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Rip Taylor

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Rip Taylor with Emmy Award

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Rip Taylor (born January 13, 1934) is an American actor and comedian. Taylor is known for his high-voiced yells, wacky toupée, and handlebar moustache over a perpetually toothy grin. He often enters a venue tossing handfuls of confetti from a paper bag onto his audience and laughing hysterically, while the band plays his theme song, "Happy Days Are Here Again." Taylor's comedic style includes puns, often in conjunction with props (for example, holding up a plastic fish full of holes and exclaiming "Holy Mackerel!") and miming along to novelty records (including the works of Spike Jones). If he gets little or no reaction following one of his jokes, he stops for a moment and yells at the audience: "I don't dance, folks! This is it!" Or, "Hello? Can you people hear me?"

Fact file

  • Birth name: Charles Elmer Taylor, Jr.
  • Born: January 13, 1934 (age 81) Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1961–present
  • Genres: Stand-up
  • Influences: Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Redd Foxx, Mickey Rooney
  • Influenced: Dana Snyder, Carrot Top
  • Website: http://www.riptaylor.com/

Read more about Rip Taylor at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Comedian Rip Taylor has died at 84
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-10-07 01:18:55
"The greatest joy Rip had in life was the result of making others laugh," his publicist said in a statement

Rip Taylor, confetti comic and game show personality, dies at 84
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-10-07 01:01:11
Comic and game show personality Rip Taylor died at his home Sunday at the age of 84.

Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Television Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84
NY Times TV, 2019-10-07 00:59:05
He made over 2,000 television appearances during his more than 50 years in show business.

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