Articles , Blog October 22, 2019 100 Comments Victor Borge Related posts: No related posts. Dereck Turner Post navigation What Happened Before History? Human OriginsRed Wood Style Picture Frame 100 thoughts on “Victor Borge” RDYS says: September 8, 2019 at 4:10 am What a fantastic fellow. One of a kind and a joy to all. Reply Servant Of-Yeshua says: September 8, 2019 at 8:37 am Mr. Borge performed with our orchestra, and our quite narcissistic concertmaster was his target, enough so we were rolling. The whole audience was uproarious, except our concertmaster, who walked off stage in a huff. It was just so very perfect!!! His performance was so complete, so our horn section could barely play from laughter. Reply Jeremy Preece says: September 9, 2019 at 5:17 pm An absolute one off. I remember watching him on TV as a kid, back in the 1970's. This clip looks like it is from "Sunday Night at the London Palladium". Reply helen roberts says: September 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm unsurpassable Reply DAV says: September 10, 2019 at 10:57 pm Great men come and great men go reality of life! Reply Diane Benzler says: September 11, 2019 at 4:58 am I miss him, he was so funny! Reply SUPERDEGGS says: September 11, 2019 at 11:44 pm THE MASTER AT WORK Reply What's a name? says: September 12, 2019 at 12:47 am I'm going to play an opera in 4 flats, because he had to move 3 times. Flat is British for apartment. Reply TA A says: September 12, 2019 at 10:33 pm He was a fantastic talent and very funny. Reply JB says: September 13, 2019 at 12:44 am He combined wonderful music, excellent musicianship, great humor, tangible warmth, and charm. What a treasure! Reply KEN CHOVAN says: September 13, 2019 at 10:57 pm WONDERFUL! ENJOYED SO MUCH! SUCH A TALENTED MUSICIAN AND COMEDIAN AT THE SAME TIME! A Classic Artist! Thanks for posting!Ken C. Reply Haroon Maurice says: September 14, 2019 at 4:52 am Always uniquely hilarious. He was only a bust, but that handicap didn't deter him. Reply VrgniaMailman says: September 14, 2019 at 5:04 am Guy was just like I am in one way ….. CRAZY AS A LOON (in a nice way ….) Reply VrgniaMailman says: September 14, 2019 at 5:09 am How great would it have been if Victor could have played a 2nd piano with Elton John during some of Elton's performances??!!!!! Or being a pianist for Freddie Mercury / Queen??? In between songs, he could keep EJ and FM in a funny, happy mood. As well as the audience ….. Reply Advaita Vedanta says: September 14, 2019 at 9:23 am Delightful Reply Th3legends_Clan says: September 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm If anyone was wondering, the thing on the piano to which he referred that no one knows what it does, its a small stump which is meant to keep the piano lid slightly open. Not fully closed, but not fully open either. Reply Chris Lean says: September 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm 11 year old son, rolling on the floor laughing. He was brilliant. Reply lizdeloro says: September 15, 2019 at 8:10 am I love this guy. I saw him many years ago in Sacramento and years later I found the ticket stub and it cost only15 dollars to see victor Borge. I can’t believe how cheap the tickets were to see Victor Borge but back then you could see a broadway touring company for under 50 dollars unlike today when it costs several hundred dollars to see Hamilton or any other show. Reply Silly Moustache says: September 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm One of he finest musician/comedians ever, no maybe THE finest. Maybe it's just me, but I find his humour and delivery so Scandinavian. Reply Slawomir Wawrzynski says: September 15, 2019 at 10:21 pm Denmark is a shitty litlle cuntry. everybody in Denmark thing that they are great… but the true is, it is a litlle outscore contry Reply Mikael Jensen says: September 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm The very best comedians are those that use silence as an active part. So few words and so much genuine laughter. Reply ITVNewsFan says: September 16, 2019 at 1:02 am This is the first time I've seen Victor Borge, finding this clip quite by chance. I'm glad I did 🙂 Reply carefree1905 says: September 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm Anyone using the word ‘handicap’ is a disgrace. He’s lost my respect, and understandably so. Reply Papa Megan says: September 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm Wonder what year this was… Reply forte88 says: September 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm Anyone else notice that at the end of the act the curtain came down and crashed into the microphone knocking it out of the stand and making it crash onto the floor. Some sound guy probably had a fit! Probably a dented microphone after that. Reply Robert Canham says: September 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm i have seen this and heard this so many times and i laugh till i cry every time the man was absolutely brilliant and should of lived forever to allow the younger generation to enjoy his brilliance Reply John Charnock says: September 17, 2019 at 3:33 am What a Master of comedy and of music! Wonderful character!!! Reply Circa Today says: September 17, 2019 at 7:52 am 10:03 Bye mic! Reply David Aitken says: September 18, 2019 at 5:34 am I knew of him as a kid , this man is just brilliant Reply Bob Hope says: September 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm Victor <3 Reply BAT BOY says: September 18, 2019 at 11:07 pm 8:06 is he referring to how some sopranos have their balls removed? Reply janus nielsen says: September 19, 2019 at 1:45 am his performance with Dean Martin is legendary Reply Kelly Norman says: September 19, 2019 at 6:33 am What a loser Reply Don Roberts says: September 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm 1300th Comment!