Sal and Mitzi Lieberman: The Comedians None Of Us Needed But All Deserve.
“From stage to screen these comedy legends have brought us laughter and lawsuits” – The Akron Picayune
Excerpts from: Rubbin’ The Right Way: A Musical History Tour
by Sal and Mitzi Lieberman as told to by Oscar Eloe McGruff
Sal Lieberman is a familiar face, to fans of everything good, thanks to his work in some of the most beloved shows known to man. He is known throughout the country as a comedian, master impressionist, musician and actor. He has appeared on countless television shows, has made hit records and had a sit-com pilot in the ’80’s called The Cleveland Steamers. He also wrote a very important one man show called Don’t Blame Me I’m Not From Here. The show was about nothing, and yet it centered around a bar with a has-been baseball star, and a group of friends living in a hip apartment in New York City. Sal and his wife Mitzi Lieberman perform year-round and have been seen on the Carlton Walters Show, Who’s Who any Who? and in many other important shows from 1977-1979.
Their hit Off Broadway show Rubbin’ The Right Way: A Musical History Tour (also the name of their international smash semi-autobiographical book, documentary, and subsequent book tour) earned them Best Comedy Duo by the Akron Picayune and won them praise from fans far and wide.
Sal, recorded a hit song Destiny Ends With Tiny in 1961. Unfortunately fate dealt him a hand from a loaded deck and in 1986, Sal took a swing at a cop and was arrested and sentenced to community service. The judge thought it would be a “good” idea if he hosted a kids show. Sal, named the show, Shut Yer Trap because he loves kids sooooo much. The show was canceled as soon as his release program started. Shut Yer Trap is still a favorite and it’s subsequent release on Blu Ray is breathlessly anticipated.
Sal Lieberman still hosts the popular Kiss My Schnnitzel at The Blue Room Casino in Pikesville Ohio. He has had a life affair with “the tracks” and sometimes considers upstate New York his home. He has been married to Mitzi for over 40 years but still considers the wedding an animal act.
Mitzi Hyman-Klein-Lieberman is a performer.
She was born in 1900-And-It’s None of Your Fucking Business. She was raised by working class parents in “The Stinky Peach” now known as New York City. It was her experience in a Catskills summer camp that changed her life and brought her to center stage.
Mitzi attended the prestigious Isaac J. Berlin’s Summer Extravaganza for Moderately Talented Jewish Young People on a Hangers-On scholarship. At the IJBSEMTJYP Mitzi exposed herself to other performers and learned essential life skills such as: plate spinning, improvisational jazz dance, Yiddish Butter Churning, and Hog Hollering. In her final summer at IJBSEMTJYP, Mitzi encountered a young man, name of Samuel Davis Jr. Mitzi was enchanted by the four foot performer and begged to become his understudy in “Hey, There’s a Fiddler in My Coop“. Mr.Davis Jr. imparted much of his sage-ish wisdom and gladly shared his top bunk for several magical hours. Mitzi takes credit for being the first person to call him Sammy Boy Jingles.
While performing in the musical version of No Exit she broke her coccyx during an unscheduled costume change. While in recovery, Mitzi began working as a dancer and cocktail waitress at her Uncle Schmendrick’s restaurant The Clam Digger in Akron Ohio. One semi-tragic night, she heard a young comedian/balloon-artist heckle* her from across the room; It took her breath away. That man was of course, Salvador Arnold Lieberman. Sal and Mitzi are together to this very day, and if you want to know the gory details of their decades long marriage, then you’ll just have to buy the book or watch the documentary or see their live adaptation of Rubbin’ The Right Way: A Musical History Tour (it’s 80% off you cheap bastards)! .
Currently, Mitzi can be found pouring over scripts at her production company Dazzling Performances and Pantsuits. She’s in the midst of working on a series of moving pictures that target senior citizens with over active glands. The shows are entitled, Hard Candy and their success has opened up a whole new market of what she calls Very Adult Films. Sal is set to co-star and brings his substantial talent and tourettes-like heckling to each role. In one “touching” episode, Mitzi makes an unscheduled appearance as a stripper named “Butterscotch.”Mitzi also concluded filming a new sit-com on Canadian TV called Samurai Mama starring Mitzi and her old pal Sheila Mischkal. Her next project tackles bulimia wherein she plays both mother and daughter in a hilarious romp about suburban crime called, Mommy, Where’s Your Smile?