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52. Live Tours in 1978

December 8, 2000

Q: I have question regarding the live tour, specifically regarding who was in the troupe in the spring of 1978. I have a ticket from this tour and I would like to know who was involved.

A: Most likely, the ticket stub was from either the touring “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick!” or the subsequent and short-lived “If We’re Late, Start Without Us”. Both shows, at various times, featured the actors Roger Bumpass, Sarah Durkee, Didi Dobbs, Mark King, Eleanor Reissa, Wendy Goldwyn, Andy Moses, and others. (A big thanks to Sarah Durkee for the info. Incidently, Sarah married NatLamp music director Paul Jacobs and was involved in a number of Lampoon projects and, more recently, PBS kids’ shows with other Lampoon veterans including Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf and Sean Kelly. Also, if anyone reading this happens to know whatever happened to any of the other actors that appeared in the live shows, drop me a line.)


eleanor reissa appears in yiddish theater in new york (seriously), andy moses lives in new york - he has done many things, including owning a comic book store. rodger bumpass - whom matty simmons envisioned as a movie star, particularly for his proposed unproduced film Jaws 3 - People 0 (circa 1979) has acted and done voice over in la for many years. He is now the voice of squidward on spongebob squarepants.


October 8, 2004 2:32 pm

Rodger is also the voice of Prof. Membrane in the vastly underrated "Invader Zim."


September 17, 2005 5:48 pm

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