Red Skelton – The Drive In Theatre & Lacuufff Noi – The Sculpter & Clem Kaddidilehopper

DOG ASIDE: A mime or mime artist (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, “imitator, actor”) is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium….or as a performance art involving miming….or the acting out a story through body motions without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer.  Miming is…

Comedy & Mime – Red Skelton Stand Up & Shields And Yarnell As The Kinkers At Breakfast

DOG ASIDE: Performing the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine led to Red Skelton’s first appearance on Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour on August 12, 1937. Vallée’s program had a talent show segment….and those who were searching for stardom were eager to be heard on it….plus Vallée also booked veteran comic and fellow Indiana native Joe Cook…

Red Skelton – The Eiffel Tower &, The Standing Ovation & Freddie the Freeloader

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy grew up with the Red Skelton Show….as he says he remembers back to 1951…..when he and his family would all gather in the living room to watch The Red Skelton Show each week.  Now folks….this was black & white television with “rabbit ears” antennas….so, first of all…what the heck is black…

Red Skelton Mime – Man Who Makes Greek Restaurant Salads & Life And Death Of A Flower

DOG ASIDE: Red Skelton ranks as one of my all time favorite comedians…..he was simply a cut above the rest….for two significant reasons in my book….one, he never had to use a curse word in his 70 years of performing….a statement that very few entertainers who last that long could ever say….and two, he could…

Mime – Red Skelton & Marcel Marceau – The Lion Tamer & A Piece Of Bacon Frying

DOG ASIDE: Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971….and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show….who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and…

George Carlin – Animated News & Rain Dance & Asshole & Little Embarrassments imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy….and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his “Seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978…

Comedy – Smothers Brother Host Young Commedian Rick Overton

DOG ASIDE: The Smothers Brothers are Thomas (“Tom” – born February 2, 1937) and Richard (“Dick” – born November 20, 1938)….who are American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers’ trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass)….which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy’s signature line was….”Mom always…

Barry Tompkins & Angelo Dundee On Muhammad Ali VS Big Cat Williams & Ali VS Zora Folley

DOG ASIDE: During the reign of Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time….he took on some really interesting characters……like Charles “Sonny” Liston who was purported to be a hit man for the mafia….Chuck Wepner, a journeyman known as “The Bayonne Bleeder”…who stunned Ali with a knockdown in the ninth round….as Ali would later say he…