or your life", Long silence, Voice " I said your money or your life", Benny, "I'm thinking, I'm thinking".
James Sirman
Covington, GA USA - 10/5/2003 8:51:25 AM

Thanks for many hours of fun and entertainment, Jack. Rest in peace.
Rose M. Leo
Murrieta, CA USA - 9/23/2003 9:09:48 AM

Jack is the greatest!I listen to lots of the JELLO and LUCKY STRIKE progams.All I can say is "Hmmmm"All the gang still brings laughter in my life.Maybe I can relate, especially to Jacks cheapness.Im only 35yrs old but I love this clean humor,unlike the racey stuff of today.
Troy Picklyk
Kamloops, BC CANADA - 9/18/2003 10:51:07 PM

Jack Benny was an inspiration to all.
martha a kettler
ellwood city, pennsylvania USA - 9/16/2003 9:55:28 PM

I am so deeply saddened by the passing of Gisele MacKenzie, but so grateful to Jack Benny for all the difference he made in her wonderful career.  I will always remember their violin duets and special chemistry. Gisele was a great performer and was so lucky that Jack played a special part in her life.
Bob Ort
Chatham, NJ USA - 9/16/2003 3:54:27 PM

I first saw the Jack Benny program at the age of 12 when CBS ran four shows during the summer of 1976.  Loved Jack ever since and enjoyed watching the reruns on CBN about years ago.  The shows are timeless and not a comedian today can hold a candle to him.
San Francisco, CA USA - 9/8/2003 11:37:34 PM

I recently purchased six VHS shows from the 1954 season, I forgot how great he was ! I have watched them over and over. Would to get more, anybody who has some to sell or knows who might be selling them (VHS) please contact me. Thank you.
Michael Hardesty
Oakland, CA USA - 9/8/2003 2:46:29 PM

LL:  Take a look at our Links page, then look for the Purchases and Downloads section.  There are several Benny video vendors there.

Please could you send me a photograph of Jack Benny and Phill Harris together if possible
Ian lewis
Stoke-on-Trent, UK - 9/4/2003 4:23:58 PM

LL:  Ian, click on Biography and Photo Gallery and you'll find hundreds of Benny photos, including Phil Harris.

Jack, u were the greatest comic ever.
john j newnam
phila., pa USA - Monday, September 1, 2003

Looking for old movies starring of course, Jack Benny and Rochester.  One of the comedy/horror flicks. Any help isappreciated. Thanks
LouEllen Whitton>
Running Springs, CA USA - Wenesday, August 27, 2003 at 17:58:48 (EDT)

I used to watch the Jack Benny Show as a kid. Jack, & You Bet Your Life w/ Groucho Marx were staples in my house in the 50s & 60s...WOW, I used to think Groucho had timing til I took a closer look at Jack. I now own an obscure bit on film w/ them both; Jack poses as 'Ronald Forsyth' to get a "chance at that Duck" on You Bet Your Life.TWO COMEDY MASTERS....were we lucky or what?
John Voelker <>
Indpls., IN USA - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 17:58:48 (EDT)

Jack is just as funny now as he was when I first started listening to him in the 40's.
Bill & Linda Ann Burris <>
West Plains, MO USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 19:08:29 (EDT)

I still miss him...and his friend George Burns. They don't make guys like those two anymore. Thanks.
Mark Herbst <>
Sherwood, AR USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 13:03:44 (EDT)

Great web site. I have been a Jack Benny fan all my life. I was born the same year (1932) that Jack Benny began his radio career, and have been collecting his radio shows in .mp3 format for a number of years. I now have what is said to be the "complete" radio series on 11 CDs in .mp3 format, minus a few lost programs from the early 1930s. My wife and I were listening to excerpts from shows with Fred Allen last night. Great stuff to hear again.
Bob Greene
Williamsville, NY USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 10:19:37 (EDT)

hi im fifteen and probly the only high schooler you will ever meet who listens religously to jack benny, george burns, and all the others. i just wanted to let you all know that im soooooo happy that i found a place where other people are who like jack benny like me. i hope to make friends with someone here. EMAIL ME!!!
Grant Rumley <>
Port Huron, MI USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 16:23:39 (EDT)

LL:  Hey Grant!  Believe it or not, you're not the only high schooler in the IJBFC.  Of course time goes on and people graduate, but we still occasionally get new members who are in the "under 18" category.  Welcome!

Laura this is the best thing you've done yet, putting the IJBFC on the internet. Miss the monthy newsletter though. Miss you a lot... and P.S. I too am outta work and looking. hugs....Rob C.
Rob Crawford <>
Phoenix, Az USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 14:48:03 (EDT)

I wish more of his movies would be on t.v., I love seeing him in his movies.
kevin rickert <>
staten island, ny USA - Sunday, August 03, 2003 at 23:00:33 (EDT)

I would very much like to know when the Jack Benny Programs will be broadcast again or made available on Video or DVD.
Brian Ward
Temple , Tx USA 76501 - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 20:33:03 (EDT)

LL:  Jack is not currently on U.S. television (darnit), but is periodically aired on Canadian TV.  To find videos and DVDs of selected Benny shows, look on our Links page under "Purchases and Downloads".

Mr Benny has been my favourite comedian since I first watched his Jack Benny show,which was telecasted in the early 60s in Singapore. High on my wish list is for the Jack Benny shows to be made available to his many fans on the DVD format!
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 04:23:30 (EDT)

INGLESIDE, TX USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 13:15:59 (EDT)

LL:  That's a frequent question.  I've never found anyone who was actually in the studio for that episode, so can't say for sure.  But the generally-accepted theory within Old Time Radio circles was that he did, owing to the tremendous audience reaction.

HOUSTON, TX USA - Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 22:12:19 (EDT)

I have been a fan of Jack's since the late 30's. I simply love him. I'm 70 years old. What more can i say............
John Reiter <>
Wood Dale , Il USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 17:00:08 (EDT)

Sign me on....
Joan Young <>
Lombard, Il USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 16:29:06 (EDT)

There's a special hour show Jack Benny did that I think about all the time.He kept trying to get into his own show and everyone conspired to keep him out of their acts.Finally at the end of the show they showed a long shot of the rather large orchestra and kept panning up to the farthest away member which was of course Jack Benny happily playing away on his violin with a satisfied grin on his face.He'd finally gotten into the show.I was around 10 years old and I laughed and laughed at the sweetness of it all.
David Massengill <>
NYC, NY USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 02:44:42 (EDT)

I would like to get a copy of the Jack Benny Show on VHS that featured the musical group the Rocky Fellers. Can anyone help me? Randy Russi, 1608 Northlake Dr., Sanford, FL 32773 USA (407)302-5059 This is a GREAT site!!!!
Randy Russi <Randal_Russi>
Sanford, FL USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 11:07:26 (EDT)

I think Jack Benny was a priceless comedian and all his old shows are charming!
Mark Long <>
London, England - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 13:36:09 (EDT)

Terrific web site. I now have to purchase enough tapes to get copies of the programs. Thanks for all of your hard work.
Craig Collins <>
Newport Beach, California USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 00:58:13 (EDT)

"You've just killed a small animal. It's time for a light beer." --Robin Williams
Great site. Thank you for your hard work in creating it and keeping Jack alive for all of us fans.
Tony Adams <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 17:16:16 (EDT)

I just seen on TV several minutes ago where he was on the Ed Sullivan show. Sullivan messed up and Jack said "hes even reading it...and he messed up!" Ha Ha Jack was the master of fast wit.
LOS ANGELES, CA USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 23:18:30 (EDT)

I have never heard a bad Benny program, and I have about 500 of them. He was the greatest! I am glad to learn of your club.
Cody Morgan <Janet>
Las Vegas, Nv USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 19:52:41 (EDT)

In a scene from the movie "Auto Focus" about Bob Crane's life, Crane says to his agent: "I can be Jack Lemmon." His agent replies: "You are Jack Lemmon, AND YOU'RE JACK BENNY... YOU'RE LEMMON AND BENNY COMBINED!"
Los Angeles, USA - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 16:29:08 (EDT)

I am 71 years of age and I remember listing to the Jack Benny show every week on radio & television. I am certainly glad you have Jack Benny fan club.
Paul A. Casner Jr. <>
Pottstown, Pa USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 21:35:10 (EDT)

LAGRANGE, GA USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 01:44:47 (EDT)

SIMI VALLEY, CA USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 04:10:36 (EDT)

I just started listening to the Jack Benny radio show a few years ago, courtesy of the local talk radio station, which replays old programs late at night. Pure comic gold. The show should be a prerequisite for every comedian and comedy writer. If only today's sitcoms had half the timing, wit and genius of the Jack Benny Show. Great website, glad to see I'm not the only one who still enjoys the program.
Aaron Reeve <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 21:29:25 (EDT)

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to Jack for all the years of laughter.
Skip Embley <>
West Windsor, NJ USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 07:36:52 (EDT)

I've been a fan of Mr. Benny for, oh, say 39 years! (I really am 39, I swear!) Here's to the greatest entertainer of all time. Finally, somebody who's as cheap as me!
Michael Cain <>
Ravenna, OH USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 22:46:38 (EDT)

Jack Benny was the best! Pure talent and comedy :) Wish they had something as good as that nowadays! :)
Work At Home Ideas
Edmonton, USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 23:39:19 (EDT)

Have been a Benny fan since a child in 1958. Have several recordings and videos and books. Disappointed that most people today have no idea who he is, though his comic talents are so evident in Johnny Carson, Kelsey Grammer, etc. Have patterned some of my personality after him Timing is everything!
Joe Gruzleski <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 18:36:49 (EDT)

i have always loved the jack benny show both on radio and tv i have a collection of some of his classic show he was my favorite as a youngster
glenn chisman
friendswood, tx USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 16:50:54 (EDT)

My favorite star; have 5 books about him. Drew portrait of him several years ago, only shared with friends. Card from his daughter Joan one Christmas. Met Dennis Day a year before his death. I'll never forget Jack Benny.
Joe Sell <>
Higley, AZ USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 16:19:58 (EDT)

I've been a Benny fan since I first saw him on television in the 50s. As an adult I have collected his radio shows on both cassette and CDs.
Steve Froelich <>
Jenera, OH USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 20:02:26 (EDT)

Are there any Jack Benny events this year. I am very interested? Rob
Rob Spaulding <>
Anderson, IN USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 22:29:31 (EDT)

LL: After 39 Forever, I don't think I can handle another Jack Benny event this year!  But we are looking forward to the reopening of the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois some time in 2004.  Hope to see you there.

