I’m a big Phil Hartman fan, and as much as I love him on SNL, he really blows me away with this audition footage. A lot of the bits feel almost experimental, like something you’d see at an indie comedy club, not mainstreamed for the general TV-watching public.
I’m especially fond of his German impressionist – it almost felt like a way of one-upping anyone else coming in to do impressions. “Oh yeah, well did they do spot-on impressions in German?”
Thanks, the comic’s comic!