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Kevin Pollak delivers…

June 12, 2009

“Frankenstein never scared me… Marsupials do….because they’re faaast…”  

We all came to see it, Kevin Pollak  doing Christopher Walken.   Leslie and I love Christopher Walken and his quirky style, and we love Kevin Pollak.  What could be better than Kevin Pollak doing Christopher Walken, live on stage twenty feet in front of us?  Fifteen mins ahead of the show, the audience was settling in, and as we made small talk with the half dozen couples around us, it was clear that everyone was here, first and foremost to see Kevin doing Christopher.  He didn’t disapoint.

We caught the show at Goodnights comedy club last night.   Who would imagine that little old Raleigh would have one of the ten best comedy clubs in the country?   The wall full of signed photos by the elite who’s who of comedy that have performed there over the years should expunge any residual doubt as to the veracity of that claim.  Leno, Seinfield, Pollak, Carrot top, DeGeneres , Rosy, Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy… row upon row of them.  Amazing.

What an extraordinary experience to see a celebrity actor and comedian in person.  Who and what they apear is carefully crafted on TV and in the movies – a function of makeup, lighting, script, location and circumstance.  To see them in person, sweating under the lights, being human, connecting with the audience in person is a unique and special opportunity.  The real deal, not an airbrush retouched facisimile.   I saw the performance, but I think I also got to see a glimpse of the man, some  portion of personality that shines through from one role, one performance to the next.  

Kevin Pollak is the man.  For those who may be unfamilar with this part of the routine…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2009 12:42 am

    I loved Christopher in “True Romance” amazing.

  2. nanombroyles permalink
    June 20, 2009 1:15 am

    Oh, that’s funny. I love Walken on SNL.

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