Shelley Berman, Comedian extraordinaire

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When I was a kid, this guy was one of the greats.

Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic Who Skewered Modern Life, Dies at 92

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He has the same stance as Dave Allen
The 'radical' left just wants everyone to have food, shelter, healthcare, education and a living wage. Man that's radical!....ooooohhhh Scary!
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Lars, nobody's mentioned the death of Dick Gregory who might be considered a contemporary of Shelley Berman, though few comedians could have had more different styles or lives. That thought occurred to me as I was looking back at Shelley Berman's life and found "Curb Your Enthusiasm" described as "Black Comedy" which gave me several blank moments before I remembered what the term actually means.

If you have impressions or opinions about Dick Gregory we could knock a few posts about, either here or in a dedicated thread. I think he mattered from the moment he became visible to the public, but I doubt if he was ever uncontroversial regardless of what he was doing.
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spot;1512171 wrote: Lars, nobody's mentioned the death of Dick Gregory who might be considered a contemporary of Shelley Berman, though few comedians could have had more different styles or lives. That thought occurred to me as I was looking back at Shelley Berman's life and found "Curb Your Enthusiasm" described as "Black Comedy" which gave me several blank moments before I remembered what the term actually means.

If you have impressions or opinions about Dick Gregory we could knock a few posts about, either here or in a dedicated thread. I think he mattered from the moment he became visible to the public, but I doubt if he was ever uncontroversial regardless of what he was doing.


I remember Mr Gregory much more for his Political activism than his comedic career. I believe he deserves a separate thread, though.
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