Tommy Sledge, Stand-up Detective:
Tommy Sledge P.I., AKA Sledgeman, AKA Sledger. Pseudonym of Michael David Farrow, 1944- , q.v. Occupation, under this name: actor, “standup detective.” - Currently enjoying retirement.
A completely unique act - a hard-guy private eye out of the 1940's with all the lingo, the look and the low-life that goes with it. His observations deal with the stuff of life in the late 1990's, but as seen through the eyes (or peepers, blinkers, winkers, steely stare-scopes, as he would call them) of a hardboiled private eye from the days of black and white movies.
He worked with
Marc Hershon in writing the screenplay for a post-apocalyptic sci-fi
detective comedy called "Rim City". Tommy Sledge was the central
character of the story. Very cool!
He wrote the feature film script for Full Moon - Paramount called "Remote".
Videos Posted by Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club - Tommy Sledge, Stand-Up Detective, Radio Promo [HQ]
Over fifteen years as a stand-up comedian. Headlines ALL "Improvs", ALL "Catch A Rising Stars", and others.
Dozens of corporate shows (Tandem Computer, Midwest Video, Dealers Association, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards, and more.
Several colleges, including USC and UC Santa Barbara, and many more.
TV.com - Filmography
IMDB - The Internet Movie Database - Filmography
Two Sledge video clips:
"Gross Jokes" (1985) with Budd Friedman at the
Improv. (IMDB) "Movie... in Your Face" (1991) (IMDB) "The Lobster Man From Mars" (1989) with Tony Curtis and Patrick Macnee. (IMDB)
"Gross Jokes" (1985) with Budd Friedman at the Improv.
"Movie... in Your Face" (1991)
"The Lobster Man From Mars" (1989) with Tony Curtis and Patrick Macnee.
MP3 audio clips promos for the show have been provided by Voice Over Talent, Chris Schutsky, who worked on the Tommy Sledge, P.I. program. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Photo of Allan Havey and the gang by Mark Selger 1989 from http://www.allanhavey.com
Showing HBO's The Comedy Channel lineup.
Top row, left to right: Steve Higgins, Dave "Gruber" Allen, Dave Higgins. All from the show "The Higgins Boys & Gruber".
Bottom row, left to right: Allen Havey "Night After Night", Rachel Sweet "The Sweet Life", Tommy Sledge "Tommy Sledge, Private Eye".
Family Channel's animated "Monster Farm" (TV.com) (IMDB).
"Jonathan Winters, Spaced Out!" Showtime Special (TV.com) (IMDB).
"Comics Only" - stand-up (TV.com) (IMDB).
Hosted HBO's "Fast Forward Detective" (TV.com) (IMDB).
"Crosstown" syndicated (4 episodes) (TV.com) (IMDB).
"Improv Tonight" - stand-up (TV.com) (IMDB).
"The Tommy Sledge Mystery Minute" - nationally syndicated radio spots (70 stations with SJS/ProMedia Radio Networks, NYC, now SJS Entertainment Creative Services) over 150 shows aired.
Radio spots for MGM Grand Air.
Radio spots for "Mass Millions"
"Eat Lead, Clown!", Full Court Press, 1987. Trade Paperback. 167pp. [9 x 6-1/4"] Cover art by Linda Nusbaum & Thos Lesser. Photos on back cover. ---Cover: "This is one gumshoe who's in over his head--in hilarious highjinks and murderous mirth!"---
(Can be ordered at http://www.biblio.com/books/10015077.html)
"Kiss it or Die!", Private Shadow Press, 1995. Trade Paperback. 250 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (Can be ordered at www.MysteryInk.com)
The room filled up with thunder. It was a service .45 automatic, and the guy was firing it so fast the ricochets where startin' to bump into each other..... Plaster craters exploded all over my walls... Shattering glass kickin in with splintering wood in a crazy combo of carnage.... I knew I was about to die.... Croak. Expire. Get cancelled. El Finito. Buy the farm. Purchase agriculture. Do the rigor mortis rhumba. Bite the hefty one....
Look for the upcoming novel "Bullets, Blondes and The Big Ones To Bite"!
R. Cal Westray, Jr.
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