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.
April 27, 1993 |
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.
November 29, 1990 |
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.
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.
June 22, 2003 |
Pauly Shore emerged from his childhood home. It was a Sunday afternoon, the time of the week when a good son goes to see his aging mother. "I just fed her," he said. Inside, in her den, was Mitzi Shore. Mitzi Shore, who was friends with Lenny Bruce's mother. Mitzi Shore, who married a comedian (Sammy Shore) and divorced a comedian but not before giving birth to a comedian (Pauly).
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.