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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Live from Chicago, it's Andrea Martin and Edith Prickley!

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing one of my favorite funny ladies, Andrea Martin, perform her hilarious one-woman show, Final Days! Everything Must Go!!, at Second City's UP Comedy Club. Featuring Seth Rudetsky, Sirius/XM radio's Broadway host, as her musical accompanist, Martin shared with us a history of her Emmy and Tony Award-winning career on stage, in films and, of course, on the 1976-84 television comedy series, SCTV. And it was so wonderful to see her portray some of her most memorable characters, including Frau Bl├╝cher (singing "He Vas My Boyfriend" from the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein), Aunt Voula (from the 2002 film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and from her SCTV days - repressed sexologist Dr. Cheryl Kinsey, pidgin-tongued Perini Scleroso, and leopard-print-wearing Edith Prickley. So I highly recommend that you take your mother out for Mother's Day tomorrow and see this fabulous comedienne, who has one final Chicago performance at 1 pm at UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave).

For tickets to Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go!!, go to, and for more information about Ms. Martin, visit her website,

Below are some videos featuring Andrea Martin, including many hilarious SCTV sketches.

A promo for Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go!!

An episode of Seth Rudetsky's Obsessed! with Martin, who recreates her auditions for Godspell and They're Playing Our Song.

Three Edith Prickley sketches: "Cooking with Prickley", her appearance at The Melonville Baths, and a spoof of the film, Body Heat.

Perini Scleroso frustrates her English teacher (Catherine O'Hara) and stars in My Fair Lady.

Joyce de 1/2 Wit's ad for "Half Legs"

"20 Depressing Hits" by Connie Franklin (SCTV's version of Connie Francis)

Tex and Edna Boil's Organ Emporium

Ethel Merman's "Wake Up and Love Me"

Rich & Jealous starring Barbra Streisand (Martin) and Ruth Gordon (Valri Bromfield).

"Annie: The Original Cast"

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