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Nichols and May: Mike Nichols and Elaine May met at the University of Chicago where they created a dramatic style of comedy that was based more on character and motivation than snappy patter and gags. Their formula was really pretty simple: they took every opportunity to expose our flaws. Technology and psychology couldn't stand up against imperfect human emotions in their routines. In 1960, they starred in their own Broadway show after they gained immense popularity in New York. They split up soon afterward, both going on to direct films and occasionally reteaming for charity events.

Material excerpted from: An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May (314 558 456-2); Copyright: Mercury Records, Inc. (1960). Publisher: All titles written by Mike Nichols and Elaine May and published by N&M Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Nichols and Elaine May Examine Doctors (314 558 457-2); Copyright: Mercury Records, Inc. (1962). Publisher: All titles written by Mike Nichols and Elaine May and published by N&M Enterprises, Inc.

 
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