Here are the few, of the many we could not mention. Watch the movies when having free money to play with in order to maximize the entertainment!
Sir Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE. His genius need not be hailed here accept to say his famous controversial speech in The Great Dictator is more relevant today.
Lenny Bruce was the original bad boy of comedy. He had taken stand up to the unventured limits hither to not inhabited by human beings. His style of controversial comedy opened up new genres for stand up and paved the way to likes of George Carlin who some call the “the brain and conscience of comedy, and Robin Williams et al.
“I’m not funny. What I am is brave”.
In one sentence Lucy described the quality of countless comedians. Lucille Désirée Ball was an actress, comedienne best known as the star of I Love Lucy sitcom she produced herself. With the establishment of Desilu Studios, Lucy became the first woman studio executive to run a major studio.
Loved her in “Made in America” with Ted Danson. Great, funny actress, author, activist. Star of many films like “The Colour Purple”, “Ghost” and “Sister Act”, just to name a few.
What can you say about Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld and his self-effacing comedy accept that I dare you to watch him without splitting your sides laughing. You get a pair for the price of one when he teams up with Larry David.
Melvin Brook is all things to films; actor, director, producer, composer and writer, and oh! A drummer. They say you live longer if you laugh. If that’s the case, mine and many others life have been extended by Mel Brooks hysterical sense of comedy.
Richard Pryor wore everything on his sleeve. His life, his heart and his guts were all on display. Nothing was sacred when Richard Prior took to the stage.
Robin McLaurin Williams was one of the best-known actor/comedians. An intense live wire on stage and off. Nothing escaped Robin Williams’ lightening quick wit and his improvisational machinegun delivery. A much-missed phenomenon.