Most nights in a club mean lots of noises – music playing, people talking, bands jamming. However, for one night, a multitude of sounds may be heard coming from the Nutty Irishman in Bay Shore – and that clamor will all originate from one man’s unique brain . . . and mouth.
His name is Michael Winslow, and he will be appearing at the ‘Nutty on Friday, Feb. 10 as part of the tavern’s “Retro Friday” series.
If the name Michael Winslow doesn’t ring a bell, just think back to the raucous “Police Academy” films that saw their heyday during the 1980s and early 1990s – for Mr. Winslow was one of the main stars. Playing Sgt. Larvelle "Motor Mouth" Jones, the actor was best known as the officer constantly fooling people with the incredibly accurate sound effects generated from his throat – such as gunfire, helicopters, video games, music, dog barking – with his perhaps most-famous trick a representation of poorly dubbed kung-fu movies, where he would somehow manage to speak words that seemed independent of his lips.
Lest one think that was just a cinematic invention, as it turns out Winslow actually does all of that himself -- and he tours, often billed as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects.” No one can say for sure what verbal tomfoolery will occur, but the actor and comic will be performing sometime after 8 p.m. In addition, guests will get drink specials, which will include $3 Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (also part of the “retro” theme). Cover is $8, but all nurses, EMTs, police officers, firemen and first responders gain free admission all evening.