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At only 92 years of age, legendary Las Vegas comedian Marty Allen has no intention of retiring. In addition to a full 12 month per year work schedule, Marty still runs two miles every afternoon for 30 minutes on a treadmill! “I feel like the Energizer® Bunny—I just keep going,” Marty says. “Quite simply, I enjoy it. I can’t stop. People ask me where I get all the energy to keep going, and I joke that I’m on the pill. They believe me and want to know where to buy it for themselves!”
During the 1950s, Allen worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme, and Nat King Cole. It was during this time that he became part of the comedy team of Allen & Rossi with Steve Rossi.
That association produced a string of hit comedy albums, 40 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including opening for the Beatles during their first American television appearance. From 1961 to 1962 Allen appeared on Broadway in "Let It Ride!" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and then went on to perform in the pre-Broadway tour of "I Had A Ball" in 1964.
Allen still performs at casinos and cruises around the country with his wife, Karon Kate Blackwell.