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G8 Asbury Park PressSunday. February 22, 1987 Rip Taylor finds zaniness the key to a long career By ALISSA WOLF Press Correspondent i I f you looked up the word 'zany' in I the dictionary, my picture would be next to it," comedian Rip Taylor once said, when asked to describe his act Indeed, Taylor has built his entire career on elevating silliness to an art form. With his famous handlebar mustache, exaggerated facial expressions and outlandish stage wardrobe including a full-length coat made out of Christmas tree tinsel Taylor is a study in visual comedy. His act is built upon visual humor. Taylor usually appears on stage with a large plastic trash receptacle filled with numerous props, including rubber chickens, brassieres, a walking stick with a six-pack of cola tied to the , handle. "That's my Coke cane," he tells the audience. He's also fond of racing through the audience and tossing confetti on people's heads. "I came up with this act when I realized that I just can't memorize lines," he explained. "There's no thinking involved. It's all based on just looking and laughing. That's what works for me." In fact, Taylor struggled to make a name for himself for many years before coming up with an act that worked for him. Born in Washington, he initially planned on a career in politics. "Nowadays, the (politicians) are the ones doing the comedy," he dead-panned. At one point, he even got a job as a Senate page. However, his political career was This baccarat strategy guaranteed have always maintained no casino I gambling system is guaranteed to let you win. Yet there is one baccarat strategy that sports a guarantee label. .Qa Being new to baccarat, I am anxious to learn as much as I can about it. A business associate of mine is a baccarat high-roller. He claims to have discovered a guaranteed system. He bets the previous winning hand and increases his bet. 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Despite his reputation as a class clown during his school years, the comedian didn't seriously consider a comedy career until this time. When he returned to this country, he whipped up a nightclub act and was booked at the old Giquot Club in Atlantic City. However, the owner disliked his act so much that the comedian was fired after one performance. Discouraged, Taylor wandered to the Boardwalk until he came upon a group of elderly Jewish people speaking Yiddish. He then came up with a new act in which he'd pantomime to Yiddish records. Thus, the owner of the Cliquot Club agreed to rehire him, and his act went over well. Yet, he was still faced with an uphill career climb in the following years. "I worked in some of the crummiest joints on the planet," he said. His frequent road tours eventually cost him his marriage to showgirl Rusty Rowe, whom he divorced in the early '60s. 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