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Sid Caesar: What Is Jazz?

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When Sid Caesar was a big name on TV, I was too young to appreciate what was going on. A lot of his humor was verbal, as opposed to someone like Ernie Kovacs, much of whose humor was visual, and whom I could pick up on back then. Years later, when I saw clips from his old shows, I came to love Sid Caesar's humor.

Thanks, Mr. Caesar.

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When Sid Caesar was a big name on TV, I was too young to appreciate what was going on. A lot of his humor was verbal, as opposed to someone like Ernie Kovacs, much of whose humor was visual, and whom I could pick up on back then. Years later, when I saw clips from his old shows, I came to love Sid Caesar's humor.

Thanks, Mr. Caesar.

While slightly off topic, you just described exactly how I came to appreciate the Dick Van Dyke Show. Saw a lot of it as a child. But it wasn't until a couple of decades later when I revisited it that I found out just how truly funny that show was.

Not super familiar with most of Sid Ceaser's work. Pretty sure the first time I even saw him was in Grease. But, there's no question he was a great talent.

Losing him as well as Shirley Temple a couple of days ago is kinda surreal. Two huge legends are now gone.

Edited by Scott Dolan

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Do the Comedy Math on this one...amazing, just amazing.

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Do the Comedy Math on this one...amazing, just amazing.

The physical and emotional violence of Caesar, as in this great scene -- that was unique. As I think Mel Brooks said, "Sid was so strong he could kill a Buick."

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Section work.

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Very funny man.

The one time I saw him perform in person eons ago he was totally stoned.

Edited by jlhoots

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He mentioned in the 'What is Jazz?' clip that Jazz was ' ...a handball court'. I've played handball for about 35+ years, and it's an improvisational game to a large degree.

RIP to a true comic genius

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