Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity.  In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise.…

Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

Comedy – 1978 – Film – Schillers Reel – Java Junkie – with Peter Aykroyd + Teri Garr + Patti Oja

DOG ASIDE: Back in the early years of Saturday Night Live….there would be various short films that would appear on the live broadcast under the name of Schillers Reel…..which were always about “edgy” subjects…..like the one seen below titled Java Junkie.  These short films were always interesting and sometimes quite funny, but still playing on the edges of comedy…..and almost…

Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – KING – Featuring JFK + MLK + RFK In Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players was a comedy group consisting of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase….who were the backbone of the early years on NBC’s Saturday Night Live….as this group included some of the best comedic genius of the late 1970’s and entire…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Roseanne Roseannadana – On Unwanted Things In Your Food Order

DOG ASIDE: Roseanne Roseannadanna is one of several recurring characters created by Gilda Radner….who appeared on Weekend Update in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..where she was the segment’s consumer affairs reporter….who, like an earlier Radner character Emily Litella…. editorialized on current issues….only to go off-topic before interrupted by the anchor.  Unlike Litella’s meek and apologetic character, Roseannadanna was brash and tactless…..as the…

Comedy – 1984 – News – ABCs Frank Reynolds Reports On Day 154 Of President Carter Being Held Hostage

DOG COMMENTARY: This video simply expresses this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion of US President Jimmy Carter just perfectly…..as it depicts the Little Old Peanut Picker remarkably “right on the mark”….. cuz Carter was “held hostage” throughout his entire presidency…..as his time in office proved to me that my belief that “the worst tics (blood sucking types) are POLI-TICS”….and Carter proved…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – The Computerized Confessional – With Dan Aykroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG ASIDE:  This comedy skit features Not Ready For Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd as a Catholic priest who conducts a new innovation in the confession process between Father Aykroyd and parishioner Garrett Morris…..who has not been to confession in 6 years…..and is surprised at the modernization of the confession to include a computer in the analysis…

Comedy – 1978 – Richard Benjamin + Paula Prentiss – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Although his actress wife Paula Prentiss became a star by the early 1960’s….it took Richard Benjamin almost fifteen years to establish his screen persona….but the wait was rewarding….when after extensive work in theater as actor and director….along with his participation in the cult TV series He & She in 1967….in which he co-starred with Paula….he won the starring role…