I hadn’t had a chance until today to upload some video I shot of Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits at the NY State Fair this past Monday, August 25th. This was the highlight of a wonderful and fun concert….I’m Henry the Eighth I Am.

I must explain something that Noone refers to a couple of times in this performance. Every 15 minutes the Fair broadcasts announcements over the Public Address system….the time and a piece of information about what’s going on at the Fair. Noone could hear these and joked about it throughout the show….at one point he heard the woman doing the announcements say, “If you have ay questions…”, to which he replied, “I have a question….Who is this woman who keeps interrupting Herman’s Hermits?” The audience loved it. Of course, another announcement came on during the song ….my camera phone  didn’t pick it up but Noone does comment on it to comic effect.

I chose to aim my camera phone at the video screen at the side of the stage because it is only shoots at 1.3 megapixels and trying to zoom in on the stage would have resulted in a poor quality image. This isn’t the best view but the audio is pretty decent and the whole thing is fun to hear.

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“Warning: the Internet may contain traces of nuts.” – Author Unknown

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Families are like fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts”. ~Author Unknown

In Praise of Michael Airington and OH MY GOODNESS, IT’S PAUL LYNDE!

Airington - Lynde

Michael Airington’s awesome one man show, Oh My Goodness, It’s Paul Lynde! opened last night at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Hollywood last evening and here is a fantastic review from Jose Ruiz which begins as such:

“One of the most riotous 90 minutes you will ever spend is being presented at the Hudson Backstage as Michael Airington reincarnates the legendary comedian Paul Lynde. His portrait of Paul Lynde is brilliant, nostalgic and heartfelt. Directed by John Hall and based in part on Lynde’s life and 1976 touring show, this presentation is non-stop laugh riot where Airington’s portrayal makes you swear you were in the same room with Paul Lynde. The voice, the mannerisms, the quick repartee are all there. The impromptu exchanges with random audience members underscore the wit that Paul had, but even more so, the razor sharp quickness of Airington’s mind who can turn laughs on a dime and never break character is in full display.”



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A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs

Remembering a Simpler Time

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a favorite commercial of mine from the 1970s….an ad for Faygo featuring the man best known as radio’s Great Gildersleeve, Harold Peary. I always loved how charming and simple this commercial was.

Class Act

David Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams:

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“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright

A Plug For the AWESOME Michael Airington!


If you are a fan of the late actor/comedian Paul Lynde and you live in the Los Angeles area, you MUST see my very talented friend Michael Airington in his BRILLIANT one man show Oh My Goodness, It’s Paul Lynde!, which opens at the Hudson Backstage Theater on Saturday, August 23rd and plays every Saturday night through September 27th.

I cannot say enough about Michael’s performance….he doesn’t just portray Lynde, he CHANNELS him! Michael’s show is based on the actual show that Lynde toured with in 1976 (Michael won a trunk of the actual material and music from the show in an eBay auction several years ago…and his show is sanctioned by the Lynde Estate)….and Michael has added his own original material….plus the show features questions and answers from The Hollywood Squares, complete with voiceovers from Squares host Peter Marshall, who recorded them specifically for this show. Marshall is such a supporter of Michael’s efforts that he did the voiceovers for free….is that a vote of confidence or what? Here’s a video that Peter Marshall did to plug an earlier incarnation of the show:

And here is a trailer for Michael’s show from a few years ago:

To purchase your tickets for Oh My Goodness, It’s Paul Lynde!, please click HERE….you’ll be glad you did!



Funny Funeral

I saw this video posted on other social media and knew I had to share it. This sketch is from the 1987 Carol Burnett special Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin….the sketch as performed as written and then Carol announced that Robin Williams had asked if they could do it again, with hilarious results.

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