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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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Most of Car vey's humor man- ages not to be too mean or raunchy, somehow even when spoofing a hypothetical member of ISIS who is having light doubts while completing a suicide bombing and the legitimacy of the promised reward of 72 vir- gins in the afterlife. "That's just so specific," he muses. "Do we really have to kill the nonbelievers? Couldn't we just get them in a headlock and give them a [mimics a noogie]." His breadth of characters reach to a mentally ill caveman who ate one of the few members of his tribe, a hypothetical scenario of Johnny Carson testifying at the OJ Simpson murder trial, and playing egotistical bodybuilder and fic- tional cousin of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hans on "SNL" with Kevin Nealon's Franz. "We want to pump [hand clap and point] you up." Carvey is gentle and gives off the vibe of never feeling superior to the audience, which is why he can get away with so much. He's also spot-on with his parenting observations: such as the waste of time and money when taking his then-teenage sons to Italy. At the Coliseum, one asked, "… uhhh is this pretty much all we're going to do today?" then huffed off, and upon viewing 146 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Dana Carvey's weird yet lovable character Garth Algar was based on his older brother Brad. "We both eat red licorice, and we both like video, and we both play the drums," Brad said in 1994. The "Wayne's World" movies started as a sketch with fellow comedian Mike Myers on "Saturday Night Live." Photo: Album /Alamy Stock Photo Photo: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo

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