Victor Borge: Comedy In Music!
Airs Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Victor works with Andy Williams as a salesman for “Borge Pianos”
Beethoven’s Minuet in G routine and more from the Hollywood Palace
The American Folk Songs routine
The classic Timid Page Turner routine
“Claire de Lune” with a full orchestra
Borge plays “Born Free” — with a real lion!
Phonetic Punctuation with President Reagan and Tip O’Neil in the audience
This new Victor Borge television special features his recently rediscovered funniest and most memorable skits — a truly unparalleled collection not to be missed.
Included is rare archival footage from “The Andy Williams Show” and “The Perry Como Show” (not seen in more than 40 years), a hilarious classic performance from the Ford Theater of Phonetic Punctuation with President and Mrs. Reagan in the audience, and touching, heartfelt reminiscences from his five children of their favorite Borge routines.
Hailed as a child prodigy, Victor Borge began his performing career with a piano debut in 1926 at the age of 17. For eight decades, he was never out of the spotlight. “The Great Dane” of comedy, as the beloved international humorist and musician was known, Borge was celebrated around the world for his unique blend of comedy and music.
This latest special is chock full of Borge’s one-liners, falls, double takes, mastery of piano variations and outrageous stage antics, confirming him as one of the funniest performers the world has ever known.
This program originally aired in 2011.
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