Andy Marx is an accomplished Renaissance man. He’s a writer, a producer, a composer, and a musician. He’s also an extraordinary artist and photographer. Andy is the grandson of famed television and film actor Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, and famed songwriter Gus Kahn whose well-known hits include It Had to be You, Dream a Little Dream, and Makin’ Whoopee.
Andy shares childhood memories and his relationship with his grandfather, Groucho Marx. He shares inside stories about how he became, with a nudge from Jack Nicholson, the head archivist for Groucho’s hit show, You Bet Your Life. Andy shares his fascination, as a journalist and publicist, with audience testing. Andy and Kevin also touch on the earliest type of audience screening where movie stars like Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd would take comedic sequences to Hollywood Boulevard to test them with audiences.