My friend Mike Checuga found himself in charge of a fundraising event that had no entertainment. This was less than a week ago. Again, the event is tonight.
Apparently the person originally in charge of booking entertainment for this fundraiser - - who had, I'm imagining, months to prepare - - has aspirations of one day working for FEMA.
So, Checuga asked me to sing a couple of songs and the incredibly talented George Howe is helping me out by accompanying me on the piano.
What are we going to sing? We don't know. Should we know? Yeah, probably.
But never fear, George can play anything. George's knowledge of pop culture and musical theatre is mind-boggling. Luckily, he has been uploading some classic pieces of America entertainment onto YouTube for all of us to enjoy.
When I saw that he had uploaded this clip, I peed. Literally. I peed. And I kind of enjoyed it.
What's the clip? Well, here's George's YouTube description of the it...
Rita Moreno reprised her Tony Award winning performance of Googie Gomez for the film version of Terrence McNally's 70's gay farce "The Ritz".
Legend goes that when she accepted the award as Best Featured Actress in a play, Moreno was heard to quip, "The only things I supported were my tits."
Love Rita. Love George. Love singing at events with no rehearsal and no idea who the audience will be.
We, who are about to be laughed off the stage, salute you.