Saturday, May 21, 2005

R.I.P. Frank Gorshin
I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Gorshin do his stand-up routine at Rumor's Comedy Club several years ago. He was in town to shoot Guy Maddin's Twilight of the Ice Nymphs. I believe I remember feeling a distinct chill in the room as he did his Peter Lorre impersonation. Being as old school as he was, most of the folks in his impersonation arsenal might have gone over the heads of some the younger or less-enlightened people in the audience, but his energy and charm won over everybody. It was like watching Rich Little, but way fuckin' cooler.

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