GIL "BUD" PALMER & LOU SCIARA
Lifelong Abbott & Costello fans, Gil and Lou met in 1992 at an
Abbott & Costello lookalike contest sponsored by Shanachie Entertainment,
producers of the "Abbott & Costello Show" videotapes. Performing separately,
Gil and Lou each won first prize before a panel of judges consisting
of Abbott & Costello family members and former burlesque stars.
After doing promotional work for Shanachie, Gil and Lou were hired to portray "the boys"
at the Abbott & Costello Fan Club Convention. The pair then teamed up and have appeared
in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, nightclubs, and television.
One of the highlights of their partnership was when Gil and Lou had the honor of performing "Who's on First?" before 27,000 baseball fans, to open the 1995 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York.