Music – 1979 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost + Trying to Get Next To You

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians….and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Music – 1986 – The Shmenge Brothers – Cabbage Rolls And Coffee – With John Candy + Eugene Levy

The Shmenge Brothers were a fictional polka duo….who along with their band The Happy Wanderers were featured on the SCTV television comedy program in 1982 – 1983. They were played by John Candy as clarinetist Yosh Shmenge and Eugene Levy as accordionist Stan Shmenge. The Shmenge Brothers and their audience are mostly Eastern European expatriates from the fictional country of Leutonia.  John Candy based the characters on Czechoslovakian-born Edmonton-based…

Music – 1978 – The Blues Brothers – Soul Man – Live At The Black Rhino Club

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live…..when Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band in character respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians……and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show – Featuring Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American stand-up comedian and actor….who came to prominence in the 1980’s as a comedian specializing in self-deprecating humor before turning to acting. He is known for co-starring in the comedy series Anything but Love (1989–92) and for his recurring and semi-autobiographical role in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000–present). Lewis began performing stand-up comedy in the…

Comedy – 1978 – The Johnny Carson Show – With Psychic Carnac The Magnificent and Actor Dom DeLuise

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992.  It originally aired during late-night….and for its first decade was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC-TV’s West Coast studios in Burbank, California….then on May 1, 1972, the show moved to…

Comedy – 1983 – Robert Klein Showcases Where Would Comedians Be Without Relatives To Pick On

In this 1983 HBO On Location comedy show with host Robert Klein….expands on the question “What would comedians do if they didn’t have relatives to pick on?” ….as Klein believes many great comedians would have been lost if they didn’t have their families to fall back on and pick at their shortcomings….and he provides significant evidence of this belief…

Comedy – 1981 – Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show – Featuring Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and magician….who is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television series Night Court….and later starred in the sitcom Dave’s World from 1993 to 1997. In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985….Anderson had a recurring guest role…

Comedy – 1986 – Special – HBO Robert Klein Showcases Great Stand Up Comedians And Their Rhythm

We at ImaSportsphile cannot begin to express how much we appreciate our entire collection of HBO’s On Location….which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein….for within the footage of this series lies rare material of some of stand up comedy’s greatest geniuses….including Richard Pryor,  Robin Williams,  George Carlin, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, Billy Crystal, Lily…

Comedy – 1986 – HBO On Location Special – Comedians That Make People Question Wonder And Worry

This HBO On Location comedy special hosted by Robert Klein…..features the greatest comedians that made their audiences question things…..wonder about things…..and even worry about things…..as the best of the best at doing these three things provide evidence of just how good they were at getting their audiences to do exactly those things….question, wonder and worry. …