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Charles Fleischer, the voice of ‘Roger Rabbit,’ performs stand up at Penguin’s


Comedian Charles Fleischer

Penguin’s Comedy Club — Dec. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.

Comedian, actor and voice artist legend Charles Fleischer will be performing this weekend at Penguin’s Comedy Club. Fleischer is best known as the voice of Roger Rabbit, star of of the famous 1988 live action and animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His voice acting has also been featured in The Polar Express and, more recently, Rango.

In an interview with Jay Leno, Fleischer said creating Roger Rabbit’s voice was a thrill because it was one of the first characters with a personality so close to his own. The bumbling speech impediment that makes Roger so lovable was a special touch added by Fleischer himself.

When Fleischer performs, the accents and impressions are turned on and off. Even his more scholarly pursuits — like his TED Talk on Moleeds, the unique theory of everything — features him moving seamlessly in and out of voices. His early stand-up career featured him as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Arsenio Hall Show.

While his stand-up touring has taken a back seat in recent years, Fleischer stays busy as a writer for TV and film, and as the part-owner of a multimedia company in California.
If you’re an ’80s baby with a love for Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future, or just want to see a masterful impressionist in his craft, Charles Fleischer’s act is not to be missed.


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