Archive for the ‘70’s Comedians’ Category

Yoyoy Villame

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Catholic Man

Birth name Roman Tesorio Villame
Born November 18, 1932
Calape, Bohol, Philippine Islands
Died May 18, 2007 (aged 74)
Las Piñas, Metro Manila,Philippines
Genres Novelty music
Occupations Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor, politician
Instruments Vocals, Bandurria
Years active 1972–2004
Associated acts Max Surban
Roman Tesorio Villame (November 18, 1932 – May 18, 2007), better known as Yoyoy Villame, was a Filipino singer, composer, lyricist and comedian. Villame was a native of Calape, Bohol and was the father of singer Hannah Villame. He died of cardiac arrest at the Las Piñas Medical Center in Manila on May 18, 2007.

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Gilda Radner

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Radner sitting in Wilder’s lap, smiling
Radner with her husband, Gene Wilder, in the film Haunted Honeymoon, 1986
Born Gilda Susan Radner
June 28, 1946
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 20, 1989 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Ovarian cancer
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation comedienne, actress
Years active 1973–1989
Known for Original cast member of Saturday Night Live
Spouses G. E. Smith (1980–1982)
Gene Wilder (1984–1989)
Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

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Cheech & Chong

Medium Stand-up, television, film, books, radio
Nationality American, Canadian
Years active 1971–1985; 2002–present
Genres Latino comedy, Stoner comedy/culture
Subjects Recreational drug use, drug culture
Influences Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Mort Sahl, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters
Influenced Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly, Russell Peters, Mitch Hedberg, Ron White, Jackie Martling
Notable works and roles Up in Smoke (1978)
That ’70s Show
Nash Bridges
Cheech & Chong are a Grammy Award–winning comedy duo consisting of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their films and stand-up routines, which were based on the hippie and free love era, and especially drug and counterculture movements, most notably their love for cannabis.

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