Jonathan Winters Thank You For The Laughs

By • Apr 13th, 2013
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Jonathan Winters 87, father of mprovisational comedy passed away on April 11, 2013 in his home in California. He was also an author and an artist. He originally studied to be an artist as a young man in Ohio.

A brilliant comedian, he could improvise at the drop of a hat, and was a big source of influence and inspiration for many well-known comedians. This is how Robin Williams paid tribute to his mentor and idol on Twitter.

@robinwilliamsFirst he was my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend. I’ll miss him huge. He was my Comedy Buddha. Long live the Buddha.

Steve Martin paid homage to Winters on Twitter thus:

@stevemartintogo Goodbye, Jonathon Winters. You were not only one of the greats, but one of the great greats.

He was a comedian for all seasons as many have mentioned in their tributes. Unpredictable comic is how The New York Times described Winters prodigious comedic talent.  ”Elastic talent”  is how this 1975 profile from Christian Science Monitor described him and added that Winters admired the precise timings of Laurel and Hardy.

Here is the original and there is no other like him is how Jack Paar described Winters, and there is no better way to describe the one and only Jonathan Winters.

Thank you for bringing laughter into our lives Jonathan Winters. Rest in Peace.

 

Jonathan Winters as JFK in Jack Paar’s show.

Jonathan Winters does something with that stick on Jack Paar’s show.

And here he is in a string of commercials with his trademark humor.

Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams.

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