"I grew up in the era when the television was like a member of the family," Conway notes. "Now I cannot even sit in a room with underage kids and run through the channels." Though "not a prude," Conway just doesn't think television is the right medium for exposed private parts and sexual innuendo. An ordinary man's comic with an old-fashioned, vaudevillian sense of humor and an advocate of the kind of broad, kind-spirited comedy he helped to popularize on The Carol Burnett Show, Conway says the best comedy comes from real life -- "You find something funny that could actually happen to a person, try to describe it in a comedic way and re-create it. But most comedians today end up in front of a brick wall, use foul language -- and end up with their own shows."
So how does Conway explain the odd character Dorf -- a truncated creature (actually Conway, standing in two holes in the floor with shoes on his knees) who grew out of a takeoff on Fantasy Island and has gone on to appear in Conway's series of comedic sports-instruction videos? He contends that Dorf is in no way meant to offend little people: "Billy Barty was a good friend of mine," he says. "Dorf," Conway insists, "is just a guy with some strange moves."
And what's in Conway's future? Well, he's just a common man: "I have a dental appointment in May."