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Joe Penner Collection

Known for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher.

12 old time radio show recordings
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6 Audio CDs


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Joe Penner, 1930's Wanna Buy a Duck Toy

Joe PennerKnown for his zany antics and slapstick comedy, Joe Penner kept audiences laughing during the Depression years. In 1933 and 1934, the nation had Penner-fever and Joe Penner was seen in advertisements, films, toys, and heard on radio shows. He was the "it-man" of radio comedy when the nation needed laugher.

Born as József Pintér, Joe Penner immigrated to America on the S.S. Carpathia at the young age of nine to join his parents in Detroit. His father got a job at the Ford Factory which allowed for the family to live comfortably. The young József was a hard worker in school and quickly caught up with his classmates despite his language barrier.

A talented soprano in the choir at the St. Paul Cathedral, he was inspired to be a concert singer. His father had other ideas for his son and signed him in a amateur night at a Detroit Theater. He imitated Charlie Chaplin in his routine, complete with his fathers shoes and a cane. The audience loved it and József caught the comedy bug working the amateur nights regularly working odd jobs at the Ford Plant, selling musical instruments, and even as a mind reader's assistant with a Vaudeville act.

After an audition on the radio, Joe Penner secured a spot on the Rudy Vallee's Radio Program July 13, 1933. On the air, Joe Penner used his famous catchphrases, "Wanna buy a duck?", CoCo Malt Sign"You naaasty man," "Don't never doooo that," and "I dunno." It was a stunning success and made Joe Penner a household name overnight. In 1934, he was voted as Radio's Top Comedian and had his own show The Joe Penner Show.

He successfully moved to film with College Rhythm (1934), New Faces of 1937 (1937), Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938), The Day the Bookies Wept (1939) and Millionaire Playboy (1940). Sadly his career ended due to his untimely death in 1941 at the young age of 36.

This collection includes all known episodes of The Joe Penner Show as well as guest appearances of Joe Penner.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 4 hours 59 minutes
      1. Joe Penner 340513.mp3
      2. Joe Penner 341104 W O Nelson Band.mp3
      3. Joe Penner 361203 Trip To Russia.mp3
      4. Joe Penner 361213.mp3
      5. Joe Penner 370207 The Penners Are Broke.mp3
      6. Joe Penner Interview 1938 [16 min].mp3
      7. Joe Penner on Rudy Vallee Radio Show 330713 [Excerpt].mp3
      8. Little Known Facts 341010 [3 min] Dale Carnegie.mp3
      9. Recollections At 30 561017 17 Judy Garland At 12 Years Old.mp3
      10. Recollections At 30 570109 29 Speed Reading Contest.mp3
      11. Rudy Vallee 330824 201 Little Minister Helen Hayes.mp3
      12. Joe Penner Show - poor sound.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 4 hours 59 minutes
      1. Joe Penner 340513.mp3
      2. Joe Penner 341104 W O Nelson Band.mp3
      3. Joe Penner 361203 Trip To Russia.mp3
      4. Joe Penner 361213.mp3
      5. Joe Penner 370207 The Penners Are Broke.mp3
      6. Joe Penner Interview 1938 [16 min].mp3
      7. Joe Penner on Rudy Vallee Radio Show 330713 [Excerpt].mp3
      8. Little Known Facts 341010 [3 min] Dale Carnegie.mp3
      9. Recollections At 30 561017 17 Judy Garland At 12 Years Old.mp3
      10. Recollections At 30 570109 29 Speed Reading Contest.mp3
      11. Rudy Vallee 330824 201 Little Minister Helen Hayes.mp3
      12. Joe Penner Show - poor sound.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    12 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 59 min

    Disc A001

    1. Joe Penner Interview 1938 [16 min]
    2. Joe Penner Show - poor sound
    3. Joe Penner on Rudy Vallee Radio Show 330713 [Excerpt]

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    Disc A002

    1. Rudy Vallee 330824 201 Little Minister Helen Hayes

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    Disc A003

    1. Joe Penner 340513
    2. Little Known Facts 341010 [3 min] Dale Carnegie
    3. Joe Penner 341104 W O Nelson Band

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    Disc A004

    1. Joe Penner 361203 Trip To Russia
    2. Joe Penner 361213

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    Disc A005

    1. Joe Penner 370207 The Penners Are Broke
    2. Recollections At 30 561017 17 Judy Garland At 12 Years Old

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    Disc A006

    1. Recollections At 30 570109 29 Speed Reading Contest

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