Skip to comments.Billy Crystal — from Sha Na Na to Yankee Stadium
Posted on 09/18/2013 10:34:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Billy Crystal remembers a show in Baltimore, around 1975, when he opened for the '50s revival act Sha Na Na.
He was an unknown comic at the time, an unknown who happened to look exactly like one of Sha Na Na's lead singers, Johnny Contardo.
"I'm introduced and I have no billing," Crystal says during a recent interview. "'Please welcome another star of our show and an up-and-coming new comic ...' That was the '70s. Whenever you heard 'up-and-coming new comic,' it was like 'Ugh.'
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Nick! No double post! Fantastic!
I’m happy for you if you happen to like Billy Crystal. I never have.
Hey, I don’t think I’ve had a double post in a month or so.
CITY SLICKERS is funny.
The earliest thing I remember Billy Crystal from was an old tv comedy called “Soap”. It was a spoof on soap operas or something, IIRC (I was pretty little at the time).
I also remember when Sha-Na-Na had a syndicated weekly television show.
I thought he was pretty funny as the security guard with Christopher Guest, that said, “I hate it when that happens!”
“Soap” was a lot of fun!
SOAP was great comedy.
Billy Crystal liberal POS.
Billy Crystal who?
“Im happy for you if you happen to like Billy Crystal. I never have.”
Makes two of us. Reason enough not to watch a movie. Unfunny.
Sha-Na-Na was my first rock concert, back in 1972!
I never cared too much for Crystal's character, but I loved Richard Mulligan. He died way too young. (Also loved Mulligan in SOB, one funny movie)
I saw his show, 500 Sundays, which was funny, although I didn’t care for how he’d changed his story about George W Bush, which I heard him tell originally on the radio back in Sept 2001, about the Yankees.
Ditto that. Wasn't it supposed to be sort of a knockoff of the Monkees show?
Could be. I was pretty little at the time, so I don’t remember all that much about it.
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