TV royalty, Barbara Walters, entered the room and all eyes were on her. Wallace was drawn to greet her as if she had money on her clothes and he wanted to peel the Franklins off of her. The 80-year old icon is leaving the show that she created in just a few months, so it was nice to see her. I took a cellphone shot of the two of them but it didn’t come out well. Cellphone cameras still could use some improvement.
He was taking notes, crossing things out, and muttering aloud. You almost thought he was talking to you but really he was zoned into doing his monologue, as if on stage.
A producer tapped his massive shoulders and indicated it was time for him to go out there. He came out to the stage and exploded with jokes, as if he were the grand finale to a fireworks show, each joke outshining the previous one, each one competing with itself for attention. He went on a tear and just rapid-fired his jokes until the audience couldn’t keep up with the ripple of laughter waves coming at them.
He’ll probably tell jokes about the experience. Life requires laughter -- and one must start by laughing at life.
It is easy to do when you are around The New Mr. Vegas.
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