Rip Larry Bud Melman

Rip Larry Bud Melman

Larry ‘Bud’ Melman (real name Calvert DeForest) has moved on.. I remember seeing him perform live around ‘85 or ‘86 at the Buddy Holly Theater. I was on the front row, right next to the cue card guy. He did the entire show reading the cue cards, sometimes complaining that he couldn’t read them. It was hilarious. A friend of mine ended up on stage with him and was given a coconut for his trouble. I kept that coconut for years.

According to CNN, “There will be no funeral service for DeForest, who left no survivors.”

(Via Daring Fireball.)