Comedy – Richard Pryor – Pet Monkeys & Heart Attacks & Pissing In A Bottle & Dying

DOG ASIDE: Born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois….Pryor grew up in his grandmother’s brothel….where his mother, Gertrude L. (Thomas), practiced prostitution.  His father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (June 7, 1915 – September 27, 1968) was a former boxer and hustler.  After his alcoholic mother abandoned him when he was 10….Pryor was raised primarily by his grandmother…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – On White People & The Brothers & Police After Shooting His Car

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and actor….who is currently listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central’s list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.  Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity….as well as…

Comedy – Comic Relief – The Boxer & Gilda Radner & Weird Al Yankovic

DOG ASIDE: Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress….who is best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (still live every Saturday night in 2016)….for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.  Radner gained name recognition as…

Comedy – Comic Relief – Jerry Lewis & Robert Guillaume

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director….who is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.  His career began in 1946….with an act together with Dean Martin….forming the team of Martin and Lewis….which performed in live nightclubs, television programs, radio…

Comedy – Comic Relief – Robin Williams & Whoopie Goldberg & Billy Crystal

DOG ASIDE: Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955)….better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg…. is an American actress, comedian, and television host.  She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television….and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a…

Comedy – Comic Relief – Howie Mandel & Paul Rodriguez & Rob Reiner

DOG ASIDE: Comic relief usually means a releasing of emotional or other tension resulting from a comic episode interposed in the midst of serious or tragic elements in a drama….as comic relief often takes the form of a bumbling, wisecracking sidekick of the hero or villain in a work of fiction.  A sidekick used for comic…

Comedy – Chevy Chase Young Comedians – Blind Host Introduction Routine

DOG ASIDE: When it comes to Chevy Chase and his abundant humor and comedy……uniquely delivered in his own way…..with a combination of Buster Keaton’s deadpan look with his Dick Van Dyke physical comedy….but what tickles this lil ole Chiweenie’s funny bone the most….is Chevy’s wonderful talent of physical comedy…..as this video provides evidence to my…