Brother Theodore: “The only thing that keeps me alive is the hope of dying young.”

Back when David Letterman was on NBC, he used to go much further out on the crazy limb than he has during his CBS stint.  One of his regulars in the 80’s was the supremely odd and funny Brother Theodore, often introduced as a “philosopher, metaphysician and podiatrist.”  I made a point of catching Theodore’s live show in the Village whenever I was visiting NYC and even after I’d heard the same material over and over, I still laughed my ass off every time. His delivery was impeccable. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2001.

Hope you enjoy these clips I compiled off of YouTube. The first one gets a little out of sync near the middle, but it’s the only one that had Theodore performing solo.

Another YouTube video, downgraded to B&W due to tape degradation, can be viewed here.

MORE: Apparently there’s a documentary being made about him. You can watch a few excerpts and read about it here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/26/07 at 10:35 AM • Permalink
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