I don’t really know much about Billy Crystal. I have nothing against him; I just think he was before my time. I did enjoy him as Morty The Mime in This Is Spinal Tap and of course Miracle Max in 1987’s The Princess Bride. Beyond those two, I haven’t really seen him in anything else. Maybe some random SNL clips and Soap reruns.
Anyways, the man is a legend. I’ll give him that. He also grew up in Long Beach in which he talks about in his book 700 Sundays.
This September, Billy takes 700 Sundays on stage as a one-act play. So for those who are a fan, or actually know him (it could happen) now is your chance to hear Billy’s take on Long Beach in person. 700 Sundays will be on a six city national tour starting in Washington. I am sure New York will be one of the stops. I’ll post dates as soon as they are released.
New York Times – Billy Crystal Takes ‘700 Sundays’ on the Road
Here is a Billy Crystal tip. Check out the deleted scenes on the This is Spinal Tap DVD. There is a ton of amazing mime footage that didn’t make the cut.