I have a deep respect and admiration for Heywood Banks.
He started off as a folk/pop type singer, a while back,
and, after seeing the comedic light, changed his major,
so to speak. He is a very humorous balladeer and as funny
as they come. Here he is, singing a classic that I will be
playing on the show this week…
That means YOU!
I got a request, for a repeat video, from a Rowan Atkinson
fan living in Australia.
Always glad to comply when it comes to a great comedy fan.
This is a very funny piece from the early 80s when Rowan
was a member of Not the 9:00 News.
The other two are Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith who are
all but unrecognizable.
Trivia: Pamela went on to not only marry the talented
Billy Connolly but she earned a PHD in Psychology as well!
This is a great one, Rowan is on top of his game and the
others are not too shabby either…
I’m not sure if that answered the immortal question of
“Does God Exist” but it matters not.
John Pinette keeps getting better with age.
I first saw him live years ago at the Montreal
Just For Laughs comedy festival, late 90s I believe.
He’s an above average comic with some killer material.
Yes, he does rely on the Fat jokes a lot but they DO work.
And quite well, I might add.
Here he is, in post Thanksgiving mode, talking about turnips.
That was a gas!
Dan Hart is a talented and unique guitarist/singer that
has my undying respect for, among other things,
following his muse.
He used to be a psychologist but decided that the career of a
performing artist was far more rewarding and left that life
behind…I mean, who wouldn’t trade a superb salary, the
respect of all your peers AND the high life, FOR minimum
wage, trailer park groupies and road food?!
Me, that’s who.
But that’s beside the point, he liked my FaceBook page.
Here he is with Carla Ulbrich singing “Duet with a Klingon”.
Garfunkel and Oates, the alter egos of Kate Micucci
and Riki Lindhomem, are a very funny duo that
specialize in humorous songs of the really bent variety.
I play them on the show and find them to be quite good.
Here they are doing a wicked send-up of women in that
I like it!
The Late, great Richard Jeni was one of a kind.
One of the funniest guys on the planet when he was
on top of his game, he left behind a large amount of
classic stand-up comedy that will live on.
Here he is, very early in his career, talking about food…
Airplane is one of the funniest movies ever made!
It is a bit dated at this point but it still has
loads of laughs in it for everyone.
It had some of Hollywood’s biggest names in it, some
serious thespian activity here.
And that is what made it so hilarious, most of them
were known for being serious, no nonsense types that had
never done a comedy before.
Full of puns, double entendres and other comedic fodder
it has more chuckles in it than just about any other movie
I have seen.
Here are some of the better scenes…
You get a two-fer today…great skit AND a song!
This is a classic for the ages, Monty Python at its BEST!
There is nothing better…
I love the tape recorder bit!
Mike Armstrong is a top notch stand-up comedian.
I play him on the show to rave reviews, he’s one of the
funniest guys on the circuit today.
He was a police officer before becoming a comedian
and he brings a lot of that experience to the stage.
Here is he with some of his better material…
More of Mike in the future!
Pee Wee Herman is a very talented man, in my humble,
but slightly twisted, opinion.
I am glad that his new show has done well, he deserves it.
Here’s the biker bar scene that still confuses people.
I think it’s funny but I’m not sure why.
I love how that guy got really short after he
forks over the shoes!