Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin On What He Is Thankful For At Thanksgiving

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then I post a video that really tickles my funny bone….and this piece seen herewith of comedian Steve Martin expounding on the things that he is thankful for at Thanksgiving is one of those…. for I just can’t help it….every time I listen to it….I just burst into laughter….I mean,…

Comedy – 1980 – Chevy Chase Hosts Young Comedians – Bill Kirchenbauer + Irv Burton + Denny Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 HBO Comedy Special Young Commedians with Host Chevy Chase….and featuring Bill Kirkenbauer and Denny Johnson is “top shelf” comedy….I mean,…not only do we have Chase doing some of his best physical comedy routines…..but also the incredible comedic talents of Bill Kirkenbauer, Irv Burton and Denny Johnson. William Alfred “Bill” Kirchenbauer is an American actor and stand-up comedian….who has appeared…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  How long has it been since you have seen a really good animal act on television…..since the days of Ed Sullivan!?!…..well, you’ve waited long enough….for Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans will surely fill the void for you…..as these guys are really funny…..as they perform with a sparkle in their eyes…..like all true entertainers…

Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo On Sports

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Charles John Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980’s….where he played a variety of recurring characters.  Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Piscopo grew up in North Caldwell…and attended West Essex High School….where he was a member…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Lilly Tomlin Live

DOG COMMENTARY: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comedian…..while also performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973….who currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….which has garnered her three consecutive nominations for…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles + The Young Caucasians – Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 SNL skit featuring legendary r&b and soul singer Ray Charles at a 1957 music recording studio in Memphis….as his manager, Garrett Morris , introduces Ray to an all white singing group call The Young Caucasians….who are going to record Ray’s song “Tell Me What I Say”.   This wonderful musical skit was a spoof…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Rodney Dangerfield At His Nightclub – Featuring Aretha Franklin Singing

DOG ASIDE: Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for the catchphrase “I get no respect!” and his monologues with that theme….who is also remembered for his 1980’s film roles….especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. At the age of 15, Jack Roy (Dangerfield’s legal name at the time) began to write for stand-up…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope Special – On The Road To Hollywood – Part II

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been and may never ever again be a comedian that was any more loved, respected and appreciated by an entire nation as was Bob Hope….for he was the gold standard for American comedy for nearly 80 years. Sir Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author….who appeared in more…

TV Ads – 1981 – Gilda Radner For Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche & Bausch + Lomb Contacts & Alpo

DOG COMMENTARY: There are funny ttelevision commercias….and then there are FUNNY tv commercials…..and Gilda Radner for Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche” is FUNNY….even still today in 2018.  Gilda always looked like the “sweet little girl next door”….but oh what a powerhouse of characters dwelt in the inner sanctums of her soul….Dana Rosana Dana or the Lubner’s Knucklehead….and so many more…..but…