Skip to comments.VIDEO: COMEDIAN RICH LITTLE ENTERTAINS AT HOROWITZ CELEBRATION
Posted on 09/03/2019 9:46:58 AM PDT by DFG
On August 21, 2019, the David Horowitz Freedom Center held an 80th birthday celebration for its founder at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Comedy icon Rich Little regaled the crowd with impressions of some of his favorite figures from the past, including Ronald Reagan and Johnny Carson.
Check out the video below:
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Ronald Reagan Truman Capote Jimmy Stewart Frank Sinatra Dean Martin Johnny Carson
I could not do celebrity impressions very well. But I could COPY Rich Little doing impressions. So in school I would channel Rich Little and people thought I was pretty good. Always good for a few laughs.
My favorite (still works to this day) is Johnny Carson saying “my college girlfriend was called Miss Lincoln because everyone took a shot at her in the balcony.”
Rich Little will be the last of the impressionists.
A vocation killed off by lawyers who create trusts who hold the rights to a celebrity’s likeness in perpetuity.
I had no idea Rich Little was still alive.
Rich Little tells a funny lawyer joke in the Johnny Carson part of this video (starting around 21:00).
lol me either- glad to see he is- he was an icon during the time of ‘golden comedy era’ - today’s ‘comedy’ by and large is just nasty, vile, political preaching (Note, I’m sure there are good clean comedians around today- but they don’t get the billing that these older comedians had, so don’t get the spotlight and afren’t as well known sadly- the reason folks like rich did was because we only had a few channels, and people really looked forward to these shows- many families watched them together- it was a simpler, and I think happier time- Comedians were mostly respectful of the other person’s political affiliations, but they dint’ shy away from cracking good clean jokes about it either- today- many are just nasty and vile-
I loved it when Rich Little would do all of Johnny Carson’s mannerisms as Johnny cringed.
His Jimmy Stewart was priceless.
bump for later viewing
Me either, he’s the best.
>>I loved it when Rich Little would do all of Johnny Carsons mannerisms as Johnny cringed.<<
Hmm.. I always heard that Carson LOVED impersonations of himself and would celebrate his birthdays with impressionists like Rich.
I never saw him cringe on his show when Little (or Frank Gorshin or others) would imitate him — in fact he would almost cry with laughter.
>>Rich Little will be the last of the impressionists.
A vocation killed off by lawyers who create trusts who hold the rights to a celebritys likeness in perpetuity.<<
Now that you mention it, there ARE no impressionists are there? OTOH who the heck is there today to imitate? Kevin Bacon with exactly two expressions? Keifer Southerland with one? Keanu Reeves with zero?
Ugly, angry liberals with nothing to say other than “orange man bad?”
The last person to imitate was probably Jay Leno. And he is long retired.
Yeah you got to be ‘impressed’ with a celeb.
Not impressed with any of today’s.
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