Borge’s Hilarious Phonetic Punctuation Video

This week’s quote comes from Victor Borge who was a multi-talented Danish comedian, and a skilled orchestra conductor and pianist. He was often referred to as ‘The Clown Prince of Denmark’. 

He did a lot of television work and appeared several times on Sesame Street and was a guest star on The Muppet Show. He spoke about the bonding abilities of his comedic work and said:

 “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

One of his most famous and funniest skits was entitled “Phonetic Punctuation,” in which he reads a story out loud, and replaces each punctuation mark with a sound effect. It’s actually very clever. Have a watch:

 

Victor Borge:  January 3, 1909 – December 23, 2000

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