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,