Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pete Barbutti

Pete Barbutti is a great old-school comic who performs mostly in Vegas.

Throughout the '70s and '80s - he was a frequent presence on Merv Griffin's daily talk show, and made many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He is a great joke teller, and was not above getting downright silly to get a laugh.

Witness today's clips: Barbutti plays a broom - as a musical instrument - on a 1978 Canadian TV show. Next up, Barbutti performs "bad magician with a good drummer" on one of Johnny's last Tonight shows.

And if you'd like to see more Barbutti - there are a number of great clips on his official web site.