A staple on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and many other television comedy specials in the 60's and 70's, Norm Crosby is the king of "malapropism." For this HBO special filmed at the Hyatt Hotel in Hilton Head, South Carolina, he proudly displays his talent in its full glory. Mr. Crosby's legendary storytelling and social outlook assume a life of their own, and become part of the joke. His routines take on everything from biblical characters and events, to rock music, gambling and the young. This is a great comedic talent immersed in zany observations, who's willing to share his slightly jumbled point of view with his appreciative audience.
Television viewers in the 1970s couldn't fail to find Norm Crosby brightening up the schedules, with myriad talk show appearances affording the inimitable comedian the chance to shine. Here, HBO presents a set from Crosby that demonstrates his ability to turn simple stories into comedy gold, along with his famous habit of dropping malapropisms (i.e., taking a word and using it incorrectly) into his act.