……I've forgotten what I was going to write…..Oh yes, remember him being one of the first musicians I saw that convinced me that you could have REAL fun with music.. Reply Tirthapad Das says: September 20, 2019 at 1:47 am Owen Benjamin should watch Borge…heard of him before but never listened to him…he's hilarious! Reply David P says: September 20, 2019 at 3:04 am He was good wasn't he? Impeccable timing. Reply kris verstraelen says: September 20, 2019 at 11:34 pm beautiful Reply Miriam Jewett says: September 22, 2019 at 12:24 am I grew up with Victor Borge in my houseMy mother had class😉 Reply jan blackhurst says: September 22, 2019 at 2:07 am Great musician and comic. Reply Alice Welsh says: September 23, 2019 at 2:19 am He's been my favourite for over 30 years,and he never gets "old".Please keep posting his videos so that they're all in one spot. He's one of the few performers who knows that you can be funny without resorting to cheap gimmicks like swear words.Thanks! Reply Michael Preyde says: September 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm One of my favourite childhood memories, listening to him on LP Reply 95Gabe says: September 24, 2019 at 1:24 pm There are 1.1k dislikes for this and I can't even think of a single thing he did that wasn't entertaining. Some people….. Reply RWBHere says: September 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm Unforgettable and inimitable. Thanks for the memories. Reply David Perkins says: September 25, 2019 at 3:47 am Classic (in the BEST sense of that word!) ( 3:48 – 7:46 )"Now, the chorus comes in but nobody knows why except Mozart – and he's dead." – ( 5:58 ) Reply ULTRA TEN says: September 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm a mozart fan eh? this is artwork, a gem thank you Reply Antonina Bayer says: September 25, 2019 at 9:28 pm Very few people make me laugh out loud…he does! He is a genious Reply MisterPeterColeman says: September 25, 2019 at 11:53 pm He's great fun. Reply GhostDcuo says: September 26, 2019 at 5:30 am lol clasic victor the legend Reply Philip Dawes says: September 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm What a great man! Reply tellitlikeitis1963 says: September 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm he was so funny loved him Reply AcousticSong - Guitar & Co says: September 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm Is this too drafty? Reply Jennifer Fester says: September 26, 2019 at 11:25 pm My husband and I saw Victor Borge at Ravinia in the mid '90s. For those who don't know, Ravinia is an outdoor venue in the north suburbs of Chicago. It was during the summer, and dreadfully hot and humid that evening. Mr. Borge was wonderful throughout the show, as usual. He came back from intermission, shuffled onto the stage, and said into the microphone, "Are the potatoes done?" Ravinia erupted in laughter. Victor Borge was a treasure — a scholar of classical music and a quick wit to boot. Reply Karen Canali says: September 27, 2019 at 4:49 pm I am an accomplished pianist and love Victor Borge!!! Reply Mike Dawson says: September 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm Never mind The Goons – Victor is superlative, what a genius !BRAVO !! Reply wkruit1 says: September 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm How to completely play an opera in 5 minutes! Reply jrb designer alliance says: September 30, 2019 at 2:42 pm ..citizen smith, abu hassan, popeye, the sand dance, just like this just like that,.. Reply jrb designer alliance says: September 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm ..you have something to do,..???,… Reply Angel Mcfadden says: September 30, 2019 at 9:29 pm Him and Peter Ustinov.Talent beyond compare. Reply David Jack says: October 1, 2019 at 8:26 pm Loved this guy a comic musical genius !!!!!! Reply ShadesOfKnight says: October 2, 2019 at 7:24 pm And the world is poorer for his absence. Reply Yoga Shan says: October 2, 2019 at 10:58 pm Pure, and unbridled, Genius.Please, enjoy. Reply byrant12 says: October 2, 2019 at 11:22 pm Pure genius!!! Reply Viktor Silva says: October 4, 2019 at 1:45 am Not even 40 seconds in and i'm dying Reply Bucky Brown says: October 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm I wrote most of his material and NEVER got any credit. Bad guy. Never credited anyone. Everyone else gave me credit but this bastard. See me here