Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jonathan Winters Was the Best at Improv

Anyone paying attention to the news since Friday knows that comedy legend Jonathan Winters died Friday at the age of 87.

He was awesome at his craft for a lot of reasons, but a lot of observers note Winters was a master at improv, able to do anything with no practice, no good prompts, and keep going and going, staying funny the entire time.

To prove it, here's Jonathan Winters with Jack Paar in 1964. Paar handed Winters a stick, and told him to just use that as a basis for his comedy. What follows is pure hilarity.  Where the hell did he come up with all these ideas, all those characters,  so quickly.

Watch and laugh:

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