Dana Carvey–Videos

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I have this dream life where I get to be a celebrity but I get to navigate the world fairly easily because I’m always in character.”

Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 1


Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 2


Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 3


Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 4


Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 5


Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies Part 6


The Dana Carvey Show – The Taco Bell Show A – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Taco Bell Show B – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Mug Root Beer Show A – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Mug Root Beer Show B – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Mountain Dew Show A – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Mountain Dew Show B – Minisode


The Dana Carvey Show – The Pepsi Stuff Show A – Minisode

The Dana Carvey Show – The Pepsi Stuff Show B – Minisode

The Dana Carvey Show – Episode 7A – Minisode

The Dana Carvey Show – Episode 8B – Minisode

The Dana Carvey Show – Episode 8C – Minisode


Dana Carvey Critic’s Choice: Paul McCartney


Dana Carvey Critic’s Choice: Meeting Bush


Dana Carvey – Piano Humor

Dana Carvey plays the drums


Hans and Frans Reunited at Tahoe Celebrity Golf Champiohship


Dana Carvey – Clip from Opportunity knocks

Church Lady’s Top Ten

Look At My Butt

dana carvey’s funniest thing that ever happened at work

Waynes World-Bohemian Rhapsody

“I’ve never really worked on them. Just once in a while one hits me and makes me laugh. My Al Gore was sort of like a gay Gomer Pyle.”



Background Articles and Videos

Dana Carvey

“…Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American comedian and actor, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Wayne’s World. …”

“…NBC executives hoped to get Carvey to take over the 12:30 a.m. (ET) weeknight spot in the network’s lineup in 1993 when David Letterman left his show, Late Night with David Letterman, for an 11:30 p.m. (ET) show on CBS. A big Letterman fan, Carvey rejected the offer, causing embarrassment for the network, which had publicly floated his name. The 12:30 spot eventually went to Conan O’Brien.

In 1994, Carvey starred in the film Clean Slate. The following year, in 1995, Carvey filmed his first HBO stand-up special, Critic’s Choice. The show featured Carvey doing many of his SNL impersonations, as well as making fun of the premium station’s name, pronouncing it “huhbo.”

He reprised many of his SNL characters in 1996 for The Dana Carvey Show, a critically-acclaimed[citation needed] but short-lived prime-time variety show on ABC. The show was most notable for launching Robert Smigel’s cartoon “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.” In 1997, he underwent open-heart surgery for a blocked artery, but the doctors operated on the wrong artery. Carvey later sued for medical malpractice and was awarded $7.5 million. He has had to undergo a total of five medical procedures (four angioplasties and one surgery) to correct his heart problems. Carvey stated in an interview with Larry King that he donated all the money awarded to him to charity. In 2002, he returned to films in the comedy Master of Disguise, which was panned by critics but managed about $40 million at the North American box office.

He is number 90 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

Carvey would eventually withdraw from the limelight to focus on his family. He later said in an interview that he does not want to be in a career in which his kids would already be grown with him having neglected spending time with them.

At the January 2, 2007 funeral of Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush reminisced in his eulogy about how Ford took it in stride when SNL’s Chevy Chase made Ford the object of impressions. Bush cited this as a valuable lesson in learning to laugh at one’s self as a part of public life. “I’d tell you more about that,” Bush continued, “but as Dana Carvey would say, [imitating Carvey imitating him] ‘Not gonna do it! Wouldn’t be prudent!'”.

Carvey made an appearance at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards, reprising his SNL character Garth Algar with host Mike Myers for a Wayne’s World sketch. On June 14, 2008, Carvey filmed a second HBO stand-up special, the first in 13 years, entitled Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies. …”



Dana Carvey Biography

“…One of SNL’s most talented alumni, comedian Dana Carvey reigned supreme during his six-season run creating some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “Church Lady”, “Garth” of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man and bodybuilding “Hans” of Hans & Franz notoriety. So it is quite bewildering that this sharp and witty writer, actor and impressionist failed to hatch a successful career in films as some of his SNL cohorts — Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley — left to do.

The slightly-built, slightly dorky-looking funny guy was born in 1955 in Missoula, Montana but raised in San Carlos, California in typical middle class surroundings. His father taught high school business law and his mother, who was also a schoolteacher, had creative outlets as a painter and musician that inspired the young Dana. His gift for inducing laughter arrived at any early age. As young as 9 or 10, Dana was already mimicking characters he saw on TV, with one of his early icons being Jonathan Winters. His musical gifts came in the form of drums and guitar.

While majoring in Communication Arts at San Francisco State, Dana sought out the comedy stage doing standard impressions of well-known personalities such as John Wayne, Howard Cosell and James Stewart. Within a few months he was beginning to win stand-up comedy awards. In time, however, he replaced his impersonations with self-created characterizations and such ripe forms as the Church (“Isn’t that special!”) Lady were the result.

After playing various Bay Area comedy venues, Dana decided to relocate to Los Angeles in 1981 and give Hollywood a try. He quickly landed a development deal with NBC. While playing a straight foil to Mickey Rooney wasn’t exactly his cup of tea, it did break him into series work as Rooney’s grandson in the short-lived sitcom “One of the Boys” (1982). Mickey played a hip, energetic grandpa who is invited to move out of his retirement home and into the cool pad of his college-student grandson and his roommate (played by another up-and-comer, Nathan Lane).

Dana joined the repertory company of “Saturday Night Live” (1975) in 1986, and the result was spectacular, helping to reverse the show’s decline in popularity at the time. With his sharp, quicksilver characters and uncanny ability to exaggerate dead-on impersonations of the rich and famous — from politicos George Bush and Ross Perot to entertainment’s Johnny Carson, Woody Allen and Regis Philbin, Dana became the darling of the SNL set for six solid seasons. He was nominated six times for an Emmy Award, finally winning in 1993 for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program”, and also won multiple American Comedy Awards. …”



Dana Carvey Fan Site



Dana Carvey 1982 Interview with Harry Martin


Dana Carvey SNL Audition: Impressions Part 1


Dana Carvey SNL Audition: Impressions Part 2


Dana Carvey on Letterman, 2/15/91


Dana Carvey (1 of 2)


Dana Carvey (2 of 2)


Dana Carvey interview pt.1


Dana Carvey interview pt.2


Dennis Miller: Dana Carvey and Frank Caliendo


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