Rip Taylor


The phenomenon that is Rip Taylor began when Ed Sullivan could not remember the young comedian's name; he introduced Rip as 'The Crying Comedian." Ed Sullivan accidentally stumbled upon Rip's niche, and after that appearance Rip found himself booked solid for months. This taught the young performer the importance of having a memorable hook.
With appearance in "Jackass","The Bonnie Hunt Show", Rip is an accomplished legitimate actor. He played Demi Moore's surly boss in "INDECENT PROPOSAL. "The Legendary King of Confetti, Rip Taylor, has been introduced to a new generation of fans, which is another reason he has a star on Hollywood Boulevard for movies, television and stage performances.Although most of his new admirers don't realize it, Rip Taylor has dazzled audiences worldwide in a career that has spanned over forty years. A master of comedic timing and consummate showman, Rip has headlined in Las Vegas, appeared on hundreds of television shows, played the lead in various plays and musicals and frequently taken a dramatic turn in feature films. It is no exaggeration to say that Rip Taylor has succeeded in every facet of the entertainment industry.Brigit costumes, outrageous props, wacky wigs and colorful confetti soon followed and Rip Taylor became a pop culture sensation. Rip is one of television's most recognizable celebrities. A guest star with over 2,000 television appearances under his belt, Rip brought his wild energy to The Gong Show, Password, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and the coveted center square on Hollywood’ Squares.
Perhaps one of Rip's greatest impacts in television was when he was picked by Chuck Barris to host the $L98 Beauty Show. The campy "beauty and talent contest" brought Rip icon status as he served as ringmaster, gloriously reveling in the glitter and kitsch of "The World's Tackiest TV Show." Additionally, Rip has played on Broadway and toured the country as the lead role in plays such as Sugar Babies, Anything Goes, Oliver, Peter Pan, and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. He is currently starring and producing his New One Man Show, "IT AIN'T ALL CONFETTI"

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