Archive for the ‘60’s Comedians’ Category

Jackie Mason

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Mason in 2006
Birth name Yacov Moshe Maza
Born June 9, 1931 (age 85)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Television
Film
Radio
Nationality American
Years active 1961–present
Genres Political satire
Observational comedy
Improvisational comedy
Subject American politics
International relations
Current events
Race relations
Antisemitism
Jewish culture
American culture
Spouse Jyll Rosenfeld (August 14, 1991–present)
Jackie Mason (born June 9, 1931) is an American stand-up comedian and film and television actor. He is ranked #63 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22:  Jackie Mason has lunch on 6th Avenue in Manhattan on March 22, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 22: Jackie Mason has lunch on 6th Avenue in Manhattan on March 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

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Monty Python

Medium
Television film theatre audio recordings books
Nationality British
Years active 1969–1983
1989
1998
2002
2013–2014
Genres
Satire surreal humour black comedy
Influences
The Goons Spike Milligan Peter Cook Dudley Moore Jonathan Miller Alan Bennett Peter Sellers
Notable works and roles Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969–1974)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Monty Python Live (mostly) (2014)
Members Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Website Official website
Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created the sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four seasons. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’ influence on music.

Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was conceived, written, and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach (aided by Gilliam’s animation), it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content. A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, the Pythons had creative control which allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding rules of television comedy. Their influence on British comedy has been apparent for years, while in North America, it has coloured the work of cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recent absurdist trends in television comedy. “Pythonesque” has entered the English lexicon as a result.

In a 2005 UK poll to find “The Comedian’s Comedian”, three of the six Pythons members were voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders to be among the top 50 greatest comedians ever: Cleese at No. 2, Idle at No. 21, and Palin at No. 30.

Steve Martin

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Martin in April 2011
Birth name Stephen Glenn Martin
Born August 14, 1945 (age 70)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, film, television, music
Years active 1967–present
Genres Improvisational comedy, surreal humor, musical comedy, physical comedy, sketch comedy, word play, satire
Subjects American culture, current events, pop culture, human sexuality
Spouse Victoria Tennant (m. 1986–94)
Anne Stringfield (m. 2007)
Children 1
Musical career
Genres Bluegrass, folk revival, pop, country, musical comedy
Instruments Banjo, vocals
Labels Rounder, Warner Bros.
Associated acts Edie Brickell, Earl Scruggs, Steep Canyon Rangers
Website stevemartin.com
Stephen Glenn “Steve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician.

Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors.

In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

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The Trouble Categorize The Monkees

I don’t know what to categorize The Monkees, should I call The Monkees Bubble Gum Music, because The Monkees was interviewed for part of a TV show, no, because The Monkees wrote their own songs. Should I call The Monkees British Rock, because Davy Jones was born in The UK, no, because the other three were from The USA. Should I call them LA Rock, no, because Mike Nesmith is from NY. Should I call them Rock Group, no, because The Monkees came from a TV show. So how can I categorize The Monkees in my record collection, when I don’t know what to call them.

  1. Mike Nesmith is created for inventing Country Rock.
  2. Peter Tork Folk Music.
  3. Davy Jones Broadway Musicals.
  4. Micky Dolenz TV actor.

transferred into The Monkees.

The only way I can categorize The Monkees is by alphabet, because I could never find The Monkees, if I have one LP in each category !!!

Monty Python Flying Circus

film theatre audio recordings books
Nationality British
Years active 1969–1983
1989
1998
2002
2013–2014
Genres
Satire surreal humour black comedy
Influences
The Goons Spike Milligan Peter Cook Dudley Moore Jonathan Miller Alan Bennett Peter Sellers
Notable works and roles Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969–1974)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Monty Python Live (mostly) (2014)
Members Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Website Official website
Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created the sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’ influence on music.

Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was conceived, written, and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach (aided by Gilliam’s animation), it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content. A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, the Pythons had creative control which allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding rules of television comedy. Their influence on British comedy has been apparent for years, while in North America, it has coloured the work of cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recent absurdist trends in television comedy. “Pythonesque” has entered the English lexicon as a result.

In a 2005 UK poll to find “The Comedian’s Comedian”, three of the six Pythons members were voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders to be among the top 50 greatest comedians ever: Cleese at No. 2, Idle at No. 21, and Palin at No. 30.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is my favorite comedian after Jack Benny and his talent is far better than what he is being charged with.

I grew up with I Spy, The Bill Cosby Show, Fat Albert, The Cos Show, The Cosby Show and Bet Your Life.

I can’t believe that he would do that to women. What would he drug them, when, as a celebrity, he could have he’s selection of any woman he wants.

I also don’t understand why it took between 10 to 40 years for these women to come forward and accused him of rape and drugging them. What do they have to gain from ruin he’s reputation.

Bill Cosby was never found guilty, so why is the press treat him as though he is ???

Right now I have most of his TV Shows on DVD and I’ll never give them up, because their funny and since his TV shows aren’t allowed on TV it might not be on DVD. As I said, Bill Cosby hasn’t been convicted and yet TV networks choice not to show them.

It’s a shame that the NNACP never helped Bill Cosby must be a conservative, because if he was a liberal, NNACP would be out there protecting for the networks are being unfair to a black man, but no one choose to help a man that kept us laughing for decades.

If Bill Cosby is found guilty, and I do mean IF, I still would be his fan, for what a celebrity does in his private life, shouldn’t affect his talent to make us be entertained.

I’ll be texting you about people that I like, but I’m not going to judge their private live. Some are homosexual, has cheated on their spouse, take drugs and alcohol, but I’m not going to judge them either.

Bill Clinton is very popular with women, but some, accused him of rapping them and the press doesn’t treat him anything like they did. It’s because he’s a democratic.

It’s a shame that the press isn’t fair for conservatives, I mean it doesn’t matter what side you’re on, both sides should be treated fairly, for I want to know both sides and then I’ll decide on both sides and get the real news and no biased, like FOX NEWS is and like the news was in the 1960’s !!!

Bill Cosby

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Born William Henry Cosby, Jr.
July 12, 1937 (age 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Temple University (1971)
Occupation Actor, comedian, author
Years active 1961–2015
Spouses Camille Hanks Cosby (m. 1964)
Children 5, including Erika Cosby, Ennis Cosby
Comedy career
Medium Stand-up comedy, film, television
Genres Observational comedy, satire, surreal humor, deadpan
Influenced Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy
Website billcosby.com
William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author.

Cosby’s start in stand-up comedy began at the hungry i in San Francisco, and was followed by his landing a starring role in the 1960s television show I Spy. During the show’s first two seasons, he was also a regular on the children’s television series The Electric Company.

Using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, a show that ran from 1972 to 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in a number of films, occasionally returning to film later in his career. After attending Temple University in the 1960s, he received his bachelor’s degree there in 1971. In 1973 he received a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and in 1976 he earned his Doctor of Education degree, also from UMass. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.

Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in a television sitcom, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for five years, 1984 through 1989. The sitcom highlighted the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family. Cosby produced the Cosby Show spin-off sitcom A Different World, which aired from 1987 to 1993; starred in the sitcom Cosby from 1996 to 2000; and hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things for two seasons, from 1998 to 2000.

Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations since about 2000. Cosby has been accused by over 50 women of either rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and/or sexual misconduct, with the earliest alleged incidents taking place in the mid-1960s. He has denied the allegations. Most of the acts alleged by his accusers fall outside the statutes of limitations for legal proceedings. Numerous related lawsuits against Cosby are pending, and he faces one felony charge of aggravated indecent assault in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He surrendered to authorities on December 30, 2015, and was released on $1 million bail.

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