Mork and Rockford

Wanted to find something with Jim Garner and Robin Williams together. Here is a moment from the 1986 Academy Awards when Robin cracks Jim up. Robin was hosting and Garner was up for best actor in Murphy’s Romance (he lost to William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman). If you find and watch this whole show you’ll be freaked at how young everybody is.

Can’t teach the new dogs—

A couple of nights ago I returned to the Laugh Out Loud in Clayton, NC. I tried my bit about Andy Griffith in space. It killed among the over 50 crowd – the rest of the audience I assured that it was a five minute set and it would all be over soon.

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Doomed to repeat it

A very relaxed show at the Laugh Out Loud in Clayton, NC.
The trouble with audio-only is you can’t see how riveted the audience is during their periods of silence. (Once the stage lights refract in  my bifocals I can barely make them out myself. )
Regrets:
I wish I’d mentioned the Archduke and Sophie’s open top limo to paint a better word picture of the parade.
I wish my “Princess Bride” reference hadn’t died on the vine.

Luckily there are lots of venues, so I can tweak my word choices and delivery until I like this bit some day.

Where credit is due:

It’s true.  Paid voice actors the world over are praising Games Afoot: The Lost Games.  Here are some talented impressionists at work. You can click to see more about them.

Voice by Tom Richards, USA.     Photo from wiki commons.
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Voice by Rick Whelan, Ireland.       Photo from flickr commons.
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Voice by Charlie Hopkinson, England.     Photo from wiki commons.

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Voice by Rick Whelan, Ireland.      Photo from flickr commons.     Other photo from flickr commons.

 

This is just a rehearsal

I tried a little live speaking at an open mic the other night.  I had about an eight minute bit which I could cut to five minutes if necessary.  It turns out I was limited to three minutes. My on-the-fly edit was bad for my delivery – I cringe with every pause and stumble when I hear this now.  But the urge to go back and see how well I do with three well-rehearsed minutes is overwhelming.

I consider this one just a rehearsal. I wouldn’t watch it if I were you.