Skip Griparis, Comic Rock Impressonist
Skip’s incredible, high energy tour de forceshowcases a unique blend of precise, sidesplitting impressions – clean, insightful satire – virtuoso guitar picking – and, an astonishingly versatile 3½ octave vocal range that sends the folks home buzzing, “What a voice! And he looks like everyone he does!”
Skip’s credits are extensive. He has headlined major comedy clubs across the country, fromDangerfield’s in New York to the Ice House in Los Angeles. In his home town of Chicago, he headlined the premier club, ZANIES, for four consecutive weeks, a run unmatched in the club’s 30-year history. And add to that, his worldwide popularity as Bob Uecker’s sidekick, Monte the colorman, in the hit movies Major League I and II.
As guitarist/vocalist in the Olivia Newton-John band, Griparis toured for four years – performances included the Bu-do Kan in Tokyo, and Carson’s Tonight Show. He was also a lead guitarist and vocalist with The New Colony Six. With his kaleidoscopic experience of comedy, acting and music, Skip bursts with more talent and musical fun than you ever thought possible from one guy and a guitar. Period.