My Positive Perspective Broadcasts Episode to Remember the Life of Comedian Leslie Nielson

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On May 19, 2014, My Positive Perspective aired an episode to remember the life of the actor Leslie Nielson. Appearing on the episode was host Jason Deierlein along with local comedian Brian Shirley.

My Positive Perspective aired an episode dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Leslie Nielson. My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by comedian Brian Shirley. At the start of the episode, Deierlein says, “One of the funniest entertainers of all time is Leslie Nielson, what do you best remember about his acting?” Shirley answers, “Not a lot of people know this but Nielson started off as a serious actor in the 50s and 60s. He played hundreds of roles, he had that unmistakable voice. His career really took off with Police Academy and then the movie Airplane followed by the Naked Gun series.” Shirley continues, “The one thing about him and his movies, he was always straight, he rarely smiled, his comedy from his character. He delivered his lines brilliantly.”

Deierlein then asks, “How do you think Nielson was able to accomplish so much in acting?” Shirley replies, “The writing of his lines when his writers saw his character and they saw what they could do with it. It was a combination of what he could do as an actor with great writing from the Zucker Brothers that made for a perfect marriage and that was the whole beauty of how everything came out.”

Deierlein then says, “Nielson’s jokes allowed the audience to expand their humor level, his ability to remain calm while knowing his audience was going to laugh at his lines certainly helped define his career. Shirley replies, “He did a great job of selling the humor in all his lines and I certainly respect him for that.”

My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking.

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