Friday, July 03, 2009

Friday Funnies

With the media having such a narrow focus, you would think the only person who has died lately was Michael Jackson. He certainly upstaged Farrah Fawcett.

Other losses we incurred this past week were Karl Malden (also born in Gary Indiana) and the subject of today's funny, Fred Travalena.

He was known as Mr. Everybody because of his incredibly talented performances in impressions. Many may not know or remember him because at the peak of his career, Rich Little was the premier artist of that genre. But Mr. E was no less talented and no less funny.

Fred died earlier this week from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Here is one of his later performances, doing what he always did best:



Anonymous said...

LOL … I honestly never saw this guy before today, LA. I imagine what makes comedy impersonation so difficult is that everyone compares you to Rich Little. Of course, not everyone is successful as impersonators. Take Congress, for example, as Americans, they suck.

Leslie said...

I had not heard of this comedian before. Funny! And I don't usually care for impersonators... especially as Mustang refers to them, (most) Congressmen trying to act like real Americans.