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January 31, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
In the wide world of stand-up comedy, nobody is quite like Vic Dunlop. Fans of TV's "Make Me Laugh" in the late '70s will recall Dunlop as one of the show's wackier resident comedians whose job it was to crack up contestants. There was, for example, the time he dressed up like a baked potato: Wearing tinfoil from head to toe, topped off, naturally, with a dab of sour cream on the top of his head.
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August 16, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
Vic Dunlop, a zany and irreverent standup comic with a natural flair for making people laugh, has died. He was 62. Dunlop died of complications of diabetes Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said his wife, Linda. After launching his career in Los Angeles in the early 1970s with Natural Gas, a small comedy-improv group that appeared regularly on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," Dunlop gained national attention on his own later in the decade as one of the comedians on "Make Me Laugh.
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January 27, 1994 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition
When Vic Dunlop gave up being a prop comedian for the more socially acceptable pure stand-up gig, it wasn't a decision he labored over. The choice was pretty much made for him. "Some people will say they wanted to grow. Hell, I didn't care," the comedian said, sitting behind his desk at his Sun Valley home, which took a little beating during the recent earthquake. (Sun Valley is near Burbank.) "About 10 years ago, I was working the Comedy Castle in Detroit.
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June 25, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea first came to Gallagher last winter in Puerto Rico. Or maybe it was Aruba. Well, it doesn't really matter; from inside a hotel room, they look pretty much the same anyway. Besides, the important thing is that an idea came. When you make your living smashing overripe fruit with a 16-pound mallet, you take your revelations when and where you can get them. "I thought to myself, 'These aren't foreign countries,' " the melon-mashing comedian recounts.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1990 | From United Press International
Comedy Club Owner Files Counterclaims: The owner of "The Laugh Factory" comedy club has filed counterclaims of copyright infringement and breach of confidence against comedian Vic Dunlop and his associate, David Miller, over a movie script. Jamie Masada accused Dunlop and Miller of illegally attempting to market a movie idea derived from Masada's script "The Comedy College." The counterclaims were in response to a suit that Dunlop and Miller filed against Masada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
Vic Dunlop, a zany and irreverent standup comic with a natural flair for making people laugh, has died. He was 62. Dunlop died of complications of diabetes Saturday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, said his wife, Linda. After launching his career in Los Angeles in the early 1970s with Natural Gas, a small comedy-improv group that appeared regularly on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," Dunlop gained national attention on his own later in the decade as one of the comedians on "Make Me Laugh.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea first came to Gallagher last winter in Puerto Rico. Or maybe it was Aruba. Well, it doesn't really matter; from inside a hotel room, they look pretty much the same anyway. Besides, the important thing is that an idea came. When you make your living smashing overripe fruit with a 16-pound mallet, you take your revelations when and where you can get them. "I thought to myself, 'These aren't foreign countries,' " the melon-mashing comedian recounts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2000 | NANCY FORREST-YOSNOW
Comedians Tim Allen, Howie Mandel, Bob Saget and Bruce Baum will be among the headliners for a comedy night fund-raiser at Newbury Park High School on Dec. 10. Proceeds from the event will benefit the school's softball boosters and comedian Vic Dunlop, a friend of the entertainers who recently lost a leg to diabetes. Fellow comedians Bill Kirchenbauer, Kip Addotta and Carrie Snow will also participate in the comedy event, which is recommended for mature audiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Martians Go Home" (citywide), a strange little sci-fi comedy that's all talk and no action, starts off with such a knowing satire of the ways of Hollywood that it's a shame those green people from Mars ever turn up. Randy Quaid, who is wholly and delightfully persuasive, stars as a TV composer who finally lands a big-screen feature assignment.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1985 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
It's perhaps fitting that Laff Stop's ninth anniversary show tonightwill feature six comics whose names aren't well known outside comedy circles. After all, the opening-night bill also consisted of several then-unknown performers. Said Laff Stop owner Michael Callie: "When we opened in 1976, people's idea of a comedy club was that Bob Hope would come out. Nobody had heard of any of the guys on that first show. The attitude was 'How can you have a comedy club without name performers?'
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition
When Vic Dunlop gave up being a prop comedian for the more socially acceptable pure stand-up gig, it wasn't a decision he labored over. The choice was pretty much made for him. "Some people will say they wanted to grow. Hell, I didn't care," the comedian said, sitting behind his desk at his Sun Valley home, which took a little beating during the recent earthquake. (Sun Valley is near Burbank.) "About 10 years ago, I was working the Comedy Castle in Detroit.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
In the wide world of stand-up comedy, nobody is quite like Vic Dunlop. Fans of TV's "Make Me Laugh" in the late '70s will recall Dunlop as one of the show's wackier resident comedians whose job it was to crack up contestants. There was, for example, the time he dressed up like a baked potato: Wearing tinfoil from head to toe, topped off, naturally, with a dab of sour cream on the top of his head.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1990 | From United Press International
Comedy Club Owner Files Counterclaims: The owner of "The Laugh Factory" comedy club has filed counterclaims of copyright infringement and breach of confidence against comedian Vic Dunlop and his associate, David Miller, over a movie script. Jamie Masada accused Dunlop and Miller of illegally attempting to market a movie idea derived from Masada's script "The Comedy College." The counterclaims were in response to a suit that Dunlop and Miller filed against Masada.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1999 | ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hmm. How to put this delicately? We'll simplify: Mime-like, stringy-haired man in black hat smashes food with mallet on stage for living. Man, who no espeakey no Spanish, hears Spanish, thinks Spanish good, Spanish muy muy dinero. Man spends one month learning important Spanish words such as cerveza, caca and culo (butt). Man invents Spanish words, such as "sperm-o" and "embarazamante." Man decides this is enough Spanish to put on show for Latinos.
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