Sometimes I get to meet an artist/entertainer backstage and am surprised at how very different they are from the “celebrity” on stage. Sometimes I am disappointed and other times I am not. Carol Burnett is very kind. kd lang is so shy. Cyndi Lauper is hilarious. Lily Tomlin is so genuine. Roberta Flack is kind of mean.
Tim Conway is Tim Conway.
Somehow he has managed to become famous just being himself. He is the class clown… the proverbial jokester. He just likes making people laugh and laughs at himself when he is successful in his attempts.
Example: He called us a few days before his show with a question about the microphone that was going to be used. We told him that our technical director would call him back to discuss.
“I’ll tell you what,” said Tim. “Why don’t you give me her number and I will call her. That way I can make sure I am available to talk to her.” And so we did. Later that day, Tim called our Technical Director, Mary Nelson.
“Mary. This is Tim Conway. How are you doing?”
“I’m doing well Mr. Conway,” Mary replied.
“Well good. I just called because I couldn’t go another moment without knowing how you were doing. Goodbye.” [click]
I have no idea if he was happy with his microphone. I imagine he was.