Harry Basil, Thurs. Aug. 21st - Sat. Aug. 23rd
Harry Basil moved out to Hollywood from New Jersey and created his comedy acts at world famous comedy clubs where he was discovered by Rodney Dangerfield for the "9th Annual HBO Young Comedian's special". A close friendship developed between Basil and Dangerfield and Basil became Dangerfield's exclusive opening act for 17 years.
Basil being a human movie trailer, takes his audiences on a wild romp through current and classic MOVIES, with a trunk of outrageous props and costumes that could fill a sound stage. Harry Basil also recreates and spoofs memorable moments from classic hit movies. He is more than an impressionist, as he physically and vocally takes on a wide variety of unforgettable actors and movie characters, pulling unsuspecting audience members up on stage to act as his costars.
Some of the movies Harry chooses to spoof are, Jaws, Titanic, Forrest Gump, Indiana Jones, The Departed, Goodfellas, There Will Be Blood, Superman, Spiderman, Scarface, 8 Mile, Big Fat Greek Wedding, Rocky, Scream, Harry Potter, Pulp Fiction, Pretty Woman, The Untouchables, James Bond, Twister, Ghost, Silence of the Lambs, Batman, Mission Impossible, Aliens, Star Wars, The Full Monty, Terminator, Sling Blade, Broke Back Mountain, and the entire 9 hours of the Godfather Saga, just to name a few.
Harry’s movie acts lead him to co-write and co-produce three of Rodney Dangerfield’s movies: ”Ladybugs” for Paramount Pictures, "Meet Wally Sparks” for Trimark, and “My Five Wives” co-starring Andrew Dice Clay, Jerry Stiller, and SNL’s Molly Shannon, for Artisan.