Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Show is UP: Shecky's Complaint

I'm still quite sickly. Or, at least, my voice is a wreck even though I'm feeling better. You can hear a moment of it at the top of this shortened episode of "The Strip" in which we present our chat with the legend Shecky Greene, who appears at the Suncoast next month. Next week: Carlos Santana! Click on the date below to listen or right-click and save to your computer. Or subscribe (it's free!) via the iTunes link or via the Zune link. -sf

April 23: Shecky's Complaint

When Steve makes a joke that’s so awful it’s funny, Miles refers to him as Shecky Friess. That’s because long before Steve was hamming it up badly, comic Shecky Greene was one of the legendary comedians who made Las Vegas what it is today. Greene, now 83, is back in town for a three-show gig at the Suncoast next month, so Shecky Friess chatted him up about being tackled by Buddy Hackett in the middle of Paradise Road, about crashing his car in the Caesars Palace fountains and about which of the current crop of comics he loves and which he hates with, as Shecky put it, “a purple passion.”

Shecky Greene's site
Tickets for Shecky's show at the Suncoast