Wednesday, March 04, 2009
HERE'S PETE BARBUTTI
Genius musician and "alternative" comedian Pete Barbutti logged quite a bit of time on the small screen (frequently appearing on "The Tonight Show"), though he has long been out of the mainstream spotlight. His expressions were priceless. My mom used to tune in to his short lived show, "Pete's Place", as she was/is a great fan of jazz. That's where I first saw him do his stuff. Gotta love Canadian TV.
His material was definitely geared toward musicians. The following clip is one of his classic routines, though it cuts out the first bit that sets up the gag. Either way, it takes talent for someone who plays proficiently to purposely play poorly.
The correspondence course that I'm taking (Alliterative Writing in an Economic Downturn) is finally paying dividends!