John Brent from Madison, CT.

Thinking a lot about John Brent as we digest newly digitized interviews, provided to us by Jeremy Paz, of interviews conducted by Peter Elbling with John’s friends after his memorial service in 1985. Clearly more needs to be known about this improvisational genius. Reposting this rare video of Brent reading his poem Bibleland at the Gaslight in ’61. This is around the time he was a Second City performer, and about five years before he joined The Committee.

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