The memoirs of Murray Langston, aka "The Unknown Comic," is a detailed account of the Highlights and Lowlights of each year of my life, from June 27, 1944 until my 69th birthday coming up on June 27, 2013.
It's my story of how a poor kid from Montreal, being influenced by Jerry Lewis, longed to follow in his funny steps and somehow leave Canada and make it to Hollywood.
Spiced with humor, drama, and celebrities which made me consider calling the book, "Name-Droppers," the reader will be surprised at many of the revelations which include being threatened by Frank Sinatra, partying all night with Elvis Presley, spending Christmas Eve with Lucille Ball, watching Bob Hope's Christmas show when I was in the military and working with him 20 years later, attending the Academy Awards, double dating with Robin Williams, appearing with Patrick Swayze in his first film, hanging out at Steve Martin's house, playing practical jokes on Carol Burnett, friending David Letterman on his first arrival to L.A., holding Kate Hudson when she was only weeks old, hanging out at the Playboy Mansion, co-starring with Jim Carrey in his very first television appearance.
Read about my appearing for 4 years with Sonny & Cher, working alongside Ronald Reagan, O.J. Simpson, Bobby Darin, the Jackson 5 and my hero at the time, Jerry Lewis, among so many others.
Read about how I also worked on several other TV series starring Roger Miller, Wolfman Jack, Bobby Vinton, the Hudson Brothers, and more.
Read about my appearing on practically every talk show of that era from The Tonight Show to Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, John Davidson, Dinah Shore, even Howard Stern... and more.
Read about my appearing at almost every Hotel in Las Vegas, from the Sahara, the Riviera, The Sands, The Tropicana, The Landmark, The Dunes and more.
Read about how I produced, wrote, directed and starred in a couple of feature films, besides appearing in over 20 movies along with over 800 television appearances while starring in and directing several plays along the way with fellow actors Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Johnny Whitaker, Eddie Mekka, and more.
Read about the Ladies who I appeared on stage with including, Charo, Helen Reddy, Melissa Manchester, Gladys Knight, Crystal Gayle, the Supremes and more...
Read about the many comics who were my opening act like Drew Carey, David Spade, Kevin Nealon, Ryan Stiles and more.
Read about the many comics who I worked with in their early years who later became famous like Jay Leno, Cheech and Chong, Freddie Prinze, Gabe Kaplan, Michael Keaton, Howie Mandel and more...
Read about the many celebrities I worked with who I later became close friends with like Ruth Buzzi, Frankie Avalon, Dom DeLuise, Jerry Van Dyke, Ted Knight, Harvey Korman, especially my mentor Redd Foxx, and more...
Read about celebrities who I worked and hung out with who were arrogant and not very nice people like Mickey Rooney, Sonny Bono, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, Vickie Lawrence and more…
Read about some of the ladies I dated like Miss U.S.A., Playboy centerfolds, Debra Winger, Deidre Hall, Teri Garr, and Lucie Arnaz to mention a few.
Read about how I am currently single but was married twice with two daughters, one 24, who is Britney Spears' background singer and is about to make a huge splash on her own. The other a 14 year old with "Down" syndrome who is the light of my life, and pure liquid love.
"Sprinkled with corny quips and personal photos, it's an insightful bio for pop culture junkies."
- Shock Cinema
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The Jan. 1, 2014 edition of "Dave White Presents" with Murray Langston ("The Unknown Comic"), Erin Murphy (Tabitha on Bewitched), and parody songwriter Max De Groot is now available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at http://tinyurl.com/k6lz35b