Sunday, March 30, 2008



Charles Nelson Reilly (January 1931 – May 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in movies, children's television, animated cartoons, and as a panellist on the television game show Match Game. Most of his work was on Broadway until the ‘60’s when he appeared regularly on television in different roles and as a guest on late night shows.

It is never a good sign when you are the only person in the theatre prior to the start of the movie.

Although I was unfamiliar with the man, I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn something about a world famous actor. This one-man play "Save It For the Stage” was filmed in 2006. He must have packed the audience with all his friends because just about everything he said or did evoked gales of laughter. Actually it sounded very much like a laugh track from one of those TV comedy shows. In any event it is very annoying when everyone else is breaking up and you’re sitting there with a quizzical smirk on your face.

Reilly has his own unique delivery: it’s called shouting at the audience. This he does to make his point, at frequent intervals and it is always unsettling. I decided that if he did it one more time I’d walk out. He does so I did.

for some strong language (= some four letter words)

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