Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Cat in the (Jiffy Pop) Hat

From sometime in the mid-80s, please enjoy the comedy and musical stylings of the late great Rusty Magee...

...and his definitive reggae send-up "Rasta Magee."

That's another clip from the West Bank Cafe, of which there are now a lot on YouTube; I can't tell you how many brain cells I killed at a ringside table for some of those midnight shows over the years (yes, that's Lewis Black doing the intro). At the risk of gloating, being in New York City back then really was a special time.

In any case, you can find out more about Rusty, who on top of being ridiculously talented was also a sweetheart of a guy, over HERE. For somebody who wasn't a household word, and who died so tragically young, he really did have a remarkable career.


Billy B said...

Never heard of Rusty before. That was cool, Stevie. Thanks for sharing. Dude was amazingly talented.

Anonymous said...

Here's some real comedy: