R.I.P. Harvey Korman

I was genuinely saddened to read that Harvey Korman, comedian extraordinaire, has died. My strongest memories of him are his skits on the Carol Burnett show, when he and Tim Conway would leave me laughing so hard my sides ached and my eyes teared. What made the sketches so perfect was the Korman was laughing too. It should have been unprofessional, but it wasn’t — it just made things even funnier.

The sketch below is one of my favorites, with Korman and Conway engaged in a perfect comic dance (admittedly, with Conway in the lead):

Here’s one that gives a little more sense of Korman’s own comedic skills (he shows up at 2:57):

They sure don’t make performers like that anymore, do they?

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  • pondering penguin

    Korman and Conway were perfect together. I laughed outloud every time they would start laughing in a skit, which was always.

    I went to school with Korman’s nephew. Nice family.

  • Allen

    He was hilarious, sometimes I forget about the comedic genius of Carol Burnett on occasion. My favorite part about that skit: Carol Burnett comes down the stairs with the curtain rod and curtains as part of her ensemble.

  • Deana

    Oh my gosh – it’s been years since I’ve seen that dentist routine. It’s the best!

    Their humor is timeless.