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TV's Bewitched and the "Unknown Comic" highlight the next Dave White Presents! [Dec. 28th, 2013|03:22 pm]
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*Bewitched*, The Unknown Comic, and Musical Parodies Ring in the New Year on *Dave White Presents*!

Unlike other Hollywood personalities, Erin Murphy didn't have to struggle for years to get into show biz. She was just 11 months old when she starred in her first commercial, and then shared the spotlight with Ronald Reagan for Borateem. Not yet two years old, Erin was then cast as Tabitha Stephens in ABC's *Bewitched* where she had fun turning boys into frogs, playing piano like a maestro, and skating like an Olympic pro. After eight seasons, 23 Emmy nominations, and 254 episodes, *Bewitched* left the air and Erin Murphy was a bona fide child star. Still, she turned down a role on *The Waltons* to go to Girl Scout camp!

On New Year's Eve, Erin joins Wes Britton to talk about the 50th Anniversary of *Bewitched* and her involvement with the DVD release of the full series. In addition, she'll tell you what she has been doing since *Bewitched* and what she thought of the movie based on the show. Why does her website headline her as a "host/correspondent"? Did you know her real-life husband is named Darren?

The career of comic Murray Langston is a very different story. It started when he did an impression of a fork on *Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In* and continued when he became a recurring performer on *The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour* for over 100 episodes. Then, embarrassed by producer Chuck Barris' invitation to appear on his *Gong Show*, Langston put a bag over his head, and a whole new career as "The Unknown Comic" began.

Of course, these highlights are only the tip of the iceberg for a man who's known and worked with the likes of Dave Letterman, Debra Winger, Redd Fox, Joan Rivers, Jim Carrey, and Ruth Buzzi. Murray has many stories to tell about his life in show biz, and they're all collected in his new memoir, *Journey Through the Unknown*. On the next DWP, Murray will tell you what you can expect in *Journey* and share some of his favorite anecdotes. For example, how do you think Cher reacted when Langston laid a wolfman hand on her shoulder in her dressing room?

On one of our past broadcasts, Phil Margo of The Tokens stopped by to talk about his group's classic hits including "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Now, parody singer / songwriter Max De Groot has a new version of the song and it's a very different rendition. It's one of three comedy songs we'll play when Max joins Dave White to talk about comedy music and the art of parody writing. Do you think Dave might pick up a few pointers in the conversation?

So ring in the New Year with *Bewitched*, "The Unknown Comic," and parody songs on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--

If you're planning to be out for the evening, you can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--

On New Year's Day, the 90 minute show will become available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--

You can also listen to the show from the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

Happy New Year's from everyone at *Dave White Presents*--well, both of us—