Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11

Here's a pick from milady: Johnathan Winters. This comic institution made his reputation on improvisational comedy in the 50's, combining vaudeville timing with chameleonic expressions. His style paved the way for Robin Williams (who played his dad on Mork and Mindy), Jim Carrey, and the entire cast of Whose Line is it Anyway?
Here's a prime example of his style, in a 'sketch' on the Dean Martin Variety Show: Winters wanders around an 'attic' and makes jokes from whatever he finds lying around.

Retired, he reportedly spends his days wandering the weekend antique shows near his home, doing the same thing, just for the heck of it.

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