After working for various bands throughout the early 1940s, it was at the 500 Club in July 1946, that Martin and Lewis first debuted together as a music-comedy team.
It wasn't a particularly successful reception and they were told they'd be dropped if they didn't improve it immediately, but they worked hard, and formed an act that combined both of their talents. The second night was a huge hit and the dynamic duo was born.
The two continued performing in clubs before they made it onto the radio circuit, where they eventually got their own show called The Martin and Lewis Show which ran from 1949-1952 on NBC.
It was a comedy and variety show that featured the two performers along with several other big names, and they performed together until 1956 when they broke up their act.