It would make a fine story. Anyone have the time to do the huge amount of research required for RK?Originally posted by Scott:
Richard, is there a story here? Famous people who are interested in magic? It could be a very good story, with lots of great mini stories.
Hopkins has apeared on at least two tribute shows to cooper, and has stated this fact, explaining exactly which bits of cooper he used, the " wild "eyes, and his hands , being amongst the things.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The portrayal of Hannibal Lector is based on Tommy Cooper? Huh? Can anyone else verify this?
ah, a true clasic pete.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
One of the funniest tapes I have on Tommy Cooper is a routine where he is trying to do a vent act on a ship using a roll on table... as the ship rocks, the table moves... you have to see it.
"Just like that" is one of his catch lines...
Cooper died while doing a show on TV and all the guys in the audience thought it was a gag. He lay there "dead" and someone dragged him offstage live on TV.
Ken Brooke was in the audience and told me about it.
Yup, in fact, Neil is good friends with magician Ed Alonzo, among others, and I believe a Castle member himself, although I can't say for sure. I also think he's been a presenter at the annual awards ceremony there at least once.Originally posted by Mark Ennis:
Another great actor Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser) is also a magician. He has performed some effects on various talk shows...which is probably why he was never asked back.
Yup, his name's Ben Curtis. He was my roommate at the Tannen's Magic Camp for a year or two. Really nice guy who I've since lost touch with, unfortunately. It was a total surprise to see him as "Steve, the Dell Guy" last year. Took me a little while to recognize him, because he's lost his characteristic southern drawl :o)Originally posted by MaxNY:
They say the dude from the Dell computer commercials started out as a magician... went to a few conventions.
Max, Joel Hodgson (sp?) was the Mystery Science guy and yes he did do magic. I never saw him on SNL though. Do you know what time period that particular SNL was from? Who were the cast members?E is showing old SNL's, ever see the guy who had a card choosen, then placed the deck on a football passer type toy...That was Mystery Theater guy wasn't it?