Archive for the 'Harry Anderson' Category

Harry Anderson On Letterman

Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2021

From sometime in the early to mid 1980s…

All Hail King Harry!

Posted by Michael on February 28th, 2019

On Monday, March 4, the Krewe of Fools is parading through New Orleans and this year the group of street entertainers will all appear as their honorary king the late, great Harry Anderson. We will try to find footage but if you are going down to the Mardi Gras you can get more info on their route and schedule on

Harry Anderson And Deidre Hall

Posted by Michael on January 29th, 2019

From his 1987 TV special Harry Anderson’s Sideshow, everyone’s favorite grifter does a carnival take on a classic stage illusion with actress Diedre Hall. I’ll be honest: it is cold, I feel like crap today and I needed something to cheer me up. Harry Anderson is still my go to magician of choice!

Harry Anderson’s New Orleans Send Off

Posted by Michael on June 18th, 2018

Many of you probably saw this on Facebook over the weekend, but just in case you missed it, here are highlights from the New Orleans Memorial and Second Line Celebration for Harry Anderson, as originally posted by the one and only Turk Pipkin. If you have been wondering what Turk has been doing lately, check out the website for The Nobelity Project, a group building schools and promoting education in Kenya.

Sam Powers vs Keto (And The Jaws Of Death)

Posted by Michael on April 23rd, 2018

Not a whole bunch of news this weekend… lots of coverage of the Copperfield trial (but no real new information). We did come across an interview with Harry Anderson on NPR’s Fresh Air from 1989 we missed last week. So let’s just jump into videos today, okay?

Today’s lead off video is Sam Powers on Australia’s Weekend Today escaping from the Jaws of Death. This video actually comes from the Daily Mail, where it accompanied an article focusing on Sam’s recent weight loss to prepare for the stunt.

Harry At His Finest

Posted by Michael on April 20th, 2018

There are a whole bunch of great Harry Anderson routines. Everybody always thinks of his needle through arm, which is amazing, but for my money it is The Grappler. This clip, by the way, was posted on YouTube by Meir Yedid, who was the source to get Harry’s stuff the last few years. If you are wanting a copy of Hello, Sucker or Tricks Of His Trade, well, I think they are gone… but Meir has his books and effects on his site.

Have a great, but safe, weekend everyone.

Goodbye, Harry.

Harry Anderson On Just My Show

Posted by Michael on April 20th, 2018

Just My Show is a podcast talking to some of our favorite TV stars from back in the day. In 2006 they caught up with Harry Anderson, of Night Court and Dave’s World fame. This is just a six minute excerpt, but you can hear the whole thing by checking out their iTunes feed.