Posted Bykurt on November 14, 2001 at 18:56:05:
In Reply to: Scripted Ad libbing posted byGary on November 14, 2001 at 00:43:49:
Jack, stories to the contrary, was actually a talented ad-libber, as evidenced by his ability to quickly respond to the occasional fluff made by a member of his cast.
And Jack ad-libbed more with Allen because Allen ad-libbed a lot. He had no choice, really. But I doubt his rejoinders were scripted, and he most assuredly was never threatened. He and Allen were longtime comedy pros before they ever "feuded" on the radio, and both knew how to quip, and get a big laugh, within the context of whatever gags they were firing off.