L E’s Stories – “One of America’s Most Cherished Entertainers Is A True San Antonio Rose” – The Story of Carol Burnett

Is there any person in America who grew up watching television from 1967 to 1978….who hasn’t watched the Carol Burnett Show more than once?….as I kinda doubt it….for this was the program that really started Carol Burnett on her path to becoming one of America’s most  cherished entertainers of all time….and was the catalyst for…

L E’s Stories – “The Button-Down Mind Of A Comic Genius” – Tribute To Comedian Bob Newhart

It seems to me that the period from 1950 to 1990 was the Golden Age of Comedy….for this was a time that created so many legends of comedy….and like the myriad of things that really took root during this era….all had the same catalyst that projected them into to legendary status….and that was the television.  Growing…

L E’s Stories – Good Looks + Great Voice + Funny + Master Of Entertainment = Dean Martin “The King Of Cool”

Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, recording artist and comedian…..who was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century….as he was nicknamed “The King of Cool” for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.  Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin…

L E’s Stories – “A Chimney Sweep’s Lucky As Lucky Can Be” – Salute To Dick Van Dyke: A Comedian And Entertainer Of The Highest Order

Dick Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer….and dancer….whose award-winning career has spanned seven decades….which is basically Bone Daddy’s entire life….so, that fact alone makes Van Dyke worthy of me telling his story today….cuz over the course of BD life, he has been entertained on many many occasions on television and “the silver screen”…..while performing…

L E Stories – “It’s Always Something…..Never Mind” – Salute To The Comedic Genius Of Gilda Radner

The original cast of the comic troupe Not Ready For Prime Time Players comprised of comedians….who individually. while standing on their own individual talent…were all comedic geniuses….as the trroupe included  Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner ,  Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.  As I have mentioned before…..a huge crowd would gather on Saturday nights at 10 pm…

L E’s Stories – “T’ank You Veddy Much.” – Tribute To Comedian Andy Kaufman

It was 1976 when we 1st started taping Andy Kaufman comedy footage at Bone Daddy’s bar and restaurant Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin….cuz we just knew that he had a very unique style of comedic genius….and since we pride ourselves in our extensive Comedy Section here at ImaSportsphile….whereby…

L E’s Stories – “From Beldar + E Buzz Miller + Elwood Blues + Irwin Mainway + Jimmy Carter + Julia Childs” – Dan Akyroyd: Thanks For The Memories

From mid-1976 until 1980, a huge crowd (400 – 700) would gather at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden…..which was Austin’s largest and insanely popular sports bar and restaurant at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown in the capital of Texas….as this crowd would fill up the bleacher section first (200 stadium bench seats)….while facing a…

L E’s Stories – “Comedic Genius From A Different Angle” – Salute To The Comedy Of Bill Murray

As of this story today….we have 5500+ vintage videos posted here in our ImaSportsphile museum….and we still have another 6,000 to post….in which we have some 120 complete episodes of the super popular live comedy show Saturday Night Live….from the earliest days of the show that premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975….as our recorded videos…

L E’s Stories – “A Child Of The 1950’s Who Can’t Stop His Leg” – Tribute To Comedian Robert Klein

We already have some wonderful videos of the stand-up comic mastery of Robert Klein….and although I never knew of him before my “more than a handful” posts of him already in our video museum….and I  just can’t stop laughing when I watch his “I can’t stop my leg” routine….so, I decided to showcase him today.   Robert Klein is an American stand-up…