I am in any Jack Benny events this year. Anyone got any lead? Rob
Rob Spaulding <>
Anderson, IN USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 22:28:42 (EDT)
What a wonderful website and links for Mr Jack Benny! We both enjoyed the site and my best recall of Mr Benny skits, was on the Lucille Ball show... he plays himself and so "Witty" with his social security number: "0" so he says! on the show!
Beto and Toñita <>
S.DIEGO., CALIFORIA. UNITED STATES of AMERICA. - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 03:24:45 (EDT)
Thank you very much for this e-mail! And I really enjoy the web site as well. Glad that you are back.
Chris Guarino <>
Westlake Village, Ca USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 02:35:33 (EDT)
Jack's shows were and still are the absolute funniest. Unlike other comedians who used "topical humor"---Mr. B and company managed to keep their shows fresh, irreverent and basically 'dateless!' They are such a wonderful part of radio history and radio programming.
gary dixon <>
Ocean Park, ME USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 12:49:29 (EDT)
Jack Benny did a funny sketch with Marilyn Monroe in 1954. Has anyone else read the transcript for this? It's good!
UK - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 08:18:40 (EDT)
I listen to the shows every Saturday night on KNX/1070, and have rediscovered how dry and subtle Jack's humor was, along with his perfectly-cast supporting staff. I vaguely remember the TV show from the early 60's, but those Radio shows make for the fastest half-hour of each week.
Greg Hardison <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 13:13:00 (EST)
Thank Goodness for recordings and a site such as, where Jack and the Gang will live on forever and ever ... "We're a little late folks, so goodnight" Terri (still 39 also!) Simon
Terri Simon <>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 18:43:37 (EST)
Thanks for the memories.
Diane Leong <>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 21:12:12 (EST)
Jack Benney was funny not like the comedians there are today.
Robert Miller <>
North Babylon, NY USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 13:45:17 (EST)
jack benny was one of the top comedians of all time!
Caroline Chaudhary <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 14:25:32 (EST)
I currently have a one man company called nostalgic productions. I have developed a program called the The Jack Benny Show. The audience love. I think Benny is the greatest comedian we have ever known
daniel a. buttolph <>
cleveland, oh USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 19:15:46 (EST)
Hi, Laura! I was really bummed having to miss the 39 Forever celebration. I was really pleased, however, to meet you in Waukegan last spring. Had a chance to see any of the Benny movies I sent to you yet?
Gary Smith <>
Hermon, ME USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 17:54:11 (EST)
They dont make them like jack anymore.
Robert &Trudie Carter <>
Salem, Or. USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 15:02:34 (EST)
Thanks - My friend and I had a blast this weekend at the convention! It was a one-of-a-lifetime event!
Jon <>
Northridge, CA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 21:14:24 (EST)
Laura - I would like to thank you and all the others who made this past weekend so wonderful. The "39 Forever" get-together was fantastic!! Bob and Audrey Allen
Bob Allen <>
Kildeer, IL USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 08:03:07 (EST)
I loved Jack Benny. He was one of the funniest men who ever lived. He was just as funny in real life as he was on TV. All he had to do was stand still and deadpan to get laughs. I would like to see reruns of his show. G.H.
Grace E Hampton <>
Burbank, CA USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 16:28:39 (EST)
born in 1938 I grew up with jack benny
wayne rutherford <>
weymouth, ma USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 03:37:58 (EST)
What's happening this weekend?
Hans Agneessens <>
Santa Monica, CA USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 01:46:41 (EST)
Mel Blanc was a third cousin. My mother is Anne Blank, mother of Jeanne and Barbara. I think of Jack often.
Richard Fendrich <>
Burbank, CA USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11:24:01 (EST)
I have always ADORED Jack Benny. May I join your fan club? Thanks!
Debbie <>
USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 15:38:14 (EST)

LL:'ve got the right credentials.  Click on Membership (at left), then How to Join.

I can not get in
Elaine <>
Spartanburg, SC USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 18:32:12 (EST)

LL:  To what page?

As a fan of classic comedy (I prefer not to use the words "old-time", as truly great comedy never gets old), I was ecstatic when I came across this site. I, too, am 39 years old, and like my grandmother and Mr. Benny, refuse to budge another inch. I used to listen to the Benny program on WAAM in Ann Arbor MI, my hometown. They played his prgoram, along with Burns & Allen, and Edgar Bergan & Charlie McCarthy. They made working in a warehouse bearable. It is good to see that there are people out there who still appreciate what good comedy is, and are willing to preserve it. We are all too rapidly losing those who have a first-hand connection with it. I was saddened to read of the passing of Susan Marx, Harpo's wife, just a few days before Christmas. Laura, whether you know it or not, no matter what you do at your day job, you are truly a first-rate historian!! Thank you for your dedication.
John Griffin <>
Casselberry , FL USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 04:36:38 (EST)

LL:  John, thank you very much for your kind words.  It's support like that which makes this labor of love worthwhile.

Jack Benny is my favorite of the old time radio shows. He and the gang will live forever!
Dennis Johnson <>
Valley Village, Ca USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 00:16:39 (EST)
My favorite Jack Benny movie is TO BE OR NOT TO BE, mainly because it is very funny, but also because it has the added bonus of co-starring CAROLE LOMBARD: she was amazing! I also like THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT, which a lot of critics (and from what I've read, Jack himself) dismiss. I found it very funny. And Eddie "Rochester" Anderson has some great moments in BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN. I also loved Jack's appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. What are other fans' favorite Jack Benny movies???
Paul Spagnuolo <>
USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 18:21:08 (EST)
Loved Jack and the gang. Sad that no one seems to remember Kenny Baker, the honey-voiced tenor. Does anyone know where I could find a copy of Kenny Baker's biography?
Patricia Doll <>
WA USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 17:40:48 (EST)
This is certainly one of the best sites I've ever seen.
Samantha Williams <>
USA, none USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 11:18:29 (EST)
SIMI VALLEY, CA USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 03:11:00 (EST)

Hello, I am Sanjir from India. I am Nevada at Uinversity of Las Vegas where I am study physics with my friend Manish Jain. We go to night clubs and afterwards surf Internet. We enjoy your website much. Thank you.

Sanjir Mahit <>
Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 00:40:10 (EST)
I am a huge fan of Gisele MacKenzie. I think she is the best singer in the world! If anybody would like to correspond and/or compare notes about anything at all please email me directly.
Mike <>
Los Angeles, USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 20:07:23 (EST)
I met Jack Benny many years ago.It was the Christmas party on the Tonight Show at NBC in Burbank.I still listen to the KNX drama hour. They (the cast)will always be alive to me. Don Wilson,Mary,Dennis Day,Phil Harris,Rochester,and Mel Blanc(Train leaving for Anaheim,Azusa and Cucamonga).And the floor walker,"May I help you"? Frank Nelson. And Ed,who guarded Jack's money in his basement. And of course, Polly,his parrot.
Stu Berman <>
Burbank, Ca USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 23:03:01 (EST)
Have been a Benny fan since the early 40's, just looking
Herb Koester <>
Ferndale, WA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 13:38:36 (EST)
I spent 26 years on the radio, in New York, and I was so busy answering calls that I never realized that Jack had reached 39 !
Gil Ellis <>
Marina Del Rey, CA USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 21:49:12 (EST)
I love to listen to Jack Benny old time radio program. I have alot of his stuff from the 40's and 50's.
Kathleen Burke <>
Croton, NY USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 18:32:32 (EST)
Listened to him as a child. In college, a friend and I had an ongoing routine: Jack Benny, Dean Martin, and Smokey, the Fire Prevention Bear.
william goldsmith, m.d. <>
USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 18:46:24 (EST)
Jay Hickerson was right. This is an excellent site. Even sent a card to a friend
Bob Reynolds <>
Lynn, NC USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 16:45:37 (EST)
I can not go one Saturday without listening to Jack Benny on KNX1070 @ 9:00PM
Christopher Guarino <>
WestLake Village, CA USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 19:03:02 (EST)
he was very popular here too but we don't hear much about him now. thanks for the site so we can connect with the memory.
australian universities <>
USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 14:47:44 (EST)
friend is having a birthday party and we need a Jack Benny impersonator, as he in his favorite entertainer. We are located in the San Fernando Vallet which is part of Los Angeles CA. I need some help. Than you
Fred <Mesirov>
Camarillo, CA USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 18:22:49 (EST)
I was raised listening to the Jack Benny on the radio in the early 30's My dad really enjoy this and we could not make a noise during this time The years that followed I continue to listen and watch him on Tv
William J Gunderson <>
Eugene , Or USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 01:59:26 (EST)
I really enjoyed these old favorites when I was a kid!!!!
Jean Cornwell <>
Hot Springs, Ar USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 22:38:45 (EST)
USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 18:38:37 (EST)

LL:  Per your comments about Johnny Carson, I was in touch with him yesterday to discuss the possibility of his involvement in 39 Forever.  While he is not able to make the event, he did wish us the all the best with it. 

I've had a lot of people ask if 39 Forever is going to be an annual event, and the answer is no.  We're putting all our efforts into making 39 Forever the biggest and best Jack Benny celebration it can be...truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. After all, you can only induct Jack into the National Comedy Hall of Fame once!  There may be smaller, more informal gatherings in the future, but 39 Forever is the one not to miss.

HELLO! I just discovered the IJBFC today, have signed up to join the club, nad have ordered the newsletter! I am a huge fan of Jack Benny. I have several books, lots of 8 X 10 photos, and videos of his movies that are currently commercially available. I am 50 years old. I remember sitting with my dad and watching Jack...he was my father's absolute favorite, and I developed my love for Jack and his comedy because of my dad. I really miss him...there was no one else like him, and there will never be anyone else like him ever again.
USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 18:33:09 (EST)
Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here helpfull. Thanks :)
Joe D.

Joe <>
Memphis, TN US - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 22:45:46 (EST)
I love our new statue. Hope your visit here was a pleasant one!
Bob Barnett <>
Waukegan, Il., USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 23:12:23 (EST)
I've been working hard promoting my site lately and checking out what others have done. It's great to see others as passionate about their site as I am about mine. My site is about jokes and humor. If you visit it, I hope you enjoy it.
Jokes <>
New York, New York USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 18:54:53 (EST)
enjoyed the radio and t.v. shows.I have listened to them for 30 years.horn blows at midnight? (wellll)
vincent marrozzo <>
garden grove , ca USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 01:02:29 (EST)
I am 19 years old and Jack Benny has been my favourite comedean since I was 10. It is so wonder full that comedy that was written 50 years ago is still so funny now.
jessie <>
aldergrove, bc Canada - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 06:07:44 (EST)
Trying to find out if the regulars on his radio/tv shows are still living or have passed on.
AUBURN, CA USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 22:33:14 (EST)

LL:  Sorry to say that pretty much all the regulars are gone.  However, we do have some of the folks who appeared on the program at 39 Forever.  See the first item under Featured Items on the home page to check out the lineup!

Gisele Mackenzie! What a thrill it will be to meet her. I go way back in my appreciation of her vocal talents. My favorite song she ever did is "Hard to Get" (When they were hard to get, you wanted my kisses, when first we met, how you wanted my kisses...) A magnificent song. I remember Gisele singing it on a TV special in the '50s. Wayne
Wayne Lawless <>
Lawndale, CA USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 06:54:21 (EST)
Want a wonderful discovery, an official fan club for the beloved Jack Benny. The convention sounds exciting and I plan to be there. Wayne
Wayne Lawless <>
Lawndale, CA USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 06:50:58 (EST)
I miss Johnny Carson terribly. He was hilarious. I loved his guest spots with children (especially Drew Barrymore), animals, as well as the skit as the mind reader wearing the large puffy pink hat (I forgot the character's name). His opening monologue and wonderful variety of guests were terrific. I used to laugh so hard that I cried. Ed McMahon was the perfect right-hand man for him. I can't think of any one particular show that I liked the best, but certainly his final show featuring Bette Middler and Robin Williams was fantastic. I wish that Johnny had never felt the need to end his wonderful shows, but I guess he had accomplished enough in this phase of his career. I hope he is doing well. Dana.
Dana Rosner <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 02:34:16 (EST)
I know I like when people sign my guestbook so I figured I'd sign yours! Have a happy New Year!
Conde <>
New York, New York USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 19:32:50 (EST)
Hello. I am considering writing about Jack Benny's vaudeville years. Does anyone have access to information that might be helpful? Thanks.
Pam Munter <>
Palm Desert, CA USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 19:42:01 (EST)

LL:  Take a look at our Biography ("The Story") page for starters, and the list of biographies in our FAQ.  Also note the Al Boasberg essay in our Classifieds (under "Goodies").  If you need more, E-mail

Great site for a great comedian. Jack was the best!
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 19:43:32 (EST)
great site
chris <>
faches, fr - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 18:34:39 (EST)
Hi!! I'm trying to find a website that might sell the music of Giselle McKenzie. I have a tape of an old Christmas album that has great sentimental value, but would like to get a CD or more recent copy of it. Does anyone know of a website that might sell her music? Thanks! Suzanne
Suzanne <>
Orlando, FL USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 19:55:23 (EST)

LL:  Take a look at our Links page for Gisele's official site.  Only photographs at the moment, but you can always ask.  Also look at the NPR Music Source (no financial connection, just good experience).

