On July 25th – 27th 2008, at
the Suncoast Hotel and Casino, comic geniuses and time-honored legends Tommy
and Dickie Smothers, sold out and performed three brilliant shows. The duo
magically, “Had the audience at hello.” The crowd simply put, couldn’t get
enough of them.
They walked out to an audience that clearly loved them for years, mixing
with young new fans. They opened the show with an original comedy song about
their career. I must say, there never has been, and never will be, another
musical comedy team like the talented Smothers Brothers. They mesmerized and
captivated their audience from beginning to end.
It is easy to see why the careers of Dick and Tom have surpassed all other
comedy teams throughout history. The show is such a joy to be a part of. It
was like watching innocence past. The brothers’ trademark act is performing
folk songs (Tom on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass), which of course as
you already know, leads to tit-for-tat hysterical arguments between the
siblings. Tom’s signature line to Dick may very well be, “Mom always liked
you best”, but as far as I am concerned, I like them both the best and they
both are equally the best… They rock! Their comedy is not only hilarious,
but original, unique, clean, and polished. They are up-to-date, current, and
topical, with an intuitive understanding of comedy, which is all brought
together with a joyous warmth and stellar showmanship. This is what makes
them Legends and Icons of music and comedy.
Due to a sweeping impact on diverse generation of fans, the irresistible Tom
and Dick with their stunning blend of comedy and musical talents are now
enjoying 50 years of success in show business. Fifty years, they don’t even
look 50 years old.
During the show, the audience got to see many of their talents… singing,
playing of instruments, and comedy. If you are looking for an entire song
from beginning to end, you won’t find it here. They interrupt all the songs
with their welcomed comedy flair. In addition, there was of course, Tom as
YO-YO Man which brought down the house as well. There were also, many
sentimental moments, including a video of them growing up, their family, and
classic moments of famous guest-stars on their successful television show.
I found myself smiling and laughing for an hour and a half non-stop and not
wanting the show to end. The Smothers Brothers prove that you don’t have to
be vulgar to bring about laughter. Clean comedy is not only refreshing but
Two of their many lines that stuck with me are,
“Politics… derived from the word poly and Ticks…meaning blood
sucking parasites… Politics…
The Smothers Brothers continue to tour the country as the longest-lived
comedy team in history. Do catch their show when they come to your town.
They are not only entertaining, but pure unadulterated joy for audiences of
all ages. As far as I am concerned, (as well as everyone in the audience
giving them a standing ‘O’…), Tom and Dick Smothers are this country’s
comedic treasures, Icons, legends and peerless. They are truly and American
Classic. I also, want to share that I found them to be amazingly
down-to-earth, real, caring, and painfully humble… BRAVO GUYS! Thank you for
all the memories you gave us and continue to share.