Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The inimitable 'master of the slow burn,' Paul Lynde (1926-82), is best known as the star of such hit television series as The Perry Como Show, Bewitched and Hollywood Squares, and such movies as Son of Flubber and Send Me No Flowers. Now, the comedian and acclaimed celebrity impersonator Michael Airington plays Lynde in the one-man-show An Evening with Paul Lynde available in this home video release. In the vein of Secret Honor and Mark Twain Tonight, Airington takes his audience on a fun-filled trip through the highs and lows of Paul Lynde's life, via confessional monologue - from his big-screen debut in New Faces of 1952, through his Broadway turn in Bye Bye Birdie (the film has Airington launching into a number from that production) and his thirteen years on the daytime version of Hollywood Squares. Amid the laughter, Airington periodically highlights the loneliness and sadness at the center of Lynde's life, which undergirds the hilarity with a certain poignance.
one-man-show, actor, comedian, life-story