HARVEY KORMAN 1927 – 2008

This post has nothing much to do with screenwriting, but it does have something to do with comic greatness. We lost the great Harvey Korman a few days ago. If you’re like me, you grew up watching him on the hysterical Carol Burnett Show back in the '70s. You’ll also remember him from the Mel Brooks comedies Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety. After watching any of Mr. Korman’s performances, you’d know he was certainly one of a kind.

Here’s a tribute video I found on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Or25z5Pbc

Here's a very funny clip from the Carol Burnett Show (with the great Tim Conway):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo

I invite you to search YouTube for more fabulous Harvey Korman clips. I think you’ll like what you find.

Thanks for the laughs, Harvey!

1 comment:

Benjamin Ray said...

Hi Jim,

Yes, a comic that will always be remembered.

I will never forget the scene where Korman was using the adding machine in the kitchen while Carol Burnett was complaining a mile a minute.

So true to life. Catch it on Youtube.

Anyone remember that scene?

This is what I call an ICONIC tv-show.

Regards,
Benjamin Ray
Screenwriter
www.hollywoodtoronto.com