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Legendary entertainer Murray Hill shows off his tie collection.
posted by Greg Nog (18 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
i was amused
posted by PinkMoose at 8:32 AM on May 1, 2010

From Murray's Wikipedia page:

Murray Hill is a well-known New York City comedian and drag king entertainer persona of Betsey Gallagher although this persona is maintained even in private settings

That's the most show biz thing I have heard this year. I salute you, Murray Hill.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:33 AM on May 1, 2010 [2 favorites]

The performance works great as a drag act (though I don't know if that is what he was going for). If this is a meta drag where he is impersonating a male impersonator than the voice and the sexual innuendo are perfect, otherwise they could use some work.
posted by idiopath at 8:34 AM on May 1, 2010

Fantastic. Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 8:35 AM on May 1, 2010

On lack of preview, thanks for the tip AZ, in that case, top notch performance, definitely well done - perfectly conveys the meta humor of "this is what women are like when pretending to be men" (territory well explored in the female impersonation realm of course, but it is nice to see it handled skillfully by a male impersonator as well).
posted by idiopath at 8:37 AM on May 1, 2010

I wish I was half as showbiz as Murray Hill. Can you imagine harnessing that raw talent and charisma in your daily life. Super. Star.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:37 AM on May 1, 2010

And that brings up a question: does anyone know of an impersonator that can skillfully perform the reverse impersonation as well? There is a goldmine of comedy for someone who can master those chops (Julie Andrews in Victor / Victoria if she also did an a good over the top drag king act is kind of what I have in mind I guess).
posted by idiopath at 8:45 AM on May 1, 2010

that was fun, thanks !
posted by infini at 8:58 AM on May 1, 2010

Murray Hill gives good show.
posted by The Whelk at 9:03 AM on May 1, 2010

idiopath, the performer Raven O would jump between a very male and very female act depending on the show. Currently Raven is all dude.
posted by The Whelk at 9:04 AM on May 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

From Murray's about page: On TV, Murray has ... shot a pilot with Moby and Jonathon Ames for Showtime.

This I have to see.
posted by carsonb at 9:13 AM on May 1, 2010

Thanks I like the the black and grey tie that he has!
posted by Versatile at 10:04 AM on May 1, 2010

That was great. I thought he was real at first, kind of like a younger Calvert DeForest. He should invest in a fake moustache, though. Even an obviously fake one would make the character that much better.
posted by Evilspork at 10:40 AM on May 1, 2010

"... and then you give it a little pull ..."
posted by zippy at 10:49 AM on May 1, 2010

I knew Murray back when he was just starting out in show-biz...what a big slice of ham! Love ya, Murray...
posted by sexyrobot at 10:52 AM on May 1, 2010

It's a built-in sweat-damper. And the shine is gone!

Hah. Thanks Greg Nog.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:04 PM on May 1, 2010

Aw, Murray Hill! Yay! I saw him perform in 2002 or so. Blew my little 18-y-o mind.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:47 PM on May 1, 2010

The name "Murray Hill" takes me back to mid-1970s TV ads from NYC stations. There was at least one company (maybe a mattress co) that I think advertised their telephone number as Murray Hill-5-1212.
posted by zippy at 4:59 PM on May 4, 2010

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