Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Take My Prog-Rock, Please.

This has gone sort of viral, but if you haven't seen it, you need to.

Rick Wakeman's acceptance speech -- with Yes -- at the Rock Hall of Fame induction last week.

As Jack Nicholson famously said of Bob Dylan -- this guy's a riot. The jokes about his Dad alone are worth the price of admission.

Wakeman begins his stand-up routine at approximately the 7:00 mark.

You're welcome.


buzzbabyjesus said...

After a few minutes of (yawn) Jon Anderson I went straight to 6:58, and Rick Wakeman's hilarious acceptance stand-up performance. A funny geezer!

buzzbabyjesus said...

And it led to watching an interesting version of the band perform an accurate and spirited rendition of "Roundabout" with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush as the rhythm section.

steve simels said...

I interviewed Wakeman once -- over a fancy lunch at some pricey boite (I really had the greatest job ever back then ) -- and he was without question the nicest and funniest pop star I ever met. Totally unpretentious and a total hoot.

Gummo said...

Whoda thunk the guy who made that pompous, humorless music could be so effin' funny?

Go figure.

steve simels said...

When I met him, he was touring KING ARTHUR ON ICE.

Jai Guru Dave said...

Sure; but when I wear a cape, everyone says it's an affectation.

So unfair!

Mr. Minimac said...

Well we now know who to call when Fozzie Bear announces his retirement.

Billy B said...

Hilarious. The last joke was the best.