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Sid Caesar, Comedian of Comedians From TV's Early Days, Dies at 91

New York Times - 12 Feb 2014
Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television's first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by ...
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TV on DVD: 'Sid Caesar: The Works'

PostBulletin.com - 04 Sep 2018
'SID CAESAR: THE WORKS.' Look beyond this set's primitive 1950s kinescope video (black-and-white film shot off studio monitors) to savor early TV's peak of live laughs. In those pre-videotape days, sketch superstar Caesar delivered lunatic comedy ...
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Sid Caesar: The Works (DVD Review)

The Digital Bits - 23 Aug 2018
To say that Sid Caesar was both an innovative and charismatic comedian is a great understatement. For over thirty years, he entertained and filled his audiences with non-stop laughter. His embodiment of work relied heavily on facial expressions and ...
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Broadway Berth Memoirs: 3 Tributes to Neil Simon

American Theatre - 17 Sep 2018
It is a formidable and unparalleled body of work that started with his teacher and older brother Danny, writing for radio and then joining the most famous writers' room in television history for “Your Show of Shows,” starring the incomparable Sid Caesar.
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Playwright Neil Simon Dies at 91

Biography - 26 Aug 2018
The Simon brothers' gift for gab attracted Sid Caesar, whose sketch comedy hit Your Show of Shows was an incubator for talent—the show's contributors included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Woody Allen. Two Emmy nominations followed. A show of skits he ...
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10 Fun Facts About The Kids In The Hall

Mental Floss - 31 Aug 2018
Whenever Sid Caesar bombed a joke, he'd say that it had been written by “the kids in the hall,” referring to the young upstarts working for him in the NBC studio of Your Show of Shows. Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald were big Caesar fans, but they didn't ...
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Comedy legend Carl Reiner turns Emmy shot into punchline

Herald-Whig - 22 Aug 2018
The patriarch can be forgiven for not dwelling on his prime-time Emmys, a varied lot of honors for writing, directing, acting and performing that stretch from a 1957 acting award for Sid Caesar's variety show "Caesar's Hour" to 1995, when he won for a ...
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Arbor Outlook: Sometimes it takes a struggle to succeed

The Ledger - 12 Sep 2018
Felix Ungar: “I think I'm crazy.” Oscar Madison: “If it makes you feel any better, I think so too.” — From “The Odd Couple”. The sound of audiences laughing at his material provided the affirmation that his own childhood denied him. My favorite film ...
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TV Tidbits: UNCSA alumna stars in edgy new Lifetime series

Winston-Salem Journal - 09 Sep 2018
Now available on DVD, “Sid Caesar: The Works” is a five-disc set that looks at the work of Caesar, a towering figure in the early days of television who helped define sketch comedy as we know it today, working with such luminaries as Imogene Coca, Mel ...
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LP's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' is bright with memories

The Suburban Times - 15 Sep 2018
From then on, the theatrical genus wrote around 30 more hit plays and almost as many screenplays along with numerous television programs, which began with Sid Caesar's “Your Show of Shows,” which he did along with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Selma ...
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Playwright Neil Simon will be greatly missed

Zanesville Times Recorder - 31 Aug 2018
In fact, both Simon brothers wrote for “Your Show of Shows” starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris in the early 1950s. Simon said of that show, “There were about seven writers, plus Sid, Carl, and Howie. Mel Brooks and maybe ...
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Stage Door Players announces new season

Dunwoody Crier - 11 Sep 2018
“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” is a good one, based on Simon's own experience as a writer in the early days of television, for Sid Caesar's “Your Show of Shows.” We get to watch a harried writing staff vie for the best gags and the attention of their ...
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

UPI.com - 08 Sep 2018
They include England's King Richard I, "Richard the Lion-Hearted," in 1157; comedian Sid Caesar in 1922; political activist Lyndon LaRouche in 1922 (age 96); British actor Peter Sellers in 1925; country music singer Patsy Cline in 1932; former U.S. Sen.
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Simon's 'Biloxi Blues' is the gift that keeps on giving

The Reporter - 03 Sep 2018
Beginning as a writer for Sid Caesar and Phil Silvers, Simon rose to stardom with “Come Blow Your Horn (1961).” Among his many plays is the autobiographical trilogy, done in the 1980s — “Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Biloxi Blues," and "Broadway Bound.
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Comedy legend Reiner still wisecracking

Youngstown Vindicator - 24 Aug 2018
The patriarch can be forgiven for not dwelling on his prime-time Emmys, a varied lot of honors for writing, directing, acting and performing that stretch from a 1957 acting award for Sid Caesar's variety show “Caesar's Hour” to 1995, when he won for a ...

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