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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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Dana Carvey: "Can you hear me now? How about now? Now?" Carmel Magazine: "Can you hear me? Can you hear me?" CM: So I watched my "Wayne's World" VHS tape on repeat in college maybe 100 times. Some people had the "Godfather." This was my touchstone and cinematic masterpiece for some reason. DC: I'm sorry. CM: I don't know why it was so perfect at the time, but we repeated the lines everywhere. DC: The backstory of "Wayne's World" is it was kind of a PG movie with no drugs and no violence. It was two losers who are happier than anyone else. Like you did, the lines were designed to be repeated with people and to have that experience with others. CM: I don't know if it's your delivery, but when you perform, you seem kinder than other comics, no matter what the material is. Your comedy isn't hur tful. DC: A lot of it was [the influence of] televi- sion in the '60s like "Bonanza." It's the opposite 150 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 impersonated President George H.W. Bush on "Saturday Night Live." They became friends, with Carvey visiting the White House and Bush appearing on the late-night show in 1994. The two did charity events together. Photo: NBC Universal, Inc.

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