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RIP Otto Petersen of Otto and George...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    I saw him perform in NYC ages ago, right after I got out of college. It was probably at The Comedy Cellar or Carolines, but this guy walked to the stage carrying a puppet and my friend and I rolled our eyes in disgust.

    He just destroyed the room. There were some really good comics that night, but none took over the way Otto and George did. I later heard them maybe a couple times on Stern but mostly on O&A. Absolutely hilarious.

    Not sure how many on here have heard of him/them, but if you really follow stand-up comedy, this guy had one hell of an act.
  2. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    Heard Otto a lot on O&A and he was always good. Ventriloquism aside, he was a genuinely funny dude. Sad to hear about his passing. Didn't realize he was that young.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I was only really a regular O&A listener before they went to XM, but recently it seemed a lot of the "best of" podcasts that would go up on iTunes would have Otto and George. There was one with Norton, Patrice and the puppet were going back and forth that was just hilarious.

    He was also on Mohr's podcast about a year ago and was damn funny.
  4. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    Sadly, I canceled XM about six months ago, so I haven't been able to listen to O&A in a while. I used to love when they had Patrice on, he would absolutely make that four-hour block worth listening to every minute.

    I have to get by on the O&A podcasts, which is still good in its own right. I'm sure they'll do an Otto & George podcast pretty soon.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I got rid of Sirius when I got my newest car didn't have it and I got sick of Stern and his three day work weeks.
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