You want to know what makes me tick, I’ll tell you what makes me tick. I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn; I read a two-penny magazine called ‘The Hawk’s Nest.’ Nobody entered that nest that didn’t leave a little richer and a little wiser. And that 11-year-old boy said, ‘Isn’t that a wonderful thing.’ And that’s all there is to it.
A comedian sees the world bent. I'm tangent to the circle.
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At the Sahara, the seats are banked and most of the audience is looking down at the stage. Everybody in the business knows: Up for singers, down for comics. The people want to idealize a singer. They want to feel superior to a comic. You’re trying to make them laugh. They can’t laugh at someone they’re looking up to.
Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you’re cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you’re not telling jokes.
|Birth:||31st August, 1924|
|Death:||30th June, 2003|
Buddy Hackett was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug. Hackett's movie career began in 1950 with a 10-minute "World of Sports" reel for Columbia Pictures called King of the Pins. He starred in the 1980 film Hey Babe!. That same year, he hosted a syndicated revival of the quiz show You Bet Your Life which lasted for one year.
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