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Effingham Performance Center (formerly the Rosebud Theatre)
Oct 2 2015
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Theres a popular saying, A comic says funny things, and a comedian says things funny. This determines how much of the comedy is attributed to acting and person and how much to verbal content.
But, one who has gather a gratified audience base by entertaining and making them laugh primarily through his jokes, amusing situations, and sometimes employing props is Rich Little.
A Canadian impressionist and voice-actor, Rich Little has long been noted as a top impersonator of famous people throughout the world. His talent to impersonate others has garnered him the nickname The Man of a Thousand Voices.
Rich Little was born on November 26, 1938 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. At just the tender age of 15, Little formed a partnership with Geoff Scott, another budding impressionist. The duo began concentrating on reproducing the voices of Canadian politicians.
Those were included the Ottawa mayor Charlotte Whitton and the then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. By age 17, Little and Scott both had started performing professionally in night clubs. Later, Rich joined Ottawa's Little Theatre, acted there and became a successful disc jockey. He would be frequently incorporating impersonations into his show.
In 1963, Rich Little was asked to audition by Mel Torme for his new variety show for Judy Garland. He went through the audition, won it and broke into show business. Three years after joining the industry, Little appeared in ABC-TV's Judy Carne sitcom Love on a Rooftop.
In the sitcom, he acted a role of the Willises' eccentric neighbor, Stan Parker. He then became a part of The Kopykats which proved to be a hit. The best-known The Kopykats was the hour-long segments of The ABC Comedy Hour. Taped in England and broadcast in 1972, these comedy-variety shows consisted entirely of celebrity impersonations.
In the Kopykats, Rich Little used to appear in full costume and makeup for every sketch. The series expanded his fan base and added to his fame. During the 1970s, Little made several television appearances impersonating US President Richard Nixon. His impressions of Nixon are considered to be one of his best and fine works.
Little was a frequent guest on talk shows, and also cracked up Johnny Carson by capturing the Tonight Show host's voice. In 1974, the American Guild of Variety Artists named him a Comedy Star of the Year. In 1976, Little made an attempt to present himself in his own person through The Rich Little Show.
In 1981, Rich Little came up with The New You Asked for It, an attempt that was away from his gallery of characterizations. Little has also released nine albums and made several appearances in various movies. In addition to hosting shows, doing comedy stand-ups and working on comedy projects, he is equally active in social welfare projects.
He has been active in such charities as the Children's Miracle Network and the Juvenile Diabetes Fund. Little was also named to Miami Children's Hospital International Pediatrics Hall of Fame.
After touring the biggest venues around the world, Rich Little is up to entertain his Audience in the United States.
So, are you up to escape from mundane and burst into laughter? Grab your tickets to Rich Little today and let your hearts laugh aloud!