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The Story of SJ Perelman

Woody Allen profiles Perelman, a writer whose comic genius epitomises a style of erudite humour associated with the New Yorker magazine.

He explores Perelman's long career as a humourist and analysing his unique style, with the aid of admirers such as Bill Zinsser, Prudence Crowther, Roger Angell, Harold Evans and Denis Norden. Along with specially recorded readings from Perelmans work, there is archive of Perelman himself.