The Virtual Jack Benny Convention

The Stars:

  • Jimmy Baird (Beverly Hills Beavers)
  • H.B. Barnum (Beverly Hills Beavers)
  • Dick Cavett
  • Rich Little
  • Stuffy Singer (Beverly Hills Beavers)
  • Beverly Washburn (Beverly Hills Beavers)

The Star Experts:

  • Leonard Maltin
  • Chuck Schaden
  • Keith Scott

Cast family members:

  • Jack Benny’s Grandchildren
  • Maria (Gary) Cooper Janis
  • Maggie (Dennis Day) McEniry
  • Tad (Andy) Devine
  • Jayne (Sammy) Weiss
The Researchers:
 
  • William Cairns
  • Zach Eastman
  • Kathy Fuller-Seeley
  • Johnny and Helen Holmes
  • Walden Hughes
  • John Matthews
  • Hope Sears
  • Barbara Thunell
Plus recreations from:
  • Gregg Oppenheimer’s production of “Playing Both Sides: Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen” — featuring recreations of Jess Oppenheimer’s lost Jack Benny scripts, with Jack Benny program veterans Beverly Washburn, Stuffy Singer and Ivan Cury
  • Atlanta Radio Theatre Company doing a recreation and an original Benny script by Brad Strickland
  • Project Audion doing an original Benny script by Bob Mills (writer for Bob Hope)

All times listed are Pacific Standard Time

Friday, 2/11

5:00 PM – Jack Benny’s grandchildren

6:00 – Project Audion recreation and panel

7:00 – The Walking Man by Martin Grams

8:00 – Jayne (Sammy) Weiss

Saturday, 2/12

9:30 AM – Introduction to the Jack Benny vaudeville database with Garth Johnson

10:00 – Buck Benny’s lost radio script recreation

11:30 – The Secret to Jack’s Success with Hope Sears

12:00 PM – All I Ask Is One Rehearsal! – The Fluffs Of The Jack Benny Program

1:00 – Rich Little with Walden Hughes

1:30 – Brad Zinn and Zach Eastman

2:00 – Maria (Gary) Cooper Janis with Walden Hughes

3:00 – Buck Benny and Kathy Fuller-Seeley discuss her books of lost Benny scripts

4:00 – Jack Benny in animation – Leonard Maltin, Keith Scott, Zach Eastman, and Hope Sears

5:00 – Tribute to Joan Benny p. 1 – Walden Hughes and Larry Gassman

6:00 – Gregg Oppenheimer’s production of “Playing Both Sides: Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen” — featuring recreations of Jess Oppenheimer’s lost Jack Benny scripts, with Jack Benny program veterans Beverly Washburn, Stuffy Singer and Ivan Cury

7:00 – Dick Cavett

8:00 – Atlanta Radio Recreation – Jack Benny meets Sherlock Holmes

8:30 – Introducing Jack Benny to newcomers – Johnny and Helen Holmes

Sunday, 2/13

9:00 AM – Hello from Waukegan

9:15 – Remembering Rochester – with Zach Eastman

10:00 – Stuffy Singer (Beverly Hills Beavers) with Walden Hughes

11:00 – Beverly Washburn (Beverly Hills Beavers) with Walden Hughes

12:00 PM – Jimmy Baird (Beverly Hills Beavers) with Walden Hughes

1:00 – Jack Benny in the 1940s – with William Cairns

2:00 – Uberfan Barbara Thunell and Kathy Fuller-Seeley

3:00 – Tribute to Joan Benny p. 2 – Walden Hughes and Larry Gassman

4:00 – Tad Devine with Walden Hughes

4:30 – Chuck Schaden with Walden Hughes

5:00 – H.B. Barnum (Beverly Hills Beavers) with Walden Hughes

6:00 – Buck Benny and Kathy Fuller-Seeley discuss her Jack Benny in radio book

6:30 – Open mike Q&A with the producers of the virtual Benny convention

7:00 – Glowing Dial live broadcast

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