In the wake of Shelly Berman
's successful sit-down-on-a-stool vignettes, it was inevitable that a male/female duo would emerge from the pack mining similar turf and the team of Nichols and May
embodied it perfectly. Eventually splitting up by the early '60s, Elaine May
became involved with the Broadway theatre crowd while Nichols
has carved out a successful career as a motion picture director.