Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Watch This: Sid Caesar in One of the Funniest Comedy Sketches Ever


Today is the 93rd birth anniversary of Sid Caesar, the comic genius of stage, screen and (especially) television who died last year. He, along with his talented collaborators including actors Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Howard Morris; and writers Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Neil Simon; helped to bring a post vaudeville comic sensibility to the masses. The humor of the Caesar group had more in common with Mad Magazine or Lenny Bruce than with Jack Benny or Burns and Allen.

In the two clips below they hilariously demolish all the tropes of bullfighting movies. It's about as good as it gets, with Reiner (as the arrogant young bullfighter), Caesar and Imogene Coca all getting enormous laughs. This is comedy genius.


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