www.imdb.com/name/nm2827073 Reply Marria Magdalena says: October 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm Fabulous granny told me to balance a. Coin on the back of my hands every time I practiced. He obviously did that too. People don’t do that anymore Reply Edward Deitch says: October 6, 2019 at 12:18 am What kind of assholes did thumbs down on this absolute comedic genius? And a great pianist as well. A vast talent. Reply Minh Nguyen says: October 6, 2019 at 5:38 am Mr. Borge is in heaven now, he brought much happiness to the world . With love and respect from Vietnam. Reply jongleur says: October 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm The inimitable and extremely funny Victor Borge. Reply Kitsunuki Inari says: October 7, 2019 at 2:39 am Brilliant!!!! Reply R W says: October 7, 2019 at 3:15 am Aw, man, what a legend. Mr. Borge's material is hilarious; wish he were still around to give us new material… Reply Stephen Mcallister says: October 7, 2019 at 5:31 am That felt like it was about a minute and thirty, not over ten. Captivating methinks. Reply The Devil In The Circuit says: October 7, 2019 at 6:52 pm Mr. Borge was an international treasure. If you like his stuff, check out Igudesman and Joo. They are carrying the torch–and they show us all how much fun music can be. Reply Betty Swedensky says: October 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm I love this man . So funny . But so talented . Reply aeronauta2011 says: October 8, 2019 at 4:24 pm inmortal!!!!!!! Reply Craig Scott says: October 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm JD Souther, singer-songwriter, friend of the Eagles, Jackson Browne et al, says that when he was a kid in Michigan, Victor Borge once babysat for him. Must have been an entertaining evening. Reply vic duna says: October 8, 2019 at 10:52 pm Great musician and just such a natural comedian. Rest in peace 1909-2000. Reply Matt Morelli says: October 9, 2019 at 6:46 am Still funny after so many years. One of the best Borge performances I've seen, though, was a legit recital he gave with no jokes etc. Just serious pianistics and conducting. The guy was made of pure talent. Reply Christine Schmitz says: October 10, 2019 at 2:01 am I always loved this man. Gentle & funny & genius. Reply Theresa Clagg says: October 10, 2019 at 3:27 am Timeless comedy!❤️ Reply Fluppi says: October 10, 2019 at 9:30 am Victor Borge is really something special. Only he can make me actually want to clap while sitting at home alone, watching youtube. No other performance has ever done that. Reply Crystal Comedy says: October 11, 2019 at 12:12 am When was this? Reply Carl Rest says: October 11, 2019 at 12:13 am Brilliant. Reply ibrahim dogan says: October 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm Cem yılmaz izliyip gelenler? Reply keith lemon says: October 11, 2019 at 8:27 pm In the glorious days before Political Correctness outlawed comedy. Reply bobblexl says: October 12, 2019 at 8:34 am It's funny but almost everything they think it's applause worthy.. such overreacting!You will never see this nowadays with these kind of performances Reply Prinz Slsr says: October 13, 2019 at 1:23 am 5:12 LOL, genius Reply Timotej Bernat says: October 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm Brilliant comic and pianist. Does anyone know which piece the Chopin excerpt he plays is from? Reply profMaximvs says: October 15, 2019 at 2:55 am Classy music-related jokes.The REAL stand-up comedy! Reply 75hilmar says: October 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm I missed him completely. Really good.Wow. Thanks Youtube recommendations. Reply Red ROSE says: October 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm Must be ancient humour…half way in and I have not laughed not even once😩 Reply tom3holer says: October 18, 2019 at 4:01 am I had the pleasure of seeing him when I was 11 years old on Broadway with my cousin the same age. It was one of the best shows I have ever seen. He was hysterical and to this day, I am 71, I will never forget it. Reply Stephen Moffatt says: October 18, 2019 at 7:19 pm "Mozart in four flats,,,because he had to move three times" Priceless! Reply c'est DansVous says: October 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm 4:14 anyone knows what piece is this from chopin? Reply Mike L says: October 19, 2019 at 6:16 pm A true comedic and musical genius. Reply urkoolUncle says: October 20, 2019 at 12:03 am This skit had me crying!!! SO FUNNY!!!Simple, old-fashioned, clean humor.Made my night! Reply Keith High says: October 20, 2019 at 10:23 pm Pure genius Reply Fooks Lee Ho says: October 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm Best parts start at 10:15 Reply Glenn Wheatcroft says: October 21, 2019 at 11:17 pm Actually Mozart wrote it but it had Salieri's name on it… Reply TheInvincibleViolet says: October 22, 2019 at 3:35 am Exceptionally wonderful. Rest in Peace, the Great Mr. Borge xx Reply Johnny Smallcock and his vile tasting toffees says: October 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm NN Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.