Comedy – Comic Relief – Tony Danza

DOG ASIDE: Tony Danza (born Antonio Salvatore Iadanza; April 21, 1951) is an American actor and former professional boxer.  He is best known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who’s the Boss?….for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards.  In 1998, Danza won the People’s Choice Award for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Comedy – Chevy Chase – Intro To Young Comedians Show imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor, and writer….born into a prominent New York family….Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon.  He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live….where his recurring…

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Comedy – Carl Reiner Hosts Young Comedians Show – Joe Nipote

DOG ASIDE: This HBO’s Young Comedians Show features the comedy of Joe Nipote…who grew up in Detroit, MI…..as a person determined from an early age to make a living as a performer.  He earned an acting scholarship to Central Michigan University….but quit one semester shy of graduation to try out his talents in Hollywood.  After…

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Comedy – Carl Reiner Hosts Young Comedians Show – Daniele Guyere

DOG ASIDE: Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of comedy whose career spans nearly seven decades. During the early years of television comedy….from 1950 to 1957….he co-wrote and acted on Caesar’s Hour and Your Show of Shows….starring comedian Sid Caesar….and in the 1960’s….Reiner was best known as the…

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Comedy – Buster Keaton – The Rowing Team & The River Rescue

DOG ASIDE: In the first Keaton pictures with sound….he and his fellow actors would shoot each scene three times….one in English….one in Spanish….and one in either French or German. The actors would phonetically memorize the foreign-language scripts a few lines at a time…..and shoot immediately after. This is discussed in the TCM documentary Buster Keaton:…

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Comedy – Buster Keaton – The Street Cleaner & The Cop Chase & The Soda Jerk

DOG ASIDE: Keaton signed with MGM in 1928….a business decision that he would later call the worst of his life….as he realized too late that the studio system MGM represented….would severely limit his creative input…..for instance, the studio refused his request to make his early project, Spite Marriage, as a sound film….and after the studio…

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