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Stupid pet, human tricks auditions set

February 04, 1999

This weekend, area residents will get a chance to show off their stupid tricks or those of their pets as they attempt to win a spot on the "The Late Show with David Letterman."

The program's producers, in conjunction with television station WJZ13 in Baltimore, will hold auditions for Stupid Human Tricks and Stupid Pet Tricks on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Valley Mall, Liz Chuday of Chuday Communications said in a press release.

The auditions will be held only by advance appointment.

Humans with unique talents and those with special pets may call 1-888-PET-TRICK to record a 60-second pitch on why they or their pets should be considered. Callers should leave their names and day and evening phone numbers.

Those who leave messages that interest the Letterman producers will be called back and scheduled for an audition time on Feb. 6, the release said.

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People and pets selected from the auditions will be flown to New York to perform on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in the coming months.

Two tentative air dates have been scheduled, Feb. 19 and March 31, the press release said.

To qualify for an audition a trick must be unique and safe. Animals must perform voluntarily and be treated humanely and all types of pets are welcome.

The Letterman show airs locally weeknights on CBS from 11:35 p.m. to 12:37 a.m.

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