Bert and I
OverviewCollects many of the classic Down East stories told by
Bert and I, as performed by Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan, in print. Dodge recorded five humor albums asBert and Ior as himself and starred in a regional television show that aired on public television in the early 1970s.
MikeDodge stands undeniably as a godfather of Down East humor, bringing an energy and imagination to the stage that took him from a small Connecticut studio to his standing as the premier New England humorist of his era, before he was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hawaii in 1982. He was born in New York, attended high school in New Hampshire (where he first heard Down East humor), and graduated from Yale University, where he studied philosophy. It was at Yale in 1958 that he and Robert Bryan cut the firstBert and Ialbum and launched what is now a Maine icon.