Marucci... holy cow, I didn't know you were THAT OLD... did you know I had Laringitis when I did that show?
I had been in Las Vegas the week before shooting photos out in the desert. It was freezing cold. I got a cold so bad I lost my voice.
Calling the hotel's House Dr. I was given some serious and strange medication. I told him I had to be in Canada to do a TV show the following weekend.
He said, you will not be able to speak for about five days, but the sixth day you will be a little better, then take this (steroid) and the next day you will be OK.
It really worked (almost)... what happened was this.
I was pretty much OK and in the studio, drinking lots of water (as the Dr. suggested). I started my act and all of a sudden I felt my voice was going... but just then the director yelled, "cut. Sorry Pete, we weren't rolling tape, can you start over?"
I said, give me a minute and some water.
So, the audience had heard my opening gags, so I said, "Hey, you know the punchlines and usually that means NO laffs... so, lets see if you can pretend you had not heard the lines before and laff it up."
Well, thankfully, they really reacted like champs. A great audience.
As far as the routine goes, it combines Ken Brooke and Pat Page thinking with Billy's half-dyed. Billy had lost his props and I had a dozen or so sets I had picked up when I did a TV Special in Japan, so I gave a couple of sets to Billy.
My main contribution is the intro, set up and the handling. Stealing and switching dye tubes with natural reasons.
Funny bit. One time I was MCing a show and DROPPED the dye tube. I looked UP as if it was something that fell from above. Picked it up, said, "What's this?" Prentended to place it in my left hand and put it in my pocket.
Went on and did the routine as if nothing happened.
Heheheheh.... that's when it is FUN! :D :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes: :D