Comedy – Smothers Brother Host Young Commedian Rick Overton

DOG ASIDE: The Smothers Brothers are Thomas (“Tom” – born February 2, 1937) and Richard (“Dick” – born November 20, 1938)….who are American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers’ trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass)….which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy’s signature line was….”Mom always…

Comedy – Carl Reiner Hosts Young Comedian Charles Fleisher

DOG ASIDE: Charles Fleischer (born August 27, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and musician….best known for appearing in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II, The Polar Express, Rango, and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story….he also re-created the role of Roger…

Comedy – Smothers Brothers Hosts Young Comedian Howie Mandel

DOG ASIDE: Howard Michael “Howie” Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal….as well as the show’s daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Howie Mandel was best…

Comedy At The Movies – W C Fields and Mae West imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres….West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become…

Groucho Marx Sings Why Am I So Romantic & Harpo Marx Plays The Harp

DOG ASIDE: The Marx Brothers were were a family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films of all time…..with two of them “Duck Soup” and…

Comedian Martin Mull Sings Pig In A Blanket & Last Night I Took You Home

DOG ASIDE: When it comes to Martin Mull….his delivery of comedy is as uniquely his…..as any comedian who has ever graced a stage….however, it is difficult for me to not laugh when I use Martin Mull and graced a stage in the same sentence…..cuz grace is not his style….even though he looks the part.  Anyway,…