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Video - Redd Foxx back in spotlight through comedian Gil T

Miami Shores comedian Gil T brings the laughs through Redd Foxx impression

It ain't over for Redd Foxx.

The late, great comedian is the center of a new act by Gil Tucker, a Miami Shores-based actor and standup comedian perhaps best known as Gil T.

A graduate of the famous School of Performing Arts in New York City, Tucker has appeared in movies and TV (HBO, Showtime, BET) as well as worked with comedians Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano and Kevin James.

He sort of stumbled into his send-up of Redd Foxx while doing other impressions, namely Sammy Davis Jr. and Moms Mabley.

"A lot of the audience wasn't connecting to Moms," Tucker explains. "They [Mabley and Foxx] have the same regional accent…it's just that her tone was higher so I dropped the tone and made the voice a little bit rougher."

And just like that, his career had another major facet, especially when he was playing in entertainment capitals.

"A lot of people in Atlantic City and Vegas would tell me, 'I knew Redd personally and you sound just like him and you walk just like him.' "

For more on Gil T, go to YouTube.com/gilt357 or Facebook.com/Gil.Tucker.

Watch more Rod With A Twist every other Thursday at SunSentinel.com/RodWithATwist

About Rod with a Twist:

"Rod with a Twist" is a boozy woozy doozy of a video series with actors, jocks and local celebs bellying up to the bar with bon vivant Rod and master mixologist Nick for irreverent interviews. It's a lil' freaky and a lotta funky with conversational twists and turns that dance right up to the edge…and then joyfully right over it. Too far? Probably. But after a few of Nick's drinks, does it look like Rod cares?"

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