Today's Video Link
This is a clip of a recent (2010) performance by a great man of the stage, George S. Irving. Mr. Irving, who is currently 90 and still treading the boards (as they say) has had a stellar career in the theater but some of you may know him best from his animation voicing. He was heard on most of the cartoon shows produced in New York in the sixties, most notably as the narrator on Underdog. In The Year Without Santa Claus, he played the Heat Miser and he has so many more credits.
In 1976, he appeared on Broadway in the musical So Long, 174th Street, which was adapted from the play Enter Laughing, which was based on Carl Reiner's book, Enter Laughing. The show closed quickly and is rarely revived.
The best reviews hailed Mr. Irving for a number called "The Butler's Song." A few years ago, he re-created that number and that's the clip I have for you today. I promise you'll laugh and want to forward this to friends.
At the end, you'll hear someone in the audience shouting "Bravo!" and I think that someone is my grand friend, Jim Brochu. Jim was one of the other writers on the Pink Lady show and was there for much of the Larry Hagman story I told here the other day. But never mind that now. Go watch the great George S. Irving. Thanks, Steve, for capturing this and sharing.