Exclusive - Billy Crystal Extended Interview Pt. 2

  • Aired:  09/12/13
  •  | Views: 57,983

In this exclusive, unedited interview, Billy Crystal champions the comedic stylings of Lenny Schultz. (2:15)

>> Jon: HE THE SAMETHING. YOU KNOW HOW HE

CHANGED HIS ACT, SO I OPENEDFOR LENNY, IN THE CATSKILLS

AT KUSHERS, THIS WAS GOT TOBE 20, 25 YEARS AGO, SEE

EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO WENTTHERE ARE EMBARRASSED.

I OPENED FOR LENNY IN THE CATSKILLS AT KUSHER'S

AND YOU HEAR-- ISAW THAT, IT WAS TERRIBLE.

HE DID THE SAME ACT BUTINSTEAD OF YELLING PLAY

MAESTRO PLAY, HE HAD THEMYELL GO CRAZY, LENNY, GO

CRAZY.

IT WAS THE ONLY CHANGEBECAUSE ITS WITH A CLASSIC

BIT.

>> YEAH, AND IF YOU CAME TOCATCH A RISING STAR EARLY,

BEFORE THE SHOW WOULD START,BELZER WAS ALWAYS THE EMCEE.

AND IF THE STAGE WAS COVEREDWITH PLASTIC, YOU WENT OH,

LENNY GOING ON?

AND HE HAD THIS ROUTINE,IT WAS A DIET THAT YOU DON'T

EAT THE FOOD, YOU APPLY ITTO THE PART OF YOUR BODY

WHERE YOU WANT TO LOSEWEIGHT.

SO HE STRIPPED DOWN, I'MTELLING IT YOU, HE WAS 6'3"

230 AND VERY HAIRY.

TAKES OFF, HE'S IN A SPEEDO.

AND IF ARE YOU IN THE FRONTROW WITH A COCKTAIL IT'S

LIKE-- COULD YOU BACK UP,BUDDY, BACK THEM ALL UP,

JUST BACK-- SO THEN HIS WIFEAGAIN WOULD PLAY SOME SORT

OF MUS-- OH, IT WASMORE-- AND THEN HE WOULD SAY

SO IF YOU HAVE A FAT ASSCAKE IS GOOD FOR THAT.

AND HE WOULD TAKE A PIECEOF CAKE AND HIT IT THERE.

AND THEN SO AT THE END OFTHIS THING HE'S COVERED WITH

FOOD AND SHE PRESSES A THINGAND YOU HEAR SINATRA SINGING

"MY WAY"AND HE'D STAND UP COVERED WITH

CREAM AND GET A STANDINGOVATION.

>> Jon: ALWAYS, KILLED,ALWAYS KILLED.

>> FOR THOSE OF US IN THE BARLABORING, DO YOU THINK THIS

IS-- THE APPLAUSE THERE, THEROSH HASHANAH JOKE-- I THINK

YOU'RE RIGHT, I THINK YOUARE RIGHT, HE'S STANDING UP

WITH CAKE ON TOP OF HISHEAD.

HE USED TO GO ON THE ROADWITH BLACK SABBATH.

HE WAS VERY-- VERY BIG.

AND THEN HE HAD THE CHICKEN,THE CRAZY CHICKEN THING. THOSE

WERE GREAT DAYS.

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