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In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams, Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of talks to Robert Trebor, an accomplished character actor widely recognized for playing a fictional salesman, Salmoneus, in the cult hit series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and a real-life serial killer, David Berkowitz, a/k/a the Son of Sam, in the movie Out of Darkness opposite Martin Sheen, offers us valuable insights and an opportunity to laugh at the absurdity of the situation in which we find ourselves in his new book, THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING, a satire about the Donald J. Trump presidency. In THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING (Palindrome Press; ISBN: 978-0-578-47568-4), Trebor tells the story of “Donald D. Rump” and his comrade, “Vladimir Poutine.” Inspired by actual political events but wildly imaginative and exaggerated for comic effect, the novel follows its leading characters from their humble beginnings to their respective presidencies, with bizarre detours, audacious machinations, and plenty of scandals along the way. Donald Rump soars to fame as the star of his own reality TV show, Paycheck, and, to his own surprise, reads two books: the autobiography of Mussolini and Hitler’s classic, Mein Kampf. Poutine finds the silver lining in the fall of the USSR. Then, the Rump Movement kicks off. THE HAIRCUT WHO WOULD BE KING traces Rump’s race for the White House, pumped up by crowds chanting his slogan, “Make America Grate Again” (hey, it’s punchier than his opponent’s motto, “Mallory Makes Sense”) and his shocking victory (after being publicly exposed for his paddling fetish). Back in Russia, Poutine has huge plans of his own for America’s future—and a dirty secret that makes him the boss of Rump. How it all ends is pretty nasty and really funny. Think House of Cards wrapped up in Monty Python on the way to Dr. Strangelove—that’s how author Robert Trebor describes his book. He’s ready and eager to talk about: · What inspired him to write a work of social and political ridicule. · Why he’s a firm believer in the power of comedy for relief from turmoil and anxiety. · Whether there’s a danger in laughing off Trump’s antics and Tweets. · How the Hollywood community really feels about the Trump presidency · The challenges of writing humor compared to acting in comedic roles. · His hopes for The Haircut Who Would Be King and the 2020 election. ROBERT TREBOR grew up in Philadelphia, graduated from Northwestern University, and has worked as character actor in New York and Los Angeles for four decades. The Haircut Who Would Be King is his first novel. Trebor believes it’s time to embrace a “pro-laughter” platform. I hope you’ll help him share his much-needed message with the American people.




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