Friday, April 12, 2013

Jonathan Winters, RIP

Jonathan Winters, one of the greatest improvisational comedians of all time, has died at age 87.

Thanks for the many, many laughs, Mr. Winters.

(H/T: Protein Wisdom)

Here, Jack Paar hands Winters a stick as a prop; the rest is sheer improvisational genius.


rinardman said...

My older brother brought home The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters back in '60 or '61, and even tho I was still wet behind the ears, it made me roll on the floor. I was a big Carson fan, and always loved his appearances on The Tonight Show.

Bet he has Heaven doubled over by now.

Paco said...

I had a couple of his albums; same thing - left me in stitches.

RebeccaH said...

Why can't the comedians of today be that funny? Or funny at all? I think I know why they're all so mean and bitter. It's because they recognize they don't have a tenth of one percent of the talent the old comedians like Jonathan Winters had.

Anonymous said...

Deborah said.... Winters said that he was the only grandfather to go to bed so if he was going for the "long dirt nap" the boys downtown wouldn't have to do alot of work.

That bit with the stick..." The UN recognizes....". Funny and true.

God rest ya Jonathan. Thanks for the good times.

Minicapt said...

... mouse in his pocket ...