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Encyclopedia > Enrico Banducci

Enrico Banducci was the legendary North Beach San Francisco impresario who operated the hungry i nightclub and launched the careers of Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters, and Barbra Streisand, as well as countless folk singers. The hungry i featured the original brick wall in the stage background, a staple for standup comedy presentations ever since. Banducci also started the Clown Alley hamburger stand and Enrico's Sidewalk Cafe on Broadway. Looking south-east Columbus Street (on the left), Stockton (on the right), and Green Street (not visible). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Hungry i was a legendary San Francisco nightclub operated in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Enrico Banducci at 599 Jackson Street in the North Beach district. ... Lenny Bruce (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), born Leonard Alfred Schneider, was a controversial American stand-up comedian, writer and satirist of the 1950s and 1960s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bill Cosby William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Jonathan Winters (born November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American comedic actor. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director. ... The Hungry i was a legendary San Francisco nightclub operated in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Enrico Banducci at 599 Jackson Street in the North Beach district. ...


In 1981, Mort Sahl, Jonathan Winters, Irwin Corey, Jackie Vernon and a host of others gathered to film a tribute to Banducci that was nationally televised and called "The hungry i Reunion." The film is intercut with musings by Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou (who started at Banducci's club as an ersatz Caribbean singer), and Phyllis Diller. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jonathan Winters (born November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American comedic actor. ... Professor Irwin Corey is an American comic and film actor whose slogan is The Worlds Foremost Authority. He accepted the National Book Award Fiction Citation on behalf of Thomas Pynchon for Gravitys Rainbow in 1974. ... Jackie Vernon (born Ralph Veroni on March 29, 1924; died November 10, 1987) was a stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. ... Bill Cosby William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Maya Angelou Maya Angelou (born April 4, 1928) is a famous American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. ... Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917) is an American comedian who is considered one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. ...


Sources

2003 Standup Comedy Award Winner - Enrico Banducci http://www.comedyday.com/html/eventinfo/scla.htm#enrico


Enrico Banducci, Bar School, and a Guy From Fresno, via CoastNews.com http://www.coastnews.com/sf/enrico/enrico.htm


Farewell Favorites: Enrico Banducci and the hungry i: Five Pages http://www.mistersf.com/farewell/index.html?fwhungryi06.htm


Internet Movie Database: Enrico Banducci (www.imdb.com) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0051793/


Enrico's Sidewalk Cafe in North Beach, San Franciso - History http://www.enricossidewalkcafe.com/History.php


Dorothy Currin at Enrico Banducci's hungry i (scroll down) http://www.dorothyloyd.com/dorothycurrin.html


Enrico Banducci and the hungry i - BBC Programme Catalogue http://open.bbc.co.uk/catalogue/infax/contributor/630424


Barbra Streisand: Early Performances - Live at the hungry i http://www.barbra-archives.com/Performances/streisand_1963_1966.html


The New York Times - "The hungry i Reunion" television show http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9506E6DC123BF933A25751C0A964948260


 
 

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