Comedy – 1977 – Special – Billy Crystal Does Louie Armstrong

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then a comedian comes along who just nails an impression of someone who is extremely will known from the world of sports….and this video provides evidence of just one of those times….as Billy Crystal is “spot on” with his impression of jazz great Louie Armstrong….which is pretty amazing when you consider a…

Comedy – 1975 To 1980 – HBO Special – The Best Comedians Of On Location

DOG ASIDE:  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by comedian Robert Klein….which became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from such great comedic talents such as Henny Youngman, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Shecky Greene, Billy Crystal, George Kirby, Lily Tomlin, Buddy Hackett, Pat Cooper, Freddie Prinze…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Red Skelton – Funny Faces Too

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton is rapidly becoming ImaSportsphile’s guardian angel….for his popularity on our site…..which exceeds 2 million views just of Red’s videos on our web page…..has gone a long way in helping our site gain the notoriety that we so gratefully hope continues to come…..so, I have decided to give our viewers of this…

Comedy – 1982 – Tonight Show – Johnny Carson And Dom Deluise

DOG ASIDE: There has really been only one real King of Late Night Television ….of which he ruled for 30 years from 1962 to 1992 as the lead host for late night viewing at CBS…and that was Johnny Carson and his nightly sidekick, Ed McMahon….along with the Doc Severinsen Orchestra.   Johnny Carson was an American television host, comedian,…

Music – 1978 – Special – Songs Of The Funny Papers – Host Lori Anderson

DOG ASIDE: At the opening of the wonderful television special Those Fantastic Funnies….the host of the program, actress Loni Anderson, does an introduction to the program by introducing some of the “songs of the funny papers”….which features music from Popeye The Sailor….Barney Google with the “googlely eyes”….“Dennis The Menace”…..“Lil Orphan Annie”…..along with the entire funny paper cast singing about…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Rich Little Salutes Hollywood

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….who began his career as an usher at the Elgin Movie Theater in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of the theater during live performances….as he started his amateur acting career at Ottawa’s…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Martin Mull Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: One of my favorite comedians of all time is Martin Mull….who in our opinion at ImaSportsphile….is the best “sit-down comedian” of all time….and this live Mull concert provides ample evidence of our opinion….in addition to a whole bunch of laughs….as his songs like I Wanna Be God…. I’ve Played Some S***holes Before, But This Takes The…

Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Understanding The World According To Garp

DOG COMMENTARY: The World According to Garp is John Irving’s fourth novel….which is about a man who was born out of wedlock to a feminist leader…..who grows up to be a writer. The book was published in 1978….and became a bestseller for several years….as it was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979….as its first…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin In The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s The Winds of Whoopie was a 1983 one-hour comedy TV special on NBC…which was written and produced by Martin….as the title was a take-off of The Winds of War….which had premiered as a TV miniseries on the same night on ABC….whereas in a 30-second promo spot for Martin’s special …. Orson Welles says: “Why spend 18 hours watching someone…