35 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up
Johnathan Winters was one of the great standup comics. He also had a TV show that was hilarious, inane, off the wall.He went to Kenyon College (of the era of Paul Newman). At reunions he used to give an ad lib (and very drunken) performance at a local Gambier bar (the Pirate's Cove, since moved). I moved to the area one year late, and never saw his performances, which were legendary.I am old enough to have seen many of the great ones on TV: Henny Youngman, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Sid Caesar, Martha Raye, David Frye, Richard Prior, Redd Foxx, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin... The loss of that art form seriously diminishes our culture.
I didn't like Jonathan Winters when I was younger. I also failed to appreciate Mork & Mindy at the time. Now I find both hilarious. I wasn't completely without humor because I did like most of the comedians sykes lists above.
"Get on the plane pretty."
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