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Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity. 

In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he took out a mortgage and generating a bank loan of $600…..plus he raised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 from his mother….“Not because she believed in the venture….but because she believed in her son.”….in order to launch Playboy….which was initially going to be called Stag Party….as the first issue, published in December 1953….while featuring Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot …..which sold over 50,000 copies.   

In this video herewith, the crown prince of the Playboy empire tried his hand at comedy while appearing on Saturday Night Live in the late 1970’s….and from this opening monologue…..throughout the entire program…..Hugh Hefner provide to have a delightful comedic side to his personal character….plus, Hef seemed to be completely comfortable in is silk pajamas in front of a live audience and 10 million TV viewers.   

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