Fifty Years Ago, Woody Allen Plotted Midnight in Paris in This Stand-up Routine


When Woody Allen won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year for writing Midnight in Paris, he set a record at age 76 as the oldest person to ever triumph in that category. Turns out, though, the inspiration for the movie came well before Allen's twilight years: Jake Kroeger at The Nerdist discovered a stand-up routine Allen did as a young man where he basically describes much of the plot of Midnight in Paris, nearly 50 years before he actually made the movie. Comic time travel, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald ... it's all there, and it's uncanny! Anybody know if the Woodman ever did any jokes about Copenhagen?