February 12, 2014

RIP Sid Caesar

The Daily News:
Sid Caesar, the revered pioneer television comedian whose own maniacal comet burned him out for 20 years, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91.

His death was confirmed by his long-time friend and collaborator Carl Reiner. No cause was given.

Caesar became an icon throughout the television comedy world, a godfather of sketch comedy shows up to “Saturday Night Live.”

“Sid Caesar was a comic genius,” said another long-time friend and coworker, Mel Brooks. “He was one of the only people I ever worked with who made your material funnier than it was on paper – and he did it on live television.”
My father loved this guy.

Gee, they're dropping like flies lately.

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