Anyone ever see any of Chris Latta's Stand-up work?

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  1. IhsantheCursed

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    Just curious. Is there any footage of this anywhere? Has anyone seen any? Was he any good?
     
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    I didn't know he did stand up. Interesting.
     
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    Oh yes. He did it in New York before ever even doing any voice acting work. I believe Flint Dille (a Producer for the Sunbow G1 cartoon) stated this in the special features of the DvD release of Transformers:the Movie.
     
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    I don't know he is a stand-up comedian that why Starscream make Megatron laugh.
     
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    Yeah they mention it on his wikipedia page. I tried looking online for some clips but so far no dice. I would like to have seen some of his act.
     
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    Me too man. Ive literally looked everywhere. The only time Ive even seen Mr. Latta irl was in a StarTrek: TNG episode. He was dressed as a Klingon Captain in the ep. "A Matter of Honour"...I think(pretty hilarious to see Starscream yelling at Jean Luc Picard). I would also LOVE to see his act...
     
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    Ok now I know what show I am going to try to watch tonight. :D 
     
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    Too bad there is not much media stuff with him online.
     
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    No there sure isent man. Its eally ashame.

    If anyone does have any Chris Latta footage please share here with us...
     
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    He did stand up? I never knew.
     
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    lol..yep. Read my above posts bro.
     
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    Not standup exactly, but if you wanna see Chris with various alien make-up on, don't forget he appeared in Star Trek several times...
    Klingon Captain in "A Matter Of Honour" (TNG) - when Riker serves on the Klingon ship.
    Pakled Captain in "Samaritan Snare" (TNG) - the stupid "We look for things" aliens
    and two episodes of DS9, "Passenger" and "Blood Oath" - can't remember which aliens.,
     
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    Holy crap, REALLY?
     
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    He was also on seinfield in the subway one and tried too mug kramer.(Also I've seen some he was really good)
     
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    Thanks for posting that! Listening to the Capt, yea, it's a toned-down Starscream/Cobra Commander... and the 2IC is that dude that seems to pop up everyd*where in SF-dom - Brian Thompson. If there's a SF show, he's on it at least once, it seems :) 
     
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    Yeah thats awesome , thanks guys. I still would LOVE to see his comedy work though.
     
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    Never saw the stand up, but he did make an appearance in a Seinfeld Episode, as a thug when Kramer wins money and Chris Latta tries to mug him in the subway. It was just on a few weeks ago actually. It's funny because when he talks, it sounds like Gung Ho from Gi Joe
     
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    A number of cartoon voice actors got their start as stand-up comedians (some of them were "discovered" that way), and some of them still do standup on occasion. I'll just throw out a few names for starters:

    Tom Kenny
    Brad Garrett
    Frank Welker
    Chuck McCann
    Billy West
    John DiMaggio
    B.J. Ward
    Maurice LaMarche -- I have an old VHS tape I won off ebay years ago that features one of Moe's bits from 1986. You could tell even then he was destined for voiceover greatness. Here's another of his stand-up bits from 1990 (caution: adult language, but funny):


    I would love to have seen Latta's stand-up as well. I imagine he was pretty edgy and outrageous. With the characters he did and that unique voice along with his reported wild nightlife, I just can't see him doing a typical monologue. I'll do some research on that to see if I can come up with anything. I've been told by a close friend of Frank Welker's that his stand-up stuff was totally off-the-wall nutty hilarious stuff--like watching an impressionist on acid.

    The specific Seinfeld episode Latta was in is Season 3, Episode 13 "The Subway". I've had that disc on my Netflix queue for a while and keep forgetting to bump it up.
     
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