1939- American Comic, member of the Firesign Theatre.

Education began at Yale, directed theater as a Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Fellow at the Yale School of Drama. He also collaborated in London with British comic deities Spike Milligan and Peter Cook.

After moving to California, he produced a nightly radio magazine in Los Angeles which he hosted. It was on that show that had formed the FireSign Theatre, a four man comedy theater group that over the past twenty five years has produced twenty albums, twice nominated for an Emmy, three films, two books and a series of national tours.

The other memebers of Firesign include: Phil Proctor, David Ossman and Phil Austin. He produced an album with Proctor listed as "Proctor and Bergman".

Releases he appears on include:

  • Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him - 1968
  • How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All? - 1969
  • Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers - 1970
  • I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus - 1971
  • Dear Friends - 1972
  • Not Insane or Anything You Want to - 1972
  • TV or Not TV - 1973
  • Everything You Know Is Wrong - 1974
  • The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra - 1974
  • Roller Maiden from Outer Space - 1974
  • Giant Rat of Sumatra - 1974
  • Firesign World - 1974
  • In the Next World You're on Your Own - 1975
  • Forward into the Past - 1976
  • Just Folks...A Firesign Chat - 1977
  • Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe - 1979
  • Fighting Clowns - 1980
  • Lawyer's Hospital - 1982
  • Shakespeare's Lost Comedies - 1980
  • Nick Danger: The Three Faces of Al - 1984
  • Eat or Be Eaten - 1985
  • Anythynge You Want To (Shakespeare's Lost Comedie) - 1993
  • Back from the Shadows - 1994
  • Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death - 1998 (Nominated for a Grammy)
  • The Firesign Theatre's Pink Hotel Burns Down - 1998
  • Boom Dot Bust - 1999
  • The Bride of Firesign - 2001 (Nominated for a Grammy)
  • Weirdly Cool - 2001
  • Radio Now Live - 2001
  • All Things Firesign - 2003 (many short pieces aired on NPRs ATC)
Procter and Bergman:
  • TV or Not TV - 1973
  • J Men Forever - 1979
  • Power Life on the Edge - 1990
  • Clark Wintergreen

Solo work

  • Official Millennium Survival Handbook - 1999 (book)
  • True Confessions of the Real World - 2001

Sources: http://www.doctechnical.com/fst/fz/fz-audio.htm http://www.intrepid.net/~firezine/radionow/blurb15.htm http://www.ziplink.net/~lwalker/FSTDiscography.html Last Updated 02.22.04

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