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schtick

and shtik (ʃtɪk)
n. a routine or act that is the trademark of an entertainer, especially in vaudeville. (Yiddish.) His schtick was a trained dog and cat act.
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With Sherlock Holmes next on his slate you would have hoped Ritchie would use this as a platform to leave his tired geezers-and-guns schtick on a high - but as the end credits tell you, sequels are planned.
Akimbo says they are a band without a schtick, which isn't entirely true, as they deliver the most exciting, uncomfortable and dangerous rock show you've seen since your first Melvins concert.
It's a madcap tale with 51 historic characters, classic schtick, standup routines, flying bags of peanuts and a climactic seventh-inning stretch that brings the audience to its feet singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
Things improved when Spooner ditched his outerwear, although he seems to have put on some weight--maybe the overabundantly heavy-metal rocker of yore schtick is calculated?
Tell her you appreciate her sense of humor but to alter her schtick a little to exclude you as the fall guy.
Another Edmonton production with international impact and Mardirossian's involvement is The Tourist, produced by Big Schtick with comedian Rick Bronson and carried on the Life Network.
The only way to generate a buzz about a somewhat taboo subject like hair transplantation is to go to the opposite extreme -- attacking it with laughter and schtick, without sacrificing the sensitivity of the subject.
I was particularly wondering how I'd feel, and how the crowd would take it, when he would arrive onstage dressed in a skeleton onesie, and call himself a kikea common punchline for the rapper whose skills are as sharp as his self-degrading comedic schtick.
The idea of the clocks going back, and the whole daylight saving schtick, was invented in 1907 by one William Willett.
It's just that The Funny One and its three celebrity and 51 other judges didn't go for their more artistic and conceptual comedy, and instead went for the group acts' slapstick-y schtick and the surviving solo acts' more masa-friendly gambits.
Smith said officials from the event later apologized, explaining that trying to kiss celebrities is part of the reporter's schtick.
Even the audience banter was tried and tested schtick.
So I bet Frankie Boyle is chuffed to buttons with the free publicity his nasty wee schtick about Harvey, Jordan's disabled son, has attracted.
But here the schtick wears a little thin and a clunky plot gets in the way.
Stiller plies his usual schtick while Downey Jnr steals every scene as the blond, blue-eyed Australian thesp who undergoes a skin pigmentation procedure to portray a wisecracking African-American sergeant.