LL.You have a quite active message board here. I'm wondering if you would not benefit from phpBB? It is free to use by anyone, and has mods to match any site layout. I think you'd like it. And did I mention its free? ;)
webmaster forum <>
USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 12:44:00 (EST)
i would like to find an audio copy of one or many different versions of the jack benny-mel blanc sue-si-sy comedy routine
james wiser <>
wilton, ct USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 22:02:56 (EST)

LL:  Look under "Other Stuff" (under Biography) and you'll find a page that lists the dates of all the Si-Sy routines on radio.  We have them all in our library (see IJBFC Library under Programs).

Both me and my sister Katie are HUGE fans of Jack Benny. We have been listening to old radio programs for the last 3years (since I was 17 and she was 14). Jack Benny is by far our favorite radio personality. We have memorized every Jack Benny program we own. Sometimes we even find ourselves singing the LSMFT commercials! We consider it a big privilege to be in the Jack Benny fan club.
Emily Chayka
Appleton, NY United States - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 20:08:43 (EST)

LL:  And we love to share Jack's work with young members such as yourselves.  Thanks for joining!

Visit to view my photos of Jack from 1969 in LA.
Arthur (Art) Usherson <>
Roswell, GA USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 08:22:26 (EST)
Just checking to see where I can find a tape or Mp3 of Jack & Mel Blanc version (Si, Cy, Sue) ? Thanks, Gene F.
Gene Filiatrault <>
Mission, B.C. Canada - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 08:55:53 (EST)

LL:  You can see the dates that the Si-Sy routine was performed on the radio show under Biography - Other Stuff.  We have all of them in our library, which you can see under Programs - IJBFC Library.

Jack Benny is th best
Ryan <>
USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 14:59:09 (EST)
Where can I find the Jack Benny movies made back in the late 30's and 40's that included Rochester? I am looking for * The Meanest Man in the World * Man About Town * Buck Benny Rides Again I have searched everywhere for these movies on VHS or DVD nobody has them. Can you tell me if the are available for purchase or if they will be. Thank You Kathy Roe
Kathy Roe <>
Milford, DE USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 10:55:31 (EST)

 LL:  It's unfortunate that these fun movies have not been released on video.  Three options....
1) Check with the folks on our Tape Trading List (see Programs - Tape Trading List)
2)  Post a request to our Forum (see Forum - Bulletin Board)'ll see someone recently asked for Buck Benny
3)  Check Ebay.  Copies of the movies come up now and again there.
Good luck!

I am 32 but have listened to Jack on tapes since I was a little kid. I laugh more at him than anything on TV
Bryan Smith
USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 11:14:06 (EST)
I expressed this story to Eddie Carroll at breakfast one morning. I spent the afternoon around the pool at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas at the age of 14 in a great conversaion about radio with Jack Benny. He was the headliner there and came out to the pool and ask if the lounge chair next to me was taken. Those were the days of Vegas. It was the summer before I was to begin High School.
Conrad Bachmann <>
Woodland Hills, CA USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 01:44:02 (EST)
Loved Jack and obviously, this site is alabor of love
fred schrank <>
Warrenton, NC United States - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 15:29:12 (EST)
To me, Jack Benny was more than just a great comedian. He was an unbelievable humantarian who bordered on sainthood. I believe we loved and still love Jack so much because underneath the humor, we find his eternal kindness and grace.
Nate Gordon <>
Westport, CT USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 13:27:18 (EST)
Hi, Laura! What can I say: Jack and Mary forever!
Michelle Susan Varteresian <>
Livonia, Mi USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 21:41:59 (EST)
how are you doing
Tarkara Pruitt <>
Waukegan, Ill USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 15:49:25 (EST)
Jack was the best...Always made sure his cast got as many laughs as himself. The greatest!!
Budd Bergman <>
Manhattan Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 10:47:36 (EST)
I use to love The Jack Benny television series'
David Shovan <>
Marine City, MI USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 01:10:57 (EST)
Great Web site. I found out about it during an interview on on the Internet. I not only have a great love of Benny and the entire cast, but have a special affection for Dennis Day. My name is Dennis Daily. My mom, a great Benny show fan, while pregnant with me in the late 1940s, knowing her future child's last name would be Daily, decided to name me Dennis. And, I'm an Irish tenor. Thanks to all of you. Dennis Daily/UPI Feature Writer/
Dennis Daily/UPI Feature Writer <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 22:41:52 (EST)
Have always been a huge Benny fan, still laugh out loud while watching the tv antics of Jack, Rochester, Don and Dennis... Although I'm now 40, I'm ready to start being 'forever 39'. Thanks Jack!
Dan Olson <>
Coquitlam, Canada - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 03:15:40 (EST)
Have always been a huge Benny fan, still laugh out loud while watching the tv antics of Jack, Rochester, Don and Dennis... Although I'm now 40, I'm ready to start being 'forever 39'. Thanks Jack!
Dan Olson <>
Coquitlam, Canada - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 03:15:36 (EST)
What made Jack Benny so great was that he was not afraid of being made fun of by other cast members. The supporting cast was a perfect match for Jack. Even Don Wilson the announcer could be very funny by the way he delivered his lines...and could go on about Mel Blanc forever and the many characters he played on the show but him announcing the train to Anaheim, Asuza and Cucamonga was classic OTR. Just bought a 9 CD set of Jack Benny shows and am anxiously looking forward to hearing them.
Andrew Godfrey <>
Pineville, LA USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 14:53:46 (EST)
I really wish more young people could appreciate J.B. ...
Concrete <>
Seattle , WA USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 06:18:02 (EST)

LL: might be surprised how many do.  I've had a large number of people sign up in the past 6-9 months and self-identify that they are between the ages of 20 and 35.  I know we have some members as young as 10 or 12.  I myself am 33.  But apropos of the signature below, sometimes it takes someone already familiar with the shows to be able to "enlighten" someone who wasn't there.  So remember, you can share the wealth!

