“My friends say I’m a barrel of laughs.” Leonard Cohen’s 1985 Interview & Performance Of The Law

Jo Meul points out that at 01’50” of Leonard Cohen Interview & Performance Of The Law On Midi Public – Radio Télévision Suisse 1985 (see video below – Warning: The interviewer’s queries are in French, and Leonard’s English responses are overdubbed in French ), one can hear Leonard attest, tongue-in-cheek, “My friends say I’m a barrel of laughs,” the same phrase he employed in his interview on the 1984 Mike Walsh Show (Australia).




Leonard must have been particularly amusing during this era; it was in 1985 that the following exchange took place:

Q: What is [Leonard Cohen] like on a night on the town? Leonard Cohen: “People say I’m a hoot to be with”

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted June 10, 2017.

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