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  • Comedian Jack Carter, friend of Sid Caesar, dies at 93

    June 29, 2015 | 4:49 pm

    Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

    He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

    Read more at Variety.

  • Two comedy kings celebrate another

    By Tom Tugend

    April 23, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    The curtain-raiser for the 2014 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is an explosion of humor that will bring tears to the eyes of old-timers and introduce younger folks to the progenitors of today’s star comedians.

    Two of the greatest Jewish comic performers and writers of the...

  • My friend’s seder with Sid: Remembering Sid Caesar

    February 13, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    Sid Caesar, who died yesterday at the age of 91, was a genius, a comedy legend, a gifted and sensitive performer who has probably influenced everyone working in comedy today. If you want to witness his inventive comedy, YouTube can be your guide. And although I may call him a...

  • Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry King remember Sid Caesar, dead at 91

    February 13, 2014 | 11:18 am

    Sid Caesar, the Jewish comedian who helped pave the way for American comedy as we know it today, died Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home after a brief illness, Variety reports.

    Caesar, born in Yonkers to immigrant parents from Poland and Russia, began his career playing the...

  • Jewish community remembers Sid Caesar

    By Ryan Torok

    February 12, 2014 | 5:44 pm

    Responding to today’s news about the passing of comedy legend Sid Caesar, Los Angeles community members praised the veteran comic’s ability to win over an audience.

    “He was an awfully funny guy,” Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) said, “and an awfully incredible...

  • Monty Hall remembers Sid Caesar

    February 12, 2014 | 5:34 pm

    “The King Is Here,” intoned the comedy writers and actors, rising to their feet as Sid Caesar entered Factor’s Famous Deli to join the fortnightly eat-and-shmooze fest.

    The salutation had a jocular undertone, but it was rooted “in the immense respect we all had for Sid,” recalled...

  • Comic great Sid Caesar of ‘Your Show of Shows’ dies at 91

    February 12, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Comic showman Sid Caesar, a pioneer of American television sketch comedy as the star and creative force of "Your Show of Shows" during the 1950s, died on Wednesday at age 91, according to his friend and former collaborator Carl Reiner.

    Reiner told Reuters he learned of Caesar's...

  • When comedy was kosher

    By Tom Tugend

    May 30, 2013 | 1:10 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival would not be worthy of its name without a substantial serving of Jewish humor, and much of this year’s nourishment is provided by two movies honoring the great comedians and writers who flourished around the middle of last century and later.

  • VIDEO: Sid Caesar on the Chabad Telethon

    By The Web Guy

    May 29, 2008 | 10:42 pm

    It’s the fake dialect bit, and he invented it and no one has ever done it better

    Chabad Telethon, 1991