Special – Joe Piscopo And Eddie Murphy On NFL Strike & Piscopo and Mike Lupica

DOG ASIDE: Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy did some hilarious skits on Saturday Night Live dealing with the world of sports….and this video gives you several of those skits….one on the NFL Strike….and another on Georgia RB Hershel Walker turning pro….plus there is a great interview by sports columnist Mike Lupica of the New York…

Special – Profile of Mark Fidrych – The Bird Soars And Dives

DOG ASIDE: Mark Steven Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009) who was nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980).  In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….and finished with a 19–9 record.  Shortly after, injuries…

HBO Daredevils – Part 4 – Sword Swallower & Human Fire Ball & Man In Exploding Box

DOG ASIDE: I have seen several sword swallowing performers before in my life….but I have never seen a HUMAN swallow curved swords…..like the in this video….for this guy is the best I have ever seen…..and that is followed by a stunt woman who becomes a HUMAN ball of fire….for this lady is a daredevil of…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 2 – Willie Tyler and Lester

DOG ASIDE: Willie Tyler (born September 8, 1940) is an American ventriloquist, comedian and actor….as most of the time he is credited as Willie Tyler and Lester or Willie Tyler & Lester.  He has appeared in many television commercials, sitcoms, and movies. He got his first big break in 1972 on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.…

HBO Blockheads Ventriloquism Show – Part 4 – Jay Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Jay Johnson (born July 11, 1949 in Lubbock, Texas…folks, he’s a West Texas boy….and cuz he’s from West Texas…I know him….cuz I’ll bet a dollar to a hole in a donut that he’s just like every other West Texas boy that I know….ie: Bone Daddy…..anyway, Johnson grew up in Richardson, Texas) is a ventriloquist…

Steve Martin – While In The Wild & Tap Dancing With Gregory Hines & Emperor Rudolph

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses…

Comedy – Andy Kaufman – playing the bongos & speaking in foriegn tongues

DOG ASIDE: Andy Kaufman was a unique as an entertainer and comic can get…..as he first caught major attention with a character known as Foreign Man….who claimed to be from Caspiar (a fictional island in the Caspian Sea).  As this character, Kaufman would appear on the stage of comedy clubs….play a recording of the theme from…

Comedy – Bette Midler – The Divine Miss M – Live in Concert

DOG ASIDE: One of this lil ole Chiweenie’s favorite entertainers is The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler. Bone Daddy saw her live concert in Austin, TX in the mid-1980’s….playing her CD’s often….and I just fell in love with her ability to sing, tell jokes and perform stage productions….and this live concert is evidence of the…