Comedy – 1986 – HBO On Location Special – Comedians And Their Props – Pryor + Williams + Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Some of the really “top shelf” comedy videos that I post here at ImaSportsphile came from HBO’s On Location Comedy Shows from back in the decade of the 1980’s…..for the 80’s were golden years when it comes to comedy…..including Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, Monty Python, Martin…

Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin As Emperor Rudolf And Flippy + Judge Of Tennis Court Et Al

DOG ASIDE:  This video provides some of comedian Steve Martin wonderful “off the wall” humor in which he finds another way to prove that he indeed is a “wild and crazy” guy…..with his color adjustment in his stand up routine…..along with his piece on “Emperor Rudolph and his royal dog Flippy”….then he scores a football touchdown on a long pass…

Comedy – 1986 – Skits – Steve Martin – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Front Door

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin was truly blessed with the ability to make folks laugh…..as evidenced by these filmed skits where he is in the process of buying a used car…..along with the hilarious skit about “strangers at your front door”…..for not only was Steve Martin full of comedic genius…..but he was also a very talented actor. …

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 – 1985 – Skit – Steve Martin + Strother Martin In The Turtle Bronc Rider

DOG ASIDE: This video features one of my very favorite actors of all time….Strother Douglas Martin Jr. (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor….who often appeared in support of such silver screen stars as John Wayne and Paul Newman…..and in western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah….who is best known as the prison “Captain” in the 1967…

Comedy – 1982 – Skit – Steve Martin Is Mike McMack Defense Lawyer

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice in the 1960’s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since…

Comedy – 1978 – Steve Martin Skits – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Door

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

Comedy – 1974 – Special – Steve Martin – The Funnier Side Of Eastern Canada

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s first TV special was this independently produced Canadian travelogue….which was designed to promote tourism in Montreal and Toronto….as it features Steve Martin doing short sketches and describing tourist sites….with stand-up segments were also filmed at the Ice House in Pasadena, California…..for this was pretty early in his career as an on-camera personality….and typical…