Comedy – Red Skelton – Two Highway Patrolmen & Two Texans & Frogs

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton was an entertainer extraordinaire….who entertained audiences for the better part of 70 years in medicine shows, riverboats, as an clown artist, radio, film, television and stage….as his most outstanding talent was his pure ability to make folks laugh….for this was his true God given talent….and that is why God allowed him…

Comedy – Red Skelton – Gertrude & Heathcliff & Marcel Marceau In Romantic Tango

DOG COMMENTARY: Performing the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine led to Skelton’s first appearance on Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour on August 12, 1937….as Vallée’s program had a talent show segment and those who were searching for stardom were eager to be heard on it. Vallée also booked veteran comic and fellow Indiana native Joe Cook…

Comedy – Red Skelton – Stand Up Live & The Kinkers Breakfast

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton was more than just a comedian….for he was an awesome mime….a talented film actor…..a brilliant clown….a successful artist….an artful joke teller and word merchant….as Richard “Red” Skelton was an entertainer of the highest level….who could make anyone laugh….for this was his true God given talent….and he bacame a master, so God…

Comedy – Red Skelton – The Eiffel Tower & Freddie The Freeloader

DOG COMMENTARY: America’s Clown Prince of Comedy was the beloved comedian Red Skelton….who performed by entertaining audiences for over 70 years in medicine shows, on river boats, on radio, in vaudeville, in films and on live television….as he spent a lifetime making folks laugh with a very special God given talent.  Born on July 18,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Sid Caesar With Kathleen Sullivan

DOG COMMENTARY: Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer….who was best known for the pioneering of live television in the 1950’s series Your Show of Shows….a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people….and its successor, Caesar’s Hour, both of which influenced later generations of…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Kids Lying & Stuttering Chinaman & Orgasms And Macho Man

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy has literally hundreds of hours of comedy….featuring the funniest comedians and their funniest pieces….but “foul mouthed” or not…..Richard Pryor was as the top of the heap when it came to just making you laugh…..and not just some chuckle….but multiple full blown belly laughs…..you know, the kind that heals the soul….for he…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Staying In Shape & Drowning & Kids & Mexicans & Stuttering Chineese

DOG ASIDE: In 1983, Pryor signed a five-year contract with Columbia Pictures for $40,000,000….and he started his own production company, Indigo Productions.  This resulted in the mainstreaming of Pryor’s onscreen persona and softer, more formulaic films like Superman III (1983)….which earned Pryor $4,000,000…. and Brewster’s Millions (1985), Moving (1988) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989).…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Peeing In The Woods & Muhammad Ali VS Leon Spinks

DOG ASIDE: In 1969, Pryor moved to Berkeley, California….where he immersed himself in the counterculture and rubbed elbows with the likes of Huey P. Newton and Ishmael Reed.  He signed with the comedy-oriented independent record label Laff Records in 1970….and in 1971 recorded his second album Craps (After Hours). Two years later, the relatively unknown comedian…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Funerals & Cocaine & Whippings By Grandma & Hunting

DOG ASIDE: In 1963, Pryor moved to New York City and began performing regularly in clubs alongside performers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Allen….where on one of his first nights….he opened for singer and pianist Nina Simone at New York’s Village Gate. Simone recalls Pryor’s bout of performance anxiety as follows….”He shook like he had…