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July 1, 1989 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
There's a select fistful of comedians who consistently make David Letterman laugh and who, not coincidentally, are the most frequent guests on "Late Night With David Letterman": Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, George Miller and Jeff Altman. Of those, Altman is the odd man out-- very odd, some might say. For one thing, Altman is the only one whom Letterman often ushers onto the set with the phrase: "He's nuts."
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May 23, 2011
Television is littered with the corpses of ill-conceived musical-variety series that were so bad you had to see them to believe them. A prime example was NBC's "Pink Lady and Jeff," which premiered March 1, 1980. Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, the show revolved around a duo called Pink Lady, Japanese pop singers Mie and Kie who spoke rudimentary English, and American comedian Jeff Altman. Each episode ended with the girls in bikinis in a hot tub pushing a fully clothed Altman into the water.
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January 19, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Altman used to open his act by saying, "I'm seeing my psychiatrist. He told me I had to stop punishing myself. . . ." Then he'd bang his head on a bar stool. "It used to look like I was really disturbed," Altman says. "That's the illusion I try to paint when I go onstage. I found it established the tone for what was about to happen. It also used to make people laugh--and that was the most important thing." Actually, Altman says, "I've done several things where I've smashed my head.
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January 19, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Altman used to open his act by saying, "I'm seeing my psychiatrist. He told me I had to stop punishing myself. . . ." Then he'd bang his head on a bar stool. "It used to look like I was really disturbed," Altman says. "That's the illusion I try to paint when I go onstage. I found it established the tone for what was about to happen. It also used to make people laugh--and that was the most important thing." Actually, Altman says, "I've done several things where I've smashed my head.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2011
Television is littered with the corpses of ill-conceived musical-variety series that were so bad you had to see them to believe them. A prime example was NBC's "Pink Lady and Jeff," which premiered March 1, 1980. Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, the show revolved around a duo called Pink Lady, Japanese pop singers Mie and Kie who spoke rudimentary English, and American comedian Jeff Altman. Each episode ended with the girls in bikinis in a hot tub pushing a fully clothed Altman into the water.
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April 27, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
CARE Benefit: Bob Saget, Yakov Smirnof, Carol Leifer and KNBC weatherman Fritz Coleman take part in the first "Comics for CARE" benefit at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Comedian Jeff Altman headlines the performance, which will raise funds for CARE, an independent nonprofit relief and development organization.
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November 29, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Not-So-Late Night: NBC's late-night anti-hero, David Letterman, will dabble in prime time--as a producer. NBC confirmed Wednesday that Letterman has a comedy pilot in the "early stages of development" for New World Television. The show will star comedian Jeff Altman as one of a pair of "odd" brothers. Letterman would serve as executive producer along with Bob Bendetson.
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October 21, 1993
The Improv Comedy Club on Melrose Avenue will host "The Cool Ghouls of Comedy" on Halloween night as a benefit for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Participating comics include "The Grand Wizard of Comedy" Dom Irrera, "The Warlock of Laughs" Chuck Booms and "Transylvania's own" "Butt Steak Boy" Jeff Altman. Tickets are $12.50 and $16.50. Information: (213) 651-2583.
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December 28, 2000
Among the New Year's Eve events on tap: * The Sportsmen's Lodge presents its 11th annual New Year's Eve comedy show and dinner dance starring comics Jeff Altman, Dane Cook and Roger Behr, with music by Billy Vera and the Beaters. The show will be hosted by Paul Joseph of KIIS-FM. Dinner buffet and desserts. Party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $99.99-$119.99 per person. Information: (818) 755-5000.
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August 16, 1995 | ED BOND
For 21 years, the Furthermore Foundation in Tarzana has offered counseling to victims of domestic violence, rape and incest as well as to troubled teen-agers. But after more than two decades of surviving on mostly private donations, the group is holding its first fund-raiser. "We are literally paying to see people, because of our conscience," Executive Director Angus Morrison said. "Otherwise we'd be throwing them out into the street." The fund-raiser is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept.
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July 1, 1989 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
There's a select fistful of comedians who consistently make David Letterman laugh and who, not coincidentally, are the most frequent guests on "Late Night With David Letterman": Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, George Miller and Jeff Altman. Of those, Altman is the odd man out-- very odd, some might say. For one thing, Altman is the only one whom Letterman often ushers onto the set with the phrase: "He's nuts."
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September 24, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Richard Pryor's brief, much-publicized return to stand-up comedy marks the climax of "The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday" (tonight at 10 on NBC, Channels 4, 36 and 39). His appearance is much like most of the rest of the hour: an intriguing, too-short, awkwardly edited tease. When Pryor filmed his segment a few weeks ago, by all accounts, the comic's discomfort at being back on stage was obvious, yet didn't preclude his being funny and touching in his own endearingly rusty way.
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