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Sun-Times entertainment editor Darel Jevens on MAD magazine and its cultural impact on comedy

Justin Kaufmann and Darel Jevens

Sun-Times entertainment editor Darel Jevens joins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss MAD magazine announcing they will be scaling back production. Darel talks about his love of MAD magazine, if he was surprised to hear the news of MAD leaving newsstands, why people were attracted to MAD, the way MAD took on politicians, the iconic covers of MAD, the origins of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman, the impact that MAD had on the comedy community and how MAD influenced SNL and other comedy shows.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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