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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Harvey Korman: World's Worst Straight-Man

The classic straight-man is the member of a comedy duo who retains his deadpan expression while his comedian partner cracks the rest of us up. Dean Martin, Lou Costello, Dan Rowan, George Burns when Gracie was alive. Harvey Korman, who passed away this week, broke the mold. Working with Tim Conway on the Carol Burnett show, he was constantly on the verge of cracking up himself. For example:

1 comment:

Jered said...

Classic. Love these guys.