The late excellent Ernie Kovacs at his finest!!!
I remember watch him in the 50′s live. Great stuff.
Ernie uses the name ‘Julius Dailus’, a take on ABC newsman and What’s My Line host John Daly (which Ernie was a panelist on several occasions)
Ernie was definitely a man ahead of his time! I remember back in the mid 1980′s, the local cable system ran his show. These reruns were gut busting, side splitting, tears running down your face funny stuff. Wholesome, family viewable laughs. Oh, how I miss the greats like him. Red Skelton, Jack Benny . . . these guys were fuuuuuny!!!
absolute comedy gold——-an unearthed treasure of essential comedy.
Unfortunately, many of Kovac’s shows were lost forever when ABC erased and recycled the 2″ quad master tapes to save a few bucks. What a shame and what a loss to TV posterity.
This man was SO brilliant, both playing with and establishing the possibilities of comedy on television. Also the last comedian not to flog angst.
How I wish there were more DVDs of his work available. EVERYBODY who has done TV comedy since owes him a huge debt, and he went farther than anyone, even the Pythons and KITH, in his wit, surrealism and visual anarchy.
Aldjon meg, Ernie,
köszönöm a nevet.
Ernie Kovacs was the best!!
Right out of Saturday Night Live – I get it.
My man Ernie ROCKS!
The only time the Lions have ever won a game.
Chevy Chase dedicated his Emmy to Kovacs back in the 70s
Ironic that he would mention the “traffic accident” and yet he died in one.
buena pelicula , me permitio conocer el a Kovacs y su estilo.una lastima no verlo en youtube.
Yeah – Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter
do you know the movie of ernie kovacas played by jeff goldblum?
he’s great. how witty.
A true pioneer, waaayy ahead of his time.
A genius. And the girl is beautiful.
Ahead of his time indeed. Glorious!!!
Can you see how infuential this was on skit comedy like SNL? Weekend Update with Chevy Chase?
Too funny! Ernie Kovacks was great. Thank you for posting.
The best of the best
he was great. i remember him on WABC morning radio. he did skits such as “dan’l vigilant” and “igor the robot”…screamingly funny! one TV program i remember that i wish i could see again was a take-off on superman. i can still see him at his desk and edie (lois lane) scolding him all the while kovacs (clark kent) making a “split-second” change at his desk, which took all of 10 minutes, with ernie constantly tripping over his cape. maybe the skit will end up on You Tube some time soon.
Ernie Kovacs was a creative genius. Do you realize how revolutionary this type of humor was in 1950s’ live TV? He did it on a shoestring budget, with all energy and creativity. Too bad he died without fulfilling his potential. Much of today’s great comedy had its roots in Kovacs.