11/05/2012 03:38 pm ET | Updated Jan 05, 2013

Tom Hanks Doing Stand-Up In 1987 (VIDEO)

In 2012, we mostly think of Tom Hanks as a guy who's funny in his personal life and serious onscreen, but back in the '80s that wasn't quite the case.

In preparation for his role in Punchline, the actor took some swings at doing stand-up comedy himself, and he's actually pretty good.

This footage from a 1987 performance at The Comic Strip in New York features Hanks going off about -- what else -- movies, and has started going viral after being posted here.

Via Pleated Jeans


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