Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Making Gary McKee Laugh

In 1979 I was in a Steve Martin look-alike contest at Cumberland Mall, before I turned grey. Garo was the host. 100 contestants. Thousands in attendance.

I would've left, except I went third. The first two quoted Martin's routines, so I knew I had to be different. I thought, "If Steve Martin was in a Steve Martin contest, he'd act like he thought it was something else." So I did Andy Kaufman. Nobody laughed...

...except McKee. That made me happy.

I left the mall, not waiting around for the results.

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