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"ALLAN RICHARDS ENTERTAINER!"

                   by Judy Jones

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                         "HERE'S ALLAN!"

                              by  Judy Jones

 

                               

Allan Richards is an extraordionary

entertainer!!  We met in San Francisco

thru Johnny Holiday who decided

to become a stand up comic at the age of 89!

 

Not only is Allan a gifted world-class

performer who directs,  coaches

and produces in all media from

live shows to video to online

training course, he graciously let me

interview him for

                   "ON THE ROAD WITH JUDY!"

                                       Enjoy!

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ME:

 Allan, how did you become

 an entertainer?

 

ALLAN:

I was born that way, came

out singing at birth.  "Wow"!  What

a voice." shouted the doctor in glee.

"This one's gonna be a star!"  "Just

listen to his shrieks."

 

As a kid I showed off for family and

friends at home, parties and

informal gatherings.

 

ME:

Was your family in the 'biz'?

 

ALLAN: 

 "As the saying goes,  'like father,

like son'!     My dad was and

still is a hoofer, teacher, musician,

singer and trumpet player at

age 87."

 

"Mom's an artist and was an art

teacher..My brother Ken is a

painter splitting time between

homes in Paris and New York."

 

"My brother Stuart Aptekar is a

musician, writer and trumpet

player in Los Angeles. 

His first CD is called 'Chili Dog

at Midnite.'   Its wonderful

'Michael Franks' style jazz,

available on  Amazon.com."

 

"My sister Lucy Aptekar is an

arts consultant in Boston."

 

ME:

 When was your first paid gig?

 

ALLAN:

"At age 14, after my stellar

Bar Mitzvah chanting at age 13,

I started singing for money in

synagogue choirs and solo

gigs in churches."

 

ME: 

Did you ever do anything

other than show biz?

 

ALLAN:

"I have four kids, mostly

grown, and in order to pay for

the expenses of raising my family

I spent 35 years in soul-

sucking corporate marketing public

relations jobs for such

firms as Price Waterhouse."

 

ME:

You are an entertainer

extraordinaire Allan. 

So many talents! 

Whats your favorite thing to do?

 

ALLAN:

"I love to make people laugh..

gives me great joy!" 

"I've been told I'm a 'feel good'

entertainer.  I don't do

X- Rated material.  I sing and

have gentle fun personalizing

when possible."

 

"Last week I did a gig atop the

 Bank America Tower in

San Francisco for someone's

100th birthday.  For forty

minutes I performed comparing

the times in 1903 to 2003. 

 

As I rolled my sound system out

the door at the end of the evening

a couple of women passed me in

the hall smiling and said,

"We were just talking about

 what a wonderful entertainer

 you are, Allan!"  "And thats being

 a 'feel good performer'.

 

ME:

 What are your least favorite things?

 

ALLAN:

 "Hatred, bigotry, impatience

 and stupidity."

 

ME:

 Are your children in show biz?

 

ALLAN:

"They were when younger,

 but thank God not now.  This is

an impossible and very difficult

way to live."

 

"My oldest did stand up for awhile,

 worked on the Tonite Show

 and for Dick Clark productions in

Los Angeles.  He met his wife

when they were both production

 assistants on the 'Mat and

 Maddie show."

 

ME:

 Do you believe in reincarnation?

 

ALLAN:

"I don't think so."  "I'm giving

 this shot my all.  But I'm not sure

about what might happen when

 my 'gig' is up!"

 

ME:

 Who is your favorite singer/composer?

 

ALLAN: 

"I love the three B's...Bach,

 Beethoven and Brahms  and I

adore the music of Joe Raposa,

Sesame Street composer.

I love Duke Ellington's music. 

I like my brother's  work."

 

"My favorite singers include my

mentor Frank Sinatra, of course,

chairman of the board, Mel Torme,

Placido Domingo and Bobby McFerrin."

 

ME: 

 Allan thanks for sharing

'your magical essence' with the

readers of  "ON THE ROAD WITH JUDY!".

 

If Allan Richards were to make

everyone on earth laugh there

could be no wars!

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