I don't suppose we will ever return to the days when young people and adults alike had the privilege of listening to old radio shows like that of Jack Benney. The list of old radio shows is very very long. Young people today do not realize this. Our yesterday audio entertainment was made up of a huge variety of comedy, drama, etc. It was all exceptionally entertaining, especially compared to what is available today. If this generation knew what they missed by being born after that entertainment era they would demand a rerun of almost everything that was available before their time. They would also wonder why it disappeared from radio. We who are older know and it is a sad story and sad for the children of today. Let's hope that we can recover these times by replaying them today or recreating that kind of entertainment for today's and future generations. Can it happen again?
Bob Swenson <>
Longview, wa USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 17:28:50 (EST)
RACINE, WI USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 20:49:16 (EST)
I heard there's a Website offeriung many of the Benny shows free off the computer. Is this tre and may I have the URL?
Wayne Barr <>
merrick, ny USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 15:37:03 (EST)
I love Jakc Benny, my favourite comedian. Refreshing, compared to the sub-par comedies these days.
Eric Brown <>
USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 19:49:04 (EST)
Hello. I was checking out your site and thought I would complement you on building such a nice site. Your site has very valuable information. great site for jack benny fan club. I have to go now. Keep up the good work.
Sam <>
LA, CA USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 02:55:38 (EST)
Hi! I was just passing through your site, you have lots of great information, good reading, thank you.
USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 14:25:34 (EST)
Listening to Jack Benny every night before bed. Started in 1933 and am now up to 1940.
Raymond Eifler <>
Farmington Hills, MI USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 11:00:55 (EST)
Would like to join the club Matt Dietz
MANASQUAN, NJ USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 17:33:34 (EST)
I always loved Jack Benny and am very happy to hear of the fan club and how to join.
Alan Glaser <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 12:50:30 (EST)
I am an absolut fan of Jack Benny. I am only 10 years old. My mom got me into old time radio and I think he is so funny. I have memeorized almost every show on that we have of him and I have only been in to him for about a year. That how funny and overpowerin he was and still is.
Gabriella Guilfoil
Olympia, WA USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 19:30:23 (EDT)
hi i been listing to jack benny since i was a boy and every night before i go to sleep i listen to a jack benny tape i am still missing some tapes for my collection,
tom warner <>
kearny, nj USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 20:13:39 (EDT)
I am a Jack Benny fan, and am interested in Jack Benny Radio Programs, are any of these shows available on line Vincent
VIncent Spiteri <>
epping, victoria Australia - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 22:32:07 (EDT)
I am a big fan of Jack Benny, and the radio gang. I remember listoning to old tapes when I was very little, and I still do at the ripe old age of 18! :D Anyway, this is a great site, and I loved watching your film clips of the show! Keep up the good work! Jenny
Jenny <>
Sacramento, CA USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 14:57:14 (EDT)
Hi there. I'm a developer for las vegas golf resorts and las vegas casinos websites. I guess internet casino gambling and golf is my specialty. Just wanted to say I like what you did with your site. You did a great job.
Teresa James <>
Las Vegas, NV US - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 22:41:36 (EDT)
N. HOLLYWOOD, CA USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 14:00:20 (EDT)
Great site! He was a great man. I am a young fan but I really enjoy reading new things on him!
Deanna Nakashima <>
Greeley, CO USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 15:46:09 (EDT)
Still the best
Joseph Greco <>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 11:25:49 (EDT)
Been a Jack Benny fan for as long as I can remember.During WW@ he and his cast came to Montreal on a bond tour.He was to appear at a womans army base near where I lived.Was disappointed when he didn't arrive but rochester and Don wilson did and they were the first autographs I ever got.Can anyone tell me the date in 1956 when jack played Carnegie?I took a photo of Judy garland leaving the Palace to attend the after theater party .I would like to know the date of that pic. Gordon
Gordon Stevens <>
Montreal, PQ Canada - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 11:52:00 (EDT)
Long time member of the club and lifetime fan of Jack and the Gang. I have most of his radio shows on cassettes and often play them to give me a positive boost. No one, but no one, well maybe Seinfeld, gives me as much a laughter boost as Jack and the Gang. I have heard these shows a zillion times and still they, like Seibfeld, provoke prodigious amounts of laughter.
George Nichols <>
Surprise, AZ USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 21:59:44 (EDT)
Fantastic site! Are there any Jack Benny interviews out there on the net?
George Granger <>
Castro Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 23:48:58 (EDT)
i saw jack benny live when i was eight; my parents took me to a show called an hour and sixty minutes with jack benny. i never forgot it.
george tannenbaum <>
new york, ny USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 20:42:40 (EDT)
Hello there , Robert Andy here . Just want to say your site is very nice.  By the way it is my honour to sign such a great site guest book.
USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 00:45:25 (EDT)
Great Website and very usefull. I am working for online as seen on tv store. I find your site while searching using search engine and It's a pleasure to sign your guestbook. Thanks!
Ian Harrison - seen tv <>
Texas, Texas USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 00:50:32 (EDT)
I have been a fan for many years both on the radio and film. There was something magical about Jacks timing-those long pauses.
Maurice O'Neill <>
Ireland - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 12:56:01 (EDT)
Dear Sir: Can you help me locate the Jack Benny TV Show that featured a duet (violin chalange) between Jack and I think Geisel McKinsey. It was for me a most unforgetable moment. I at one time did have the piece on tape but have somehow misplaced it, I'm afraid it is lost to me forever. I would be happy to pay whatever the cost. Thank You Carl Vitelli Jr
Carl Vitelli, Jr <>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 20:33:57 (EDT)
Hello! Amy Catering San Diego California. Thank you for letting me sign your guestbook and thank you for your website. Glad you are here.
San Diego, CA US - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 17:53:34 (EDT)
LA, CA USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 17:39:17 (EDT)
I remember the day JACK BENNY,Passed on 28 years ago. I was shaken,knowing then there will never be another like him again.He lives on forever in your fantastic Website. Everyones responces say it all about JACK BENNY ! Stephen
Stephen Turck
Charlestown, RI USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 12:06:19 (EDT)
What a wonderful site and tribute to Jack and the "gang"! I love this show. It is amazing how crisp and timeless the Jack Benny show really was and is. Thank you for helping to preserve it and making it available. Thank you.
steve <>
myrtle beach, sc USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 20:33:31 (EDT)
I was at the waukegan statue dedication and I have always been a fan, yours, the next generation
Kimmi Freeman
wheaton, ill USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 00:24:36 (EDT)
Hi Everybody. Wish I did your graphics. Great work. I found you at a free dating service site for adult personals believe it or not. One of the personal ads at the dating service referred to your site as a favorite. Amazing what you can find doing online dating huh? Email me if you want at
Cleveland, Ohio US - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 14:47:19 (EDT)
It is very possible that in a few years, Rancho Cucamonga, may celebrate Jack Benny with a Festival. At this point, there is a magnificent statue of him in the entry of the ball park in R.C. Adult Park. Did you know this?
hilda phillips <>
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 23:00:20 (EDT)
I was born in 1951 and from the time I was 3 years old I was watching thr Jack Benny TV Show. I loved this man as he was a genious as a comedian. I would drop my baseball mitt on the ground to run home to watch an episode of his show. He was simply the best. Now at age 50 I recently started downloading his old radio shows from Win Mx. Those shows were just as funny as his TV shows. I wonder if he was a smoker since his sponser was Lucky Strike? There will never be another Jack Benny and that is sad but yet good in a way as this man needs to be remember for all eternity!
Hollywood, Ca USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 22:46:38 (EDT)
jack's radio shows in the 40's and 50's bring back so many great memories. listening with my grandmother on her big firestone console radio. Jack was very very special.
dan eckelbarger <>
goshen, in USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 18:13:25 (EDT)
Great website - I don't understand why the Benny shows aren't shown more often or on more channels, like TVLand. He's ADORABLE! We have been fortunate to have it this week on WLIW New York, along with Burns&Allen. We are taping the episodes, on for a few days in a mini-marathon. I wish they would show it more often - it's so well written and of course performed.
Margaret Gavin <>
S.I., N.Y., NY USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 17:15:51 (EDT)
I think Jack Benny is so cool. I am going too Jack Benny Middle i wanted to check otu his sight
Samantha <queenigirl1>
Waukegan, il USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 12:25:21 (EDT)
I'm a fan of Jack Benny of long-standing (and some sitting). My favorite show is his discovery of Dennis Day working in a Chinese restaurant.
Bob Wombacher, Jr. <>
Page, AZ USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 14:47:23 (EDT)
Jack Benny is forever.
John <>
USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 02:42:34 (EDT)
i have been listening to jb since i was 14. i am now 30. it's been a real source of joy esp when i need to calm down after teaching all day!
Robyn Rivero <>
pinon, az USA - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 00:29:48 (EDT)
Just came across your website from a link off It's great! Just wanted to mention that my father was Jack Benny's drummer for 25 years and also appeared on some of the episodes. His name was Sammy Weiss. Keep up the great work. Regards, Jayne Weiss
Jayne Weiss <>
Chatsworth, CA USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 19:43:39 (EDT)
Hi, folks - we are currently mounting a Jack Benny TV biopic - I would love to hear from the fans on their thoughts! Please e-mail me on your opinions and take on a two-hour movie on the life of the one-and-only JACK BENNY. Especially if you have seen Eddie Carroll's one-man-show, "Laughter in Bloom." Thanks!
Jeff <>
Tarzana, CA USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 18:59:29 (EDT)
Well.....I'm thinking!
Joe Schnorr <>
Longpond, PaPA USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 22:09:51 (EDT)
Thank you for making a Jack Benny webpage and fan club. I have been a fan of his all of my life. In this way his humor will not be forgotten.
John Taylor <>
Fairmont, WV USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 06:57:41 (EDT)
The best comedy show in the history of radio
Todd Kunkler <>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 16:21:39 (EDT)
Thanks for keeping Jack's memories alive. JH
Jack Hartley <>
Ukiah, CA USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 14:00:29 (EDT)
It is good to see that you are continuing the timeless humor of the master.
Bob Burns <>
Marion, IA USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 22:03:54 (EDT)
