RIP Sid Caesar

Posted by: Kay

RIP Sid Caesar - 02/12/14 05:42 PM

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/comedic-legend-sid-caesar-dies-91/story?id=22484990
Posted by: Kay

Re: RIP Sid Caesar - 02/12/14 05:42 PM

So...who's going to be Number 3?
Posted by: Christopher

Re: RIP Sid Caesar - 02/12/14 06:10 PM

Wrong topic.
Posted by: Jon

Re: RIP Sid Caesar - 02/19/14 08:04 AM

Coincidentally, just days before this news, I'd seen a staged concert of a musical in which Sid Caesar was the original star in 1962 (playing 7 roles), Little Me. That was a very pleasurable experience (great score by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh), but a lot of our discussion afterward was about how writing it so precisely to his comic specialties (accents, impersonations, voices, even physical shtick) makes it near-impossible to revive in a satisfying way. There's never an exact duplicate of such a performer.