Thursday, December 05, 2019

Blind Item #4 - Reader Blind

This stand-up comic has had a respectable career. He’s not a household name but has worked steadily for many decades. Two earlier career points - 1.) Had a short lived TV show with his name as part of the title that saw him matched up with other performers who were very different 2.) Had a reoccurring role on a popular show that involved cars and which had a film reboot later.

He has also benefited greatly from his long friendship, which started early in their careers, with this permanent A+ talk show host who has had more than one show.  He appeared on the host’s show(s) many many times.

Many female comedy club staff and fans can attest that back in the day this comic is/was a serial predator. His modus operandi was to appear very polite and mild-mannered and under some pretense like he needs help with something or wants to give a person further information will get women alone and then attack them. The good news is this info got spread pretty quickly and so a lot of women knew to avoid him. It is also one of the reasons his career did not advance on from stand-up comedy after earlier success as he also displayed handsy, vulgar behavior on set.

One of the most astonishing things about this is he had a bit in his act for many years where he described his strategy (getting women alone under false pretenses and then jumping them). He even did it on his friend the host’s show.

24 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...
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MontanaMarriott said...

Andy Richter friendship with Conan O Brien?

squirrelmistress said...

gary shandling

PhillyWilly said...

Letterman or Conan, 2 different late night shows. Norm a fave of Letterman, also had the Norm show...but a show involving cars? but I cant see this being Norm.

Rob Zero said...

Jeff Altman (he was on Dukes of Hazard, and was host of Pink Lady & Jeff)

DJ InYourFace said...
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pkelly491 said...

Yeah Rob Zero's got it I think

Robyn S said...

Yep, Rob Zero is right. I was a fan of Pink Lady and Jeff as a teen - just looked it up - there were only six episodes.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

If its Jeff Altman, then the host would be David Letterman. Been on it 45 times.

Morninglorri said...

Someone on Letterman

Alf Landon said...

Explains why Jeff Altman and Letterman bonded

MissDavie said...

That was just what was expected of men back in the day.
The Jeff Altman guess makes sense. He never really went that far, so in a way, you can say his behavior caught up with him.
I wonder if Letterman showed off his custom built paid for by NBC seduction lair up in the studio rafters like the goddam Phantom of the Opera? Funny everybody still fucking adores Letterman.

Brayson87 said...

@MissDavie, I still think he sucks. He was funny at first but that was a long, long time ago.

Spider Rico said...

This is Jeff Altman who was never really a comic. He presented himself as such, but comedian and talented do not run through his predatory veins.

Unknown said...

I wonder what those two Oriental girls had to suffer when they filmed the Pink Lady shows.
*shudder*

David Andrews said...

Possibly look at Jerry Van Dyke's wiki page.

M said...

I have the DVD set. I love bad TV

TheBPlot said...

Oriental is a style of rug. I wish there was a solid answer for this blind. Its not Norm.

LadyLaLa said...

Jerry Seinfeld had show with his own name, show with celebrities riding in cars, guessing he was a guest on Jay Leno

Simon Jenkin said...

seinfeld is not "not a household name"

Unknown said...

Chris Elliot?

J said...

It's Altman. I have first hand knowledge.
Used to work in a famous comedy club. He would try to get the waitresses into his dressing room by claiming he could "hypnotize" them.
They all caught on quick. The word got around to all the comedy clubs.

smans said...

Video of Jeff Altman on David Letterman, bit starts at 1:40:

https://youtu.be/YHCQ5KKhkcg?t=95

Boo Kitty said...

"What was expected of men?" No.

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