It is fitting that the IJBFC keeps the memory of this great comedian and American alive. Every fan should see the Jack Benny exhibit here in Chicago at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in the cultural center downtown at Michigan ve and Randolph Sts. During February Chuck Shaden devotes the entire month on his radio show 'Those were the days' on WDCB 90.9 FM from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. almost entirely to Jack Benny. If someone was to want copies of shows he has an extensive collection. Chucks email is ''. You can listen to him over the internet on Saturday afternoons at They stream the show in Media player or Real audio. 39 year olds every where on the planet can laugh along. Also collections of Jack Benny programs are available from many sources, one I know of is Metro Golden Memories here in Chicago. They will ship anything anywhere and may have Jack's movies also. It's wonderful site and we miss Jack and his gang very much.
Ted Bleiman <>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 19:04:46 (EDT)
i would like to pay my own one of the most talented stars of all time. at his best with.bob hope.
mr b hunt <>
staines, uk england - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 08:38:33 (EDT)
In the last two years my son Ryan and I have "discovered" the Jack Benny radio program and love it. We listen to an episode nearly every day. My son especially loves the shows Mel Blanc was a part of. The Si - Si one makes us laugh every time we hear it. I just found this site and thought I'd sign the guest book.
Tracy L. Allred <>
Culleoka, Tn USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 15:15:22 (EDT)
Hi to you and your guests. My name is Jazz (Mom liked jazz music). I recently got into the web site promotion business. Are you interested in some online marketing help with your site. I do search engine optimization, keyword marketing research, and pay per click management. In short, internet advertising. If interested, email me at
Internet Marketing
San Francisco, Ca US - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 10:14:56 (EDT)
Great site dedicated to a great comedian!
John Robles <>
Ventura, CA USA - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 09:05:10 (EDT)
USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 16:28:35 (EDT)
Oh my gosh! I thought that I was the only one that admired Jack Benny and his radio programs. How nice to know that there are so many others.
Kevin Wierda <>
Norton Shores, Mi USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 21:13:25 (EDT)
With apologies to Jack's best friend, George Burns was NOT "God" -- but Jack just MIGHT have been! (At least in a non-religious sense!) I was born in late 1956, which, at this writing, makes me... oh... 39 years old, seven times running! (One has to steal from the best, ya know!) I've been a fan of Jack's since my youth, initially through Tonight Show appearances and his late 1960s TV specials (anybody recall "Jack Benny's Bag?"), but it wasn't until I started listening to his radio shows on cassette in the 1980s that I began to understand what a master the man really was! I was (and am) a big Johnny Carson fan since early childhood as well, and it wasn't until I was an adult that I realized how much Carson's humor, style, and timing owed to Benny. May your organization last 39 years (in other words, forever!)!
David M. Lynch <>
Webster, MA USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 21:37:12 (EDT)
I'm an admirer of Benny's genius and wit, and I'm pleased to get in touch with others who feel that way. Here it is almost impossible for people to know him, he's outside the local culture.
Carlos Alvarez <>
Bogota, Colombia - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 22:28:11 (EDT)
Jack Benny is simply the greatest American born comedian in history. His radion show format has been duplicated many times by others on television and movies. He will never be forgotten. carson g long
Carson G. Long <>
Ashland, PA USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 13:52:50 (EDT)
Great tribute to Jack Benny; fantastic Web site! I'm 47, and can still fondly recall how I loved watching The Jack Benny Program on TV with my parents in the early-1960s...Something about his humor struck me, and I always continued to never miss a TV show he was on over the years, whether it was a Special on NBC or a guest spot on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", or some other program. One of our TV stations in Los Angeles in the early-1970s or late-'60s also showed re-runs of the Benny Program often, and I watched those over and over again, they were so funny and well done...I love the one where Jack did a spoof of how the Beverly Hills Police Department operates. Then, later, I learned more about his radio shows, and what he was famous for before TV! Wow, I simply love Jack Benny, and cried when he died in 1974... But, I'm so happy that he is still remembered today by not only us older fans, but a new generation of fans who have discovered his timeless, comic genius. Also, I'm happy that I grew up in Anaheim and lived there from 1965-85...I see that there is a site on Anaheim history and someone has written a nice article about "Jack Benny's Anaheim, and how that city became connected with Jack's radio and TV shows over the years, and a story or two about Jack's visits to Anaheim, expecially one in 1947 when the town was still quite a small agricultural community in Orange County. He is my favorite performer/comdeican from the old days of radio and TV, because his shows were and are still so consistently funny and entertaining. Jim Hilliker Monterey, CA
Jim Hilliker <>
Monterey, CA USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 23:27:36 (EDT)
I grew up listening to Jack Benny on the radio and later seeing his television programs. As a kid I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly once. He was a truly GREAT comedian. Thanks for the opportunity to this site.
Cy Rowe <>
Gastonia, NC USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 14:18:20 (EDT)
I am old enough when you tuned in the benny radio program sunday evenings. of course you "watched" the radio instead of TV Appreciate a wonder web site you have for a wonderful man
dan eckelbarger <>
goshen , in USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 19:58:21 (EDT)
Looking forward to your convention next year in Los Angeles.
Jerry Mezerow <>
Anaheim, CA USA - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 18:01:19 (EDT)
I have been a Jack Benny fan for years. I have a lot of his old radio progams and a few of his movies. I am currently try to obtain a VHS copy of his movie "Buck Benny Rides Again" Any leads anyone could give me would be appreciated.
William Tusch <>
San Diego, Ca. USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 20:16:48 (EDT)
I signed up to become a member and don't know for sure if I am a member.
Barbara Googins <>
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 22:03:52 (EDT)
Great site!! It is such a shame that there are no contemporary comedians that even attempt to approach comedy in such a dignified manner as Jack did....where are all the "next" Bennys, Hopes, Burns, Durantes, Knotts..etc? What happened? Seems its far too easy to use the shock value of foul language than it is to be a true comedian. LIVE has a great Jack Benny station-FREE to join! Just go to site and search for Jack Benny.
Joe Daniel <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 22:45:03 (EDT)
Thank you for keeping the memory of the greatest comic alive.
Jack Hartley <>
Ukiah, CA USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 00:45:23 (EDT)
A great site; a great organization
Jim Seitzinger <>
Lawrenceville, IL USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 13:23:01 (EDT)
I've been a Jack Benny fan since the mid-1990s. His comedy is better than any of the nonsense that passes for comedy today. Great site you have here.
Scott B. Kelly <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 22:47:36 (EDT)
My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
London, Kent England - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 06:06:43 (EDT)
Jack's terrific; thanks for your site. pd
Paul DeLucchi <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 00:27:47 (EDT)
The sense of humour on the Jack Benny show is as fresh today as it was when it first aired. If only more people could enjoy such finer, milder, and better tasting humour. Quality of product is essential! Oh dear. Marketing really DOES work. ;)
Sarah <>
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 17:18:13 (EDT)
Am interested in your club. Looking for audio tapes.
Bob Hanna <>
St. Augustine, FL USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 14:12:53 (EDT)
I've been commissioned to write the history of the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. The theatre will be 75 in November. Jack Benny first appeared in Vancouver in the 1920s at an earlier Orpheum, and I believe appeared in the present-day Orpheum in 1928 . . . with Sadie Marks, later Mary Livingstone, sitting in the front row and heckling him. I'd be delighted if anyone had SPECIFIC dates Jack appeared in Vancouver in the 1920s. I have specific dates for his latter appearances, when he played to help raise money to save the theatre. (This was in the 1970s.) But earlier dates would be *much* appreciated by this writer! Thanks. Chuck Davis
chuck davis <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 17:53:16 (EDT)
I am enjoying the site and am very glad that you have it. I am working on a project and this site has come in really handy
Sosha McCoy <>
Lansing, NC USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 18:40:23 (EDT)
As house announcer at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino,in the year Jack died,Jack B., producer Bernie Scheppers and I whiled away part of the time between the matinee and evening show chatting in Bernie's office. Mostly we listened to JB reminisce and it was great! He was so proud that on his last tour of Great Britain, "with Mary and suitcase after suitcase of her gowns," the theater in Dublin charged the highest ticket prices of its history. Also, he was so solicitous of her well being that that he placed a call to his home (wouldn't let us leave the room), made sure she was okay and reminded her, "You're having dinner tonight at (so-in-so's) home. Be sure to call them and tell them you need a ride. No, don't call a cab! They'll pick you up. After my show here, I'm scheduled to make an appearance at that big hotel at LAX, so I'll be home about midnight" After his death I did a Jack Benny tribute for the San Bernardino Sun. One of the humblest persons I ever met. Thanks for letting me share..Chuck
chuck palmer <>
San Bernardino, CA USA - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 16:56:40 (EDT)
PAWTUCKET, RI USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 08:55:29 (EDT)
Big Benny fan - glad to find the site.
Ray Horton <>
Floyds Knobs, IN USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 09:13:06 (EDT)
Jack was a a great comedian and a great american,he could make you laugh without uttering a word like when in a tv sketch he was asked by a robber your money or your life,or when he played the violin with the greats.I miss his humor.
OCEANSIDE, NY United States - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 23:54:27 (EDT)
Jack was a a great comedian and a great american,he could make you laugh without uttering a word like when in a tv sketch he was asked by a robber your money or your life,or when he played the violin with the greats.I miss his humor.
OCEANSIDE, NY United States - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 23:43:08 (EDT)
How wonderful to celebrate America's greatest comedian in this way. His tv shows lit up my childhood in the UK.
john fisher <>
UK - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:12:23 (EDT)
Jack Benny and his memorable cast is a part of radio history that shall never be forgetton , but cherished throughout time.
Katie vanMeter <MadMike67>
Utica, NY USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 13:20:03 (EDT)
Bring back the talent.
Pablo Rivera <>
Fort collins, co USA - Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 02:54:38 (EDT)
looking for name of song that he played on the violin.Know he was a concert violionist, trained but can not remember the name of the song he would play.
Pernilla Foran <>
Huntley, Il USA - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 17:52:34 (EDT)

