Monday, March 21, 2011

It’s Tony V Week

Tony V on Showtime, YouTube
Let’s go ahead and call this Tony V Week. If you have Showtime 2, you can see the Boston veteran in World’s Greatest Dad putting his social worker skills from another life to work as a school psychologist. Director Bobcat Goldthwait and Tony V are old friends, and you can read a bit about the movie from both of them in my interviews with them from the Boston Comedy archives. Archived Interviews: Bobcat | Tony

Someone also posted this video of Tony from early in his career, when he was the gorilla in the American Tourister luggage ads in the late eighties/early nineties. It’s an interview for Evening Magazine in Philadelphia, and shows Tony hamming it up as the gorilla in the Commons. If you want to see him live this week, head out to Lenzi’s in Dracut Wednesday. He’ll be headlining a benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Check the Facebook page for details.

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