Episode 178 – The Show Won't Go On with Jeff Abraham
This episode of Eric Hunley Unstructured is a Halloween special. The interview is in two parts. We first discuss Jeff's book “The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage” and then we go on to discuss what he looks for in a publicist. His book is the first comprehensive study of a rather bizarre phenomenon of unique performers who have died while performing before a live audience. Jeff Abraham tells the tales of the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television, as well as the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder.
Jeff's book is a celebration of lives well lived both famous and obscure. As well as the dramatic and accurate recounting of the events that lead right up to the moments before they died. While doing what they loved. The Show Won't Go On shares stories from almost every genre of entertainment. It is also full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters and ironic twists. The book has dozens of heart-stopping stories that are perfect to dip into on any page. Jeff Abraham is also one of Hollywood's foremost comedy historians and a go-to pop culture expert for television producers, documentary film directors and authors.