Brad Zinn is one of the nicest guys I’ve never met. He’s also a terrific impressionist whose one-man tribute to the great comedians of the golden age of television — Benny, Burns, Skelton, et al. — can send an audience into nostalgia overdose.
Brad has been on the Politickles email list for 10 years or more; I’m not sure how he got there, but I’m glad to have him. I, in turn, have been on his Great Comedians email list for just as long, receiving regular updates on my favorite jokesters from the 50s and 60s. Had he not gone into show biz, Brad would have made an excellent funeral director: his notices about the passing of a beloved star provide such tender consolation in the hour of need.
One of my big hopes in life is to someday be somewhere where Brad is performing, so I can see all my favorite comedians impersonated in person. Better yet, if I’m ever flush again, I’ll hire him to perform at a special event of my own.