Nipsey Russell's Funky Palace
October 10, 2003 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Nipsey Russell's Funky Palace "Hands down, Nipsey Russell is simply an entertainment master. His work in Vaudville, The Match Game, $20,000 Pryamid and The Hollywood Squares all represent wonders of modern entertainment. However, they pale in comparison to his greatest work, breathing new life into the Disco inspired Tin-Man character in the '70's revival of the classic Wizard of Oz film known as The Wiz." This hyperbole-spouting little site also includes photographs of vintage vinyl from the couplet comic himself.
posted by NedKoppel (4 comments total)
Plus, Nipsey was a car hop at The Varsity in Atlanta, serving the masses "allaway" dogs and Varsity Oranges at the world's largest drive-in restaurant, which adds immensely to his cool factor.
posted by kickerofelves at 9:11 AM on October 10, 2003

I'm surprised he hasn't shown up more often (at all?) on TV lately, in some form. He'd be a great guest on Letterman, Leno, etc.
posted by davidmsc at 5:53 PM on October 11, 2003

Definitely someone to make sure is listed for your Celebrity Death Beeper, even though he rates a 30 on the Rotten Tomato scale, the guys' always been a winner, shining like a diamond while everything around him was for shit. Nipsey Russell is a funny man (unlike some people), a great talent, with terrible taste in agents, publicists and gigs. knows he's "the poet laureate of television," thinks he's an actress, and can't decide on his age.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:11 PM on October 11, 2003

definitely an underrated and almost-forgotten guy (along with Flip Wilson)--thanks ned : >
posted by amberglow at 7:30 PM on October 11, 2003

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