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WQXR Classical Comedy Contest

Friday, September 23, 2011

WQXR host Elliott Forrest talks about the upcoming WQXR Classical Comedy Contest, and he’ll explain what makes for a one-of-a-kind talent and how to judge what’s funny.

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Elliott Forrest
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Comments [4]

Mary Gutmann from Morgantown, WV

The best is a Bugs Bunny rendition of an opera. I think it was The Barber of Seville. It is one of the funniest and most clever films I have ever seen. Mel Blanc was superb and the music is fabulous and the animation is first class and the comic ideas are the best.

It is interesting to see how few people it took to create it (compare the credit list with today's animated wonders).

Sep. 23 2011 01:33 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Ooh, how about Allan Sherman's "I Can't Dance," to the tune of Weber's "Invitation to the Dance"?

Sep. 23 2011 01:26 PM
Amy from Manhattan

"Opera Man"? Ehh. Jon Lovitz did it better.

Sep. 23 2011 01:23 PM
Stoomzee from Northport, NY

Elliott, r u telling or accepting any good Classical/Musical - One Liners - for the show today?

Sep. 23 2011 11:09 AM

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