The other reason I feel warm feelings in my heart about these skits involves the choreography; I honestly do not know what this style of dance is called? I call it “wocka-wocka” dancing. Its basically influenced by what I think comedic or soft shoe dancing at a Vaudeville show looked like. Something I can only reference by what I’ve seen in cartoons, on the muppets or in Musicals. I would love to know and learn more about what it is I think I’m doing!!! The closest I’ve seen to it would’ve been at this years BHOF on Legends night when Rubber Legs performed! Oooooohhhh myyy gooodd!!!! I can’t even describe it!! It was basically a comedic dance where he was pretending to be drunk but was dancing in the most amazing way. Almost spilling his beer, spinning it around!! I can’t describe it- I just can’t! I have never seen anything like it ever!!! The closest I can find on youtube is Joe Frisco, who was an American vaudeville performer.
I seriously want to do this!!! . As far as I can tell, this is what early jazz dance looked like; Strange to think of its evolution between this and what I knew as Jazz dance aka the 80s. I’ve also found some super neat clips of the dance duo Al and Leon from around that same era! It's making me think that if I take some Lindy Hop classes, I might have a better idea where I want to go with this.
I honestly have the goal of trying to do a comedy number that emulates this style and doing it really well and having it be super high energy. I want to be someone who is cool enough to do a tribute number to Rubber Legs one day! I guess I will just have to stalk the shit out of him at next years BHOF haha! Until then, I leave you with the bugs; which is definitely less technically adept but hopefully silly enough to compare on the fun scale!