Welcome to this Very Special BONUS edition of Eyes & Teeth where I swap a podcast episode with a mutual Comedy & Variety interviewer and this one is very exciting for me as today you can hear an interview with The Legendary Ventriloquist Willie Tyler.
Willie’s early career saw him Hosting Motown shows across America and when I say that I mean MOTOWN!!! Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops and on comes Willie Tyler and his very funny and vocally gifted partner Lester.
I interviewed Willie for my upcoming book Ventriloquest and he was a delight. He literally is a Superstar and in this episode you will hear his chat with the very brilliant Scott Edwards.
R. Scott Edwards:
Started his first company at age 17, and at 24—in 1980—opened Laughs Unlimited, just the 12th full time comedy club in the entire United States. Scott was fortunate to fall in with comedy greats like Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Garry Shandling, and many others who helped him develop an extremely successful chain of comedy clubs in Northern California. In turn, he helped develop talents like Paula Poundstone, Brian Posehn, and Dana Carvey, and enjoyed working with icons like Graham Chapman of Monty Python and Tommy Chong.
Scott knows comedy performance and production, having produced three TV series, a number of large concerts, and thousands of live comedy stage shows.
Now Scott is sharing what he’s learned through his books, interactive online courses, podcast, and video archive. Listen and enjoy the experiences and stories about talent from all the greats, from Ellen and Yakov Smirnoff to Paul Reiser and Seinfeld—and even the amazing Robin Williams!
Scott’s people got in touch with my people and here is the result, episode swapping and I am delighted to swap with a talent that knows his comedy and is also fun to listen too.
Welcome to Eyes & Teeth Willie Tyler & Lester when they met R Scott Edwards on Stand up Comedy – your host & MC.