1980sComediansComedyComedy SpecialsHBOHumorSpecialsstand up comedy

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.  

Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed by a small role in Airplane II: The Sequel later that year….when in 1987, he wrote an episode of The New Adventures of Beans Baxter….while also appearing in various films and television shows including WillowAmazing Stories and Million Dollar Mystery.  

In 1992, he landed a role in the FOX Network sketch comedy show The Edge….and as the show ended in 1993. Overton appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld….along with a role in Mrs. Doubtfire. The following year, he won an Emmy for writing an episode of Dennis Miller Live.  

In 2005, Rick Overton appeared on Alias and Joan Of Arcadia….where in the latter he played God explaining to the title character the meaning of real wealth. He also portrayed both H.G. Wells and Orson Welles in a podcast episode of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd that same year.  In 2009, Overton appeared in the film A Fork in the Road alongside Jaime King. 

This Rick Overton stand-up routine performed on the Smothers Brothers Young Comedians Show in 1985….was his first live television appearance….and we at ImaSportsphile are happy to have this performance in our treasure chest of vintage memories.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button