(4/28/02 LL:  You're probably thinking of his theme song, "Love in Bloom".  If not, let me know:

Oh for the love of heaven !!!
Goff Martin <>
Vancouver, BC CANADA - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 03:14:07 (EDT)
Kenneth Clarke
USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 17:35:49 (EST)
I am member but have not received a NL for quite some time. Is it still published? Owens
Owens Pomeroy <>
Balto., MD USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 00:03:49 (EST)

(4/28/02 LL:  The newsletter is definitely still in publication, with the most recent issue being sent a couple weeks ago.  Please see our "Newsletter" page under Membership for subscription information.)

great to find this page. I adore JACK BENNY.
USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 23:48:17 (EST)
Jack Benny was MY favorite comedian. I simply signed your guest book for that reason. I have no questions.
Nolan Fremin <>
Ocean Springs , MS USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 17:00:14 (EST)
It's nice to see that Jack Benny lives on the Web.
Gilbert A. Cherryhomes <>
Eunice, NM USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 23:35:42 (EST)
Jack Benny is my all-time favorite entertainer and has been since I was eleven years old. I recently celebrated my 39th birthday, and thanks to Jack Benny, it won't be my last 39th birthday!
Mark LoPresti <>
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 19:20:16 (EST)
Love Jack, Groucho, George, Eddie et al, maybe its a Jewish thing, though I am a gentile yorkshire girl from UK
cathy <>
Yorkshire, uk - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 15:30:15 (EST)
Joann Casciola <Gvana>
Coram, NY USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 18:37:09 (EST)
Benny was/ is THE BEST !
George H. Smith <>
New Holland, PA USA (17557) - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 08:05:07 (EST)
I recently found out that Jack Benny had a strong influence on Johnny Carson. I love Jack Benny's humor and his humanity. The comedy in days past was so much better than it is today. Thank you for the Web Site.
Dona Wilson <>
Vestal, NY USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 00:17:03 (EST)
Jack is one of the all-time greats. Perfect timing, enduring character, et. Although I am too young to remember his radio and TV programs, I have heard them and I admire Jack MUCH more than more modern comics.
Joyce Haas <>
USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 22:14:49 (EST)
I have been trying to get to the page for several times. I have finally made it WELL!!! It is good that so many people remember the best Comic around. Laura Keepthe page going
Ellis Hogue
Hapeville, Ga USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 04:11:28 (EST)
we miss you
Thomas Szczepanik
buffalo, ny USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 16:40:35 (EST)
Happy Birthday to Jack Benny. May he continue to celebrate his 39th birthday.
Fred <>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 10:23:58 (EST)
Happy Birthday Mr. Benny; you're still the best!!!!!!!!
Steve Dunnington <>
USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 23:23:18 (EST)
Hey Website owner. Just wanted to say hi. I mean hey.
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 03:50:42 (EST)
I would love to find the whereabouts of Douglas Croft. Does anybody know where he is? You might recall, he played in a number of movies in the 40's, but I'm particularly interested in his role as the bratty Raymond in George Washington Slept Here. I know he was born in 1929, and his real last name is Wheatcroft.
Barbara Thunell <>
Canoga Park, CA USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 17:47:58 (EST)
Hi Can any of JACK'S FANS help me. I seen a flim about 20 years ago were I THINK Jack played a married man with a teenage daughter. A rich uncle comes to stay'(the uncle looks like the man off the Kentuky fried chicken AD)The flim was made in the 50,s I guess, I have never forgot the joy this film gave me hope you can help and hope it was Jack thanks
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 17:37:49 (EST)
After using this site to send my brother a bunch of "JACK BENNY" cards when he actually turned 39 I began to realize just how many saying that we use every day come directly from the "Jack Benny Show".I sure wish we could get it on cable here in Louisville. Is it even availible? Elaine
Elaine Laurenz <>
Louisville, KY USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 20:21:45 (EST)
Jack Benny's T.V. show was always a favorite. To bad its not in syndication. He truly was one of the greats.
Austin Maxwell <>
MO USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 15:13:10 (EST)
It is reassuring to know that the continued existence of this website serves as a touchstone to all of Jack's fans.
Behn Israel T. Gonzales <>
West Covina, CA USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 01:19:32 (EST)
Jack Benny is one of the most influential people in my life. I am glad I discovered this fan club..rsp
Richard S. Perry <>
Corning, NY USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:55:49 (EST)
I have been a Jack Benny fan for many years. I have many of his radio programs and never tire of listening to them. Forever 39 and forever in our hearts!
CUTCHOGUE, NY USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:40:58 (EST)
I'm working with Ben Thum on a documentary about Jews in American comedy. We're planning to make Jack Benny a major character in this program. It's good to be able to draw from the resources you have gathered.
Stephen Most <>
USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 15:05:15 (EST)
Thank you very much for the site.
Jeffrey Chase <Jeffreychase1@aol>
St. Louis Park, Mn USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 20:37:01 (EST)
Good ol' Jack, forever 39, giving me something to laugh at in this age of low comedy, making me smile, and getting me into Fred Allen (heaven forbid!!)
Jonelle <>
MA USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 17:42:57 (EST)
I have loved Jack Benny since I was a kid in the 1970's and saw a clip from his tv show on a CBS aniversary special. I was learning to play the violin at the time and the skit was centered on his playing the instument.
Dwayne Skubon <>
Richmond , VA USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 13:15:32 (EST)
Terrific web site. Good to know there are others who have fallen under the spell of Jack and his gang. Happy Holidays.
Dylan Oles <>
USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 07:07:51 (EST)
Jack's the best. Since moving to KY the most thing I've missed from L.A. is KNX radio's Saturday night Jack Benny broadcast. KNX occupies the same studios which was CBS when Jack Benny recorded there.
James Michael Hite <>
Louisville, KY USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:21:45 (EST)
I've beenlstning to Jack for over 60 years and he's just as funny now as when I first heard him.
Joyce M. Worley <>
Las Vegas, NV United States - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:56:37 (EST)
Visit my site to view my Jack Benny photos from 1969 at:
Arthur Usherson <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 03:38:06 (EST)
Visit my site to view my Jack Benny photos from 1969!
Arthur Usherson <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 03:33:04 (EST)
Just discovered your site. Thank you for doing something for the very finest radio comedian of all time.
Dalyn D. Helbling
USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 17:54:07 (EST)
Jack Benny is the greatest -- on radio, TV, and the movies!
Steve Metzger <>
New York, NY, NY USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 11:15:07 (EST)
Hi, I am looking for the show and air date in which Jack had as guests the singing duo "Jan & Arnie" (of "Jennie Lee" fame. Later, Jan would team up with Dean Torrence to become "Jan & Dean"). This show would have been aired somtime in 1958/early 1959. Please e-mail me at Thanks! Warren
Warren Frederickson <>
Lancaster, ca USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 02:29:41 (EST)
I am glad to be a member of the JBIFC.
Jessica Stewart <JStewRN@AOL>
Portland, OR USA - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 23:26:45 (EST)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 19:37:09 (EST)
get a life
deland, fl USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 13:45:17 (EST)
Some nice work.
Andy Eldridge <>
Lockport, TN USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 17:52:52 (EST)
Jack Benny took violin lessons with my great grandfather, so I feel I have a psychic connection with him........hahaha
USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 15:36:22 (EST)
"Love ya, Jack! Damn glad to have known ya as well as I did! - Long may this web site be! - Miss ya like crazy!" - Foggy
Foggy <>
Grants Pass, OR USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 23:58:46 (EDT)
Great web page.!!
James Benny Stockbauer <>
Austin, TX USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 12:26:12 (EDT)
nice picture
Carmen M. Thomas <>
corpus christi, tx USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 16:38:19 (EDT)
I've been a fan of Jack Benny nearly all my life. We used to listen to his show on radio every Sunday evening in our home in Proctor, MN. I have a bunch of tapes of his televised programs, too.
Bob Wombacher, Jr. <>
Page, AZ USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 14:42:16 (EDT)
USA - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 22:24:38 (EDT)
USA - Sunday, September 23, 2001 at 22:23:52 (EDT)
Great site. I was about 8 years old in the 1960s when I discovered Jack Benny daily reruns. Growing up with the 3 Stooges and cartoon humor, I discovered what REALLY FUNNY was. In November, 1974 I was supposed to see Jack Benny in person at a live performance in Dallas. I feared the worst when it was cancelled. His death a few weeks later was like the loss of a close friend. And it WAS.
Frank Provasek <>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 20:03:50 (EDT)
To me the Jack Benny radio program was the finest entertainment every produced. However Jack made some fine feature films that don't seem to be available. I'm looking for Meanest Man in the World....some say his best film.....and also Charley's Aunt. (Not the Charles Ruggle version...but rather Jack's version.) Can anybody help? Thanks
ken behrens <>
il USA - Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 15:26:11 (EDT)
this is a great website.i am 34.i just joined the ijbfc.i was watching tv late one night in 1990.i was flipping through the channels when i came across the jack benny show.i thought it was funny so i tuned in the next day & the day after no time i became a jack benny fan.i have lots of his tv shows on tape & whenever we go on long cartrips i always make shure i have plenty of jack benny shows to listien dad says he saw jack benny walk through the lobby of a hotel in new york. he didn't go up to him & say hi or anything he said his voice was really full & rich.
robbie strauss <>
sunrise, fla USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 18:28:54 (EDT)
Jack Benny will always be as much of Americana as Apple Pie and Grandma's cookies. Thanks for the wonderful web page and countless hours of some of the best entertainment ever. Sincerely, Jerry Alexander
Jerry Alexander <>
Roseville, Ca USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 23:04:54 (EDT)
USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 07:25:47 (EDT)
When I was a kid, my father was the vet for Lake County (we lived in Grays Lake in 1946-54). We joined Am Echod where I heard about Jack being a former member. I just searched for Am Echod and I found about this site. It is interesting learning more about Jack Benny via the web. Keep up the good work.
Allen Erdheim <>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 21:36:36 (EDT)
thank you
tony scotino < >
saint louis, mo. USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 23:55:37 (EDT)
It's wonderful to see that Jack still has a following. My father was Hilliard Marks, writer/producer and the TV show in the 50's. Jack was my uncle and a very wonderful man. I have great memories of him. Thanks for keeping his humor alive. Jessica
Jessica Marks <>
Palm Harbor, FL USA - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 12:07:34 (EDT)
Does anybody know where Dale White, who played Don Wilson's son, Harlow, is these days? Also, is the Beach Boys song Little Old Lady from Pasadena based on Madge Blake's guest performance on Jack's show?
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 01:50:25 (EDT)
ive always loved jack,,, id love to have more of the half hour shows,,
rob caetta <>
conover , nc USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 22:02:31 (EDT)
ive always loved jack,,, id love to have more of the half hour shows,,
rob caetta <>
conover , nc USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 22:02:24 (EDT)
Jack was one of the greatest comedians that ever lived. I am 29, soon to be 30, i remember watching the TV shows when they were syndicated in the 80s. And hearing the radio shows when Radio Yesteryear used to distribute them...I thank Laura and the rest of the group for keeping his memory alive....Glad there is this site...I look forward to trading if i can...or whatever, anybody can contact me re: Jack Benny or just to say hello..I don't mind. My aol Screen name is DanaRamson. I wonder if anybody has video of some of the Jack Benny Specials??? I have heard some audio..but does anybody know about the videos??? Sincerely, David Hazard PS Thanks Laura :)
David A. Hazard <>
Mansfield, MA USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 21:31:29 (EDT)
My name is Norma Stevens. I am the widow of Larry Stevens who sang as a regular cast member of the Jack Benny Show for two years as a replacment singer for Dennis Day during Dennis' time in the Armed Services during WWII. Larry passed away in April 2000 but before his death, he made several appearances on the East Coast for OTR. Two years before his death, he made a singing comeback at The Cinegrill in the The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Larry followed this performance by making a CD of many of his favorite songs, some of which he had sung on The Jack Benny Show. His death occurred before his CD could be distributed. If anyone is interested, it is a beautiful album and can be obtained by e-mailing me at His voice was as beautiful, if not more beautiful at the age of 77 as it was when he sang on the show in 1944-46. You will absolutely love his CD.
Mrs. Larry Stevens <>
Santa Maria, CA USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 18:50:52 (EDT)
Is this the orginal IJBFC??? the one I belonged too in when I lived in Sacramento,Calif.??? I hope so.....
Rob Crawford <>
Phoenix, Az USA - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 12:59:42 (EDT)
Here's another big fan of Jack Benny. I just finished reading his biography written by Mary Livingstone and Hlliard Marks called Jack Benny. I look forward to the other version, written by Joan Benny. I have one question.. I am a member of Adat Ari El (formerly Valley Jewish Community Center) in North Hollywood, Ca. There is a memorial plaque for Jack Benny there. Was he a temple member then or did someone make a plaque in his name. --Larry Mayer
Larry Mayer <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, July 16, 2001 at 13:30:19 (EDT)
are there dvd compilations of his tv show available?
john sherrard <>
torrance, ca USA - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 03:18:20 (EDT)
I've been a Benny fan and collector for close to 10 years. I just found your site. Looks great and I'm very glad to see a Jack Benny fan club online. Jack, and the program, deserve it.
Chris B. <>
Burlington, NC USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 23:46:26 (EDT)
Nobody can make me laugh like Jack Benny.
Artie-Rene Knight <>
Portland , OR USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 23:20:30 (EDT)
Jack is the best
????? <>
USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:14:32 (EDT)
We just watched the "George Washington Slept Here" film with Jack Benny & Anne Sheridan. It was at least as good as "It's a Wonderful Life." The Washington quote was very inspirational. I'll remember to hide my tennis racket next time we encounter termites. Best Regards, Nick
Nick Brough <>
Pittsburgh, Pa USA - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 19:28:49 (EDT)
