Peter Bergman made his living making others laugh, first through his success as one-fourth of the Firesign Theatre comedy troupe and second as half of a duo featuring another Firesign alumnus, Phil Proctor. Fans of the group will recognize him as the voice of Mudhead and Dr. Math in Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers and Babe in How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All? Born in 1939, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Bergman found his first taste of radio (and scandal) when he became an early morning DJ for his junior high school's radio station. Bored with reading the same old news one day, he announced that Chinese Communists had taken over the high school and was quickly replaced in the job. In high school, he formed a comedy group with some friends and was able to get a novelty single ...
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