Victor Borge

Victor Borge was a classically trained pianist, but fantastically funny comedian as well. The thing about Borge was that he knew how to manipulate and communicate with his audience in a humorous way on the piano. He didn’t even need to speak in order to be funny.

For instance, the Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1:

But when he did speak, he knew how to manipulate his stories and language in order to underline the sometimes inadequate nature of it.

But, seriously, the man could play.

I just the love the way that he was able to be so creative with some of the most common, everday things. We hardly even think about “happy birthday,” but when it shows up in Tchaikovsky, we’re all thinking about it.