great site, look forward to being a member!
keith wissman <kwissman@aol.como>
royal oak, mi USA - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 19:41:29 (EDT)
I am trying to find shows that contained the "visit the vault" running gag scene. Can anybody help me? Phil
Phil Kinnicutt <>
Kailua, Oahu, HI USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 17:32:32 (EDT)
a jack benny fan forever
douglas mckay <>
marysville, wa USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 23:58:43 (EDT)
Glad you're here. I'm a devoted Jack Benny fan and have been collecting programs of his for the past 20 years.
David Holley <>
Salt Lake City , UT USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 13:48:09 (EDT)
what a nice surprise finding this sight. thanks for making it available
bill binzen <>
USA - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 19:10:56 (EDT)
I am currently in a show in branson,MO in which a comedian impersonates Jack Benny, well! I play the violin/fiddle and would like to play a little tidbit of something that would be reconizable to Benny fans. Where can I find Mr. Benny's "theme" music? help! thanks.
Mark Thomas Baczynski <>
Millersville, tn USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 10:49:35 (EDT)
31 year old fan. i love the history of comedy. the late 30's to the late 50's to me were the purist and the most sophisticated era of comedy. from the marx bros., to the honeymooners even bing crosby. i am almost enveous of people who grew up during this time. from a distance it feels like it was a huge norman rockwell painting. mr. benny and his comedical circle are a once in a life time occurance. my generation will look back on the seinfeld's and the letterman's of this era(i happen to be huge fans of both). however today's artists simply do not compare. long live jack benny!!!!
ernest richardson <>
long branch, nj USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 18:56:57 (EDT)
i would like to listen to any and every radio program ever broadcasted, as well as tv program.
ernest richardson <>
long branch, nj USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 16:36:56 (EDT)
I listened to radio and tv brodcast as a young person and would like to listen to some of the broadcasts. I always really liked the program and also Fred Allen.
Earl M. Williams <>
Topeka, Ks USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 16:19:05 (EDT)
I'm 55. Jack Benny became my favorite comedian when I first saw him on TV in the early 50's. I was also fortunate enough to see him perform in person on three different occasions, and after each show I was able to go backstage and meet him. He was warm, kind, and very generous with his time. He is still my favorite commedian, and he always will be. I'm grateful that so much has been preserved, but I still miss him. I get over to L.A. ocassionally, and I always stop by Hillside Memorial Park to "pay my respects."
David L. Williams <>
Phoenix, , AZ USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 16:38:56 (EDT)
24 year old fan of Jack Benny. A pure comic genius, right up there with George Burns, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, and the Smothers Brothers.
Shawn Rogers <>
Fullerton, Ca USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 00:51:15 (EDT)
We love Jack Benny too. There was only one. That's too bad. He was the best stand up comedian there ever was.
Robert Rogers <>
Red Bluff, Ca. USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 10:55:12 (EDT)
how do i become a member of the international jack benny fan club
Howard A. Cramer <>
Wellington, FL United States - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 20:02:56 (EDT)
HELLO. I am interested getting information about Jack Benny's radio programs. Thank you.
Adelia Price <>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 11:27:55 (EDT)
I've listened to Jack Benny for a number of years, ever since my Dad started getting tapes of his material when I was a kid at home. (By the way, he's a fan club member--Hi Dad!) I'm almost 35 now, and Dad's still laughing at Mr. Benny's timeless classics! It's nice to know some things never go out of style...
Andrea Brent Coffer <>
Ledbetter, KY USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 17:42:29 (EDT)
On most days I listen to tapes of old radio shows during my commute by train to and from NYC. On days when I'm feeling stressed out, depressed or just plain tired, I always listen to a Jack Benny show. Those shows have an almost magical life enhancing quality. The great jazz drummer Art Blakey once said that music should seek to wash away the dust of life, I think Benny's programs have the same effect.
Ira Chineson <>
USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 14:32:54 (EDT)
Jack Benny was my idol and mentor. I had the privledge of interviewing Jack for my book "Great Comedians Talk About Comedy." After that meeting we saw each other often during my years as a stand-up comedian. I developed my act doing self-deprecating humor as a result of Jack's influence. That interview has been preserved on tape and will soon be available from
Larry Wilde <>
Carmel, CA USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 20:08:17 (EDT)
What a lovely tribute to a timeless comedian. Nice job...
Donna Cathcart
USA - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 22:14:39 (EDT)
Love that Benny!
Tom Hall <>
Aurora, IL USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 21:37:00 (EDT)
It's so much fun to read about Jack Benny. The IJBFC chat on April 22 was great. Listening to the two radio shows was the best. Thanks for the site. I hit it every day.
Christine K <>
Fort Thomas, Ky USA - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 21:55:20 (EDT)
Nice web site. Jack is the best!
Ed Sershon <>
Everett, WA USA - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 00:47:45 (EDT)
Well where do you start when your referring to greatness this man held his audience in the palm of is "weeeell" hand His sidekick rochester his valet man friday maxwell driver money or your life......what are you waiting for?....... Well? I'm thinking!!! Routines like this is what place him as a top banana in vaudeville in the movies on radio and television. Too bad many will be alive today whon't be with this clown how sad this will be that we will lose all that he has done to make comedy what is is today. Rochester!! Yes Mr. Benny! Mr. Benny your gonna be missed hey play the violin and keep em laughing the angels need another miser.
N.Jay Holtzman <>
Bellmore, NY USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:52:36 (EDT)
Well where do you start when your referring to greatness this man held his audience in the palm of is "weeeell" hand His sidekick rochester his valet man friday maxwell driver money or your life......what iare you waiting for?....... Well? I'm thinking!!! Routines like this is what place him as a top banana in vaudeville in the movies on radio and television. Too bad many will be alive today whon't be with this clown how sad this will be that we will lose all that he has done to make comedy what is is today. Rochester!! Yes Mr. Benny! Mr. Benny your gonna be missed hey play the violin and keep em laughing the angels need another miser.
N.Jay Holtzman <>
Bellmore, NY USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:51:59 (EDT)
I have a new favorite place in cyberspace and I am glad that Jack and the Gang still have a forum for their timeless contribution to our enjoyment.
william h. powers <>
lou, ky USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 23:36:07 (EDT)
I have personal memorbilia of Jack. Interviewed him for my book "Great Comedians Talk About Comedy", have color negative photos of him, two hand crafted statues, etc.
Carmel, CA USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 17:35:22 (EDT)
I LOVE Jack Benny! He was a master timing, playing the audience, and his writers were able to blend the various personalities of the cast into an exquisite blend that has rarely been seen or heard since.
Tim Bair <>
Fort Smith, AR USA - Monday, April 16, 2001 at 19:05:31 (EDT)
Jack is the funniest
Dan Niles <>
Charleston, Il USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 15:08:40 (EDT)
From what I've seen so far, this is a terrific site. I have various episodes and the audio to two of the television specials (20th anniversary special in 1970 and "Benny's Bag" in 1968, I believe.) Thank you thirty nine times!!
Jason Beard <None currently>
Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 15:12:28 (EDT)
This page needs a little work
nick campbell <>
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 20:06:50 (EDT)
Its great to see a site devoted to the memory of a great comedian.
James S Miller <>
yellowknife NWT, Canada - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 10:20:15 (EDT)
Im so glad to find this site. Im a 32 year old male and most people my age have never heard of Jack!! Would love to hear from anyone wanting to trade radio programs on tape or cd and/or video.
Jeff Long <>
lancaster, pa USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 18:29:35 (EST)
ST CLOUD, MN USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 22:31:31 (EST)
Dear Laura Lee Leff. So glad you are back and haven't abandonded us. I've been a member in good standing since you organized the club, your name was Laura Lee and going to school in MI. I have sent you a few video and audio tapes and have the log you compiled a few years ago. You and Jack have at least one thing in common,THE BEST.Interested in trading tapes.
Lew & Edith Pearson <>
Marion , IA USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 15:19:31 (EST)
Dear Laura Lee Leff. So glad you are back and haven't abandoned us. I've been a member in good standing since you was Laura Lee who organized the club, living in MI and still going to school. I've sent you a few video's and audio tapes and have your tape log of Jack Benny recordings. You and Jack have at least one thing in common-T
Lew & Edith Pearson <>
Marion, IA USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 15:07:50 (EST)
Nobody like JACK BENNY! He is alive and well in all the hearts of those who love him! I love all his tv and radio shows!!!!
Davy McGlawn <>
Meridian, Ms USA - Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 00:24:17 (EST)
New to site. Trying to see what is available here.
Jerome Hill <>
Killeen, TX USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 22:26:22 (EST)
I received your E-Mail
Andover, Mn USA - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 00:29:58 (EST)
iam looking for jack benny collectors. i have a statue approx 55 years old iam preparing to sell please respond ph 920 9892002 patrick laughrin
patrick laughrin <>
hilbert , wis USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 05:40:09 (EST)
Thanks for the effort youput into this site.Is it possible to increase the list of sites for downloading old Jack Benny shows for free in mp3.
Scott Erickson <>
andover, mn USA - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 14:12:27 (EST)
Personally, Jack Benny has made me laugh for years, and I thank the stars (please excuse the pun) that a good portion of his radio and television shows were preserved. To show you how much brilliance and star power he had, every Sunday night his radio show attracted the equivalent of an Academy Awards audience and a Super Bowl audience combined! He is the true personification of a 'superstar'.
Scott Ferguson Greene <>
Palos Verdes Estates, CA USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 18:31:15 (EST)
Personally, Jack Benny has made me laugh for years, and I thank the stars (please excuse the pun) that a good portion of his radio and television shows were preserved. To show you how much brilliance and star power he had, every Sunday night his radio show attracted the equivalent of an Academy Awards audience and a Super Bowl audience combined! He is the true personification of a 'superstar'.
Scott Fergusone Greene <>
Palos Verdes Estates, CA USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 18:30:03 (EST)
Hi ... tried to subscribe to the on-line "Times," but it doesn't accept Visa issued in a country other than the USA. If there isn't some away around this glitch, might I send a money order for the e-mail version (USA funds)? Thought I should ask before acting. Thanks for the greatest site. george
dr. george pollard <>
Ottawa, Canada - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 20:46:55 (EST)
How do I join?
Marney Collins <>
Hickory Hills, IL USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 19:36:38 (EST)
Jack Benny is proof that you don't have to be vulgar and disgusting to be funny on the radio!
Katie <>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 21:59:06 (EST)
Watching or listening to Jach Benny makes you realize what a true comedian should be as opposed to what we have today.
Bob Ewing <>
Boise, Id USA - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 22:42:16 (EST)
Just discovered the site. Looks great. Will be back, often. More comments later.
dr. george pollard <>
Ottawa, Canada - Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 12:18:00 (EST)
I'm a Jack Benny fan, and I am wondering if there is a book that contains his old radio show scripts. If so, I would like to find out how to get a copy of it. Thanks.
Colwich, Ks USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 21:29:17 (EST)
whp played the floor walker on the radio show?
jack Globenfelt <>
garden city, ny USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 15:52:36 (EST)
JAck BEnny has never looked funnier or better. Great Site!
G. <>
Malvern, PA USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 11:19:19 (EST)
Hi Laura Saw you post in the OTR digest. Glad to see others in West Michigan like Jack Benny. I know, I sure do. I do remember WEHB. Those were fun times.
Mike Ray <>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 14:11:58 (EST)
Tribute must be paid.
Richard Leppig <>
Sunland, CA USA - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 18:46:31 (EST)
I just found this site a few minutes ago in the Marx Brothers newsgroup. I'm glad I did. I don't have to look arond right now, but I will in the next few days. I've been a Benny fan for a long time (at least 30 years). I've read several of the books on Benny, and his radio show is one of my favorites. I'm glad to see he is not forgotten.
Tom Stillabower <>
Evansville, In USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 01:48:37 (EST)
I was a friend of the Late George Burns for many years. I also worked for George on several ocassions. Jack was very dear to him. The stories of George making Jack laugh are legendary. Irving Fein, George's manager and Jack's manager and friend for almost thirty years, I am still in contact with. Today's "comedians" could take lessons from the Masters. Well............that's it.
Robert Howe <>
Oakdale, CA USA - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 09:50:38 (EST)
O K , O K , so I left one little letter out of my website address & the link failed, O k , o k , I put it back in, now it should work. Picky, picky, I glad some people never lived to experience the analness of web protocol.
Aaron Smith <>
USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 12:22:22 (EST)
From my webpage you can see I always keep hs classic & beloved style of humor in mind even when tacklin` operose subjects
Aaron Smith <>
Salamanca, NY USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 12:17:36 (EST)
Love that Mr. Benny ! Just found your website, I need to join the club !
Sharon Fisher <>
portland, or USA - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 17:55:10 (EST)
I have really enjoyed getting to know the radio comedy of Jack Benny via the Net, inspiring me to buy Joan Benny's book (which is wonderful, I have re-read it many times) and also the other bios of Jack. From everything I can gather about him he must have been a decent human being, and that in addition to his great humor, led me to dedicate my first comedy music album to him. Nothing on the album is really connected to anything Benny, but he has factored into the overall humor and I think that's important - so it was with pleasure and respect that I dedicated the CD to Jack Benny. Chris/Power Salad
Chris Mezzolesta <>
Mentor, OOH USA - Saturday, December 09, 2000 at 09:14:24 (EST)
I'm a longtime fan of Jack Benny who just got a computer so I'm thrilled to find sites such as this dedicated to the subject(s) I care about most. Keep up the good work.
