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The Aykroyd Method

Comedy legend Dan Aykroyd knows a lot about virtually everything, including how to relax with fine cigars
By Marshall Fine | From Dan Aykroyd, May/June 2021
The Aykroyd Method
Photo/AP Photo via Sarah Hummert
The voice is unmistakable, the sound that launched a thousand laughs on the original “Saturday Night Live” and too many movies to count. It’s still playful and intriguing, even when it’s simply expounding on details that—from a different mouth—would seem boring, odd or forgettable, such as the fusel oils in vodka or the terpenes in cannabis. No, when Dan Aykroyd speaks, it’s easy to listen. And it’s impossible not to smile. Aykroyd’s distinctive voice and his mastery of its tone—running easily from sly to erudite to businesslike and beyond—triggers a ton of memories for anyone who saw him soar to stardom on “SNL” in the 1970s or who has been entertained by his …
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