“I’m no blue nose,” says the famous Ski Nose who enjoys a good dirty joke as much as the next man. But he says, “there’s just so far a performer can go before alienating the public.
Hackett, Midler and Foxx are all great talents. but they’ve boxed themselves into a corner by specializing in raw material. I know there are some clubs that are afraid to use Redd. And I also know blue humor isn’t as universally accepted as some of us might want to believe. If I tried using some of the gags I know — in America‘s Bible Belt for instance—audiences would walk out on me.”