Lord Buckley Lord Buckley could be described as a jazz monologist and comic known for retelling biblical and classical tales in beat lingo. He had a profound influence on a whole generation of comedians, including Robin Williams, Tommy Smothers, and Jonathan Winters, but he's not a household name. Oliver Trager's just-published biography, Dig Infinity!, 12 years in the making, hopes to remedy that. Jon Kalish reports.
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Lord Buckley could be described as a jazz monologist and comic known for retelling biblical and classical tales in beat lingo. He had a profound influence on a whole generation of comedians, including Robin Williams, Tommy Smothers, and Jonathan Winters, but he's not a household name. Oliver Trager's just-published biography, Dig Infinity!, 12 years in the making, hopes to remedy that. Jon Kalish reports.