Freberg Fete at the Egyptian 11/2

Stan Freberg, in the days when he voiced puppet characters on "Time for Beany."

Stan Freberg, in the days when he voiced puppet characters on “Time for Beany.”

American Cinematheque will host “The Genius of Stan Freberg: Celebrating 70 Years of Creative Entertainment” at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on November 2 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate 70 hilarious years of creative entertainment with the great Stan Freberg, the legendary comedian, satirist and cultural pioneer who has made a lasting impact on the worlds of comedy recording (“Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America” and creator of the word “Grammy”), animation (over 400 voiceovers for Warner Bros.), television (“Time for Beany,” “The Chun King Comedy Hour”), and advertising (father of the funny commercial and winner of 21 Clio Awards).

Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Le Show) will emcee and there will tributes and live performances from “Weird Al” Yankovic, Micky Dolenz, Jerry Beck and Eric Goldberg, among others, along with rare clips from Freberg’s body of work. An on-stage conversation between Stan and Hunter Freberg will conclude the evening.

7 thoughts on “Freberg Fete at the Egyptian 11/2

  1. I’ve a copy of the Chung King Hour. I played it for my son years back. His response was “You got any more like that?” Alas, no.

    Still waint for someone to release a DVD of his various talk show appearances.

  2. I’m assuming Micky Dolenz’ appearance is partly connected to Freberg’s guest shot on “The Monkees” TV show back in the ’60s, where he played a button-down marketing executive at a toy company. Maybe not the greatest thing he ever did, but on the other hand, I remember it after nearly 50 years.

    The only science fiction reference that comes to mind with Freberg is his Orville the Moon Man puppet character, which I saw him use on TV in the ;70s, but probably goes back earlier than that.

  3. I always thought that filling Lake Michigan with hot chocolate and whipped cream was quite scientifictional.
    “Cue the maraschino cherry!”

    And, of course, there’s his prune commercial with automatic File 770 relevance.

  4. The first episode of his radio show on CBS had the isreali Arab conflict put on stage in “Los Voroces” so people could be entertained while they gamble.

    The passage of years has not softened that concept one bit.

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