Mike Martini <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 14:46:36 (EST)
It's just fantastic that this fan club exists.I have loved Jacks work for a long time. He was a wonderful human being who i feel will be loved by generations to come.
Dave Wishart <>
Adelaide, S.A Australia - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 05:11:57 (EST)
I have laughed with jack benny all my life. My youth is filled with his memories. I have searched for any recordings for a long time. Idealy CD's are preferred. Is there a way to get Jack Benny shows in this format? If not, I would be more than glad to get cassettes Thank you Bernard Tzorfas
Bernard Tzorfas <>
Wildwood, n.j...........nj USA - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 05:02:51 (EST)
A fan!
George Gene Walker <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 19:45:07 (EST)
This site is great! I wish I was more computer literate.
Gary Smith
Bangor, Maine USA - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 10:50:49 (EST)
Don't seem to find where I'm supposedly quoted. What's it under? Thanks.
Jim Cox <>
Louisville, KY USA - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 09:51:26 (EST)
Actually, I have a question. My mother-in-law stated that Rochester (Eddie Anderson) committed suicide. Is this true? If he did, for what reason? I am an avid collector and historian of old time radio. Thank You for your work.
Thomas Trethewey <>
Osceola, IN USA - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 18:37:35 (EST)
Great Site! Jack Benny Rocks!
Matthew Mengersen <>
Olds, AB Canada - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 02:45:00 (EST)
Great Website! Thanks!
Patricia Foley <>
mt. prospect, IL USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 12:25:02 (EST)
I have loved Jack Benny since I was a kid discovering otr through the medium of casette tapes and then movies such as "To Be or Not To Be" and "George Washington Slept here." You have a wonderful site. I enjoyed it very much.
Barney Sheehan <>
Albany, NY USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 16:43:13 (EST)
that benny fella is a classic! thanks for the great web site!
pam sigmon <>
hickory, nc USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 11:34:04 (EST)
I belong to M.A.R.E.(Milwaukee Area Radio Enthusis) and love the Jack Benny programs.
Elmore Draeger <>
Milw., Wi USA - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 22:01:40 (EST)
Just from his hometown...not his birthplace mind you ... just
Claudia P. <>
Waukegan, IL USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 00:27:44 (EST)
I just sent in a check to renew my membership in the IJBFC. How can I participate on-line, since I asked for the email version of the newsletter?
Larry Kampwirth <>
Chicago, Il USA - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 18:09:05 (EST)
Love Jack Benny, Want his tv specials...have lots to trade for
Rob Cohen <>
New Alabny, OH USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 21:31:14 (EST)
As a small child I remember laying on the floor listing to the radio, with all the best shows one right after another.It was a better time.Beacuse then you had to see with your ears and your mind.
Dan Fisher <>
Hillsboro, mo USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 18:11:41 (EST)
I am one of his 4 grandchildren. It is great to see a website devoted to him. My mother (his daughter) just found out about this site and I'm sure she will be visiting it soon. He was so young in that picture! Do you have any connection to JB other than being a fan of good comedy? It's always wonderful to know that he hasn't been totally forgotten. Mike Rudolph, MD
Mike Rudolph <>
USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 02:35:04 (EST)
Dear Laura Lee Leff, So good to see you are "back at it" again. I "subscribed" from 1986 thru March of 1989, and saved every issue. My "member in good standing" certificate, signed by you of course, is dated May 29, 1986. I'm surprised at the prices you mention. Hmmmmm.
Bob Burns <>
Marion, Ia USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 00:25:15 (EDT)
I have been a member of your Jack Benny Fan Club in the past and will join again. I just got your letter today.
Rich Jonas <>
Schererville, IN USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 00:09:19 (EDT)
Link from OTR mailist. Looking forward to lookin' around!
Ken Shapiro <>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 07:08:47 (EDT)
I have been a Jack Benny fan for 50 years. I relly like your web-site
Dr. Michael A. Langer <>
Barrington, IL USA - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 15:21:37 (EDT)
I am very happy to become a member of the Jack Benny Fan Club. I have been a fan for many years and love Jack and the gang very much. Glad there are others out there who appreciate Kenny Baker's great tenor voice! Nobody can sing the old love songs like Kenny! (As far as I am concerned!) I,too, have wondered who the man was that Milt Josefsberg wrote about in his book that didn't like Jack because of an imagined insult! Who could it be? Someone said Frank Nelson! Hmmmmm?
Betty O'Brien <>
Elkhart, IN USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 05:09:56 (EDT)
I have filled out the form to become a member, but I can't find out what I'm supposed to do after I've finished. What is the next step?
John Tisinger <>
Carrollton, Ga. USA - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 21:56:09 (EDT)
Very nice site!! Jay Craswell, thanks for the nice post in the guest book on Kenny Baker's birthday, Sept. 30. This gal always gets a "thrill" from Kenny's voice! Thanks to Jack Benny's program and others, Kenny lives on.
Susan Olson <>
Plano, TX USA - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 19:26:36 (EDT)
Jack Benny is one of my favorites. My kids age 9 and 11 go to sleep listening to the Jack Benny radio show on tape.
robert lehmann <>
baiting hollow, ny USA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 21:13:26 (EDT)
Jack Benny is one of my favorites. My kids age 9 and 11 go to slep listening to the jack benny radio show on tape.
robert lehmann <>
baiting hollow, ny USA - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 21:10:59 (EDT)
I said thank you on my 1st post but thought some may wonder where Winnipeg Manitoba is.......Its the birth place and home town of Giselle La Fleche or possibly better known to The Benny Show Listeners as Giselle McKenzie.
George Coppen <>
Winnipeg, Mb, Ca., Canada - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 00:13:46 (EDT)
Thank you
George Coppen <>
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ca USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 00:05:45 (EDT)
Dennis was great but don't forget Kenny!
Jay Craswell <>
Prior Lake, MN USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 12:12:22 (EDT)
I discovered Jack Benny years ago (maybe I was 12 or 13) when I found my grandmothers OTR tape, "The best of Jack Benny". I was absolutely hysterical! I'm 30 now, & Jack Benny will always be my favorite comedian!
Jim Kilmartin <>
Osterville, MA USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 11:50:09 (EDT)
What frequent character actor spoke badly of Jack, mentioned in one of J.B. biographies,Milt Josephberg's I think, maybe I.Fein's? My guess would be Frank Nelson.
Ross Nickel <>
philadelphia, PAWho USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 05:22:31 (EDT)
Have enjoyed listening to many of the Jack Benny Shows and would like to find more.
Chris Stevens <>
Burleson, TX USA - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 10:12:53 (EDT)
Have been a member of SPERDVAC since its inception and a big fan of Jack Benny...Keep up the good work!!! Jerry
Jerry Williams <>
Oroville, ca USA - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 02:42:54 (EDT)
Jell-O again, folks. Nice to see so many fellow fans here. We're a little late, so good night, folks!
Avocet <>
Riverside, CA USA - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 00:37:19 (EDT)
Glad to see that things are becoming active again! Will keep checking back to see how things are going! Welcome back -- or should that be "Well!"-come back?! :-))))
Mary Lou Wallace <>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 21:45:24 (EDT)
jeff bruce <>
cinti, oh USA - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 23:05:54 (EDT)
I am interested in becoming a member. I am interested in further collecting Jack Benny Radio Programs. This looks great. Thanks. Bryan
Bryan Walker <>
Russellville, AL USA - Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 21:11:40 (EDT)
Great work!!! Laura is awesome!
Joseph Applbaum <>
rehovot, Israel - Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 04:26:49 (EDT)
Very cool Site.....
Herb Sherman <>
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 19:41:21 (EDT)
Buck Benny and The Durango Kid Ride Again ! ! !
Glenn E. Mueller <>
Rowland Heights, CA USA - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 20:03:17 (EDT)
Great to see you have this site up and running! I always have been a fan of Jack--especially when he tames the Wild West as Buck Benny!
Teddy Blue <>
USA - Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 14:44:48 (EDT)
I always consider listening to Jack and friends a special treat. I have never joined any fan club of any sort and am interested to see what you have.
Ed Kindred <>
Potomac, MD USA - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 17:43:13 (EDT)
You go girl
Brian DuCharme <>
Boston , MA USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 15:03:46 (EDT)
Sorry to hear of your unfortunate circumstances, as I just came across your site for the first time via Old Time Radio E-mails #261. My only suggestion is to correspond with Rex Riffle again by registered snail mail. Hope things eventually work out as I am looking forward to view your pages. P.S. The character in my address is a letter l and not a #1.
Richard Ducay <>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 14:22:13 (EDT)
What does Larry think about this Hi-Jacking?
Wallace <>
Wellitsjustasmalltownreally, UK - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 16:56:01 (EDT)
Hi Laura! glad you're back. Don't know whats going on with the politix of the IJBFC, but all my best to you. If it would save you time and postage, why don't you offer to email the newsletter? With a scanner you could scan the old mags, and then have them downloadable via Acrobat or something similar. Anyways, just a thought. take care, Lisa (FYI - a few years ago I sent you the the photos of the JB sculpture outside the TV Academy bldg:)
Lisa Melcombe <>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 20:06:48 (EDT)
Hi Laura! glad you're back. Don't know whats going on with the politix of the IJBFC, but all my best to you. If it would save you time and postage, why don't you offer to email the newsletter? With a scanner you could scan the old mags, and then have them downloadable via Acrobat or something similar. Anyways, just a thought. take care, Lisa (FYI - a few years ago I sent you the the photos of the JB sculpture outside the TV Academy bldg:)
Lisa Melcombe <>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 20:04:10 (EDT)
Will the "new" IJBFC merge with the "old" and rekindle the 39-year-old flame?
Charlie Willer <>
Fort Wayne, IN USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 19:47:36 (EDT)
I'm glad you're getting back in business. We corresponded briefly back in '95-95 (?) when the brouhaha about some remarks about Jews surfaced in the OTR Digest. I think you were Laura Lee then. I was living in Santa Rosa and I think you were in the East Bay somewhere. Anyway, I hope you can devote some time to the Club. Jack Beny should live forever.
Alan Bell <>
Grandville, MI USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 19:05:48 (EDT)
Love your photo of Jack. I've aleady told you haow I feel, but I wanted to check out your site. Jack
jack palmer <>
Battle Creek, MI USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 03:49:42 (EDT)
Just found the website. Hope more is to come.
Jay Meade <>
Gloucester, NC USA - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 21:55:53 (EDT)
Glad to hear you are trying to get things going again. I tried to join last December,unaware of the hiatus. I will definitely be joining along with several of my friends. Best of luck. I hope that you are not just doing this in reactiong to the opposing club.
James Darnell <>
Peoria Heights, IL USA - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 16:58:34 (EDT)
Good to hear from you. Please return to the club.
Steve Brent <>
Bardwell, Ky. USA - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 12:36:12 (EDT)
Good morning! Nice website. I look forward to seeing how it develops. Who is the "webmaster" for your website anyhow? Very best wishes, Roger Fossum
Roger Fossum <>
Duluth, MN USA - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 17:05:55 (EDT)
Laura, I'm glad to hear from you. When I got the "other" IJBFC newsletter I assumed it was with your approval. I hope you can restart the real club soon.
Christina L Henry <>
Lakewood, CO USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 19:44:28 (EDT)
Would like to have your newsletter, etc. I love Jack Benny's humor, timing, and am interested in the Fan Club. Thanks.
Russ Butler <>
Reno, NV USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 14:46:01 (EDT)
I'm the biggest Jack Benny Fan there is! I'm glad to have come across this site. How do I join your club?
Tanya Shaw <>
Lawrence, KS USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 11:57:17 (EDT)
No comment. Just registering.
Larry Lewis <llewis@ccmail.wiu>
Macomb, IL USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 17:01:13 (EDT)
Want to know about your club.
George Grube <>
ocala, fl USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 16:46:24 (EDT)
Jack Benny is one of my favorites! I collect old time radio shows!
Bob Johnson <>
Galva, Il USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 15:35:36 (EDT)
I'm trying to complete my collection of the JB radio shows, already have a couple of hundred.
H K Hinkley <>
Freeport, IL USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 14:30:41 (EDT)
Glad to that you are going to "pick-up" the operation of IJBFC again. I joined many years ago and had assumed that the organization had just fallen apart. Looking forward to official contact about status of club.
Matthew Mark Drew <>
USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 13:43:43 (EDT)
Hi Laura; Glad that you are back. I was a member of the IJBFC when you ran it and when Mr. Riffle took it over. Then it suddenly stopped. So, I naturally thought it was closed. Then when I thought it had been resurected again, I joined. Now my question is how do I rejoin the 'original' IJBFC? -Ray-
Ray Valadez <>
San Jose, CA USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 13:15:42 (EDT)
I joined the "newly rejuvenated" club thinking it was a legitimate continuation of your club. It is unfortunate that there is controversy about the continuation of the club. I hope it can be resolved on the basis of misunderstanding and miscommunication. However I don't know what is going on. I enjoyed your materials and tapes during the early 1990s and I' m glad you wish to continue the club Nik Kierniesky
Nik Kierniesky <>
Gettysburg, PA USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 10:54:10 (EDT)
Glad to hear you're alive and well -- we've all missed you since you went into semi-retirement. No one knows the Jack Benny stuff like you. Have you been back to Indiana lately? [Wasn't it Fort Wayne?] In fairness to the two gentlemen, though, I'm sure they thought, as I did, that you had simply lost interest and retired. I would have had absolutely no idea how to get in touch with you and maybe they didn't either. (I don't recall that you ever even told us old club members your married name.) You are of course absolutely right to protect your copyright. However, I hope the sudden (re-)emergence of two clubs doesn't cause a fight that sends us back to what's been for all practical purposes true since 1997, namely no club.
Rhiman A. Rotz <>
Gary, IN USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 09:03:19 (EDT)
Glad to hear you're back in action. Keep the name alive. Sean Dougherty
Sean Dougherty <>
Clifton, NJ USA - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 00:02:35 (EDT)
Welcome back, Laura and the IJBFC!
Gayle Lee
Fort Wayne, IN USA - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 06:25:27 (EDT)