George Carlin – Animated News & Rain Dance & Asshole & Little Embarrassments imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy….and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his “Seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978…

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Comedy – Lily Tomlin – The 7 Ages of Woman

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian and performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1970 until 1973. She currently stars…

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Smothers Brothers Host Young Comedian – Richard Lewis

DOG ASIDE: Richard Philip Lewis (born June 29, 1947) is an American comedian and actor….who began performing stand-up comedy in the 1970’s. He worked as a copywriter for an ad agency by day….while honing his stand-up act at night.  Lewis gained popularity in the 1980’s with numerous appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and his…

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Smothers Brothers Host Young Comedian Harry Anderson

DOG ASIDE: Harry Laverne Anderson (born October 14, 1952) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and magician. He is best known for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–92 television series Night Court.  In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985….Anderson had a recurring guest role as con man…

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Carl Reiner Hosts Young Comedian Tim Thomerson

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Timothy “Tim” Thomerson (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor and comedian. Thomerson is most famous for his role as Jack Deth in the Trancers film series and is renowned for his work in numerous low-budget movies and his comedic television roles.  After his college tenure had ended….Thomerson began a career as a stand-up…

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Comedy – Smothers Brother Host Young Commedian Rick Overton

DOG ASIDE: The Smothers Brothers are Thomas (“Tom” – born February 2, 1937) and Richard (“Dick” – born November 20, 1938)….who are American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers’ trademark double act was performing folk songs (Tommy on acoustic guitar, Dick on string bass)….which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy’s signature line was….”Mom always…

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Comedy – Carl Reiner Hosts Young Comedian Charles Fleisher

DOG ASIDE: Charles Fleischer (born August 27, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and musician….best known for appearing in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II, The Polar Express, Rango, and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story….he also re-created the role of Roger…

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Comedy – Smothers Brothers Hosts Young Comedian Howie Mandel

DOG ASIDE: Howard Michael “Howie” Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal….as well as the show’s daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Howie Mandel was best…

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Comedy At The Movies – W C Fields and Mae West imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres….West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become…

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