Archive for the Live Performance Category

Alan King….Women Live Longer Than Men

Posted in Live Performance on January 21, 2009 by michaelkhill
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Flight of the Conchords

Posted in Live Performance, Music with tags , , on December 9, 2008 by michaelkhill

From The Late Show with David Letterman here is Flight of the Conchords with “Beautiful Girl.”

Their official website

Their MySpace page

HBO page

Richard Pryor

Posted in film, Live Performance, Television with tags on November 25, 2008 by michaelkhill

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We’re coming up on the third anniversary of the passing of a legend. Richard Pryor was much more than just a brilliant stand-up comic. He was a writer, actor, director, activist, he did it all.

Here is his biography from his official website. Be warned, the site requires you to be 18 or older to enter, due to potentially offensive language. If bad words scare you…stay away.

You couldn’t be alive in America in the 1970’s and not know who Richard Pryor was.  And for good reason.

From Stir Crazy

From See No Evil, Hear No Evil

His filmography.

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Billy Ingram has the history of The Richard Pryor Show.

Richard even showed us what it would be like for America to have a black president – 25 years before it happened!

His Wikipedia page.

CNN’s obituary.

John Belushi as Joe Cocker

Posted in Live Performance with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2008 by michaelkhill

This clip from the 1973 National Lampoon “Lemmings” Roadshow is a real gem.

It features John Belushi (just before he would become a superstar on Saturday Night Live) performing as Joe Cocker. It’s a testament to Belushi’s skill as a singer (have you ever tried to do that voice?) as well as his gift for physical humor.

If you want to see just how much Belushi nails this impression, here is the real Joe Cocker from Woodstock, 1969.