Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Rhonda Fleming In 1959 Movie Alias, Jesse James Clip + A Stand Up Routine

Rhonda Fleming….born Marilyn Louis is a retired American film/television actress and singer. She acted in more than 40 films….mostly in the 1940’s and 1950’s….and became renowned as one of the most glamorous actresses of her day….who was nicknamed the “Queen of Technicolor” ….cuz she photographed so well in that medium….not to mention….she was stunningly beautiful. After starring with Bob…

Comedy – 1983 – Stand Up Routine – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – On The Road To Hollywood Special

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress….who came to prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”…. which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”….while she also had success as a jazz vocalist….but Clooney’s career languished in the…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – Stand Up Routine – On Things That Always Seem To Happen

The truly great comedians can all find humor and a good laugh from the simplest of things in every day life….for the great ones don’t need a big punch line to a funny joke….or the expression of a human frailty to get a good laugh….cuz truly funny people like America’s Clown Prince can simply state that they…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Mime – The Guy Who Makes The Salads At The Greek Restaurant

Red Skelton was and still is America’s Clown Prince….who mastered stand up comedy, mime comedy, clown comedy and comedy skits. In this video herewith, he provides evidence of his mastery of mime comedy…..as he portrays the guy who makes the salads at a Greek restaurant…..which is an wonderful example of his mastery of mime.

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – A VerbaMime On How To Dunk Donuts

In this wonderful video…..the master of comedic mime, Red Skelton….explains the differences between a mime….a pantomime….and a verbomime….as he performs a verbomime on how to dunk a donut during his 1981 HBO comedy special….which provides another example of just how funny and talented America’s Clown Prince really was. 

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton – On How To Disperse And Change Stage Props

A common trait of many great masters of comedy is their ability to capture a laugh out of any seemingly spontaneous act….as evidence by Red Skelton in this video herewith….when he needed his stage cleared of his previous skit’s stage props…..which happened to be a plate of donuts sitting on a table….for this comedic master…

Music – 1983 – American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra – Played On Steve Martin Show

The Concerto for Orchestra is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943….which is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works…..as we at ImaSportsphile are quite sure that Bartok never expected his music composition to ever be feature on a Steve Martin made for TV comedy show…..especially with the comedian accompanying the classical piece with…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Mime – The Birth Life And Death Of A Flower

We at Imasportsphile owe so much of our popularity to comedian extraordinaire Red Skelton…. for he has brought literally millions of viewers to our vintage video library that is being posted herewith.  America’s Clown Prince….as we like to refer to him….has generated some 5,000 comments over the past 3 years….which has taught us a great…

Comedy – 1983 – Monty Python Eric Idle Poses The Question About Whether Dinosaurs Built Stonehenge

Legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python had a style of humor that became a phenomenon….which developed from a television series into something larger in scope and impact….including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and musicals….as The Pythons’ influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles’ influence on music.  Regarded as enduring icons of 1970’s pop…