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Theater & art

Outrageousness is still the Walsh Brothers’ calling card

Dave Walsh was crying. A couple of years ago, the comedian had just finished watching “Vacation,” the Chevy Chase screwball comedy about a family’s ill-fated cross-country trek to a theme park. The credits were rolling, showing snapshots taken along the way, and Dave couldn’t help himself. But he did question his sanity a bit when he realized what was causing the tears.

“The reason why I was crying was because they have such a great story,” he recalls. “These Griswolds have experienced something that I would pay money, I would pay great money, to happen to me in my life. And they can never tell the story because they don’t recognize the value in it. And it was so heartbreaking to me because that’s what my life is about in a way, is telling the story that I experienced.”

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