Several weeks ago, I watched Steve Martin and Martin Short co-host Saturday Night Live. Martin has hosted the show 16 times and Short three times. Short was also a cast number. On SNL, they read eulogies they wrote for each other: “So Marty, I dedicate this eulogy to you,” Martin started. “Wow, not much of … More Steve Martin and Martin Short
Deadpan. Dry sense of humor. Obtuse. Passive-aggressive. Sharp-witted. He was all of these things. With Charles Grodin, you never quite knew if he was serious or kidding, or both. His expression and tone were the same, so you were not sure if it was put-on or he was offended about something. He brought this style … More Charles Grodin
Once in a while, you get to meet someone whose career is not only long and successful, but influential. John McEuen, former member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, was scheduled to play a concert at a local venue and spent part of the afternoon talking and playing for a small audience at a music … More John McEuen: Musical Royalty
I published this blog just over a year ago (May 3, 2019). Today, I read that he passed away (June 30, 2020). Carl Reiner will be missed, he was a unique talent. Writer/performer on Your Shows of Shows, comedy duo partner of Mel Brooks, creator/producer of The Dick Van Dyke Show, writer/director of many … More Carl Reiner Remembered
What happens when a bold, outrageous, successful comic wants to become a dramatic actor? The wild and crazy man becomes a serious and restrained personality. He becomes a much different personality. And when does he return to comedy? Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Will Farrell, Richard Pryor, Adam Sandler and Steve Carrell all went … More From Funny to Serious (and Back)
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