Thursday, December 6, 2012
Friday Laughs/ Jonathan Winters--""The Stick"/ "Red Riding Hood" "
Jonathan Winters, a comedian's comedian, is a master of improvisational comedy and off-the-wall characters.
At 87 he's still alive and reflecting back on a career in films, writing and television that inspired a great number of comedians from Robin Williams to Eddie Murphy and Billy Crystal. Here he is in a 1964 appearance on The Jack Paar Show, doing wonders with only a stick for a prop. (From the 2005 documentary "Undeniably Jonathan")
From the documentary, Winters does a unusual monologue combining crime drama with the tale of Little Red Riding Hood.