An Austrian comedy festival has announced its special guest – the man behind one of the most iconic comic characters of 1980s cinema.
The organisers of the Altitude Festival, which takes place in the Alpine resort of Mayrhofen next March, revealed today Michael Winslow, best known for his role as Sergeant ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the ‘Police Academy’ film series. Winslow tops a bill which also includes Phill Jupitus, Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Al Murray, Ed Byrne and Tim Minchin.
Dublin’s Andrew Maxwell, who is one of the festival’s MCs, has shared his happiness at Winslow’s presence: “I can’t believe we are announcing someone from Police Academy. Police Academy! Michael Winslow is the Godfather of Beatboxing and he’s one of the best performers the world has ever seen. I saw him this year at the Edinburgh Fringe and he was beyond totally amazing and blew my mind!”
The Altitude Comedy Festival takes place from March 26-31, 2012. All you need to know about the Altitude Festival is on its website.