This week, Ira spoke with Charles Fleischer.
Stand-up comedian and voice artist Charles Fleischer (best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit), is headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas January 17-20, with show times at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Fleischer talks about his multiple interests as an actor, comedian, artist, musician and scientist; the correlation between science and comedy; his need as an artist to express himself visually; the concept of making it in Hollywood; his comedic inspiration from Groucho Marx and Jonathan Winters; the pop culture impact of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”; and his paper on the nature of gamma-ray bursts for Cornell University.
His multi-decade career includes work on stage and on screen. He has appeared in many classic films including, “Back to The Future II,” “ Zodiac,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Night Shift.” Fleischer has built a prolific career of roles in cartoons and feature films in the decades since.