This footage was during my Professional Idiot phase. Yes, I actually thought that was a cool image. Looking back, I feel pretty stupid. However, this is all part of the process of being a comedy entertainer. Everyone should wear a Viking helmet at some point in their career. At this time, I was performing as the comedian at the Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN. The MC of this even, Lon Linke, was the MC at Dixie and got me this gig. These were some of the bits I did at this time.
Routines on this tape:
Cut & Restored Rope – At this point, I was still doing the rope routine as a solo bit. I didn’t start using helpers in my rope routine until the late 90s.
The second segment of this tape was a routine between Lon and myself. We have a great time working together. Of course, we worked together every day in front of 1000 seat theater. Lon did a few magic bits in his MC work and he loved doing the six bill repeat. I’m just playing the comedy sidekick.
The Great Paper Ball Mystery
I performed this routine every day in the Saloon Show of Dixie. This routine can also be seen as part of the Medicine Show.