Mr. Rip / Benjamin
The Red Skelton Hour
Hardsell Hopkins / Insurance Doctor / Nipsey Ralston (Main Sketch)
Chris Rock's "Champagne" (1997).
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I've always had the ability to manipulate words and communicate ideas and thoughts. Writing poems is very simple to do....I start with the joke line and write backward.
An early job as a carhop kick-started his career. To generate tips he would joke around to make his customers laugh. It helped him hone his nightclub act at such establishments as the Club Baby Grand and Apollo Theater. Received his first big break in the late 1950s on The Ed Sullivan Show
Always presenting a poem at his shows
Harlem's Son of Fun