Gregg Turkington

Gregg Turkington (born 25 November 1967, Darwin, Northern Territory) is an Australian-born U.S. comedian, best known for his stand-up comedy character, Neil Hamburger. He has also participated in a number of avant-garde and post punk bands. Turkington founded Amarillo Records. Turkington was born in Darwin, Australia, of American parents, and grew up in Tempe, Arizona and San Francisco, California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Simone Turkington. He has been a vegetarian for over two decades and supports animal welfare causes. He rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as the co-publisher of underground zine Breakfast Without Meat, which brought punk respectability to "square" musical artists such as Tiny Tim, Jimmy Webb, the 101 Strings, and Richard Harris through feature articles. A frequent contributor to the zine was Derrick Bostrom of the Meat Puppets. In the 1980s, Turkington also performed in obscure San Francisco bands such as Hello Kitty on Ice and Bean Church, and was rumoured to have been a founding member of Caroliner.

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    Terminal, USA
    Terminal, USA
    (1993) 60 min
    Comedy
    Jon Moritsugu
    How to describe the indescribable TERMINAL, USA? "FATHER KNOWS BEST meets PINK FLAMINGOS" (according to...
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