Tag Archives: entertainment

Las Vegas: ‪«Muhammad Ali Celebrity Roast‬»

16 Aug

Dean Martin hosts – Taking part in this roast: Foster Brooks, Red Buttons, Ruth Buzzi, Charlie Callas, Wilt Chamberlain, Howard Cosell, Billy Crystal, Georgia Engel, Rocky Graziano, Sherman Hemsley, Gabe Kaplan, Gene Kelly, Herbert Muhammad, Tony Orlando, Floyd Patterson, Freddie Prinze, Nipsey Russell, Isabel Sanford and Orson Welles.

The whole show is strictly awesome and a must-see.

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Sammy Davis Jr.: «Impersonations»

18 Feb

Michael Jackson performed this song only once. The occasion was the «Sammy Davis Jr.’s 60th Stage Anniversary TV Special». The song was written especially for the broadcast which was aired on February the 4th in 1990. Sammy Davis Jr. died only three months later: on Mai, the 16th in 1990 in Beverly Hills. It was lung cancer that drove him away. He surely was one of the greatest entertainers ever.

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John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson: «Beekeeping»

2 Nov

Hysterical sketch with John Cleese as a beekeeping expert and Rowan Atkinson as a terrible television show host. Recorded live in 1981.

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Don Lane to Tom Waits: «I’m certainly glad you’ve finished the sentence»

7 Aug

There are, of course, up-coming voices, saying that Tom Waits’ 1979 performance in the Australian Don Lane Show was the model for Heath Ledger’s strange interpretation of Joker. Naturally, we see it slightly different: Heath Ledger was nothing but playing an old toothless snake which had too much to drink. End of story.

Tom Waits’ performance, however, is simply great. Just invest nine minutes of your worthless lifetime in order not to miss the small clip from the movie Paradise Alley in which Waits, the piano man, is chatting with Silvester Stallone at the end of this footage.

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