Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:50

Al Jarreau -- The Comic Actor: 1981 (Repost)

 

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SCTV, the groundbreaking TV satire shot in Canada, was on  a creative roll in 1981. Built around TV spoofs (including the fictional SCTV network), the cast was built around late John Candy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Pittsburgh native Joe Flaherty, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara (later joined by Martin Short). The show's writing team wanted to integrate musical guests into the comedy sketches. They did this with a number of luminaries, among them Dr. John, Natalie Cole, John Mellencamp, Roy Orbison, Tony Bennett, Levon Helm, Ian Thomas (Dave's younger brother), the Tubes--and Al Jarreau.  (Photo: Jarreau with Rick Moranis as Phil Silvers).

Published in Get Rhythm