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 – 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 – 1986 – Richard Pryor On How Nice White People R With Brothers Around + How Quite The Woods

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic….who was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed vulgarities and profanity….along with racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style….and is widely regarded as one…

Comedy – 1986 – Comedians On Sex – With Jackie Mason + Myron Cohen + Redd Foxx + Phyllis Diller Et Al

DOG ASIDE: Stand up comedians have always had the subject of sex as part of their routine….and this excerpt from HBO’s On Location with host Robert Klein is evidence of this fact….so, we will tell you a little about each of the folks who appear on this video….as their content is down right hilarious. Jackie Mason (born June…

Comedy – 1984 – Steve Martin – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: In 1967, Steve Martin’s former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt….who was a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….helped him land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams….who initially paid Martin out of his own pocket….when along with the other writers for the show….he won an Emmy Award in 1969 at age…

Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin – Stand Up Routine On His Embezzling Cat + His Causes He Supports

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1970’s and 1980’s, Steve Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on The Gong Show, on HBO’s On Location, on The Muppet Show and NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..as SNL‘saudience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances….and he was one of the show’s most successful hosts….who appeared on 27 Saturday Night Live shows….as he…

Comedy – 1986 – Great Impersonators With Frank Gorshin + George Kirby + Billy Crystal + Rich Little

DOG ASIDE: An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another….as there are many reasons for impersonating someone….especially with entertainers….who impersonate celibrities…. and makes fun of their personal lives. recent scandals and known behavior patterns….as entertainers who impersonate multiple celebrities as part of their act….can be sorted into impressionists and celebrity impersonators….with…

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…