A Warm Welcome

Rowan Atkinson (a.k.a. “Mr. Bean”, “Edmund Blackadder”, and even “The Doctor”) is probably one of the most versatile actors and certainly one of the funniest minds of our time.  Most people in the U.S. have never heard of him, so he is certainly one of the most under-appreciated acts on this side of the pond, usually relegated to playing small characters and flunkies in Hollywood’s B-list movies (Rat Race, Never Say Never Again, and even his titular Bean).  Just remember, that if it weren’t for Atkinson, American audiences would never have been told that “it’s not lupus” for eight years (House‘s Hugh Laurie first came to prominence on Blackadder).

This is a clip from the home video release of Rowan Atkinson Live! released in the early 1990’s when he played Boston University in a one-man show.  In it, Atkinson, as The Devil, welcomes a new batch of sinners to Hell’s eternal damnation.  Enjoy!

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