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Topic: Another example of, "How it's done."
Message: Posted by: Matt_24 (Jul 10, 2013 05:27AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yG-toGMkJo

Manipulation, technique, timing. It's all there.
Message: Posted by: Fonsy (Jul 10, 2013 05:59AM)
Very funny!
Strassman is better than ever!

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Message: Posted by: Aussie (Jul 10, 2013 12:40PM)
I grew up watching Hey Hey It's Saturday (it ran for over 20 years) and it launched the careers of many now well known talents, Strassman being one of them. He was a regular on the show and other than Chris Kirby was the only vent Australia knew of at that time. IMO Strassman is probably the most innovative ventriloquist today. He's great.
Message: Posted by: TheDummyDoctor (Jul 10, 2013 01:19PM)
David was a frequent visitor to my studio back in the 1980s, when he was living in New York working he clubs (as I recall, he also possibly had a regular gig emceeing at a club whose name escapes me). He was an entertaining and polished performer even back then. A few years later I ran into him at an audition and we talked for a while, and he mentioned that he was shifting his material to a much more topical, edgier style and was starting to work a bit with electronics as well. It was all forward momentum from there.
So great to see the international success he's enjoyed since then!
Message: Posted by: george1953 (Jul 10, 2013 02:10PM)
Wondeful, love the drinking bit.
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Jul 11, 2013 11:32PM)
LOL, that was good.
After watching the video posted, I watched this one;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=bWO_d_H2uGA&feature=endscreen
Am I seeing that right, are Chuck's eyes lighting up when he's looking at someone in the audience and doing the evil thing? I like that, I could use a figure with that effect.
Message: Posted by: Aussie (Jul 12, 2013 12:06AM)
Yep Chuck's eyes did and still do light up. Strassman plays on the idea that people say they're freaked out by ventriloquist dummies even if it's really just rhetoric on their part. Love it!
Message: Posted by: Dickens & Dave (Jul 12, 2013 12:43AM)
That's why I like that effect, because I've always played on that idea too.