Monday, January 21, 2008

The Unknown Comic

Murray Langston made a career out of telling rapid-fire bad jokes behind the cover of a brown paper bag. His greatest fame came from his frequent appearances on The Gong Show, where he would riff for a minute and then insult host Chuck Barris. To wit...

The beauty of the act is, he never looked older as the years passed. And the jokes are, to me, still just as inexplicably funny as can be. Here he is in the '90s.

If you've got the time, read this interview with Langston. His story about laughing at a furious Frank Sinatra is fantastic.

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