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Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, ), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg . Premiere named her character Oda Mae Brown in its list of Top best film characters. From August to March , Goldberg hosted Wake Up with Whoopi, a nationally syndicated morning radio talk and entertainment. The set-up: Whoopi Goldberg's standup act, like her career – even like Goldberg is what would usually be called a character comedian, yet. After the streetwise character arrives in Amsterdam the monologue takes a Quickly we realize that Miss Goldberg is not simply a stand-up.
Standing on a bare stage with only minimal variations in costume and subtle changes Goldberg starts on a familiar note with Fontaine. The president's re- election provides new reasons for the character to alter his reality. Whoopi Goldberg: Live on Broadway [VHS] of contemporary political issues, making this as much a stand-up comedy routine as a character monologue.