Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory10/27/11 Robert Lorei
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On the first part of today's program we'll talk with comedian and social activist Dick Gregory. Gregory is an Army veteran, a former postal worker. He began doing stand up comedy in the early 1960's and got a career boost when Hugh Hefner hired him to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. During his career he was among the most topical comedians of the 1960's. He's number 82 on Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. In 1968 he ran for President as a write-in candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party. He'll be speaking this Friday night at The Lyceum in downtown St. Petersburg in a benefit for water reservoirs in Africa.